The Beast: The Jeffrey Dahmer Storyco-create it american horror storyRyan Murphy and his permanent collaborator Ian Brennan. Murphy is also an executive producer.
AHS Alum Evan Peters plays the titular serial killer, actor Richard Jenkins plays Jeffrey’s father, Molly Ringwald plays his stepmother, and Nessie Nash plays Jeffrey.
There is no doubt about it: this story is annoying. It involves murder, cannibalism, keeping pace with the dead, and a lot of other really horrifying details. Jeffrey was eventually convicted and sent to prison, but with the new series exploring his life and victims, everyone has a lot of questions about… where is he now.
So here’s everything you need to know about one of the most notorious serial killers in American history.
Who is Jeffrey Dahmer?
Jeffrey was an American serial killer. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to parents Lionel and Joyce Dahmer on May 21, 1960, according to Biography.com.
Jeffrey was an energetic and happy kid but became calmer as the years went by. According to the site, he became engrossed and tense and turned into a loner. In high school, he was in the band and played tennis, according to The New York Times.
The newspaper reported that Jeffrey then went on to perform a semester at Ohio State University before enlisting in the military, where he was honorably discharged.
Jeffrey said he began envisioning necrophilia and murder around the age of 14.
What did Jeffrey do?
It all started in 1978 when Jeffrey killed his first victim.
Jeffrey, who had recently graduated from high school, brought traveler Stephen Hicks and brought him back to his parents’ home in Ohio. He gave Hicks alcohol, had sex with him, and then when Hicks tried to leave, Jeffrey hit him on the head and strangled him with an iron.
“I always knew it was a mistake. It wasn’t planned for the first killing,” Dahmer said Inside Edition in 1993. “I was coming back from the mall again in ’78. I had fantasies about picking up the traveler, bringing them home, and being in complete control of them.”
Between 1978 and 1991, he killed 16 more people, and what’s most disturbing (if that was possible) was that he had sex with some of their bodies, kept some parts of their bodies, and ate other parts, according to Reports in time.
One of the investigators during the trial said that he “put crisco on the biceps, diluted it with meat rain and fried it in a frying pan.” Washington Post.
“No one had a clue what was going on for over a decade,” Dahmer later said.
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Who are his victims?
By the time he was finally caught, Jeffrey had killed 17 men and boys, including Joseph Bradehoft, 25, of Milwaukee, Jimmy Doxator, 14, of Milwaukee, Richard Guerrero, 25 of Milwaukee, Anthony Hughes, 31 of Madison, and Oliver Lacey. , 23 Milwaukee, and many others, according to Deseret News.
What was he accused of?
Jeffrey was eventually charged with 15 counts of first-degree murder during his 1992 trial in Milwaukee. At first he pleaded not guilty and then pleaded guilty by way of insanity, according to Biography.com.
After 10 hours of deliberation, the jury found Jeffrey guilty on all counts, and he was Rule to 15 consecutive lifespans and 16th lifespan in Ohio in May of the same year.
Where was he put in prison?
After the trial, Jeffrey was sent to Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage, Wisconsin. He’s supposed to be adjusting well to life in PrisonBiography.com reported.
He was initially kept away from the general public, but eventually persuaded officials to allow him to mingle with other prisoners. Jeffrey became religious while in prison, and was given permission to be baptized by a local pastor.
how did he die?
Jeffrey was beaten to death on November 28, 1994 by teammate Christopher Scarver.
Scarver later said to New York Post That he killed Jeffrey for his sense of humor, which included pretending that prison food was fake limbs, and covering them in ketchup to simulate blood.
Where is his body now?
Well, for a while after Jeffrey died, his brain was kept in formaldehyde in the state pathologist’s office while his parents decided whether or not to burn their son. NBC 5 Chicago. Apparently, his mother wanted to study the brain.
His brain and body were eventually cremated and the ashes delivered to his parents.
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