Short Biography: Jeffrey Dahmer Is A Serial Killer

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Jeffrey Dahmer was a serial killer in the late 1900’s. He murdered seventeen young men and boys between the years of 1978 - 1991. He would kidnap them, take them back to his apartment, and murder them or rape them. Sometimes, he would murder them first and then rape them or he would rape them and then murder them. After one of his kills he would cut off their limbs and put them into trash bags and store them away. Officers have found a head in the refrigerator, three more heads in the freezer, preserved skulls, and jars containing genitalia, and a collection of polaroids of his victims in the many stages of decomposition (Jeffrey Dahmer- biography.com). When most people think of serial killers, only a few come to mind; Jeffrey Dahmer being…show more content…
He started with joggers or hitchhikers, all of his victims were African American. He either ‘kidnapped’ them or he lured them into his house. First he would subdue his victims until they were either unconscious or hurt badly, and then he would tie them to the bed and do horrendous things with their bodies, when they are dead, he will dismember the bodies and store them in his house. After his first kill, his father and new financée went back to the old family residence and seen his son was living by himself. In the following months, Dahmer enrolled in college at Ohio State University. In 1979, dahmer's father encouraged Jeffrey to enlist in the army, he was deployed in Baumholder, Germany when two fellow soldiers claimed that dahmer had assaulted them (Jeffrey Dahmer’s surviving victims speak: ‘I thought about killing him, I thought about killing myself’- Thewrap.com). Most said, including one of his fellow soldiers stated, “He became a monster once he started drinking.” (Jeffrey Dahmer’s surviving victims speak: ‘I thought about killing him, I thought about killing myself). While enlisted and intoxicated, he confessed to murdering someone in Ohio, although no one believed him. Due to his alcoholism, Dahmer was discharged and sent back to Ohio. A little while after he returned to his home, he started killing. It started when he woke up to his partner who was beaten to death in the bed next…show more content…
By July 25, 1991, he was charged with four counts of murder, as the hearings went on, Dahmer kept gaining charges. During a preliminary hearing, he pleaded guilty to fifteen counts of murder, but claimed it was because he was insane. Jeffrey Dahmer’s trial finally began on January 30, 1992. The defense tried to make an insanity plea but failed. Many psychiatrists were called to the stand to testify on behalf of the insanity plea but they proved that Dahmer was not mentally ill and the plea was not granted. His trial lasted for two weeks. On February 14, both, the defense and the prosecutors gave their closing arguments in front of the jury. When court was adjourned, the jury went to make a decision about Dahmer. When the jury came back, the court sentenced Dahmer to life in prison. When Dahmer’s parents heard the sentence they asked to speak to their son in private. It was granted and they exchanged hugs and wishes. A few months after Dahmer's trial, he was

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