Jeffrey Dahmer (1960-1994) was an American serial killer and sex offender who gained notoriety for committing heinous acts of violence and depravity. He was born on May 21, 1960, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Dahmer’s crimes, which occurred between 1978 and 1991, involved the rape, murder, dismemberment, and necrophilia of at least 17 young men and boys.
Dahmer’s modus operandi typically involved luring his victims to his home under the pretense of offering them money or drugs, where he would then drug and assault them. He would often kill his victims after these assaults, dismember their bodies, and keep certain body parts as souvenirs. He was arrested in 1991 after one of his intended victims managed to escape and led the police back to Dahmer’s apartment, where they discovered evidence of his gruesome crimes.
In 1992, Jeffrey Dahmer was convicted of 15 counts of murder and sentenced to 15 consecutive life terms in prison. While incarcerated, he expressed remorse for his actions and underwent psychological evaluations and counseling. However, his life behind bars was cut short when he was murdered by a fellow inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage, Wisconsin, on November 28, 1994.
Dahmer’s case remains one of the most infamous and chilling examples of serial killing in modern history. It has led to extensive discussions and studies on various aspects, including the nature of psychopathy, the failings of law enforcement, and the treatment of mental health issues.
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