Jeffery Dahmer is one of the most horrifying serial killers to live in the world. He is responsible for the death of 17 individuals. All these deaths took place in between 1978 and 1991.
All the men who got killed by Jeffery Dahmer during the 13 years are men. He was mainly after the African American guys, who were at bus stops, malls and gay bars. He followed a unique strategy to kill men as well. Initially Jeffery Dahmer lured men with promises of sex and money. Then he provided with them alcohol. Once they got under the influence of alcohol, Jeffery Dahmer strangled them to death.
After the death, Jeffery Dahmer went ahead and engaged with sexual activities before dismembering them. He also loved keeping the genitals and skulls of his victims as souvenirs. He also had the habit of taking photos of his victims, in different stages of the murder process. These photos helped him to relive the experience after the act. These acts transformed him to one of the most horrifying serial killers in the country as well.
Childhood of Jeffery Dahmer
Jeffery Dahmer was born back in 1960. He was living a happy childhood, until he stepped into the fourth year of his life. When Jeffery Dahmer was just 4 years old, he was subjected to a surgery, which corrected double hernia. This surgery was in a position to create a massive impact on the boy. The family members noticed that Jeffery Dahmer is withdrawing from them after the surgery. The frequent moves of the family also contributed towards the above mentioned fact. When he got into the teenage years of life, he was tense, disengaged and he didn’t have any friends at all.
Jeffery Dahmer did his very first crime when he was 14 years old. However, it took some time for him to transform to become a serial killer. In fact, the divorce of his parents and the pressure that was put up on him forced him to become a serial killer.
The first victim of Jeffery Dahmer
Jeffery Dahmer committed his first murder soon after graduating from the high school. It happened back in 1978. During the incident, Jeffery Dahmer went ahead and picked up a hitchhiker named as Steven Hicks. Then he took Steven to the house of his parents. That’s where he gave alcohol to Steven and got him drunk. Once Steven tried to leave, Jeffery Dahmer stroked on his head with a barbell and strangled him to death. The body parts of the first victim were buried behind the parent’s house. He later extracted those remains of Steven, crushed them with the help of a sledge hammer and scattered throughout wooded ravine.
What made Jeffery Dahmer become a serial killer?
During this time, Jeffery Dahmer has been suffering from an uncontrolled alcohol consumption. This forced him to drop out of the Ohio State University as well. He was only able to complete just one quarter term in the university. All the family problems, the college dropout issues and the alcohol addiction transformed him to become a serial killer. He quite enjoyed killing people and he even continued with that.
What made Jeffery Dahmer continue?
There was a gap of 9 years in between the first murder and second murder committed by Jeffery Dahmer. During this time, he joined the army as well. After the discharge from army, Jeffery Dahmer planned his second murder on the month of September in 1987. Steven Tuomi was the second victim of Jeffery Dahmer. They both checked not a hotel room and made themselves comfortable with alcohol. On the next morning, Jeffery Dahmer saw Steven passed out, and he didn’t have any idea of what happened last night. As a result, Jeffery Dahmer got a large suitcase and got the body of the victim into the basement of his grandmother. At there, he dismembered the body and masturbated to it. He did two more murders like this and followed the same at his grandmother’s house.
Along with time, the victim counts of Jeffery Dahmer accelerated. In fact, killing other people and getting fun out of the act became a ritual for him. He was also experimenting different methods to kill people. Usage of chemicals is a perfect example to prove the above mentioned fact.
How did Jeffery Dahmer get caught?
On 1991, one of the neighbours of Jeffery Dahmer saw an Asian boy running naked down the street. As a result, the neighbour took appropriate steps to inform the police. When the police came to the scene, they got hold of both the Asian boy and Jeffery Dahmer. Then Dahmer told that the Asian boy is his 19-year old boyfriend. After that, police escorted both of them to the home.
Soon after police left, Jeffery Dahmer killed this boy as well. However, the police officers were keeping an eye on him and Jeffery Dahmer eventually got caught.
Trial and Imprisonment of Jeffery Dahmer
The trial of Jeffery Dahmer started during the first month of 1992. As most of the victims of Jeffery Dahmer were African Americans, it was believed that he has been suffering from a racial tension as well as from a sexual tension. At the beginning, Jeffery Dahmer didn’t plead guilty to all the charges against him. But he had to do it after some time. At the end of the trial, Jeffery Dahmer was sentenced to a period of 15 years.
How did Jeffery Dahmer die?
During 1994, Jeffery Dahmer was assigned to work with two other murders. Later that day, the prison officials figured out that both of them have brutally beaten Jeffery Dahmer in the prison weight room. The injuries were critical and it was later announced that Jeffery Dahmer is dead.