The Nation : Lucas Cleared in 3 Deaths

Convicted killer Henry Lee Lucas said he was not surprised that a grand jury cleared him of three murders, even though he confessed to the slayings. "They know I didn't do the crimes," Lucas said from Texas' Death Row in Huntsville, where he has been incarcerated for nearly two weeks. Grand jurors in McLennan County deliberated for less than 15 minutes before deciding that Lucas is not responsible for the 1977 Texas murder of Glen Parks of Bellmead, the 1978 murder of Rita Salazar of Georgetown or the 1981 murder of Dorothy Collins of Waco. Lucas had confessed to hundreds of killings but now says he lied and is responsible for only three.

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