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The confessions of Henry Lee Lucas

Author: Mike Cox
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Henry Lee Lucas was schooled in sexual deviance and cruelty by an abusive mother. He soon derived twisted pleasure from torturing farm animals, then savagely slaying them. At the age of 24, his lust for killing led him to take his first human life ... his mother's. In and out of prison until he was 33, this quiet, polite, one-eyed drifter would keep on murdering, and leave in his wake a death toll so staggering that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
Biographies
Named Person: Henry Lee Lucas; Henry Lee Lucas
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Cox
ISBN: 0671706659 9780671706654
OCLC Number: 24168381
Notes: "Pocket Star Books."
Description: xii, 306 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 18 cm
Responsibility: Mike Cox.

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Henry Lee Lucas was schooled in sexual deviance and cruelty by an abusive mother. He soon derived twisted pleasure from torturing farm animals, then savagely slaying them. At the age of 24, his lust for killing led him to take his first human life ... his mother's. In and out of prison until he was 33, this quiet, polite, one-eyed drifter would keep on murdering, and leave in his wake a death toll so staggering that the actual number of victims may never be known ... For the first time, here is the true story of Henry Lee Lucas's confessions of murder, rape, and mutilation--from the victims he chose by chance, to his equally depraved partner Ottis Toole and his young niece, Becky, who found love and death in Lucas's arms. This startling book examines Lucas's cross-country spree that ended with his arrest in Texas and the gruesome legacy that began when his confessions led Texas Rangers to buried human remains. The investigation became even more bizarre when Lucas began confessing to crimes he didn't commit--and when a D.A. from Waco claimed that the diabolical killer was entirely innocent. In this unforgettably gripping investigative report, journalist Mike Cox exposes a life possessed by evil--and a horrifying American odyssey of death.

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