Recent interviews with serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer have revealed chilling details about the cannibal’s perverted inner world.
The upcoming Netflix series Conversations With A Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes features haunting, never-before-seen footage in which the killer speaks candidly about his violent actions and questions why he “didn’t seem to have a normal sense of empathy.”
Dahmer was convicted of killing and dismembering the bodies of 17 boys and men in 1991 – crimes he had committed since 1978.
While many of Dahmer’s motivations remain a mystery, the newly released interviews provide a better insight into how the Milwaukee man committed such gruesome crimes.
The interviews were conducted with his attorney, Wendy Patrickus, who had the difficult task of defending Dahmer during his murder trial.
“It’s not easy to talk about. It’s something I’ve had buried inside me for many years, and yes, it’s like trying to pull a two-ton rock out of the well,” Dahmer said in The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes.
Interestingly, according to The Daily Beast, Dahmer is able to narrate his actions clearly and analyze his thoughts, urges, and actions during his killing spree.
“What triggered all this? I wish I could give you a good, direct answer to that,” Dahmer said.
He later admits that “talking and analyzing shows me how distorted my thinking was”.
Despite this admission, Dahmer never seemed to show full remorse for his actions, which rocked the Milwaukee community.
The killer was nicknamed the “Milwaukee Cannibal” after 13 years of murderous terror.
Raised in a dysfunctional home, Dahmer was a natural loner who instead developed a strange affinity for dead animals as a child.
As he got older, the gay man began drinking heavily and had illicit fantasies about physically and sexually incapacitating men.
Immediately after high school in 1978, the fantasy became a reality when he picked up a hitchhiker named Steven Hicks on the pretense that the two were drinking together.
Dahmer incapacitated the 18-year-old man before strangling him to death and dissecting his body in his basement.
Nine years passed before he moved to live with his grandmother in Wisconsin, where he committed a series of haunting murders.
Little did his grandmother know that while the two lived together, Dahmer spent his time picking up strangers in gay bars and bathhouses before drugging and murdering them in the basement.
Moving into Milwaukee’s Oxford Apartments, the serial killer lost complete control and indulged in every violent impulse he could think of.
He would drill holes in people’s heads, pour acid into their brains to turn them into zombies, and continue to have sex with their corpses.
After committing the gruesome murders, he was arrested by Milwaukee police officers on July 22, 1991 after one of his victims, Tracy Edwards, managed to escape.
Searching his home, officers discovered a nightstand drawer full of disturbing Polaroid photos of his victims and their dismembered bodies.
He later confessed to having his victims pose for pictures on a black table that he wanted to make part of his altar.
As of September 14, 1991, he was charged with 16 murders, many at his home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Dahmer received 16 consecutive life sentences, most recently in May 1992, for the murder of his first victim, hitchhiker Steven Hicks, 18.
Dahmer was imprisoned at Columbia Correctional Institution in Wisconsin.
He spent his first year in solitary confinement for security reasons before being transferred to another unit.
Two years after his conviction, Dahmer was killed by a fellow inmate.
On November 28, 1994, Dahmer was beaten to death by convicted murderer Christopher Scarver.
Scarver was assigned to a work detail with two other inmates – Dahmer and Jesse Anderson.
While cleaning the prison gym toilet, Scarver removed a 20-inch metal bar from the prison’s weight room and brutally beat the couple to death.
The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes, directed by Joe Berlinger, will be released on Netflix this Friday.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6360039/jeffrey-dahmer-never-before-heard-interview/ Terrifying, never-before-heard interviews with Jeffrey Dahmer reveal the serial killer didn’t have “normal feelings of empathy.”