The Story Of The Serial Killer Who Terrorized This Small Texas Town Is Truly Frightening
Violent crime has actually been on a downward trend lately across much of Texas, but that doesn’t mean our state is free of a gruesome past. In fact, most people aren’t aware that the serial killer who confessed to more murders than anybody in history lived in Texas for the majority of his crimes. He terrorized the rural Montague County area throughout the 1980s, believing to have had a hand in dozens of homicides (although he confessed to over 3,000 and was only convicted of 11). The story of Henry Lee Lucas, also known as “The Confession Killer” and “The Highway Stalker,” is full of twists and turns, and you won’t believe it happened right here in small-town Texas.
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Below is a documentary with actual footage from interrogation rooms as well as interviews with those closest to Lucas and the law enforcement officers involved in his case. It’s incredibly interesting, and I highly recommend watching it when you get a chance.
Did you know the story behind this infamous Texas serial killer? If you thought it was fascinating, be sure to check out our article on the Texas Killing Fields.
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.
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