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Jeffrey Dahmer's Death
- Jeffrey Dahmer
- May 21, 1960
- November 28, 1994
His nickname tells his story: the "Milwaukee Cannibal". Jeffrey Dahmer was an American sex offender and serial killer, who committed the rape, murder and dismemberment of 17 men and boys. It happened between 1978 and 1991. And several of the later murders also included necrophilia, cannibalism and the preservation of skeletons.
The details of everything that Jeffrey Dahmer did over the course of his life are much too gruesome to repeat. There are a few major points to consider, though. He had an unhappy childhood, and one of his teachers said he seemed to felt neglected.
His mother Joyce constantly demanded attention.
When Jeffrey showed an interest in animal bones his father Lionel…
…showed him how to preserve them, and that was a technique used later in life doing his horrendous deeds.
A "quiet" kid, he was an outcast with few friends. Jeffrey was known in school for pulling pranks and drinking hard liquor. He discovered he was homosexual when he reached puberty, but didn't like his partners moving around so he drugged them so he could do what he wanted while they were out cold.
Shortly after graduating high school, he committed his first murder and dismembered the victim.
And in January 1979, he joined Army at his father's urging. Jeffrey was seen as unfit for service because of his drinking and was discharged, honorably.
He moved back to Ohio to live with his grandmother in West Allis, with whom he got along. He even tried a "normal" life, like doing chores, going to work, even going to church. But it didn't last long, and there were arrests for indecent exposure along with consistent drug and alcohol abuse.
And when he kept bringing young men home to the house late at night, she eventually asked him to leave.
Nine months before he died, Dahmer was interviewed on NBC by Stone Phillips.
Dahmer was eventually captured when one of his intended victims escaped, and got police help. And they found the grim harvest of what he was doing: bones and human heads in his apartment.
Found to be capable of standing trial, Dahmer was convicted of 15 of 16 murders and was committed to life imprisonment in Wisconsin.
He was later sentenced to a 16th life term, related to an additional homicide in the state of Ohio.
On November 28, 1994 Dahmer was beaten to death by a fellow inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institute, where he was imprisoned. Wisconsin corrections officials say he was found in a pool of blood, in a toilet area next to the prison's gym.
He was cremated and his ashes were divided between his parents.