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Chilling New True Crime Documentary 'The Confession Killer' Is Now On Netflix

Chilling New True Crime Documentary 'The Confession Killer' Is Now On Netflix

Chilling new documentary series The Confession Killer has landed on Netflix on Friday and it's sure to be true crime fans' next watch.

The horrifying docuseries tells the story of serial murderer Henry Lee Lucas who admitted to the murder of hundreds of women - until police suspected him of lying.

The five-part true crime show investigates Lucas, who was once deemed to be the most prolific serial killer in history, after he was convicted of murdering his mother in 1960 and two others in 1983.

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Following his murder convictions in 1983, he quickly gained worldwide recognition, after confessing to around 600 sickening murders, which brought closure to unsolved cases and grieving families.

Although there was no direct evidence linking him to the crime scenes, he stunned authorities with his ability to sketch victims' portraits while citing brutal details of each attack.

'The Confession Killer' has landed on Netflix (Credit: Netflix)
'The Confession Killer' has landed on Netflix (Credit: Netflix)

During this time, Lucas was plied with confession interview 'privileges' such as steak dinners, tranquillisers, and milkshakes and given police files to jog his memory.

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However, journalists and attorneys found impossibilities in Lucas' timeline, and DNA testing started to contradict his internationally-reported claims.

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Subsequently in nearly all cases, there was no direct evidence linking Lucas to the murders.

The horrifying docuseries tells the story of serial murderer Henry Lee Lucas (Credit: Netflix)
The horrifying docuseries tells the story of serial murderer Henry Lee Lucas (Credit: Netflix)

The official synopsis reads: "The Confession Killer is a riveting five-part docuseries, explores how the man once called America's most prolific serial killer was really a complex figure entangled in a flawed justice system."

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The trailer for the frightening doc, which is one in several new true crime originals produced Netflix, was released in November and proved that it was going to be a spine-tingling watch.

In the teaser, we hear a voiceover share: "Either they'd found the world's biggest serial killer or it was the world's biggest hoax in American criminal justice history".

"They didn't treat him as a killer but as a friend," says another voice in the trailer. "Henry never lived so good, every day they brought him a strawberry milkshake. It was like he was a movie star."

The trailer for the frightening doc was released in November (Credit: Netflix)
The trailer for the frightening doc was released in November (Credit: Netflix)
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The Confession Killer is available to stream now on Netflix.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: True Crime, TV News, TV Entertainment, Netflix

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