The making of a ‘confession killer’

Henry Lee Lucas started his life of crime in rural Virginia

Henry Lee Lucas when booked at the Virginia State Penitentiary, 1954. Library of Virginia

The current Netflix documentary “The Confession Killer” chronicles the life of alleged serial killer Henry Lee Lucas, who confessed to about 600 murders committed between his release from Michigan State Penitentiary on August 22, 1975, to his final arrest in Montague County Texas on June 11, 1983.

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