American Justice: Myth of a Serial Killer - The Henry Lee Lucas Story DVD
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- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: 2002
From the initial revelations to the ongoing controversy, this is a fascinating look at one of the most bizarre cases of all time.
When drifter Henry Lee Lucas confessed to hundreds of aimless murders in the mid-eighties, it opened one of the most incredible cases in the annals of justice. He provided details of crimes nationwide which led to over 200 murder cases nationwide.
But later independent investigations suggested that Lucas's claims were bogus, and argued that he had been fed information for his confessions by the Texas Rangers. Yet another investigation, by the Texas Attorney General, reached the same conclusion. Lucas then recanted all his confessions, claiming that he had made his outrageous claims to expose law enforcement and prove that "they don't do their job." The Rangers maintain that he is in fact a killer, and he remains on death row.
This examination of the sensational case includes an extensive interview with Lucas, who now maintains his innocence, the Texas Ranger who took his original confession, and the reporter who initially broke the story of the hoax. From the initial revelations to the ongoing controversy, it is a fascinating look at one of the most bizarre cases of all time.