The Confession Killer: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
The Confession Killer

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An unsettling journey into yet another case of justice gone awry, The Confession Killer is a tense and disturbing entry into the Netflix's growing catalogue of true crime documentaries.

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Critic Ratings: 17

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User Ratings: 63

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Air date: Dec 6, 2019

The hunt for two missing women leads authorities to Henry Lee Lucas; he drops a bombshell in court, setting off a media circus and riveting a nation.

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At Georgetown, Lucas regales visiting officers with stories to clear murder cases, but one Lubbock family will do its own police work to refute him.

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Air date: Dec 6, 2019

Suspicions about Lucas' confessions crescendo as a front-page investigative story hits newsstands; an ambitious DA takes on the Texas Rangers.

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Air date: Dec 6, 2019

As families long for closure, the manipulation continues; years later, Lucas -- on death row -- steps up the fight for his life, but the lies don't stop.

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A close examination of the evidence and DNA testing reveal the truth about Lucas -- and the officers who let the real killers get away with murder.

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Critic Reviews for The Confession Killer: Season 1

Audience Reviews for The Confession Killer: Season 1

  • Dec 28, 2020
    Very well described in terms of details and information. Very little bias
  • Jun 08, 2020
    Wow. Really odd story. Quite interesting. Generally well-told and well-structured documentary. Occasionally boring and repetitive. Felt they didn't go deeply enough into the source of the corruption. The whole situation and the "cast of characters" is majorly bizarre. Worth watching. So strange that this happened with this weirdo patsy.
  • Mar 21, 2020
    This is amazing. One of the best, if not the best, true crime doc series of late.
  • Mar 13, 2020
    He says he was abused as a child. Where's the proof? Take the patients word for it! The detective asking for more details? Cops are great at misleading questions. My mother didnt have a happy childhood. Neither did I. Doctors are GIVING folks with social issues a means to escape.
  • Dec 23, 2019
    A great retrospection of community expectations versus the haphazard nature of police investigation, or lack thereof, in the USA.
  • Dec 22, 2019
    Superb, my mind was blown as the story unfolded.
  • Dec 18, 2019
    Excellent, highly compelling, another great documentary by Netflix. I liked the fact that not only did they do a lot of interviews of people related to the case, but also show a lot of video footages taken during the time of the events also. The series showed just how much of a disgrace to the tradition of the Texas Rangers both Jim Boutwell and Bob Prince were with their incompetence. Most heartbreaking was a frail, old Joyce Lemons, a mother of one Lucas' supposed victims who was interviewed early in the series but later turned out to have died before the series was aired without knowing who the actual killer/s or her daughter was. A Must-See documentary for me, absolutely amazing.
  • Dec 14, 2019
    A searing analysis of shoddy police work relating to Henry Lee Lucas. After everything presented in this doc the fact that they still don't re-open cases to find the real killer is a perfect example of how police forces look out for themselves first and foremost. If there is even the slightest chance that a police officer's work on a case might look bad if they re-examine the case then they don't do it. It's really scary to think that they go that far out of their way to protect their "reputation". Henry Lee Lucas was an interesting man, but the whole circus surrounding him was just ridiculous. It's really sad that killers are allowed to roam free bc police officers care more about closing the case than catching the culprit.
  • Dec 08, 2019
    Henry Lee Lucas is a tragic story where everyone involved was surprised in the end. It's heartbreaking. You must watch it.

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