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The Confession Killer

The Confession Killer

  • Premiered: 
    December 6, 2019
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  • Network: Netflix
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Crime
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Plot Synopsis

Directed by Robert Kenner and Taki Oldham, THE CONFESSION KILLER is a one-hour docuseries that examines the truth -- and horrifying consequences -- of Henry Lee Lucas, who rose to infamy when he confessed to hundreds of unsolved murders. During the early '80s, Lucas confessed to hundreds of murders, bringing closure to unsolved cases and grieving families. Even with no direct evidence linking Lucas to the crime scenes, he stunned authorities with his ability to sketch victims' portraits while citing brutal details of each attack. Yet journalists and attorneys found impossibilities in Lucas' timeline, and DNA testing started to contradict his internationally-reported claims. This five-part series explores how the man once called America's most prolific serial killer was really a complex figure entangled in a flawed justice system. On Friday, December 6, 2019 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, Netflix released all five episodes of the series.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by LMNO Productions