This story has gruesome parts, so read it at your own risk. Jeffrey Dahmer is thought to be one of the most horrible serial killers in the United States. When he finally admitted to raping, killing, dismembering, and eating several of his victims, he was given 15 consecutive life sentences in 1996. However, he only lived to serve three years. Since Jeffrey Dahmer didn’t get the death penalty for his horrible crimes, you might be wondering how he died.
The Netflix documentary series Conversations with a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes is based on his story, and Evan Peters (American Horror Story) plays Dahmer in the Netflix drama series Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. The second one looks at this horrible person from the point of view of the people who were hurt by him and the racist and systemic problems “that allowed one of America’s most notorious serial killers to continue his killing spree in plain sight for over a decade.”
Dahmer, who was also known as the Milwaukee Cannibal, stayed free for 13 years after killing his first person, Steven Hicks, in 1978. Still, let’s talk about how Jeffrey Dahmer died and if the families of his victims felt like justice was done.
How Did Jeffrey Dahmer Die?
How did Jeffey Dahmer die? Christopher Scarver, who was also in prison, beat Dahmer to death on November 28, 1994. Both men lived at the Wisconsin Columbia Correctional Facility. Wisconsin was the first state to get rid of the death penalty in 1853. Even though Dahmer did terrible things, he didn’t get the death penalty, even though he wanted to die.
(More about this later.) Scarver came to the prison around the same time as Dahmer in 1992. He was there to serve a 25-year sentence for an armed robbery that turned into a murder. The safety of the serial killer was a big worry for the prison staff. At the time, the New York Times said that Dahmer’s first year in prison was spent in protective isolation.
As one of the most well-known killers in the state, authorities thought that killing him could give a prisoner an “honored place in the prison world.” Later, the authorities decided that it was safe for him to be with the other 622 prisoners. In July of 1992, a person tried to kill Dahmer. An inmate made a plastic knife and tried to cut Dahmer’s throat with it, but it didn’t work. No one was hurt, and the prison staff thought it was a one-time thing.