Henry Lee Lucas

Henry Lee Lucas was a one-eyed drifter that confessed to over 600 murders. Most of his confessions were bogus.

Demographic Info

The Confession KillerConvicted of 11; Confessed to 600+MaleCaucasianUSANomadicSexual1936/08/23 (Blacksburg, Virginia, USA)2001/03/13 (Heart failure)


Confessions of Henry Lee Lucas, TheMike CoxAmazon
Hand of Death: The Henry Lee Lucas StoryMax CallAmazon
Henry Lee Lucas: The Shocking True Story of America's Most Notorious Serial KillerJoel NorrisAmazon, Kim Cantrell Review
How I Survived Henry Lucas: Living with a Serial KillerRhonda KnucklesAmazon


Biography: Henry Lee LucasAmazon (DVD)
Deranged: Henry Lee Lucas (Episode 09)
Drifter: Henry Lee LucasAmazon (DVD), Amazon (Video on Demand)
Henry: Portrait of a Serial KillerAmazon (DVD), Amazon (Blue-ray)
Myth Of A Serial Killer: The Henry Lee Lucas StoryAmazon (DVD)

Blog Posts

Episode 052: The Serial Killer Cycle, Part 2

on October 28th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Psychology, Serial Killers by | No Comments

Last week, we looked at 4 of the 7 phases of the serial killer cycle: the aura phase, the trolling phase, the wooing phase, and the capture. This week, we look at the last three phases: the murder, the totem phase, and the depression phase. By the way, this episode…

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Episode 051: The Serial Killer Cycle, Part 1

on October 21st, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Psychology, Serial Killers by | 7 Comments

This week, we look at the serial killer cycle, a theory proposed by Joel Norris in 1988. While the theory is rather lacking in scientific testing, it ties in well with the concept of serial murder as addictive behavior, a concept I believe has considerable merit. Dr. Norris’ “Phases of…

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Episode 046: Questions & Answers II

on September 16th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Pop Culture, Serial Killers by | No Comments

This week, we’re having our second Questions and Answers episode. The questions we’ll answer are: How many serial killers are active at any one time? What do you think of the cultural hero-worship of some serial killers? Why do so many killers have three names? Are there many serial killers…

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Episode 021: Questions & Answers I

on March 18th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes by | 3 Comments

This week we have our first Questions and Answers episode. The questions asked and answered are: Who’s your favorite serial killer? What serial killers do you find least interesting, and why? What type of serial killer scares you? Do you think serial killers are created by nature or nurture? Have…

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Episode 011: Nature versus Nurture – The Making of a Serial Killer

on January 7th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Psychology, Serial Killers by | 3 Comments

In this week’s episode, we look at what causes someone to become a serial killer. We’ll be mostly discussing psychopathic sexual murder, rather than psychotic murder. Psychopathy, also known as sociopathy or antisocial personality disorder, is a behavioral disorder characterized by an abnormal lack of empathy combined with abnormal immoral…

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Episode 003: Organized, Disorganized and Mixed Serial Killers

on November 12th, 2010 in Law Enforcement, Podcast Episodes by | No Comments

The organized/disorganized dichotomy was developed by agents of the FBI training academy at Quantico. The typology is a system of crime scene analysis that attempts to predict an unsub’s characteristics based upon the specifics of the crime. It is based upon a series of interviews with 36 incarcerated offenders, 25…

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Episode 001: Henry Lee Lucas

on October 29th, 2010 in Podcast Episodes, Serial Killers by | 1 Comment

Henry Lee Lucas, a one-eyed drifter, confessed to over 600 murders, and became a media and law enforcement sensation. He was sentenced to death in a case so questionable that even Governor George W. Bush recommended his sentence be commuted. Lucas was an accomplished liar, and picking out the details…

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