Jeffrey Dahmer was one of the most infamous serial killers in the world. He was responsible for the deaths of at least 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991. His crimes shocked the world and made headlines around the globe. But how did this notorious killer meet his end?
Dahmer’s Early Life
Jeffrey Dahmer was born on May 21, 1960, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He grew up in a stable, middle-class household with his parents and younger brother. However, from a young age, Dahmer showed signs of disturbing behavior. He collected dead animals and did poorly in school. As he got older, his behavior only became more erratic.
Dahmer’s crimes began in earnest in 1978 when he picked up a hitchhiker named Steven Hicks. He took Hicks to his home, where he killed him and dismembered his body. Over the next 13 years, Dahmer would go on to kill another 16 men and boys, most of whom were young, gay men he met at bars or on the street.
Dahmer’s Arrest and Trial
Dahmer was finally caught in 1991 when one of his would-be victims managed to escape and flagged down a police car. When the police arrived at Dahmer’s apartment, they found evidence of his gruesome crimes, including remains of his victims. Dahmer was arrested and charged with 17 counts of murder.
The Life Sentence
In 1992, Jeffrey Dahmer was convicted of 15 counts of murder and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. He was sent to the Columbia Correctional Institution in Wisconsin, where he spent the next year and a half.
On November 28, 1994, Jeffrey Dahmer was beaten to death by another inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution. Christopher Scarver, who was serving a life sentence for murder, used a metal bar from the prison weight room to bludgeon Dahmer to death.
Dahmer’s death came as a shock to many people, who had followed his case for years. Some hailed his killer as a hero, while others mourned the loss of the opportunity for Dahmer to face justice for his crimes. Scarver was convicted of killing Dahmer and another inmate and was sentenced to life in prison.
Jeffrey Dahmer was a monster who committed unspeakable acts of violence over a period of many years. His crimes will never be forgotten, and his death will forever be a point of controversy. While many people may debate whether or not Dahmer deserved to die, there is no denying the impact his crimes had on the lives of his victims and their families.