Jeffrey Dahmer, the serial murderer behind the Netflix series Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, is a horrifying topic — who is he and what happened to him? Ryan Murphy's biographical series will provide more background, but the man, also known as Milwaukee Cannibal or the Milwaukee Monster, is one of America's most prolific serial killers.
Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 men in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, mostly gay and of color — the old tale of a serial killer satisfying their sexual desires. He would eat his victim's remains, perform sexual acts, and preserve corpses, a serial killer with a necrophilia and cannibalism hybrid.
What happened to Jeffrey Dahmer, a serial murderer?
The serial killer's time came to an end. One of his victims escaped, and their experiences inspired the police to arrest him. What the authorities discovered at his apartment was nothing short of horrific and shocking. Body parts and collections of all of his victims were preserved.
Dahmer denied that he ever pursued people of color and claimed that he had a specific body type that he usually seeks out, despite overwhelming evidence. This claim is dismissed as untrue, since the evidence suggests the serial killer had a specific sexual target that included the color of one's skin.
Jeffrey Dahmer's trial was dominated by the prosecution and the defense, arguing whether he was mentally fit to refrain from participating in the serious crimes. Experts clarified that Dahmer was suffering from schizotypal disorder, borderline personality disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Jeffrey Dahmer was found to be fit to understand that what he was doing was wrong and immoral, particularly due to his perceived persona to others — warm and friendly. When mentally assessed in court, the serial killer realized that he was concealing a secret existence.
Jeffrey Dahmer was sentenced to what?
During the trial of the serial killer, the highly debated subject of the death penalty emerged. The death penalty had no bearing on the execution of Jeffrey Dahmer, so it was merely a sentencing proceeding.
Jeffrey Dahmer's prison life was a holocaust; criminals unaware of his crimes in the outside world repeatedly attempted to kill him. The serial killer tried and converted to Christianity, but that was not enough to compensate for his sins. Even those close to him admitted that he deserved to die.
Jeffrey Dahmer was murdered in jail on November 28, 1994, tragically by Christopher Scarver, who confessed that God ordered him to do it.
Dahmer's demons were not kept away from him by solitary confinement, religion, and prison work duties.
The Jeffrey Dahmer Story isn't the only Netflix release that chronicles the serial killer. If you've ever wanted to see a fictional biographical series that focuses more on the victims, then you should watch Conversations With A Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes on October 7, 2022.