An inmate who cut the throat of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer has explained why he feigned insanity to get close to him.
Ex-prisoner Osvaldo Durruthy, 65, said he “no regrets” killing psychopathic Dahmer after he pretended to be insane to get close to him in prison.
The Milwaukee killer was beaten to death by fellow inmate Christopher Scarver at Columbia Correctional Institution in Wisconsin in November 1994.
But a few months before he was beaten to death with a metal rod, Durruthy had attempted to kill him by slitting his throat with a razor blade.
Nearly three decades later, Durruthy insists he has no regrets and would do it again if given the chance.
He told the Daily Mail: “I don’t regret one bit what I did to Jeffrey Dahmer. I tried to kill him and I failed.
“I don’t even regret spending another five years in prison for trying to kill him. And I’m glad someone else caught him.”
In 1994, Cuban-born Durruthy was sentenced to 31 years in prison for possession of drugs and a firearm.
He said he became obsessed with killing Dahmer to “make up for the bad things” he had done in his life.
He said: “At the time when I thought I had nothing to lose, I was facing years in prison that felt like a life sentence.
“I wanted to kill him for my family and for the black community.”
Durruthy was sent to Waupun, Wisconsin, around the same time that Dahmer was hospitalized at Columbia Correctional Institution between 1978 and 1991 for the murder of 17 men and boys—almost all of them from ethnic minorities.
Durruthy was so determined to carry out his plan to kill Dahmer that he even considered approaching him.
By feigning insanity and taking pills for two years, he managed to be diagnosed with schizophrenia.
He was transferred to Columbia in June 1994, which had an inmate psychiatric unit.
About a month after his transfer, Durruthy hid a knife he made out of a straight razor in his sock and waited to use it on Dahmer while they attended church.
He recalled: “As soon as I sat down, I removed the leg from my sock and put it in my right hand.
“I got up, put Dahmer in a headlock with my left arm and with my right I started slitting his throat with a razor blade. I slashed him back and forth as fast as I could.
“After a few swipes, the shaft broke. He wasn’t strong enough, he fell out of my hand onto the floor.
“He was still in a headlock with my left arm, so I started hitting him in the face with my right hand as many times as I could before the prison guards stepped in and pulled me off him.”
I don’t regret what I did, if I had the chance I would do it again.
Security forces eventually intervened and broke them up when Dahmer was taken to the infirmary and Durruthy was placed in solitary confinement.
The failed assassination attempt added five more years to Durruthy’s sentence.
He was paroled in 2016 after 25 years behind bars.
He concluded: “I wanted to kill Dahmer; he ate people. But I think God was watching over me and didn’t want me to kill him.
“I don’t regret what I did, if I had the chance I would do it again.
“I really tried to kill him. I’m glad Dahmer is dead.
One of America’s most twisted serial killers, Dahmer raped and murdered 17 teenagers and men before dismembering their bodies and even eating body parts.
The sadistic killer, who drilled holes in his victims’ skulls while they were still alive and poured acid into their brains, was eventually caught when one of his victims, Tracy Edwards, managed to escape from his apartment.
Dahmer was sentenced to 16 consecutive life sentences at Columbia Correctional Institution in Wisconsin in 1992.
He was killed by Scarver two years later.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6379773/slashed-jeffrey-dahmers-throat-razor-faking-insanity/ I slit Jeffrey Dahmer’s throat with a razor after feigning insanity to get close to him in prison — here’s why I did it