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It is unclear when Henry and Ottis’ murder spree began, but it ended in 1983. The pair met in a soup kitchen in 1973, and became lovers shortly afterward. Ottis was arrested for arson in 1983, and soon afterward Henry was arrested on a weapons charge. Henry bragged about different murders while in prison. Ottis denied them at first, but soon joined Henry and began confessing to different murders. In all, they confessed to hundreds of murders. They knew only details the killer would know, but many of the confessions have been recanted, with some people saying the police used coercive interrogation tactics. They did help to recover the bodies of 246 missing people. The also confessed to or implicated themselves in 430 murders. They seemed to target victims of all races, ages, and genders. They also had no preferred method of murder. The killed by shooting, stabbing, strangling, and bludgeoning. In all, Ottis was convicted of 5 murders, and was accused of being the murderer of 6 year-old Adam Walsh. Although it cannot be proven, Ottis gave a detailed account of this murder that matched the evidence. Henry Lucas was convicted of 11 murders. They were originally given death penalties, but it was commuted to life in prison. Ottis died of liver failure in 1996, and Henry died in 2001 of heart failure.

It is unclear when Henry and Ottis’ murder spree began, but it ended in 1983. The pair met in a soup kitchen in 1973, and became lovers shortly afterward. Ottis was arrested for arson in 1983, and soon afterward Henry was arrested on a weapons charge. Henry bragged about different murders while in prison. Ottis denied them at first, but soon joined Henry and began confessing to different murders. In all, they confessed to hundreds of murders. They knew only details the killer would know, but many of the confessions have been recanted, with some people saying the police used coercive interrogation tactics. They did help to recover the bodies of 246 missing people. The also confessed to or implicated themselves in 430 murders. They seemed to target victims of all races, ages, and genders. They also had no preferred method of murder. The killed by shooting, stabbing, strangling, and bludgeoning. In all, Ottis was convicted of 5 murders, and was accused of being the murderer of 6 year-old Adam Walsh. Although it cannot be proven, Ottis gave a detailed account of this murder that matched the evidence. Henry Lucas was convicted of 11 murders. They were originally given death penalties, but it was commuted to life in prison. Ottis died of liver failure in 1996, and Henry died in 2001 of heart failure.


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