Lucas claimed to have been initially subjected to poor treatment and coercive interrogation tactics while in police custody, and that he confessed to murders in an effort to improve his living conditions.
Lucas confessed to involvement in about 3,000 murders, an average of about one murder per day between his release from prison in mid-1975 to his arrest in mid-1983.
Some authoritieswhile admitting that Lucas tended to exaggerate his accounts and told some outright lies, and also recognizing that the Lucas Task Force engaged in some very questionable tacticsinsist that Lucas was a viable suspect in a number of unsolved murders.
Despite these factors, Lucas still maintains a reputation, in the words of author Sarah L.
AUSTRALIA Sydney Morning Herald Louise Milligan When you write a book which details allegations of paedophilia against a man who was once one of the nation's most powerful people, curious things happen.
One of the crazier things is a tiny circle of people who still unquestioningly defend this person, saying he could not possibly have committed acts they know nothing about and accuse you of leftist bias.