NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 17, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Waco, Texas) Texas grand jury reported investigating credibility of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas' confessions; background to case reviewed. Films shown. [May 1984, LUCAS - describes means used to kill victims.] Lucas, in "Dallas Times Herald", said admitting his confessions to all but 3 murders were hoax. [Voice of LUCAS - explains; remarks transcribed on screen.] Evidence proving Lucas was not at same crime scenes reported overlooked by investigators; Lucas, sentenced to death for October 31, 1979, murder in Texas noted working in Jacksonville, Florida, at the time. Details given. [Jack SMART - notes he worked with Lucas in California on day he allegedly killed someone in another state.] Lucas mentioned claiming hoax was intended to embarrass law officials and postpone execution.
REPORTER: Robert Elliot