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Henry Lee Lucas

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shonderious bailey

on 25 February 2014

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Transcript of Henry Lee Lucas

Henry Lee Lucas
By:Shonderious Bailey
Nature of Crime
In late 1959, Lucas traveled to Tecumseh, Michigan to live with his half-sister, Opal. Around this time, Lucas was engaged to marry a pen pal with whom he had corresponded while incarcerated.
Adult Life
He suffered a horrendous childhood, and he was found mentally ill altho nothing specific came up.
Mental Disorders
Lucas was born in a one-room log cabin in Blacksburg, Virginia, the youngest of nine children to Viola Dixon Waugh and Anderson Lucas.
Lucas claimed that he and his brother were regularly beaten by Viola, often for no reason.
At his trial, Lucas took responsibility for over 600 murders. He was not able to withstand trial because of how man victims he killed.

Lucas's sentence was commuted to life in prison in 1998 by Governor George W. Bush
Reasoning to go insane
When he was young Lucas's mother did him so bad that caused in a result to hate people just because the way he was treated when he was a child. So he didnt know any better. this is proved when saying "Lucas claimed that he and his brotherwere regularly beaten by Viola".
The Nature of Lucas's crime was that he physically beat people then he would either stab or shoot them after torturing them.
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Are they still alive?
Lucas died on September 15, 1996, from cirrhosis of the liver. He was serving six life sentences in a Florida prison.
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