Henry Lee Lucas was an American serial killer, notorious for confessing to more than 100 murders. However, he was convicted of killing only eleven people as it was later revealed that the majority of his confessions were hoax invented for getting preferential treatment. Born into a poor family, he had a very traumatic childhood, as a result of which he developed a very low self-esteem. He ran away from the home at the age of 14 and was first sentenced to prison at the age of 18 on the charges of burglary. On coming out at the age of 24, he killed his mother and returned to the prison for ten years. On his release, he got involved with bisexual Ottis Toole and his preteen niece, Becky, eventually killing her when she insisted on returning home. However, he was taken into custody for killing 82-year-old Kate Rich and once in the net, he began confessing to acts, many of which he did not commit.