A Mass Murderer Reconsidered

Since he was arrested almost two years ago for murdering an 80-year-old woman, wiry, one-eyed Henry Lee Lucas, 48, has confessed to committing as many as 600 slayings between 1975 and 1983. On the basis of Lucas' confessions, police closed some 210 previously unsolved homicide cases in 26 states. But the Dallas Times Herald last week published a copyrighted story by Reporters Hugh Aynesworth and Jim Henderson contending that Lucas' claims of serial murders were a perverse hoax. Lucas told Aynesworth in 1983 that he had killed only three people and was claiming more murders in an effort to ridicule the...

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