Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer: American Serial Killer

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Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer (May 21, 1960 – November 28, 1994) , also known as the Milwaukee Cannibal, was an American serial killer and sex offender, who committed the rape, murder and dismemberment of seventeen men and boys between 1978 and 1991, with many of his later murders also involving necrophilia, cannibalism, and the permanent preservation of body parts. He was also diagnosed by psychiatrists as suffering from a borderline personally disorder. Dahmer was found to be legally sane at his trial. He was convicted of fifteen of the sixteen murders he had committed in Wisconsin. Jeffrey was sentenced to fifteen terms of life imprisonment on February 15, 1992. Jeffrey was later sentenced to a sixteen term of life imprisonment for an additional…show more content…
On June 30th, Dahmer traveled to Chicago where he met a 20-year old named Matt Turner at a bus stop. Turned accepted Dahmer’s invitation to travel to Milwaukee for a professional photoshoot. At Jeffrey’s apartment Turner was drugged, strangled and dismembered, with his head and internal organs placed in separate plastic bags. However, Turner was not reported missing. Five days later, on July 5th, Dahmer met a 23-year old Jeremiah Weinberger from a Chicago bar. Weinberger was drugged and twice had boiling water injected into his skull. That caused Weinberger to fall into a coma from which he died a couple days…show more content…
He was tried in Milwaukee for the 15 counts of murder before Judge Laurence Gram. Jeffrey pleaded guilty on January 13th to the charges brought against him. However, defense experts argued that Dahmer was insane due to his necrophilia drive. Defense expert Dr. Fred Berlin testified that Dahmer was unable to conform his conduct at the time he committed the crimes because he was suffering from paraphilia or more specifically necrophilia. The prosecution rejected the defense’s argument that Dahmer suffered from necrophilia. The final witness to appear was the forensic psychiatrist Park Dietz and he began his testimony on February 12th. He testified that he did not believe Dahmer was suffering from any mental disease or defect at the time he committed the crimes. His trial lasted two weeks. On February 15th, court reconvened to hear the verdict. Dahmer was ruled to be sane and not suffering from a mental disorder at the time of each of the 15 murders for which he was tried. Three months after his conviction for 15 murders in Milwaukee, Dahmer was extradited to Ohio to be tried for the murder of his first victim, Steve Hicks. Dahmer pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a 16th term of life imprisonment on May 1st. Dahmer was then transferred to the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage, Wisconsin. In July of 1994 a fellow inmate, Osvaldo Durruthy attempted to slash Dahmer’s

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