The death of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer and fate of his murderer

by 24britishtvSept. 21, 2022, 6:01 p.m. 19
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The crimes of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer shocked the world when he was finally brought to justice and imprisoned.

Now his story and those of his victims is being retold in a new 10-episode Netflix series being aired on Wednesday, entitled Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.

The so-called Milwaukee Monster killed 17 men and boys over the space of 13 years from 1978 to 1991, when he was eventually captured by police.

He was sentenced to a total of sixteen life terms of imprisonment in 1992 and died two years later while behind bars.

Here we reveal how he died and what happened to his killer.

How and when did Dahmer die?

After he was imprisoned at Columbia Correctional institution in Wisconsin, Dahmer was originally placed in solitary confinement for his own safety.

After his initial year in solitary, he moved by his own consent to a less secure unit.

He became a born-again Christian while inside and in May 1994 was baptised and had weekly meetings with a minister.

On 3 July 1994, fellow inmate, Osvaldo Durruthy tried to slash Dahmer’s throat using a razor blade embedded in a toothbrush during a weekly chapel service.

The attempt was unsuccessful and Dahmer received only superficial wounds.

However, on 28 November the same year Dahmer had left his cell to carry out his two-hour daily task of cleaning the toilet block.

He was accompanied by fellow inmates Jesse Anderson and Christopher Scarver.

After being left supervised in the shower block of the prison gym, Dahmer was found on the floor with severe head wounds shortly after 8am. He appeared to have been bludgeoned with a metal bar.

He was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead an hour later.

Anderson had also been beaten with the bar and died from his injuries two days later.

In September 1995, Dahmer’s body was cremated and his ashes handed to his parents.

Scarver, who was already serving a life sentence for a murder he committed in 1990, admitted he first attacked Dahmer and then Anderson while they were on cleaning duty.

Dahmer was said to have remained silent during the attack, according to Scarver.

After returning to his cell, Scarver told a prison guard: “God told me to do it.

He claimed he had not planned the murders although he later said he had concealed the 20-inch iron bar in his clothing before the attacks.

Scarver was sentenced to two additional terms of life imprisonment for the murders of Dahmer and Anderson on 15 May 1995.

He remains behind bars at Centennial Correctional Facility in Colorado.

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