Dahmer, Jeffrey

On July 22, 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer, age 31, was arrested in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and became one of the most notorious serial killers in American history. His crimes were so horrific and his motivations so disturbing that few persons have been able to fully grasp the depth of his psychopathology. At age 8, Jeffrey is believed to have been sexually abused by a neighbor boy. His father, oblivious to Jeffrey's inner struggles, recalled that his son was a loner and a poor student. He was unaware of his adolescent son's use of alcohol, his more than scientific interest in dissecting road kills, and his penchant for young men. In 1978, at age 18, only 3 weeks after his senior high school prom, Jeffrey killed and dismembered ...

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