He confessed to almost four hundred murders – sketching faces; describing what they were wearing; giving the methods by which they were killed. He was convicted.
Then contradictory evidence began to surface.
Netflix’s documentary The Confession Killer premieres on December 6th.
The Confession Killer
On Netflix: December 6, 2019
Format: Original Documentary Series
Directed by: Robert Kenner and Taki Oldham
During the early ’80s, Henry Lee Lucas confessed to hundreds of murders, bringing closure to unsolved cases and grieving families. Even with no direct evidence linking Lucas to the crime scenes, he stunned authorities with his ability to sketch victims’ portraits while citing brutal details of each attack. Yet journalists and attorneys found impossibilities in Lucas’ timeline, and DNA testing started to contradict his internationally-reported claims. THE CONFESSION KILLER, a riveting five-part docuseries, explores how the man once called America’s most prolific serial killer was really a complex figure entangled with a flawed justice system. Directed by Oscar nominee Robert Kenner (Food, Inc.) and Taki Oldham.
You can stream The Confession Killer here.