Born 1936 Died 2001
Henry Lee Lucas began his life in the same way as most serial killers begin. He was horribly abused as a child along with his fetish for bestiality and torturing animals in his teens. He even engaged in incest with his half brother. All these terrible acts committed only in his early teenage years to say the least.
Henry claims that his first murder was at the age of fourteen where he kidnapped a seventeen year old girl from a bus stop. He says that he beat her heavily in the head then dragged her into a secluded area where he continued with his urges to rape her. The girl began to scream and fight him off as best she could. Henry Lee Lucas became infuriated and just strangled her at this point. This story has never been confirmed as Henry tends to lie a lot.
After a breaking and entering arrest, Henry spent a short time in Beaumont training school for boys located in Virginia. He was considered highly disruptive during his stay. He claims that on the next day after his release that he raped his twelve year old niece. Lucas was in and out of jail until his release in 1959 where he then moved to Tecumseh, Michigan to start over with the help of his half sister.
Lucas killed his mother that year in a blind rage after a family dispute. She died fifty hours later of the wounds that she received. He was found and arrested in Toledo, Ohio where he was sentenced to 20-40 years in Southern Michigan State Prison for second degree murder.
Over crowding of the jail forced his release in 1970. Henry claims he killed two women soon after and even left one of the women close to the prison so someone could find it. Still unproven. He was then arrested again for attempted kidnapping of a young girl and served another four years to be released in 1975.
Henry became a traveler at this point where he went from Wilmington, Delaware to Hurst, Texas. He married for a period of time but was forced to leave because he was accused of molesting the woman's children. He then moved back after some more time of roaming in with his other sister Almeda. Almeda offered Henry Lee Lucas work at her husbands wrecking yard. However, he was quickly accused of molesting her granddaughter. He then ran away the next day after asking Almeda if he can borrow the truck to pick up some materials to take to the junk yard. They never saw him again but the truck ended up in Jacksonville, Florida.
Henry Lee Lucas met the man named Ottis Toole here. Lucas slept with Ottis and his daughter. All until Ottis became sick one day on a trip to Delaware and was hospitalized. Lucas took Ottis's children and headed for Maryland. He was caught however and spent about two months in jail. Lucas went back to Jacksonville when he was released and Ottis joined him later when he was well again.
Together, Henry Lee Lucas and Otis Toole began stealing anything they could get their hands on and on occasions robbing banks. Lucas confessed to shooting a store clerk and watching Toole molest the corpse. Lucas and Toole committed more crimes on day when they noticed a young guy and girl walking down the Texas Interstate one day. Ottis jumped out of the vehicle and shot the guy nine times while Lucas forced the girl in the car. Ottis jumped in the drivers seat and sped off while Lucas repeatedly raped the girl until Ottis dragged the girl out and shot her six times, leaving her on the interstate.
They continued murdering for cars, sex and fun. Lucas was credited for 20 murders in California, Michigan, Texas and Maryland. He confessed to 600 "free lunches"? though.
The two were then approached by a man that offered them a contract killing but on the terms that they must join a satanic cult. They met the guy and the cult in Miami and the guy introduced himself as Don Meteric. In order to join the cult they had to kill. Toole lured a man to a beach where Henry Lee Lucas ripped his throat. They met back up with the cult and cooked the man in a "Black Mass"? ritual. They then began kidnapping babies to sell as slaves. They kidnapped and drugged children and teenagers to star in porno movies that the cult distributed. However, not a trace of this cult is to be found.
Henry then took some time off from the cult and returned to Jacksonville where he met back up with Ottis's daughter, Becky, where they moved to California. They stayed together until when Becky wanted to become his real wife and not just a fake wife. Lucas refused and Becky called him a homosexual. Henry was so pissed that he raped and killed a woman later that night while Becky slept.
Meteric then contacted Lucas and offered him the job of killing a lawyer in Beaumont, Texas. Lucas befriended the man then persuaded him to take a couple drinks while the man tilted his head back to drink Lucas slit his throat. Later going to Oregon, and Washington, Lucas raped and killed continually.
Lucas and Becky continued side by side until a couple converted Becky to Christianity and Lucas got really upset. He stabbed her to death, raped the corpse, chopped her up and Stuffed the remains into three pillowcases and left her in a field. He buried her two days later.
Kate Rich sheltered the couple but became suspicious of Becky leaving abruptly. Rich met Lucas and questioned him to get the response that Becky ran off with a truck driver. Rich didn't believe and Henry Lee Lucas murdered again. He stabbed her, carved an inverted cross into her chest only to proceed minutes later with having sex with the corpse then through the body in a ditch. He came back later and chopped her up and threw the parts in garbage bags. Then he burned her in a wood burning stove. The family of Kate Rich contacted the authorities and said that Lucas was the last to see her alive. The sheriff pulled his records and found all the rapes and murders on there but by that time, Lucas was long gone.
He started stealing again o survive while moving from Oklahoma to Amarillo to Texas. He returned to California to continue his previous job there working for Jack Smart. Smart had put the disappearance of Kate Rich and Henry Lee Lucas and quickly devised a plan to trap Lucas. He phoned the police while Lucas was unawares. The police came and took him into custody. Lucas was released again this time on the lack of evidence. Lucas was out again to run wild.
He stayed mostly in the central states and continued his murders. In Illinois he kidnapped a woman, slashed her to death then raped the corpse. Cleaned all the possessions from the corpse then dumped the corpse in a grove. He then drove to Texas and dumped the car then started to hitchhike back north. Lucas was desperate for money and called another ex-employer named Ruben Moore who lured Lucas with $100.00 to work on the Moore Ranch. The police arrived the next morning. They could only hold him for left of a vehicle in Maryland. He released again but later came back into the authorities hands to be captured for the final time.
Henry Lee Lucas Died in his cell in 2001.