CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 16, 1985
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REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Dallas, Texas) Possibility that some confessions of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas are lies designed to delay his execution and accepted by authorities more interested in closing cases than the truth discussed. [LUCAS - lists methods of killing victims.] Background to case recalled. [Texas attorney general Jim MATTOX - thinks some officials were either negligent or consciously accepted lies.] Joyce and Bob Lemons, told Lucas confessed to daughter's 1975 murder in Lubbock, Texas, said able to place Lucas on eastern coast at time of her death; details given. [Bob LEMONS-thinks Lucas has made fools out of Texas Rangers and law enforcement nationwide.] [Joyce LEMONS-believes daughter's killer is still free.] California officials noted reopening cases Lucas confessed to due to discrepancies in his stories. [Arkansas prosecutor Chris PIAZZA - claims proof that Lucas was in Jacksonville, Florida, when Betty Lee Thornton was slain in Little Rock.] Allegations that Lucas was given information necessary to confess by investigators considered. [Sheriff Jim BOUTWELL - defs. Lucas' confessions ]
REPORTER: Carlos Aguilar
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