Greetings, dear readers.Today we are going to look at the life of Jeffrey Dahmer, a famous serial killer who was born on May 21, 1960 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, and died on November 28, 1994 in Portage, Wisconsin.He killed 17 young men and boys between 1978 and 1991.His crimes were particularly horrific because they included cannibalism and necrophilia.
Geoffrey Dahmer was born on May 21, 1960 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was the first of two sons of Lionel Herbert Dahmer, a chemistry student at Marquette University and later a research chemist, and Joyce Annette Dahmer. Joyce was a teletype machine instructor. Lionel was of German and Welsh descent, and Joyce was of Norwegian and Irish descent.
From an early age, Dahmer had a fascination with animal bones, studying the processes of cleaning and preserving them. In his childhood, he collected large insects and skulls of small animals, which he stored in jars of formaldehyde, as described in Brian Masters’ book The Sanctuary of Jeffrey Dahmer.
As a teenager, he was alienated, tense, and had few friends. Dahmer believes that his interest in necrophilia and murder began around the age of 14, but it seems that his parents’ divorce and the breakdown of their marriage may have triggered the transformation of these thoughts into actions. According to Masters, his parents’ constant arguing and the incessant tension in the home made Dahmer question the stability of his family and life.
Dahmer also started drinking alcohol at the age of 14, and by the time of his first murder at the age of 18, his alcohol addiction had become uncontrollable. He dropped out of Ohio State University after his first semester, and his father, who had recently remarried, insisted that he join the army. Dahmer joined the army in late December 1978 and was soon sent to Germany.
Dahmer committed his first murder in Bath Township, Ohio, in 1978.A second murder occurred in 1987, and over the next five years he killed 15 more boys and young men, mostly poor and from African-American, Asian or Latino communities.In February 1992, Dahmer was sentenced to 15 consecutive life sentences; in May, a 16th life sentence was added for a murder he committed in 1978.Dahmer was killed by an inmate at a Wisconsin prison in 1994.
Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 young men and boys between 1978 and 1991.Twelve were killed in his apartment on North 25th Street.Three victims were killed and dismembered at his grandmother’s home in West Allis.His first and second victims were killed at his parents’ home in Ohio and at the Ambassador Hotel in Milwaukee, respectively.
Jeffrey Dahmer, known as the “Milwaukee Cannibal” or “The Milwaukee Monster,” was an American serial killer and sex offender who murdered and dismembered seventeen men between 1978 and 1991. While other serial killers claimed many more victims, Dahmer’s crimes were particularly gruesome because they included cannibalism and necrophilia. Although he was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, schizotypal personality disorder, and psychotic disorder, Dahmer was found legally sane at his trial. He was convicted of fifteen of the sixteen murders he committed in Wisconsin and was sentenced to fifteen terms to life on February 17, 1992. Dahmer was later sentenced to a sixteenth life sentence for an additional murder committed in Ohio in 1978. On November 28, 1994, Dahmer was murdered by Christopher Scarver, one of the inmates at the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage, Wisconsin.
Jeffrey Dahmer quotes that reflect him:
“I always knew it was wrong after the first murder.”
“I don’t know if I have the capacity for normal emotions or not, because I haven’t cried for a very long time. You just muffle them for so long that maybe you lose them, at least partially.
“If a person does not think that there is a God to whom he or she must answer, then what is the point of trying to change his or her behavior to fit within acceptable limits?”
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