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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

"Dan Do the graphic nature of this killer's crimes listener. Discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions of murder torture her sexual assault necrophilia. Cannibalism and violence against children. That some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children. Children under thirteen in May nineteen ninety-one twenty five year. Old Daemon was found strangled in his own home. At Milwaukee's he's Oxford apartments. The building had a locked entrance. So every tenant immediately became a suspect including the quiet man in unit two thirteen Jeffrey Dahmer. When dumber opened his door to see a detective on the other side he panicked? He had a closet full of skulls organs in the freezer. His latest victims flayed skin was was still soaking in a barrel of salt water. He was sure he was about to be arrested. He tried to remain calm as the detective asked him about a recent homicide. A black male mid twenties named Dean Vaughan but tension lifted. Dahmer didn't have anything to do with that murder. He gave an honest statement provided an alibi and the cop was on his way. Dahmer may not have killed his neighbor Dean Vaughan but he had already killed eleven other people and by the end of the month he would kill two two more. None of these homicides would ever be investigated by the Milwaukee Police. Hi I'm Greg pulsing Elson. And I'm Vanessa Richardson every Monday. Vincent I co host serial killers a podcast original. This is the final episode of our special on Jeffrey Free Dahmer. The Milwaukee Chemical at par cast. Were grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook look and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network. And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review. Wherever you're you're listening? It really does help. In the past two episodes we discussed Dahmer's evolution from troubled child to NECROPHILIAC murderer. After killing five men assaulting dozens more dumber spree came to a pause in nineteen eighty nine when one of his victims got aww away. He was convicted of sexual assault but in March nineteen ninety. He was released two months early. In this this episode. We'll look at the spiral of violence. That occurred while Dahmer was out on probation. We'll also look at the chance of vent that finally led to his arrest and the media spectacle that followed Jeffrey. Dahmer walked walked out of prison on March. Second nineteen ninety feeling like his actions would never have consequences in the past few years. Here's the twenty nine year old serial rapist and murderer had committed an untold number of felonies. He only ever been convicted of one and and for that he only spent ten months behind bars on daily work release nonetheless he was still technically on probation but as usual he was able to game that system as a maximum supervision. Client his probation officer. Donna Chester would typically have to make make a home visit at least once every thirty days the total number of home visits Chester made was zero Chester determined that Dahmer was a lower risk sex offender because the crime he'd been convicted of wasn't overtly violent. She submitted a request to wave home. Visits and her supervisor approved it if she had bothered to stop by his new apartment even once she would have seen evidence of overtly advertently violent crimes after his release. Dahmer moved into the Oxford apartments in central Milwaukee taking his skull box with him mm-hmm and with his own abode. He had the privacy to commit more murders than ever before in May a nine thousand nine hundred ninety just two months after his release from prison. Dahmer met thirty-three-year-old Raymond Smith Outside Club to nineteen eighteen. He offered him fifty dollars to come home with him. Within thirty minutes. Smith was drugged and strangled. Then it was time for Dahmer's new favorite hobby photography. He'd used a photo session as a ruse to lure in his previous the victim. thirteen-year-old some socks in Foshan Pong this time the photos fitted different purpose. He posed Smith's corpse in a variety of positions positions and took polaroid's to serve as mementos. The bodies themselves had to be disposed of pretty quickly but a picture is forever the polaroid's along with the skulls. Let him relive the experience in the time between kills regarding the skulls now that Dahmer had his own place he had his sights on a diy project he'd acquired a long black table and a statue of a griffin the mythical winged creature that often symbolizes the devil. Dahmer said he bought the Griffin because it represented how he felt evil. Once once he was done with Raymond Smith he would have to skulls to add to the display. This would be his alter a monument to his victims. He explained if I couldn't keep them there with me whole. At least I felt that I could keep their skeletons. Of course a table full of skulls goals was bound to get him in trouble so we went to the craft store and bought an off white paint to cover the skulls so they would look less realistic. If anyone asked heede say they were just props but he still had to dispose of the rest of the body his old process of using a sledgehammer chalmer to grind up. The bones wouldn't fly in an apartment complex and leaving the remains in the community. Dumpster was risky to say the least instead he bought an eighty gallon. Steel Kettle boiled the flesh and dissolved the bones with acid once it was liquefied he simply employees poured it down the toilet less than a week after Raymond. Smith's murder Dahmer was ready to kill again. His time line was escalating severely but his success rate was falling due to his own bungling incompetents in late. May Dahmer brought a victim home. Nixed the sleeping pills into a drink and accidentally took the wrong glass drugging himself instead. He woke up disoriented missing three hundred dollars and a watch on June twenty third. He tried again. twenty-seven-year-old Eddie Smith was lured in by Dahmer's claim that he was a movie v Producer. Eddie agreed to go home with him and posed for pictures. None of the photos. Dahmer took Eddie. Either dead or alive turned out well and his experimental attempts to dry the skull by heating it in the oven failed spectacularly the skull exploded and there were no relics left of the crime. Dahmer recalled that this was one of the only murderers he felt bad about because it was a waste. It was one thing to kill for a purpose even if that purpose was adding another skull to the collection but since nothing tangible had come from the murder he felt that the suffering he'd caused Eddie was all for nothing on July. Sixth came Louis Penny. May they took photos had sex and fell asleep together all night. Dahmer kept waiting for Pineda's say he was going home. That was his cue to offer one one more drink but the moment never came penny was the first person to stay until morning and agreed to see him again. Dahmer was so surprised he let him leave in peace but he couldn't let the good one get away the next night the two met up again and went back to Dahmer's apartment. Dahmer happened to be out of sleeping pills so in a pinch. He snuck up behind play with a giant Rubber Mallet and hit him over the head in Dahmer's words. Obviously he got upset about that. Fisticuffs ensued but the men were evenly matched in strength so there was no easy winter after a few minutes. They were both worn out and agreed to a truce once. They had both calmed down. Dahmer gave a half baked excuse for why he'd hit with a mallet. panay apparently accepted the apology because the two spent the entire rest of the night eight talking at a certain point. Dahmer came to the realization that I just didn't have the ability to do him any harm at about seven. Am Penny promised. He wouldn't tell anyone what happened and Dahmer walked him to the bus stop. Penny broke that promise and went to the police but the story was so bizarre is are. They simply didn't believe him. This strange saga is telling when it comes to Dahmer's motivations and mental state at a certain point joint back when he'd killed Stephen Hicks he was motivated by loneliness. A need for a partner who wouldn't reject him and wouldn't leave. Finally a he had that in Lewis play. If they'd met a few years earlier perhaps he would have seen this as the beginning of a normal relationship. But as as biographer. Brian Masters writes by Nineteen Ninety. Dahmer was incapable of such normal reasoning because the partner was not at that that stage a person to him at all but a putative object a thing to stimulate his fantasy during the course of their night long discussion. The object gradually took on being the fantasy dissolved and Dahmer found himself face to face with a human human being. The encounter apparently threw him off his game because it was two months before he learned in another victim in early September. Twenty three year old Ernest Miller became the third skull on Dahmer Shrine. This time he also kept a few limbs and organs. Thanks for another purpose. He started with the bicep beating it with a meat tenderizer than frying it. Up in a pan of CRISCO in in a bizarre way he thought of cannibalism as honoring his victims not degrading them. Dahmer explained I suppose in an odd way it made me feel as if they were even more a part of me. This was the ultimate in togetherness. They were literally inside of him. An and in-depth. They nourished his life over the coming months. Dahmer's Fridge would fill with several more victims on September number twenty fourth. He met twenty three year old. David Thomas at the mall and offered him money to come back to his apartment and pose for photos after drugging him. Dahmer suddenly changed his mind and decided. Thomas wasn't his type but he realized Thomas would inevitably wake up and be pissed off at him so he killed him anyway. February eighteenth nineteen ninety one seventeen year old curtis straughter was approached at the bus. Stop with the same over. By this point the routine becomes tedious. He was drugged strangled dismembered and disposed of his skull hands and genitals were kept as souvenirs April seventh nineteen year old air. Lindsey struck up a conversation with Dahmer Armor outside a local Gay Bookstore after Lindsay was strangled. Dahmer flayed the skin from his entire body and attempted to preserve it in saltwater under the experiment failed May twenty fourth thirty one year old. Tony Hughes met Dahmer Outside Club to nineteen. Tony was deaf and his two friends drove the group home from the club. He and dumber sat in the backseat scribbling notes to each other. Tony's Tony's friends dropped him off at Dahmer's apartment and never saw him again in the course of a year. Dahmer ahead killed seven people and attempted to kill several more but no one seemed to notice the wave of disappearances at least in part this was due due to the transient nature of the gay community. At the time. A bartender at a Milwaukee Gay club commented many people. Don't use their real names. They don't have close contact with their families. We have a hard time keeping track. Additionally this was during the height of the AIDS epidemic around one hundred hundred fifty Wisconsin residents died of AIDS in nineteen ninety-one and the majority of them were gay and bisexual men living in Milwaukee with with so many healthy young men suddenly dropping dead. The extra disappearances didn't raise any eyebrows that's doubly true because Dahmer Congress passed seven victims were all part of the most at risk demographic for HIV. In Milwaukee Black men this was also the demographic least Michael to be investigated by the reportedly prejudiced Milwaukee police in the early ninety s of all the men. Dahmer would eventually kill all but but to were people of Color. It's hard to say what to make of this criminologist Jonathan James and John Proof found that eighty six point point eight percent of cereal sexual murderers target victims who are the same race as themselves and half of them searched for new victims who resembled pulled their previous victims so going after a wide range of white black Latino and Asian victims is highly unusual dahmer or insisted that he chose his victims based solely on attraction and opportunity since the area he lived in was heavily black his victims skewed skewed that way as well he emphatically denied any racial motivation. Although how much we can trust Jeffrey. Dahmer Word is anyone's guess. Furthermore some of Dahmer's acquaintances recalled him making racist comments in daily conversation. We can't ignore the possibility that at least on some level he mainly chose people of color because he felt less empathy for them. The race of the victims may have helped keep them under the police radar but the murders didn't escape the notice of Dahmer's neighbors during the spree of killings. The property manager confronted. Dahmer are several times about the terrible smell coming from his apartment the first time. He explained that his freezer had broken and some meat had spoiled. The story was accepted but when the smell didn't go away. Dahmer got another visit this time. He insisted that as tropical fish tank had malfunctioned and a few of the fish died. He even showed the property manager the large barrel in the closet. We're an unidentifiable mass was decomposing and Murrieta acid. Dahmer promised to get rid of the peril and he made good on that promise but that meant that after he killed Tony Hughes he had to leave the body lying out in the open been until the at the time and energy to dispose of him. Naturally this lead to more complaints about the odor this carelessness with the disposal process us was a sign that Dahmer was devolving over the coming months his crimes became more and more reckless on May twenty seventh just a few days after he killed Tony Hughes. Dahmer found his next victim outside the Grand Avenue Mall. He had no idea who the boy was but he guessed he was in his late teens and probably East Asian in heritage he was actually fourteen and Laotian Russian. His name was Kona. Rock Sim bossom pawn. The younger brother of some sock after this. We'll look at Dahmer's most notorious run in with the Milwaukee Police now back to the story on Sunday may twenty seventh nineteen ninety one. Jeffrey Dahmer picked up fourteen year. Old Co oh Narok sinthasomphone at the local mall. He offered him fifty dollars to come to his apartment and posed for some photos and cone Iraq. DOC agreed he apparently didn't know that less than three years earlier his older brother Soem sock had been lured in with the exact same ruse. Some sock of course escaped before the sleeping pills kicked in leading Dahmer's arrest for sexual assault. Dahmer Armor was totally unaware that the two were related. He commented if I'd known who I was dealing with. I sure as hell wouldn't have bothered asking him back. That's that's for sure. They went back to Dahmer's apartment where Tony Hughes body was still decomposing in the bedroom. Unlike his brother Kona Rock rock fell unconscious before he realized anything was wrong then he became the next subject of an experiment. Dahmer had tried on a few view other victims with no success. The main problem with corpses is that they have to be disposed of quickly. That's why Dahmer kept photos and skulls. It's too tight him over between kills but he recalled. I didn't want to keep killing people and have nothing left except the skull. He wondered if there is a way. Eighty keep someone alive. But in permanently subdued compliant state to that end he purchased a power drill and a marinade injector once cone Iraq had passed out. Dahmer drilled a small hole into the top of his head aiming for the frontal lobe which controls all speech motor skills and decision making he then filled the whole with Murray attic acid. If all went as planned Kona rock could become something of a Zombie fully conscious but unable to communicate or physically resist at about one thirty in the morning. Uh Dahmer left the unconscious boy in the living room and went out for a beer. He planned to come back soon to check on the progress but while he was gone Kona Rock woke up. He could barely walk but he managed to stumble out of the apartment and down the street naked and disoriented most passersby by assumed. He was just drunk but eventually three women stopped to help him. He couldn't speak coherently but it was obvious he was in trouble. Just then Dahmer rounded the corner to see Kona rock talking with the women. This was bad. He hurried over and through an arm around Kerak shoulder pretending he was his drunk friend. He promised the women he take care of him and tried to drag him back to the apartment but Kona rock fought brought back. He managed to form one coherent word. No Dahmer twisted him into a full headlock and pulled the naked Achot boy down the street as the women shouted after him pretty soon. A crowd had gathered to watch the spectacle and then a police car arrived the two officers who stepped out were white men. The three women screaming at Dahmer more black. What happened next was perhaps inevitable evitable? Dahmer calmly explained. That Kona Rock was his boyfriend. He'd had a little too much whiskey that night and he always pulled these kind of hijinks thinks when he was drunk running through the streets naked. He didn't have any identification for his boyfriend here but he provided his own correct name. I'm an address cooperating. Fully the three women kept loudly insisting that this was clearly child not a twenty year. Old Adult has dahmer claimed one of the offices replied that they should shut the hell up and stop telling him how to do his job. Con- orrock did look like he might be older. According to police records the officers and observers estimated his age is anywhere between thirteen and twenty dumber. Explain this spy saying that. Asian people quote Look Young. It's hard to tell their age. We can imagine the officers thought the same way taking a massive gamble. Dahmer invited the police back to his apartment. Maria the photos he'd taken earlier that night photos were corner. Rock was awake. Cooperative give and in his underwear in a tragic twist. Those photos would support the story that they were in a consensual relationship corner. I WanNa rock sat compliantly on the couch. While the police examined the photos his consciousness was waning and he'd stopped fighting. The officers serves accepted that this was a domestic incident and given the department's contentious history with the LGBT community. They decided it was best to stay out of it. They were about to leave. When one of the officers noticed a strange smell coming from the bedroom Tony Hughes decomposing corpse? The officer briefly poked his head into the unlocked bedroom but didn't bother to turn on the light he decided it wasn't any of his business. The pair of officers left telling Dahmer. Well you just take care of him. Within in an hour Kona Rock was dead. If the police had bothered to run a background check they would have found out that Dahmer was on probation for the sexual assault of cone. Iraq's brother but of course they did not the same day cone Iraq Iraq was killed probation officer. Donna Chester sent Dahmer for a psychiatric evaluation. The doctor concluded he had no serious mental disorders orders and wasn't a danger to himself or others. He was fooling everyone. Even as his life spiraled. Further out of control on in June thirtieth. He met twenty year old Matt. Turner after a Gay Pride Parade. Turner's head and organs ended up in dumbers freezer freezer a week later twenty-three-year-old Jeremiah. Weinberger met the same fate once again. Dahmer tried drilling a hole in his skull. L. Filling it with boiling water instead of acid. This time Weinberger lived for two days before eventually dying. His head was tossed lost in the freezer and his body was left in a bleach solution in the bathtub. Eight days after that on July Fifteenth Dahmer Are Brought Home Twenty four year old. Oliver Lacy Weinberger's body was still decomposing in the bathtub. Because Dahmer hadn't had the time time to dispose of it once lacy was subdued. He called into work and asked for a personal day. Unfortunately he'd taken so many days days off in the past year for the sake of disposing of bodies that his supervisor wouldn't take it anymore he was fired for poor attendance it. It was obvious even to Dahmer that he was in way over his head. He recalled if I'd been thinking rationally. I would've stopped. It was almost like I wanted to get to a point where it was out of my control and there was no return the very next day July Sixteenth Dahmer. Dahmer called his probation officer to apologize for missing an appointment on July tenth. He told officer Chester that he'd recently lost his job. They met on the eighteenth and Dahmer confessed that he was seriously contemplating suicide officer. Chester sent him for another psychiatric appointment that same afternoon. The doctor prescribed him and anxiety medication and made no recommendations for further action to the Probation Office on his way home from that appointment dahmer approached another mad at invited him back to the apartment. He turned him down less than twenty four hours later on July. Nineteenth Dahmer picked up twenty five year old. Joseph Break Off at a bus stop due to the stress of the past couple of weeks Jeremiah. Weinberger's headless body was still in the bathtub. Oliver Lacy was piled on top of him. And and once Joseph Brady was dead his body had to be left on the bed by July twenty first. The corpse was covered word in maggots. Dahmer woke up late tonight. twenty-second he hadn't showered in a while because of the bathtub situation leaving leaving as den of human remains. He staggered out for a beer. The property manager once again accosted him in the hallway and warned him if that's smell coming from his this unit didn't immediately he be victim. That was the least of his problems with no job. He wouldn't be able to make rent the next month anyway away. After he'd had a few beers dahmer wandered the city trying to pick up another victim. He approached met at the bus. Stop at the mall in public restrooms. uh-huh it was a Monday afternoon and no one was rearing to follow this drunk. smelly man home for fifty dollars. Eventually he gave up and sat down at the Mall Food Court with a slice of pizza and a beer at about five pm. He saw three men hanging out near the entrance and one of them he recognized could guys a few days earlier thirty two year old Tracy Edwards had encountered Dahmer at the bus stop and asked him for a cigarette. They made small small talk for a while before going their separate ways dade run into each other again a couple of days after that. This third meeting seemed like fate eight. Dahmer went over to Edward Sentence friends and started up a conversation. He told them he was bored. And he'd give them each one hundred dollars whereas if they came back to his place naturally one of them asked if sex would be involved and Dahmer said that part wouldn't be necessary. All he really wanted was to handcuff someone. Tracy took him up on the offer. The moment they got to Dahmer's apartment Tracy realized he'd made eight a mistake. There were multiple locks on both the inside and outside of the door and alarm system that had to be disengaged before they could enter inside. The living room was fairly clean and orderly but there was a terrible stench and of vaguely unsettling energy. There were artistic photos of nude men on the walls to gargoyles statues adorned the long black table in the living room. There was as an aquarium. Full of exotic fish kept in perfectly meet condition exorcist three was playing on the TV in the bedroom and and in the kitchen there were four big boxes of Miri Attic. Acid something was definitely off. Edwards wandered over to get a closer look at the fish tank. Dahmer went into the kitchen and started mixing some Roman Cokes. While his back was turned handcuffs clinked around Tracy Edwards left wrist Edwards asked what was happening. Dahmer led him into the bedroom and said I won't hurt if you if you let me handcuff you and take some pictures then. He pulled out a knife realizing how precarious the situation was Edwards decided to cooperate. He complied with the command to take off. His shirt lay. Sat down on the bed and watch the movie and the TV then Dahmer. Dahmer lowered his head Edwards chest and listened to his heartbeat. Dahmer was clearly losing his grip on reality not only did he. Fail L. to drug or fully handcuff Edwards. Before threatening him with the knife he left his unrestrained victim alone while he went to the fridge inch to grab a beer. Unsurprisingly Edwards used the opportunity to make a dash for the door. It was eleven thirty at night down the block. Milwaukee Police Officers Ralph Miller and Robert Roth were making their rounds. When they saw Edwards running down the street with a handcuff hanging from his wrist Edwards flagged on the squad car and ask them if they could remove the handcuff? He didn't tell them anything else about what had happened. His only goal was to get the handcuffs off and get out of there but when the police couldn't open the lock he begrudgingly agreed to lead them back to Dahmer's place to retrieve the key when the police leased knocked on the door Dahmer realized it was all over. He later recalled obviously a power higher than myself. Had I've been fed up with my deeds and decided it was time for me to be stopped so he stepped aside and invited them in when officer Muller stepped into the Bedroom. The first thing he noticed was the knife lying just under the edge of the bed then he he saw the open drawer full of Polaroid's of naked men upon closer inspection. Some of the photos weren't entire bodies they were severed heads and limbs and they were all taken in that same bedroom officer. Muller was standing in Muller called his partner over and showed him the pictures. Dahmer remained calm until he heard one of the officers. Mutter cuff him finally snapping back to reality reality. Dahmer began to struggle. The two officers wrestled him to the ground and slap the hand cuffs around his wrists. Officer Roth Breath kept him pinned to the floor. While Muller searched the rest of the apartment opening the fridge he saw cardboard box on the bottom shelf containing a severed head looking up from the floor. Dahmer told him for what I did and I should be dead after this will look at the aftermath of Dahmer's rest now the conclusion of our story thirteen years after committing his first murder. Jeffrey Dahmer was is finally apprehended on July. Twenty Second Nineteen ninety-one at the age of thirty one. His killing spree had gone completely unnoticed by the Milwaukee police who didn't even realize they had a serial killer on their hands until they walked into Dahmer's the local and national media descended upon on the Oxford apartments almost immediately capturing footage is the police lugged boxes full of body parts out of the building. The scant details that lead to the press were shocking a local. TV News report described decapitated heads in a refrigerator freezer and a psychotic mass murderer who neighbors never suspected to be a killer regarding Dahmer himself they reported all we really know about him is that he is thirty one years old. Who is Jeffrey? Dahmer would be the question of the year. The Milwaukee Journal estimated that four hundred fifty reporters came to Milwaukee to cover the case many debated whether he was a man Ormond. stor comparisons to the silence of the lambs which had just been released. Six months earlier were frequent. The Associated Press went to Bath Township Township Ohio to interview everyone from his childhood neighbors to his high school. Prom date who helpfully commented. He didn't even kiss me. Good night. The Milwaukee Police came under close examination as well. The synth awesome phone. Family was horrified to learn that their missing sons remains and were found in Dahmer's apartment he'd been killed by the same men who assaulted their older son just three years earlier. Even even more horrifying was the fact that police had hand delivered the boy. Back Dahmer's doorstep after. He tried to escape due to the public uproar uproar the officers who responded to the call. We're fired but they were later reinstated. The symphonic components sued the city of Milwaukee for blatant eight misconduct and eventually one eight hundred fifty thousand dollar settlement as for the other grieving families. All they could hope for was closure and justice. The quest to identify Dahmer's victims was led by the killer himself. Once once he was taken into custody he spent two weeks dictating what his attorney called the longest confession in the history of America. His initial interview lasted from one thirty. Am to seven fifteen am in the early morning hours. After he was arrested during that time he drank four or five cups of coffee. Two cans of coke and confessed to fifteen murders. Even though police had only only charged him with ten once he'd signed a statement. He asked the detectives if they would just sit in the interview room and talk with him so so he can have a couple of cigarettes some coffee and think as to what had occurred over the next two weeks. The interrogation room became his personal snow therapy session. He confessed to more murders but he'd forgotten to mention in the first interview. He talked about his childhood. He confirmed that he knew the crimes crimes he was committing. Were wrong and that he drank excessively to try to forget the nightmare he felt he was living. He even told them about the time time he gone. Bar Hopping blacked out and bulk up Hog tied in a strange man's apartment with a candlestick in part of his body where he didn't want it to be. Nothing was off the table now. Dahmer stated that he realized it would be impossible to make amends for his crimes but that maybe by telling the truth he could start to make things right the only way he could start to change himself was to admit exactly what he had done to state that he was sorry for what he had done and to swear that he would try to change his life in the future. Naturally one has to. You wonder how sorry a serial killer can be but from the matter of fact tone of the confession and the wide range of horrific details. He shared it's hard to detect any hidden agenda. If he was trying to make himself look sympathetic he probably wouldn't have led with the fact that he'd eaten a human human bicep and if he was trying to brag he wouldn't have mentioned the countless victims that got away or shared so many embarrassing details about his personal personal life were left to assume then that Dahmer really was telling the truth or his version of it. What we get is a chillingly honest look at the thought process of a murderer even though he was aware that his crimes were horrifying? It didn't didn't seem to fully register for him on a personal level. Over the years killing had become mundane to the point. Where chipping frozen organs hands off? The bottom of the freezer fell under cleaning the fish tank on his weekend to do list his final self-assessment while speaking with a court appointed appointed psychiatrist was I should have gotten a college degree and gone into real estate and got myself an aquarium. That's what I should have done. Dahmer's frankness sets him apart from most other serial killers from Ted Bundy who denied all the charges against him until after his trial to the self-aggrandizing. btk Killer Dennis. Rader who sentencing statement was compared to an academy awards acceptance speech and `was L. is honesty. Didn't win him any favors from the courts. It did add an interesting dimension to the media coverage of his case of Vanity Fair Article Muse Dahmer Distress about his crimes compounds the mystery by lifting him from the simple category of a monster who we can view from fascinated and safe distance into an uncomfortably recognizable. Human being this conflict coalesced on the first day of his insanity trial in January nineteen nineteen ninety two when he strode into the courtroom wearing a white button-down shirt Khakis and brown suit jacket looking more like a timid mid high school teacher than a mass murderer despite believing that there was no hope for his Defense Dahmer's attorney convinced him to try an insanity sanity play for the next two weeks. A parade of psychiatrists would debate to legal questions. Did Dahmer have the capacity to appreciate appreciate the wrongfulness of his conduct and was he capable of conforming his conduct to the requirements of the law. The first question was a non-starter since Dahmer readily admitted that he knew his crimes were wrong. The real debate was whether he was capable of controlling his behavior. This is a tricky question. The fact that he kept killing even as he lost everything in the process suggest that no he wasn't able to stop himself on the other hand the nine years between his first and second murders proves that at least at one point point in time he was able to control himself for the defense. The argument was that Dahmer's violent thoughts were compulsive and without proper treatment treatment. He had no hope of controlling them permanently. Dr Fred Berlin testified that Dahmer Necrophilia was a cancer of the mind mind. He couldn't choose to have those thoughts and he couldn't stop them from coming there next expert. Dr Karl Wallstrom pointed out that Dahmer had a long history of serious mental illness which was essentially untreated leading to bizarre delusional ideas. Like using a power drill to turn a person into a Zombie by Wallstrom's analysis Dahmer's condition requires continuous treatment. And and without it he couldn't have possibly pulled himself out of his psychotic state on his own. The prosecution side The star witness was Dr Park. Dietz who had recently gained fame for consulting on John. Hinckley Juniors trial. Defense argued that even though Dahmer's necrophilic thoughts weren't a choice choice he did make a choice to give into them he said most para files never act on their paraphernalia in a criminal way. The Parasol is as free as any other human being to choose whether to commit a crime to gratify his wishes. He pointed out the premeditated. Nature of Dahmer's murderers with the exception of the first to careful planning went into every step of the process. These were not crimes of impulse or compulsion if he was has ever mentally unable to control his behavior it was because of his alcohol abuse not his necrophilia. This sounds logical. But it may not be medically correct in nineteen ninety sexologist. John Money explained that paraphernalia affects the brain's limbic system mm-hmm which is responsible for sexual drives as well as aggression. Pleasure repetitive behaviors and forming memories. While there's is no clear answer on what causes this to happen. In patients with paraphernalia an error in the brain's pathways caused sexual arousal signals to be mixed up with often aggressive brain signals on a neurological level. This bears close resemblance to temporal lobe seizures. In which a person enters an altered state of consciousness without the convulsions typically associated with seizures in that altered state a person may engage gauge activities. That appear to be purposeful and voluntary but are actually involuntary. They might have no memory of what happened during the seizure or be only partially aware of what they're doing doctor. Money suggested the same thing might happen during episodes of parasitic behavior like like sexually motivated murders. This calls to mind Dahmer's first murder in which he said something just came over him. That betty couldn't control as well as the second murder of Stephen Tomi which he didn't remember at all. However this research wasn't brought up at Dahmer's trial Dr Money points out that forensic sexology is a specialization? That general forensic psychiatrists and psychologists often Kevin Arnold familiar with so instead of explaining the neurological workings of Necrophilia. These offenders are often misrepresented as being by their own choice psychopathic or sociopathic deviates. While this pair of Philip Fugu state theory doesn't excuse violent excellent behaviour morally or legally. It also doesn't help anyone to insist with no evidence that these offenders could just stop if they tried to. Dahmer tried a variety of tactics to prevent himself from killing and it's abundantly clear that they didn't work as for what else he could have done to stop himself. No one at the trial offered a suggestion. Of course this loops back around to the question of Responsibility Fugu State or no few state state. Dahmer was fully aware that what he was doing was wrong if he truly felt. He couldn't stop himself. He could have sought help by actually cooperating during his therapy sessions or even by turning himself into the police in the end even Dahmer himself agreed he was the only one to blame for his actions. On February Fifteenth Nineteen Ninety two the jury concluded that he was legally sane and guilty of fifteen counts of first degree murder. He would be tried for. Stephen Hicks murder in Ohio at a later. Date and couldn't be charged for Stephen Tommy's because none of his remains were ever found and in his final address to the court dahmer commonly accepted his fifteen life sentences. So you're on her. It is over now. This has never been a case of train to get free. I didn't ever ever want freedom. Frankly I wanNA death for myself. This was a case to tell the world that I did what I did. Not for reasons of hate. I hated no one. I knew I was sick or evil or both now. I believe I was sick. I know how much harm I have caused. I tried to do the best. I could after the arrest to make amends but no matter what I did I could not undo the terrible harm I have caused. I wanted to find out just what it was. It caused me to be so bad and evil but most of all Mr Boyle and I decided that maybe there was a way for us to tell the world that if there are people out there with these these disorders. Maybe they can get some help before they end up being hurt or hurting someone. It was a moving sentiment but in Dahmer or signature monotone. It didn't quite ring true to everyone. Once he was transferred to the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage Wisconsin He. He spent a year in solitary confinement out of fear that he'd be assaulted by his fellow inmates. That fear was proven correct in November nineteen ninety four when another prisoner beat him to death with a metal bar at just thirty four years. Old Old Dahmer's life was brief but eventful nearly two decades after his arrest he still a household name. He's been the subject of ten books. WCHS four films six documentaries a comic book and an Experimental Theatre piece that uses him as a metaphor for governmental indifference to the AIDS crisis. This media attention is a double edged sword on one hand much of it focuses on the police misconduct. Racism mm-hmm Homophobia and lack of mental health services that led to Dahmer's multi-year killing spree by bringing those issues to public attention attention. It's far more likely that we can prevent another Jeffrey Dahmer from happening on the other hand. There's a fine line between understanding understanding a criminal and glorifying them by portraying their acts of violence as fascinating and attention worthy. We unintentionally hold up the the point of view that led them to kill in the first place. That murder is a means of gaining power. It's an ironic twist. That Dahmer himself himself became a victim of murder and his killer. Christopher scarver became something of a folk hero as a result as recently as two thousand fifteen gene scarver has made international headlines with lurid new details about Dahmer's murder the cycle of violence and sensationalization keeps turning and in some ways. This podcast is a part of it but it can be argued that the benefits of understanding a criminal outweighs the danger of dwelling on them. In the words of Dahmer's attorney Gerald Boyle if we can illuminate the condition which afflicts flick's people like. Jeffrey Dahmer. We might have done some little thing for humanity. Thanks for listening. 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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

"Dan Do the graphic nature of this killer's crimes listener. Discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions of murder torture her sexual assault necrophilia. Cannibalism and violence against children. That some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children. Children under thirteen in May nineteen ninety-one twenty five year. Old Daemon was found strangled in his own home. At Milwaukee's he's Oxford apartments. The building had a locked entrance. So every tenant immediately became a suspect including the quiet man in unit two thirteen Jeffrey Dahmer. When dumber opened his door to see a detective on the other side he panicked? He had a closet full of skulls organs in the freezer. His latest victims flayed skin was was still soaking in a barrel of salt water. He was sure he was about to be arrested. He tried to remain calm as the detective asked him about a recent homicide. A black male mid twenties named Dean Vaughan but tension lifted. Dahmer didn't have anything to do with that murder. He gave an honest statement provided an alibi and the cop was on his way. Dahmer may not have killed his neighbor Dean Vaughan but he had already killed eleven other people and by the end of the month he would kill two two more. None of these homicides would ever be investigated by the Milwaukee Police. Hi I'm Greg pulsing Elson. And I'm Vanessa Richardson every Monday. Vincent I co host serial killers a podcast original. This is the final episode of our special on Jeffrey Free Dahmer. The Milwaukee Chemical at par cast. Were grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook look and instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network. And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review. Wherever you're you're listening? It really does help. In the past two episodes we discussed Dahmer's evolution from troubled child to NECROPHILIAC murderer. After killing five men assaulting dozens more dumber spree came to a pause in nineteen eighty nine when one of his victims got aww away. He was convicted of sexual assault but in March nineteen ninety. He was released two months early. In this this episode. We'll look at the spiral of violence. That occurred while Dahmer was out on probation. We'll also look at the chance of vent that finally led to his arrest and the media spectacle that followed Jeffrey. Dahmer walked walked out of prison on March. Second nineteen ninety feeling like his actions would never have consequences in the past few years. Here's the twenty nine year old serial rapist and murderer had committed an untold number of felonies. He only ever been convicted of one and and for that he only spent ten months behind bars on daily work release nonetheless he was still technically on probation but as usual he was able to game that system as a maximum supervision. Client his probation officer. Donna Chester would typically have to make make a home visit at least once every thirty days the total number of home visits Chester made was zero Chester determined that Dahmer was a lower risk sex offender because the crime he'd been convicted of wasn't overtly violent. She submitted a request to wave home. Visits and her supervisor approved it if she had bothered to stop by his new apartment even once she would have seen evidence of overtly advertently violent crimes after his release. Dahmer moved into the Oxford apartments in central Milwaukee taking his skull box with him mm-hmm and with his own abode. He had the privacy to commit more murders than ever before in May a nine thousand nine hundred ninety just two months after his release from prison. Dahmer met thirty-three-year-old Raymond Smith Outside Club to nineteen eighteen. He offered him fifty dollars to come home with him. Within thirty minutes. Smith was drugged and strangled. Then it was time for Dahmer's new favorite hobby photography. He'd used a photo session as a ruse to lure in his previous. Es Victim thirteen-year-old some socks in Foshan Pong this time the photos fitted different purpose. He posed Smith's corpse in a variety of positions positions and took polaroid's to serve as mementos. The bodies themselves had to be disposed of pretty quickly but a picture is forever the polaroid's along with the skulls. Let him relive the experience in the time between kills regarding the skulls now that Dahmer had his own place he had his sights on a diy project he'd acquired a long black table and a statue of a griffin the mythical winged creature that often symbolizes the devil. Dahmer said he bought the Griffin because it represented how he felt evil. Once once he was done with Raymond Smith he would have to skulls to add to the display. This would be his alter a monument to his victims. He explained if I couldn't keep them there with me whole. At least I felt that I could keep their skeletons. Of course a table full of skulls goals was bound to get him in trouble so we went to the craft store and bought an off white paint to cover the skulls so they would look less realistic. If anyone asked heede say they were just props but he still had to dispose of the rest of the body his old process of using a sledgehammer chalmer to grind up. The bones wouldn't fly in an apartment complex and leaving the remains in the community. Dumpster was risky to say the least instead he bought an eighty gallon. Steel Kettle boiled the flesh and dissolved the bones with acid once it was liquefied he simply employees poured it down the toilet less than a week after Raymond. Smith's murder Dahmer was ready to kill again. His time line was escalating severely but his success rate was falling due to his own bungling incompetents in late. May Dahmer brought a victim home. Nixed the sleeping pills into a drink and accidentally took the wrong glass drugging himself instead. He woke up disoriented missing three hundred dollars and a watch on June twenty third. He tried again. twenty-seven-year-old Eddie Smith was lured in by Dahmer's claim that he was a movie v Producer. Eddie agreed to go home with him and posed for pictures. None of the photos. Dahmer took Eddie. Either dead or alive turned out well and his experimental attempts to dry the skull by heating it in the oven failed spectacularly the skull exploded and there were no relics left of the crime. Dahmer recalled that this was one of the only murderers he felt bad about because it was a waste. It was one thing to kill for a purpose even if that purpose was adding another skull to the collection but since nothing tangible had come from the murder he felt that the suffering he'd caused Eddie was all for nothing on July. Sixth came Louis Penny. May they took photos had sex and fell asleep together all night. Dahmer kept waiting for Pineda's say he was going home. That was his cue to offer one one more drink but the moment never came penny was the first person to stay until morning and agreed to see him again. Dahmer was so surprised he let him leave in peace but he couldn't let the good one get away the next night the two met up again and went back to Dahmer's apartment. Dahmer happened to be out of sleeping pills so in a pinch. He snuck up behind play with a giant Rubber Mallet and hit him over the head in Dahmer's words. Obviously he got upset about that. Fisticuffs ensued but the men were evenly matched in strength so there was no easy winter after a few minutes. They were both worn out and agreed to a truce once. They had both calmed down. Dahmer gave a half baked excuse for why he'd hit with a mallet. panay apparently accepted the apology because the two spent the entire rest of the night eight talking at a certain point. Dahmer came to the realization that I just didn't have the ability to do him any harm at about seven. Am Penny promised. He wouldn't tell anyone what happened and Dahmer walked him to the bus stop. Penny broke that promise and went to the police but the story was so bizarre is are. They simply didn't believe him. This strange saga is telling when it comes to Dahmer's motivations and mental state at a certain point joint back when he'd killed Stephen Hicks he was motivated by loneliness. A need for a partner who wouldn't reject him and wouldn't leave. Finally a he had that in Lewis play. If they'd met a few years earlier perhaps he would have seen this as the beginning of a normal relationship. But as as biographer. Brian Masters writes by Nineteen Ninety. Dahmer was incapable of such normal reasoning because the partner was not at that that stage a person to him at all but a putative object a thing to stimulate his fantasy during the course of their night long discussion. The object gradually took on being the fantasy dissolved and Dahmer found himself face to face with a human human being. The encounter apparently threw him off his game because it was two months before he learned in another victim in early September. Twenty three year old Ernest Miller became the third skull on Dahmer Shrine. This time he also kept a few limbs and organs. Thanks for another purpose. He started with the bicep beating it with a meat tenderizer than frying it. Up in a pan of CRISCO in in a bizarre way he thought of cannibalism as honoring his victims not degrading them. Dahmer explained I suppose in an odd way it made me feel as if they were even more a part of me. This was the ultimate in togetherness. They were literally inside of him. An and in-depth. They nourished his life over the coming months. Dahmer's Fridge would fill with several more victims on September number twenty fourth. He met twenty three year old. David Thomas at the mall and offered him money to come back to his apartment and pose for photos after drugging him. Dahmer suddenly changed his mind and decided. Thomas wasn't his type but he realized Thomas would inevitably wake up and be pissed off at him so he killed him anyway. February eighteenth nineteen ninety one seventeen year old curtis straughter was approached at the bus. Stop with the same. By this point the routine becomes tedious. He was drugged strangled dismembered and disposed of his skull hands and genitals were kept as souvenirs April seventh nineteen year old air. Lindsey struck up a conversation with Dahmer Armor outside a local Gay Bookstore after Lindsay was strangled. Dahmer flayed the skin from his entire body and attempted to preserve it in saltwater under the experiment failed May twenty fourth thirty one year old. Tony Hughes met Dahmer Outside Club to nineteen. Tony was deaf and his two friends drove the group home from the club. He and dumber sat in the backseat scribbling notes to each other. Tony's Tony's friends dropped him off at Dahmer's apartment and never saw him again in the course of a year. Dahmer ahead killed seven people and attempted to kill several more but no one seemed to notice the wave of disappearances at least in part this was due due to the transient nature of the gay community. At the time. A bartender at a Milwaukee Gay club commented many people. Don't use their real names. They don't have close contact with their families. We have a hard time keeping track. Additionally this was during the height of the AIDS epidemic around one hundred hundred fifty Wisconsin residents died of AIDS in nineteen ninety-one and the majority of them were gay and bisexual men living in Milwaukee with with so many healthy young men suddenly dropping dead. The extra disappearances didn't raise any eyebrows that's doubly true because Dahmer Congress passed seven victims were all part of the most at risk demographic for HIV. In Milwaukee Black men this was also the demographic least Michael to be investigated by the reportedly prejudiced Milwaukee police in the early ninety s of all the men. Dahmer would eventually kill all but but to were people of Color. It's hard to say what to make of this criminologist Jonathan James and John Proof found that eighty six point point eight percent of cereal sexual murderers target victims who are the same race as themselves and half of them searched for new victims who resembled pulled their previous victims so going after a wide range of white black Latino and Asian victims is highly unusual dahmer or insisted that he chose his victims based solely on attraction and opportunity since the area he lived in was heavily black his victims skewed skewed that way as well he emphatically denied any racial motivation. Although how much we can trust Jeffrey. Dahmer Word is anyone's guess. Furthermore some of Dahmer's acquaintances recalled him making racist comments in daily conversation. We can't ignore the possibility that at least on some level he mainly chose people of color because he felt less empathy for them. The race of the victims may have helped keep them under the police radar but the murders didn't escape the notice of Dahmer's neighbors during the spree of killings. The property manager confronted. Dahmer are several times about the terrible smell coming from his apartment the first time. He explained that his freezer had broken and some meat had spoiled. The story was accepted but when the smell didn't go away. Dahmer got another visit this time. He insisted that as tropical fish tank had malfunctioned and a few of the fish died. He even showed the property manager the large barrel in the closet. We're an unidentifiable mass was decomposing and Murrieta acid. Dahmer promised to get rid of the peril and he made good on that promise but that meant that after he killed Tony Hughes he had to leave the body lying out in the open been until the at the time and energy to dispose of him. Naturally this lead to more complaints about the odor this carelessness with the disposal process us was a sign that Dahmer was devolving over the coming months his crimes became more and more reckless on May twenty seventh just a few days after he killed Tony Hughes. Dahmer found his next victim outside the Grand Avenue Mall. He had no idea who the boy was but he guessed he was in his late teens and probably East Asian in heritage he was actually fourteen and Laotian Russian. His name was Kona. Rock Sim bossom pawn. The younger brother of some sock after this. We'll look Dahmer's most notorious run in with the Milwaukee Police now back to the story on Sunday may twenty seventh nineteen ninety. One Jeffrey Dahmer picked up fourteen year. Old Co oh Narok sinthasomphone at the local mall. He offered him fifty dollars to come to his apartment and posed for some photos and cone Iraq. DOC agreed he apparently didn't know that less than three years earlier his older brother Soem sock had been lured in with the exact same ruse. Some sock of course escaped before the sleeping pills kicked in leading Dahmer's arrest for sexual assault. Dahmer Armor was totally unaware that the two were related. He commented if I'd known who I was dealing with. I sure as hell wouldn't have bothered asking him back. That's that's for sure. They went back to Dahmer's apartment where Tony Hughes body was still decomposing in the bedroom. Unlike his brother Kona Rock rock fell unconscious before he realized anything was wrong then he became the next subject of an experiment. Dahmer had tried on a few view other victims with no success. The main problem with corpses is that they have to be disposed of quickly. That's why Dahmer kept photos and skulls. It's too tight him over between kills but he recalled. I didn't want to keep killing people and have nothing left except the skull. He wondered if there is a way. Eighty keep someone alive. But in permanently subdued compliant state to that end he purchased a power drill and a marinade injector once cone Iraq had passed out. Dahmer drilled a small hole into the top of his head aiming for the frontal lobe which controls all speech motor skills and decision making he then filled the whole with Murray attic acid. If all went as planned Kona rock could become something of a Zombie fully conscious but unable to communicate or physically resist at about one thirty in the morning. Uh Dahmer left the unconscious boy in the living room and went out for a beer. He planned to come back soon to check on the progress but while he was gone Kona Rock woke up. He could barely walk but he managed to stumble out of the apartment and down the street naked and disoriented most passersby by assumed. He was just drunk but eventually three women stopped to help him. He couldn't speak coherently but it was obvious he was in trouble. Just then Dahmer rounded the corner to see Kona rock talking with the women. This was bad. He hurried over and through an arm around Kerak shoulder pretending he was his drunk friend. He promised the women he take care of him and tried to drag him back to the apartment but KUNARAC fought brought back. He managed to form one coherent word. No Dahmer twisted him into a full headlock and pulled the naked Achot boy down the street as the women shouted after him pretty soon. A crowd had gathered to watch the spectacle and then a police car arrived the two officers who stepped out were white men. The three women screaming at Dahmer more black. What happened next was perhaps inevitable evitable? Dahmer calmly explained. That Kona Rock was his boyfriend. He'd had a little too much whiskey that night and he always pulled these kind of hijinks thinks when he was drunk running through the streets naked. He didn't have any identification for his boyfriend here but he provided his own correct name. I'm an address cooperating. Fully the three women kept loudly insisting that this was clearly child not a twenty year. Old Adult has dahmer claimed one of the offices replied that they should shut the hell up and stop telling him how to do his job. Con- orrock did look like he might be older. According to police records the officers and observers estimated his age is anywhere between thirteen and twenty dumber. Explain this spy saying that. Asian people quote Look Young. It's hard to tell their age. We can imagine the officers thought the same way taking a massive gamble. Dahmer invited the police back to his apartment. Maria the photos he'd taken earlier that night photos were corner. Rock was awake. Cooperative give and in his underwear in a tragic twist. Those photos would support the story that they were in a consensual relationship corner. I WanNa rock sat compliantly on the couch. While the police examined the photos his consciousness was waning and he'd stopped fighting. The officers serves accepted that this was a domestic incident and given the department's contentious history with the LGBT community. They decided it was best to stay out of it. They were about to leave. When one of the officers noticed a strange smell coming from the bedroom Tony Hughes decomposing corpse? The officer briefly poked his head into the unlocked bedroom but didn't bother to turn on the light he decided it wasn't any of his business. The pair of officers left telling Dahmer. Well you just take care of him. Within in an hour Kona Rock was dead. If the police had bothered to run a background check they would have found out that Dahmer was on probation for the sexual assault of cone. Iraq's brother but of course they did not the same day cone Iraq Iraq was killed probation officer. Donna Chester sent Dahmer for a psychiatric evaluation. The doctor concluded he had no serious mental disorders orders and wasn't a danger to himself or others. He was fooling everyone. Even as his life spiraled. Further out of control on in June thirtieth. He met twenty year old Matt. Turner after a Gay Pride Parade. Turner's head and organs ended up in dumbers freezer freezer a week later twenty-three-year-old Jeremiah. Weinberger met the same fate once again. Dahmer tried drilling a hole in his skull. L. Filling it with boiling water instead of acid. This time Weinberger lived for two days before eventually dying. His head was tossed lost in the freezer and his body was left in a bleach solution in the bathtub. Eight days after that on July Fifteenth Dahmer Are Brought Home Twenty four year old. Oliver Lacy Weinberger's body was still decomposing in the bathtub. Because Dahmer hadn't had the time time to dispose of it once lacy was subdued. He called into work and asked for a personal day. Unfortunately he'd taken so many days days off in the past year for the sake of disposing of bodies that his supervisor wouldn't take it anymore he was fired for poor attendance it. It was obvious even to Dahmer that he was in way over his head. He recalled if I'd been thinking rationally. I would've stopped. It was almost like I wanted to get to a point where it was out of my control and there was no return the very next day July Sixteenth Dahmer. Dahmer called his probation officer to apologize for missing an appointment on July tenth. He told officer Chester that he'd recently lost his job. They met on the eighteenth and Dahmer confessed that he was seriously contemplating suicide officer. Chester sent him for another psychiatric appointment that same afternoon. The doctor prescribed him and anxiety medication and made no recommendations for further action to the Probation Office on his way home from that appointment dahmer approached another man at invited him back to the apartment. He turned him down less than twenty four Hours later on July nineteenth. Dahmer picked up twenty five year old. Joseph Break Off at a bus stop due to the stress of the past couple of weeks. Jeremiah Weinberger's headless. Body was still in the bathtub. Oliver Lacy was piled on top of him and and once Joseph Brady was dead his body had to be left on the bed by July twenty first. The corpse was covered word in maggots. Dahmer woke up late tonight. twenty-second he hadn't showered in a while because of the bathtub situation leaving leaving as den of human remains. He staggered out for a beer. The property manager once again accosted him in the hallway and warned him if that's smell coming from his this unit didn't immediately he be victim. That was the least of his problems with no job. He wouldn't be able to make rent the next month anyway away. After he'd had a few beers dahmer wandered the city trying to pick up another victim. He approached met at the bus. Stop at the mall in public restrooms. uh-huh it was a Monday afternoon and no one was rearing to follow this drunk. smelly man home for fifty dollars. Eventually he gave up and sat down at the Mall Food Court with a slice of pizza and a beer at about five pm. He saw three men hanging out near the entrance and one of them he recognized could guys a few days earlier thirty two year old Tracy Edwards had encountered Dahmer at the bus stop and asked him for a cigarette. They made small small talk for a while before going their separate ways dade run into each other again a couple of days after that. This third meeting seemed like fate eight. Dahmer went over to Edward Sentence friends and started up a conversation. He told them he was bored. And he'd give them each one hundred dollars whereas if they came back to his place naturally one of them asked if sex would be involved and Dahmer said that part wouldn't be necessary. All he really wanted was to handcuff someone. Tracy took him up on the offer. The moment they got to Dahmer's apartment Tracy realized he'd made eight a mistake. There were multiple locks on both the inside and outside of the door and alarm system that had to be disengaged before they could enter inside. The living room was fairly clean and orderly but there was a terrible stench and of vaguely unsettling energy. There were artistic photos of nude men on the walls to gargoyles statues adorned the long black table in the living room. There was as an aquarium. Full of exotic fish kept in perfectly meet condition exorcist three was playing on the TV in the bedroom and and in the kitchen there were four big boxes of Miri Attic. Acid something was definitely off. Edwards wandered over to get a closer look at the fish tank. Dahmer went into the kitchen and started mixing some Roman Cokes. While his back was turned handcuffs clinked around Tracy Edwards left wrist Edwards asked what was happening. Dahmer led him into the bedroom and said I won't hurt if you if you let me handcuff you and take some pictures then. He pulled out a knife realizing how precarious the situation was Edwards decided to cooperate. He complied with the command to take off. His shirt lay. Sat down on the bed and watch the movie and the TV then Dahmer. Dahmer lowered his head Edwards chest and listened to his heartbeat. Dahmer was clearly losing his grip on reality not only did he. Fail L. to drug or fully handcuff Edwards. Before threatening him with the knife he left his unrestrained victim alone while he went to the fridge inch to grab a beer. Unsurprisingly Edwards used the opportunity to make a dash for the door. It was eleven thirty at night down the block. Milwaukee Police Officers Ralph Miller and Robert Roth were making their rounds. When they saw Edwards running down the street with a handcuff hanging from his wrist Edwards flagged on the squad car and ask them if they could remove the handcuff? He didn't tell them anything else about what had happened. His only goal was to get the handcuffs off and get out of there but when the police couldn't open the lock he begrudgingly agreed to lead them back to Dahmer's place to retrieve the key when the police leased knocked on the door Dahmer realized it was all over. He later recalled obviously a power higher than myself. Had I've been fed up with my deeds and decided it was time for me to be stopped so he stepped aside and invited them in when officer Muller stepped into the Bedroom. The first thing he noticed was the knife lying just under the edge of the bed then he he saw the open drawer full of Polaroid's of naked men upon closer inspection. Some of the photos weren't entire bodies they were severed heads and limbs and they were all taken in that same bedroom officer. Muller was standing in Muller called his partner over and showed him the pictures. Dahmer remained calm until he heard one of the officers. Mutter cuff him finally snapping back to reality reality. Dahmer began to struggle. The two officers wrestled him to the ground and slap the hand cuffs around his wrists. Officer Roth Breath kept him pinned to the floor. While Muller searched the rest of the apartment opening the fridge he saw cardboard box on the bottom shelf containing a severed head looking up from the floor. Dahmer told him for what I did and I should be dead after this will look at the aftermath of Dahmer's arrest now the conclusion of our story thirteen years after committing his first murder. Jeffrey Dahmer was is finally apprehended on July. Twenty Second Nineteen ninety-one at the age of thirty one. His killing spree had gone completely unnoticed by the Milwaukee police who didn't even realize they had a serial killer on their hands until they walked into Dahmer's the local and national media descended upon on the Oxford apartments almost immediately capturing footage is the police lugged boxes full of body parts out of the building. The scant details that lead to the press were shocking a local. TV News report described decapitated heads in a refrigerator freezer and a psychotic mass murderer who neighbors never suspected to be a killer regarding Dahmer himself they reported all we really know about him is that he is thirty one years old. Who is Jeffrey? Dahmer would be the question of the year. The Milwaukee Journal estimated that four hundred fifty reporters came to Milwaukee to cover the case many debated whether he was a man Ormond. stor comparisons to the silence of the lambs which had just been released. Six months earlier were frequent. The Associated Press went to Bath Township Township Ohio to interview everyone from his childhood neighbors to his high school. Prom date who helpfully commented. He didn't even kiss me. Good night. The Milwaukee Police came under close examination as well. The synth awesome phone. Family was horrified to learn that their missing sons remains and were found in Dahmer's apartment he'd been killed by the same men who assaulted their older son just three years earlier. Even even more horrifying was the fact that police had hand delivered the boy. Back Dahmer's doorstep after. He tried to escape due to the public uproar uproar the officers who responded to the call. We're fired but they were later reinstated. The symphonic components sued the city of Milwaukee for blatant eight misconduct and eventually one eight hundred fifty thousand dollar settlement as for the other grieving families. All they could hope for was closure and justice. The quest to identify Dahmer's victims was led by the killer himself. Once once he was taken into custody he spent two weeks dictating what his attorney called the longest confession in the history of America. His initial interview lasted from one thirty. Am to seven fifteen am in the early morning hours. After he was arrested during that time he drank four or five cups of coffee. Two cans of coke and confessed to fifteen murders. Even though police had only only charged him with ten once he'd signed a statement. He asked the detectives if they would just sit in the interview room and talk with him so so he can have a couple of cigarettes some coffee and think as to what had occurred over the next two weeks. The interrogation room became his personal snow therapy session. He confessed to more murders but he'd forgotten to mention in the first interview. He talked about his childhood. He confirmed that he knew the crimes crimes he was committing. Were wrong and that he drank excessively to try to forget the nightmare he felt he was living. He even told them about the time time he gone. Bar Hopping blacked out and bulk up Hog tied in a strange man's apartment with a candlestick in part of his body where he didn't want it to be. Nothing was off the table now. Dahmer stated that he realized it would be impossible to make amends for his crimes but that maybe by telling the truth he could start to make things right the only way he could start to change himself was to admit exactly what he had done to state that he was sorry for what he had done and to swear that he would try to change his life in the future. Naturally one has to. You wonder how sorry a serial killer can be but from the matter of fact tone of the confession and the wide range of horrific details. He shared it's hard to detect any hidden agenda. If he was trying to make himself look sympathetic he probably wouldn't have led with the fact that he'd eaten a human human bicep and if he was trying to brag he wouldn't have mentioned the countless victims that got away or shared so many embarrassing details about his personal personal life were left to assume then that Dahmer really was telling the truth or his version of it. What we get is a chillingly honest look at the thought process of a murderer even though he was aware that his crimes were horrifying? It didn't didn't seem to fully register for him on a personal level. Over the years killing had become mundane to the point. Where chipping frozen organs hands off? The bottom of the freezer fell under cleaning the fish tank on his weekend to do list his final self-assessment while speaking with a court appointed appointed psychiatrist was I should have gotten a college degree and gone into real estate and got myself an aquarium. That's what I should have done. Dahmer's frankness sets him apart from most other serial killers from Ted Bundy who denied all the charges against him until after his trial to the self-aggrandizing. btk Killer Dennis. Rader who sentencing statement was compared to an academy awards acceptance speech and `was Ella's honesty didn't win him any favors from the courts. It did add an interesting dimension to the media coverage of his case of Vanity Fair Article Muse Dahmer Distress about his crimes compounds the mystery by lifting him from the simple category of a monster who we can view from fascinated and safe distance into an uncomfortably recognizable human being this conflict coalesced on the first day of his insanity trial in January nineteen nineteen ninety two when he strode into the courtroom wearing a white button down shirt Khakis and brown suit jacket looking more like a timid mid high school teacher than a mass murderer despite believing that there was no hope for his Defense Dahmer's attorney convinced him to try an insanity sanity play for the next two weeks. A parade of psychiatrists would debate to legal questions. Did Dahmer have the capacity to appreciate appreciate the wrongfulness of his conduct and was he capable of conforming his conduct to the requirements of the law. The first question was a non-starter since Dahmer readily admitted that he knew his crimes were wrong. The real debate was whether he was capable of controlling his behavior. This is a tricky question. The fact that he kept killing even as he lost everything in the process suggest that no he wasn't able to stop himself on the other hand the nine years between his first and second murders proves that at least at one point point in time he was able to control himself for the defense. The argument was that Dahmer's violent thoughts were compulsive and without proper treatment treatment. He had no hope of controlling them permanently. Dr Fred Berlin testified that Dahmer Necrophilia was a cancer of the mind mind. He couldn't choose to have those thoughts and he couldn't stop them from coming there next expert. Dr Karl Wallstrom pointed out that Dahmer had a long history of serious mental illness which was essentially untreated leading to bizarre delusional ideas. Like using a power drill to turn a person into a Zombie by Wallstrom's analysis Dahmer's condition requires continuous treatment. And and without it he couldn't have possibly pulled himself out of his psychotic state on his own. The prosecution side The star witness was Dr Park. Dietz who had recently gained fame for consulting on John. Hinckley Juniors trial. Defense argued that even though Dahmer's necrophilic thoughts weren't a choice choice he did make a choice to give into them he said most para files never act on their paraphernalia in a criminal way. The Parasol is as free as any other human being to choose whether to commit a crime to gratify his wishes. He pointed out the premeditated. Nature of Dahmer's murderers with the exception of the first to careful planning went into every step of the process. These were not crimes of impulse or compulsion if he was has ever mentally unable to control his behavior it was because of his alcohol abuse not his necrophilia. This sounds logical. But it may not be medically correct in nineteen ninety sexologist. John Money explained that paraphernalia affects the brain's limbic system mm-hmm which is responsible for sexual drives as well as aggression. Pleasure repetitive behaviors and forming memories. While there's is no clear answer on what causes this to happen. In patients with paraphernalia an error in the brain's pathways caused sexual arousal signals to be mixed up with other often aggressive brain signals on a neurological level this bears close resemblance to temporal lobe seizures in which a person enters an altered state of consciousness without the convulsions typically associated with seizures in that altered state a person may engage gauge activities. That appear to be purposeful and voluntary but are actually involuntary. They might have no memory of what happened during the seizure or be only partially aware of what they're doing doctor. Money suggested the same thing might happen during episodes of parasitic behavior like like sexually motivated murders. This calls to mind Dahmer's first murder in which he said something just came over him. That betty couldn't control as well as the second murder of Stephen Tomi which he didn't remember at all. However this research wasn't brought up at Dahmer's trial Dr Money points out that forensic sexology is a specialization? That general forensic psychiatrists and psychologists often Kevin Arnold familiar with so instead of explaining the neurological workings of Necrophilia. These offenders are often misrepresented as being by their own choice psychopathic or sociopathic deviates. While this pair of Philip Fugu state theory doesn't excuse violent excellent behaviour morally or legally. It also doesn't help anyone to insist with no evidence that these offenders could just stop if they tried to. Dahmer tried a variety of tactics to prevent himself from killing and it's abundantly clear that they didn't work as for what else he could have done to stop himself. No one at the trial offered a suggestion. Of course this loops back around to the question of Responsibility Fugu State or no few state state. Dahmer was fully aware that what he was doing was wrong if he truly felt. He couldn't stop himself. He could have sought help by actually cooperating during his therapy sessions or even by turning himself into the police in the end even Dahmer himself agreed he was the only one to blame for his actions. On February Fifteenth Nineteen Ninety two the jury concluded that he was legally sane and guilty of fifteen counts of first degree murder. He would be tried for. Stephen Hicks murder in Ohio at a later. Date and couldn't be charged for Stephen Tommy's because none of his remains were ever found and in his final address to the court dahmer commonly accepted his fifteen life sentences. So you're on her. It is over now. This has never been a case of train to get free. I didn't ever ever want freedom. Frankly I wanNA death for myself. This was a case to tell the world that I did what I did. Not for reasons of hate. I hated no one. I knew I was sick or evil or both now. I believe I was sick. I know how much harm I have caused. I tried to do the best. I could after the arrest to make amends but no matter what I did I could not undo the terrible harm I have caused. I wanted to find out just what it was. It caused me to be so bad and evil but most of all Mr Boyle and I decided that maybe there was a way for us to tell the world that if there are people out there with these these disorders. Maybe they can get some help before they end up being hurt or hurting someone. It was a moving sentiment but in Dahmer or signature monotone. It didn't quite ring true to everyone. Once he was transferred to the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage Wisconsin He. He spent a year in solitary confinement out of fear that he'd be assaulted by his fellow inmates. That fear was proven correct in November nineteen ninety four when another prisoner beat him to death with a metal bar at just thirty four years. Old Old Dahmer's life was brief but eventful nearly two decades after his arrest he still a household name. He's been the subject of ten books. WCHS four films six documentaries a comic book and an Experimental Theatre piece that uses him as a metaphor for governmental indifference to the AIDS crisis. This media attention is a double edged sword on one hand much of it focuses on the police misconduct. Racism mm-hmm Homophobia and lack of mental health services that led to Dahmer's multi-year killing spree by bringing those issues to public attention attention. It's far more likely that we can prevent another Jeffrey Dahmer from happening on the other hand. There's a fine line between understanding understanding a criminal and glorifying them by portraying their acts of violence as fascinating and attention worthy. We unintentionally hold up the the point of view that led them to kill in the first place. That murder is a means of gaining power. It's an ironic twist. That Dahmer himself himself became a victim of murder and his killer. Christopher scarver became something of a folk hero as a result as recently as two thousand fifteen gene scarver has made international headlines with lurid new details about Dahmer's murder the cycle of violence and sensationalization keeps turning and in some ways. This podcast is a part of it but it can be argued that the benefits of understanding criminal outweighs the danger of dwelling on them. In the words of Dahmer's attorney Gerald Boyle if we can illuminate the condition which afflicts flick's people like. Jeffrey Dahmer. We might have done some little thing for humanity. Thanks for listening. If you enjoyed this episode road check out the PODCAST original serial killers which you can listen to for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream serial killers for free a on spotify. Just open the APP and type serial killers in the search bar and don't forget to follow us on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter. Here at podcast network. We'll see you next time. Dahmer is a special podcast duty. Original episode created by Max Cutler her it is executive produced by Max Cutler. Sound design by Russell Nash With Production Assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly Madden Freddie Beckley and Joel Stein nine. This episode was written by Kate. Gallagher with writing assistance by drew coal and stars. Greg Paulson and Vanessa Richardson.

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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

"Dan Do the graphic nature of this killer's crimes listener. Discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions of murder torture her sexual assault necrophilia. Cannibalism and violence against children. That some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children. Children under thirteen in May nineteen ninety-one twenty five year. Old Daemon was found strangled in his own home. At Milwaukee's he's Oxford apartments. The building had a locked entrance. So every tenant immediately became a suspect including the quiet man in unit two thirteen Jeffrey Dahmer. When dumber opened his door to see a detective on the other side he panicked? He had a closet full of skulls organs in the freezer. His latest victims flayed skin was was still soaking in a barrel of salt water. He was sure he was about to be arrested. He tried to remain calm as the detective asked him about a recent homicide. A black male mid twenties named Dean Vaughan but tension lifted. Dahmer didn't have anything to do with that murder. He gave an honest statement provided an alibi and the cop was on his way. Dahmer may not have killed his neighbor Dean Vaughan but he had already killed eleven other people and by the end of the month he would kill two two more. None of these homicides would ever be investigated by the Milwaukee Police. Hi I'm Greg pulsing Elson. And I'm Vanessa Richardson every Monday. Vincent I co host serial killers a podcast original. This is the final episode of our special on Jeffrey Free Dahmer. The Milwaukee Chemical at par cast. Were grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook look and instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network. And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review. Wherever you're you're listening? It really does help. In the past two episodes we discussed Dahmer's evolution from troubled child to NECROPHILIAC murderer. After killing five men assaulting dozens more dumber spree came to a pause in nineteen eighty nine when one of his victims got aww away. He was convicted of sexual assault but in March nineteen ninety. He was released two months early. In this this episode. We'll look at the spiral of violence. That occurred while Dahmer was out on probation. We'll also look at the chance of vent that finally led to his arrest and the media spectacle that followed Jeffrey. Dahmer walked walked out of prison on March. Second nineteen ninety feeling like his actions would never have consequences in the past few years. Here's the twenty nine year old serial rapist and murderer had committed an untold number of felonies. He only ever been convicted of one and and for that he only spent ten months behind bars on daily work release nonetheless he was still technically on probation but as usual he was able to game that system as a maximum supervision. Client his probation officer. Donna Chester would typically have to make make a home visit at least once every thirty days the total number of home visits Chester made was zero Chester determined that Dahmer was a lower risk sex offender because the crime he'd been convicted of wasn't overtly violent. She submitted a request to wave home. Visits and her supervisor approved it if she had bothered to stop by his new apartment even once she would have seen evidence of overtly advertently violent crimes after his release. Dahmer moved into the Oxford apartments in central Milwaukee taking his skull box with him mm-hmm and with his own abode. He had the privacy to commit more murders than ever before in May a nine thousand nine hundred ninety just two months after his release from prison. Dahmer met thirty-three-year-old Raymond Smith Outside Club to nineteen eighteen. He offered him fifty dollars to come home with him. Within thirty minutes. Smith was drugged and strangled. Then it was time for Dahmer's new favorite hobby photography. He'd used a photo session as a ruse to lure in his previous. Es Victim thirteen-year-old some socks in Foshan Pong this time the photos fitted different purpose. He posed Smith's corpse in a variety of positions positions and took polaroid's to serve as mementos. The bodies themselves had to be disposed of pretty quickly but a picture is forever the polaroid's along with the skulls. Let him relive the experience in the time between kills regarding the skulls now that Dahmer had his own place he had his sights on a diy project he'd acquired a long black table and a statue of a griffin the mythical winged creature that often symbolizes the devil. Dahmer said he bought the Griffin because it represented how he felt evil. Once once he was done with Raymond Smith he would have to skulls to add to the display. This would be his alter a monument to his victims. He explained if I couldn't keep them there with me whole. At least I felt that I could keep their skeletons. Of course a table full of skulls goals was bound to get him in trouble so we went to the craft store and bought an off white paint to cover the skulls so they would look less realistic. If anyone asked heede say they were just props but he still had to dispose of the rest of the body his old process of using a sledgehammer chalmer to grind up. The bones wouldn't fly in an apartment complex and leaving the remains in the community. Dumpster was risky to say the least instead he bought an eighty gallon. Steel Kettle boiled the flesh and dissolved the bones with acid once it was liquefied he simply employees poured it down the toilet less than a week after Raymond. Smith's murder Dahmer was ready to kill again. His time line was escalating severely but his success rate was falling due to his own bungling incompetents in late. May Dahmer brought a victim home. Nixed the sleeping pills into a drink and accidentally took the wrong glass drugging himself instead. He woke up disoriented missing three hundred dollars and a watch on June twenty third. He tried again. twenty-seven-year-old Eddie Smith was lured in by Dahmer's claim that he was a movie v Producer. Eddie agreed to go home with him and posed for pictures. None of the photos. Dahmer took Eddie. Either dead or alive turned out well and his experimental attempts to dry the skull by heating it in the oven failed spectacularly the skull exploded and there were no relics left of the crime. Dahmer recalled that this was one of the only murderers he felt bad about because it was a waste. It was one thing to kill for a purpose even if that purpose was adding another skull to the collection but since nothing tangible had come from the murder he felt that the suffering he'd caused Eddie was all for nothing on July. Sixth came Louis Penny. May they took photos had sex and fell asleep together all night. Dahmer kept waiting for Pineda's say he was going home. That was his cue to offer one and more drink but the moment never came penny was the first person to stay until morning and agreed to see him again. Dahmer was so surprised he let him leave in peace but he couldn't let the good one get away the next night the two met up again and went back to Dahmer's apartment. Dahmer happened to be out of sleeping pills so in a pinch. He snuck up behind play with a giant Rubber Mallet and hit him over the head in Dahmer's words. Obviously he got upset about that. Fisticuffs ensued but the men were evenly matched in strength so there was no easy winter after a few minutes. They were both worn out and agreed to a truce once. They had both calmed down. Dahmer gave a half baked excuse for why he'd hit with a mallet. panay apparently accepted the apology because the two spent the entire rest of the night eight talking at a certain point. Dahmer came to the realization that I just didn't have the ability to do him any harm at about seven. Am Penny promised. He wouldn't tell anyone what happened and Dahmer walked him to the bus stop. Penny broke that promise and went to the police but the story was so bizarre is are. They simply didn't believe him. This strange saga is telling when it comes to Dahmer's motivations and mental state at a certain point joint back when he'd killed Stephen Hicks he was motivated by loneliness. A need for a partner who wouldn't reject him and wouldn't leave. Finally a he had that in Lewis Panay. If they'd met a few years earlier perhaps he would have seen this as the beginning of a normal relationship. But as as biographer. Brian Masters writes by Nineteen Ninety. Dahmer was incapable of such normal reasoning because the partner was not at that that stage a person to him at all but a putative object a thing to stimulate his fantasy during the course of their night long discussion. The object gradually took on being the fantasy dissolved and Dahmer found himself face to face with a human human being. The encounter apparently threw him off his game because it was two months before he learned in another victim in early September. Twenty three year old Ernest Miller became the third skull on Dahmer Shrine. This time he also kept a few limbs and organs. Thanks for another purpose. He started with the bicep beating it with a meat tenderizer than frying it. Up in a pan of CRISCO in in a bizarre way he thought of cannibalism as honoring his victims not degrading them. Dahmer explained I suppose in an odd way it made me feel as if they were even more a part of me. This was the ultimate in togetherness. They were literally inside of him. An and in-depth. They nourished his life over the coming months. Dahmer's Fridge would fill with several more victims on September number twenty fourth. He met twenty three year old. David Thomas at the mall and offered him money to come back to his apartment and pose for photos after drugging him. Dahmer suddenly changed his mind and decided. Thomas wasn't his type but he realized Thomas would inevitably wake up and be pissed off at him so he killed him anyway. February eighteenth nineteen ninety one seventeen year old curtis straughter was approached at the bus. Stop with the same offer. By this point the routine becomes tedious. He was drugged strangled dismembered and disposed of his skull hands and genitals were kept as souvenirs April seventh nineteen year old air. Lindsey struck up a conversation with Dahmer Armor outside a local Gay Bookstore after Lindsay was strangled. Dahmer flayed the skin from his entire body and attempted to preserve it in saltwater under the experiment failed May twenty fourth thirty one year old. Tony Hughes met Dahmer Outside Club to nineteen. Tony was deaf and his two friends drove the group home from the club. He and dumber sat in the backseat scribbling notes to each other. Tony's Tony's friends dropped him off at Dahmer's apartment and never saw him again in the course of a year. Dahmer ahead killed seven people and attempted to kill several more but no one seemed to notice the wave of disappearances at least in part this was due due to the transient nature of the gay community. At the time. A bartender at a Milwaukee Gay club commented many people. Don't use their real names. They don't have close contact with their families. We have a hard time keeping track. Additionally this was during the height of the AIDS epidemic around one hundred hundred fifty Wisconsin residents died of AIDS in nineteen ninety-one and the majority of them were gay and bisexual men living in Milwaukee with with so many healthy young men suddenly dropping dead. The extra disappearances didn't raise any eyebrows that's doubly true because Dahmer Congress passed seven victims were all part of the most at risk demographic for HIV. In Milwaukee Black men this was also the demographic least Michael to be investigated by the reportedly prejudiced Milwaukee police in the early ninety s of all the men. Dahmer would eventually kill all but but to were people of Color. It's hard to say what to make of this criminologist Jonathan James and John Proof found that eighty six point point eight percent of cereal sexual murderers target victims who are the same race as themselves and half of them searched for new victims who resembled pulled their previous victims so going after a wide range of white black Latino and Asian victims is highly unusual dahmer or insisted that he chose his victims based solely on attraction and opportunity since the area he lived in was heavily black his victims skewed skewed that way as well he emphatically denied any racial motivation. Although how much we can trust Jeffrey. Dahmer Word is anyone's guess. Furthermore some of Dahmer's acquaintances recalled him making racist comments in daily conversation. We can't ignore the possibility that at least on some level he mainly chose people of color because he felt less empathy for them. The race of the victims may have helped keep them under the police radar but the murders didn't escape the notice of Dahmer's neighbors during the spree of killings. The property manager confronted. Dahmer are several times about the terrible smell coming from his apartment the first time. He explained that his freezer had broken and some meat had spoiled. The story was accepted but when the smell didn't go away. Dahmer got another visit this time. He insisted that as tropical fish tank had malfunctioned and a few of the fish died. He even showed the property manager the large barrel in the closet. We're an unidentifiable mass was decomposing and Murrieta acid. Dahmer promised to get rid of the peril and he made good on that promise but that meant that after he killed Tony Hughes he had to leave the body lying out in the open been until the at the time and energy to dispose of him. Naturally this lead to more complaints about the odor this carelessness with the disposal process us was a sign that Dahmer was devolving over the coming months his crimes became more and more reckless on May twenty seventh just a few days after he killed Tony Hughes. Dahmer found his next victim outside the Grand Avenue Mall. He had no idea who the boy was but he guessed he was in his late teens and probably East Asian in heritage he was actually fourteen and Laotian Russian. His name was Kona. Rock Sim bossom pawn. The younger brother of some sock after this. We'll look at Dahmer's most notorious run in with the Milwaukee Police now back to the story on Sunday may twenty seventh nineteen ninety one. Jeffrey Dahmer picked up fourteen year. Old Co oh Narok sinthasomphone at the local mall. He offered him fifty dollars to come to his apartment and posed for some photos and cone Iraq. DOC agreed he apparently didn't know that less than three years earlier his older brother Soem sock had been lured in with the exact same ruse. Some sock of course escaped before the sleeping pills kicked in leading Dahmer's arrest for sexual assault. Dahmer Armor was totally unaware that the two were related. He commented if I'd known who I was dealing with. I sure as hell wouldn't have bothered asking him back. That's that's for sure. They went back to Dahmer's apartment where Tony Hughes body was still decomposing in the bedroom. Unlike his brother Kona Rock rock fell unconscious before he realized anything was wrong then he became the next subject of an experiment. Dahmer had tried on a few view other victims with no success. The main problem with corpses is that they have to be disposed of quickly. That's why Dahmer kept photos and skulls. It's too tight him over between kills but he recalled. I didn't want to keep killing people and have nothing left except the skull. He wondered if there is a way. Eighty keep someone alive. But in permanently subdued compliant state to that end he purchased a power drill and a marinade injector once cone Iraq had passed out. Dahmer drilled a small hole into the top of his head aiming for the frontal lobe which controls all speech motor skills and decision making he then filled the whole with Murray attic acid. If all went as planned Kona rock could become something of a Zombie fully conscious but unable to communicate or physically resist at about one thirty in the morning. Uh Dahmer left the unconscious boy in the living room and went out for a beer. He planned to come back soon to check on the progress but while he was gone Kona Rock woke up. He could barely walk but he managed to stumble out of the apartment and down the street naked and disoriented most passersby by assumed. He was just drunk but eventually three women stopped to help him. He couldn't speak coherently but it was obvious he was in trouble. Just then Dahmer rounded the corner to see Kona rock talking with the women. This was bad. He hurried over and through an arm around Kerak shoulder pretending he was his drunk friend. He promised the women he take care of him and tried to drag him back to the apartment but Kona rock fought brought back. He managed to form one coherent word. No Dahmer twisted him into a full headlock and pulled the naked Achot boy down the street as the women shouted after him pretty soon. A crowd had gathered to watch the spectacle and then a police car arrived the two officers who stepped out were white men. The three women screaming at Dahmer more black. What happened next was perhaps inevitable evitable? Dahmer calmly explained. That Kona Rock was his boyfriend. He'd had a little too much whiskey that night and he always pulled these kind of hijinks thinks when he was drunk running through the streets naked. He didn't have any identification for his boyfriend here but he provided his own correct name. I'm an address cooperating. Fully the three women kept loudly insisting that this was clearly child not a twenty year. Old Adult has dahmer claimed one of the offices replied that they should shut the hell up and stop telling him how to do his job. Con- orrock did look like he might be older. According to police records the officers and observers estimated his age is anywhere between thirteen and twenty dumber. Explain this spy saying that. Asian people quote Look Young. It's hard to tell their age. We can imagine the officers thought the same way taking a massive gamble. Dahmer invited the police back to his apartment. Maria the photos he'd taken earlier that night photos were corner. Rock was awake. Cooperative give and in his underwear in a tragic twist. Those photos would support the story that they were in a consensual relationship corner. I WanNa rock sat compliantly on the couch. While the police examined the photos his consciousness was waning and he'd stopped fighting. The officers serves accepted that this was a domestic incident and given the department's contentious history with the LGBT community. They decided it was best to stay out of it. They were about to leave. When one of the officers noticed a strange smell coming from the bedroom Tony Hughes decomposing corpse? The officer briefly poked his head into the unlocked bedroom but didn't bother to turn on the light he decided it wasn't any of his business. The pair of officers left telling Dahmer. Well you just take care of him. Within in an hour Kona Rock was dead. If the police had bothered to run a background check they would have found out that Dahmer was on probation for the sexual assault of cone. Iraq's brother but of course they did not the same day cone Iraq Iraq was killed probation officer. Donna Chester sent Dahmer for a psychiatric evaluation. The doctor concluded he had no serious mental disorders orders and wasn't a danger to himself or others. He was fooling everyone. Even as his life spiraled. Further out of control on in June thirtieth. He met twenty year old Matt. Turner after a Gay Pride Parade. Turner's head and organs ended up in dumbers freezer freezer a week later twenty-three-year-old Jeremiah. Weinberger met the same fate once again. Dahmer tried drilling a hole in his skull. L. Filling it with boiling water instead of acid. This time Weinberger lived for two days before eventually dying. His head was tossed lost in the freezer and his body was left in a bleach solution in the bathtub. Eight days after that on July Fifteenth Dahmer Are Brought Home Twenty four year old. Oliver Lacy Weinberger's body was still decomposing in the bathtub. Because Dahmer hadn't had the time time to dispose of it once lacy was subdued. He called into work and asked for a personal day. Unfortunately he'd taken so many days days off in the past year for the sake of disposing of bodies that his supervisor wouldn't take it anymore he was fired for poor attendance it. It was obvious even to Dahmer that he was in way over his head. He recalled if I'd been thinking rationally. I would've stopped. It was almost like I wanted to get to a point where it was out of my control and there was no return the very next day July Sixteenth Dahmer. Dahmer called his probation officer to apologize for missing an appointment on July tenth. He told officer Chester that he'd recently lost his job. They met on the eighteenth and Dahmer confessed that he was seriously contemplating suicide officer. Chester sent him for another psychiatric appointment that same afternoon. The doctor prescribed him and anxiety medication and made no recommendations for further action to the Probation Office on his way home from that appointment dahmer approached another mad at invited him back to the apartment. He turned him down less than twenty four Hours later on July nineteenth. Dahmer picked up twenty five year old. Joseph Break Off at a bus stop due to the stress of the past couple of weeks. Jeremiah Weinberger's headless. Body was still in the bathtub. Oliver Lacy was piled on top of him and and once Joseph Brady was dead his body had to be left on the bed by July twenty first. The corpse was covered word in maggots. Dahmer woke up late tonight. twenty-second he hadn't showered in a while because of the bathtub situation leaving leaving as den of human remains. He staggered out for a beer. The property manager once again accosted him in the hallway and warned him if that's smell coming from his this unit didn't immediately he be victim. That was the least of his problems with no job. He wouldn't be able to make rent the next month anyway away. After he'd had a few beers dahmer wandered the city trying to pick up another victim. He approached met at the bus. Stop at the mall in public restrooms. uh-huh it was a Monday afternoon and no one was rearing to follow this drunk. smelly man home for fifty dollars. Eventually he gave up and sat down at the Mall Food Court with a slice of pizza and a beer at about five pm. He saw three men hanging out near the entrance and one of them he recognized could guys a few days earlier thirty two year old Tracy Edwards had encountered Dahmer at the bus stop and asked him for a cigarette. They made small small talk for a while before going their separate ways dade run into each other again a couple of days after that. This third meeting seemed like fate eight. Dahmer went over to Edward Sentence friends and started up a conversation. He told them he was bored. And he'd give them each one hundred dollars whereas if they came back to his place naturally one of them asked if sex would be involved and Dahmer said that part wouldn't be necessary. All he really wanted was to handcuff someone. Tracy took him up on the offer. The moment they got to Dahmer's apartment Tracy realized he'd made eight a mistake. There were multiple locks on both the inside and outside of the door and alarm system that had to be disengaged before they could enter inside. The living room was fairly clean and orderly but there was a terrible stench and of vaguely unsettling energy. There were artistic photos of nude men on the walls to gargoyles statues adorned the long black table in the living room. There was as an aquarium. Full of exotic fish kept in perfectly meet condition exorcist three was playing on the TV in the bedroom and and in the kitchen there were four big boxes of Miri Attic. Acid something was definitely off. Edwards wandered over to get a closer look at the fish tank. Dahmer went into the kitchen and started mixing some Roman Cokes. While his back was turned handcuffs clinked around Tracy Edwards left wrist Edwards asked what was happening. Dahmer led him into the bedroom and said I won't hurt if you if you let me handcuff you and take some pictures then. He pulled out a knife realizing how precarious the situation was Edwards decided to cooperate. He complied with the command to take off. His shirt lay. Sat down on the bed and watch the movie and the TV then Dahmer. Dahmer lowered his head Edwards chest and listened to his heartbeat. Dahmer was clearly losing his grip on reality not only did he. Fail L. to drug or fully handcuff Edwards. Before threatening him with the knife he left his unrestrained victim alone while he went to the fridge inch to grab a beer. Unsurprisingly Edwards used the opportunity to make a dash for the door. It was eleven thirty at night down the block. Milwaukee Police Officers Ralph Miller and Robert Roth were making their rounds. When they saw Edwards running down the street with a handcuff hanging from his wrist Edwards flagged on the squad car and ask them if they could remove the handcuff? He didn't tell them anything else about what had happened. His only goal was to get the handcuffs off and get out of there but when the police couldn't open the lock he begrudgingly agreed to lead them back to Dahmer's place to retrieve the key when the police leased knocked on the door Dahmer realized it was all over. He later recalled obviously a power higher than myself. Had I've been fed up with my deeds and decided it was time for me to be stopped so he stepped aside and invited them in when officer Muller stepped into the Bedroom. The first thing he noticed was the knife lying just under the edge of the bed then he he saw the open drawer full of Polaroid's of naked men upon closer inspection. Some of the photos weren't entire bodies they were severed heads and limbs and they were all taken in that same bedroom officer. Muller was standing in Muller called his partner over and showed him the pictures. Dahmer remained calm until he heard one of the officers. Mutter cuff him finally snapping back to reality reality. Dahmer began to struggle. The two officers wrestled him to the ground and slap the hand cuffs around his wrists. Officer Roth Breath kept him pinned to the floor. While Muller searched the rest of the apartment opening the fridge he saw cardboard box on the bottom shelf containing a severed head looking up from the floor. Dahmer told him for what I did and I should be dead after this will look at the aftermath of Dahmer's arrest now the conclusion of our story thirteen years after committing his first murder. Jeffrey Dahmer was is finally apprehended on July. Twenty Second Nineteen ninety-one at the age of thirty one. His killing spree had gone completely unnoticed by the Milwaukee police who didn't even realize they had a serial killer on their hands until they walked into Dahmer's the local and national media descended upon on the Oxford apartments almost immediately capturing footage is the police lugged boxes full of body parts out of the building. The scant details that lead to the press were shocking a local. TV News report described decapitated heads in a refrigerator freezer and a psychotic mass murderer who neighbors never suspected to be a killer regarding Dahmer himself they reported all we really know about him is that he is thirty one years old. Who is Jeffrey? Dahmer would be the question of the year. The Milwaukee Journal estimated that four hundred fifty reporters came to Milwaukee to cover the case many debated whether he was a man Ormond. stor comparisons to the silence of the lambs which had just been released. Six months earlier were frequent. The Associated Press went to Bath Township Township Ohio to interview everyone from his childhood neighbors to his high school. Prom date who helpfully commented. He didn't even kiss me. Good night. The Milwaukee Police came under close examination as well. The synth awesome phone. Family was horrified to learn that their missing sons remains and were found in Dahmer's apartment he'd been killed by the same men who assaulted their older son just three years earlier. Even even more horrifying was the fact that police had hand delivered the boy. Back Dahmer's doorstep after. He tried to escape due to the public uproar uproar the officers who responded to the call. We're fired but they were later reinstated. The symphonic components sued the city of Milwaukee for blatant eight misconduct and eventually one eight hundred fifty thousand dollar settlement as for the other grieving families. All they could hope for was closure and justice. The quest to identify Dahmer's victims was led by the killer himself. Once once he was taken into custody he spent two weeks dictating what his attorney called the longest confession in the history of America. His initial interview lasted from one thirty. Am to seven fifteen am in the early morning hours. After he was arrested during that time he drank four or five cups of coffee. Two cans of coke and confessed to fifteen murders. Even though police had only only charged him with ten once he'd signed a statement. He asked the detectives if they would just sit in the interview room and talk with him so so he can have a couple of cigarettes some coffee and think as to what had occurred over the next two weeks. The interrogation room became his personal snow therapy session. He confessed to more murders but he'd forgotten to mention in the first interview. He talked about his childhood. He confirmed that he knew the crimes crimes he was committing. Were wrong and that he drank excessively to try to forget the nightmare he felt he was living. He even told them about the time time he gone. Bar Hopping blacked out and bulk up Hog tied in a strange man's apartment with a candlestick in part of his body where he didn't want it to be. Nothing was off the table now. Dahmer stated that he realized it would be impossible to make amends for his crimes but that maybe by telling the truth he could start to make things right the only way he could start to change himself was to admit exactly what he had done to state that he was sorry for what he had done and to swear that he would try to change his life in the future. Naturally one has to. You wonder how sorry a serial killer can be but from the matter of fact tone of the confession and the wide range of horrific details. He shared it's hard to detect any hidden agenda. If he was trying to make himself look sympathetic he probably wouldn't have led with the fact that he'd eaten a human human bicep and if he was trying to brag he wouldn't have mentioned the countless victims that got away or shared so many embarrassing details about his personal personal life were left to assume then that Dahmer really was telling the truth or his version of it. What we get is a chillingly honest look at the thought process of a murderer even though he was aware that his crimes were horrifying? It didn't didn't seem to fully register for him on a personal level. Over the years killing had become mundane to the point. Where chipping frozen organs hands off? The bottom of the freezer fell under cleaning the fish tank on his weekend to do list his final self-assessment while speaking with a court appointed appointed psychiatrist was I should have gotten a college degree and gone into real estate and got myself an aquarium. That's what I should have done. Dahmer's frankness sets him apart from most other serial killers from Ted Bundy who denied all the charges against him until after his trial to the self-aggrandizing. btk Killer Dennis. Rader who sentencing statement was compared to an academy awards acceptance speech and `was Ella's honesty didn't win him any favors from the courts. It did add an interesting dimension to the media coverage of his case of Vanity Fair Article Muse Dahmer Distress about his crimes compounds the mystery by lifting him from the simple category of a monster who we can view from fascinated and safe distance into an uncomfortably recognizable human being this conflict coalesced on the first day of his insanity trial in January nineteen nineteen ninety two when he strode into the courtroom wearing a white button-down shirt Khakis and brown suit jacket looking more like a timid mid high school teacher than a mass murderer despite believing that there was no hope for his Defense Dahmer's attorney convinced him to try an insanity sanity play for the next two weeks. A parade of psychiatrists would debate to legal. Questions did Dahmer have the capacity to appreciate appreciate the wrongfulness of his conduct and was he capable of conforming his conduct to the requirements of the law. The first question was a non-starter since Dahmer readily admitted that he knew his crimes were wrong. The real debate was whether he was capable of controlling his behavior. This is a tricky question. The fact that he kept killing even as he lost everything in the process suggest that no he wasn't able to stop himself on the other hand the nine years between his first and second murders proves that at least at one point point in time he was able to control himself for the defense. The argument was that Dahmer's violent thoughts were compulsive and without proper treatment treatment. He had no hope of controlling them permanently. Dr Fred Berlin testified that Dahmer Necrophilia was a cancer of the mind mind. He couldn't choose to have those thoughts and he couldn't stop them from coming there next expert. Dr Karl Wallstrom pointed out that Dahmer had a long history of serious mental illness which was essentially untreated leading to bizarre delusional ideas. Like using a power drill to turn a person into a Zombie by Wallstrom's analysis Dahmer's condition requires continuous treatment. And and without it he couldn't have possibly pulled himself out of his psychotic state on his own. The prosecution side The star witness was Dr Park. Dietz who had recently gained fame for consulting on John. Hinckley Juniors trial. Defense argued that even though Dahmer's necrophilic thoughts weren't a choice choice he did make a choice to give into them he said most para files never act on their paraphernalia in a criminal way. The Parasol is as free as any other human being to choose whether to commit a crime to gratify his wishes. He pointed out the premeditated. Nature of Dahmer's murderers with the exception of the first to careful planning went into every step of the process. These were not crimes of impulse or compulsion if he was has ever mentally unable to control his behavior it was because of his alcohol abuse not his necrophilia. This sounds logical. But it may not be medically correct in nineteen ninety sexologist. John Money explained that paraphernalia affects the brain's limbic system mm-hmm which is responsible for sexual drives as well as aggression. Pleasure repetitive behaviors and forming memories. While there's is no clear answer on what causes this to happen. In patients with paraphernalia an error in the brain's pathways caused sexual arousal signals to be mixed up with often aggressive brain signals on a neurological level. This bears close resemblance to temporal lobe seizures. In which a person enters an altered state of consciousness without the convulsions typically associated with seizures in that altered state a person may engage gauge activities. That appear to be purposeful and voluntary but are actually involuntary. They might have no memory of what happened during the seizure or be only partially aware of what they're doing doctor. Money suggested the same thing might happen during episodes of parasitic behavior like like sexually motivated murders. This calls to mind Dahmer's first murder in which he said something just came over him. That betty couldn't control as well as the second murder of Stephen Tomi which he didn't remember at all. However this research wasn't brought up at Dahmer's trial Dr Money points out that forensic sexology is a specialization? That general forensic psychiatrists and psychologists often Kevin Arnold familiar with so instead of explaining the neurological workings of Necrophilia. These offenders are often misrepresented as being by their own choice psychopathic or sociopathic deviates. While this pair of Philip Fugu state theory doesn't excuse violent Alan behavior morally or legally. It also doesn't help anyone to insist with no evidence that these offenders could just stop if they tried to. Dahmer tried a variety of tactics to prevent himself from killing and it's abundantly clear that they didn't work as for what else he could have done to stop himself. No one at the trial offered a suggestion. Of course this loops back around to the question of Responsibility Fugu State or no few state state. Dahmer was fully aware that what he was doing was wrong if he truly felt. He couldn't stop himself. He could have sought help by actually cooperating during his therapy sessions or even by turning himself into the police in the end even Dahmer himself agreed he was the only one to blame for his actions. On February Fifteenth Nineteen Ninety two the jury concluded that he was legally sane and guilty of fifteen counts of first degree murder. He would be tried for. Stephen Hicks murder in Ohio at a later. Date and couldn't be charged for Stephen Tommy's because none of his remains were ever found and in his final address to the court dahmer commonly accepted his fifteen life sentences. So you're on her. It is over now. This has never been a case of train to get free. I didn't ever ever want freedom. Frankly I wanNA death for myself. This was a case to tell the world that I did what I did. Not for reasons of hate. I hated no one. I knew I was sick or evil or both now. I believe I was sick. I know how much harm I have caused. I tried to do the best. I could after the arrest to make amends but no matter what I did I could not undo the terrible harm I have caused. I wanted to find out just what it was. It caused me to be so bad and evil but most of all Mr Boyle and I decided that maybe there was a way for us to tell the world that if there are people out there with these these disorders. Maybe they can get some help before they end up being hurt or hurting someone. It was a moving sentiment but in Dahmer for signature monotone. It didn't quite ring true to everyone. Once he was transferred to the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage Wisconsin He. He spent a year in solitary confinement out of fear that he'd be assaulted by his fellow inmates. That fear was proven correct in November nineteen ninety four when another prisoner beat him to death with a metal bar at just thirty four years. Old Old Dahmer's life was brief but eventful nearly two decades after his arrest he still a household name. He's been the subject of ten books. WCHS four films six documentaries a comic book and an Experimental Theatre piece that uses him as a metaphor for governmental indifference to the AIDS crisis. This media attention is a double edged sword on one hand much of it focuses on the police misconduct. Racism mm-hmm Homophobia and lack of mental health services that led to Dahmer's multi-year killing spree by bringing those issues to public attention attention. It's far more likely that we can prevent another Jeffrey Dahmer from happening on the other hand. There's a fine line between understanding understanding a criminal and glorifying them by portraying their acts of violence as fascinating and attention worthy. We unintentionally hold up the the point of view that led them to kill in the first place. That murder is a means of gaining power. It's an ironic twist. That Dahmer himself himself became a victim of murder and his killer. Christopher scarver became something of a folk hero as a result as recently as two thousand fifteen gene scarver has made international headlines with lurid new details about Dahmer's murder the cycle of violence and sensationalization keeps turning and in some ways. This podcast is a part of it but it can be argued that the benefits of understanding a criminal outweighs the danger of dwelling on them. In the words of Dahmer's attorney Gerald Boyle if we can illuminate the condition which afflicts flick's people like. Jeffrey Dahmer. We might have done some little thing for humanity. Thanks for listening. If you enjoyed this episode road check out the PODCAST original serial killers which you can listen to for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream serial killers for free a on spotify. Just open the APP and type serial killers in the search bar and don't forget to follow us on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter. Here at podcast network next time. Dahmer is a special podcast duty. Original episode created by Max Cutler her it is executive produced by Max Cutler. Sound design by Russell Nash With Production Assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly Madden Freddie Beckley and Joel Stein nine. This episode was written by Kate. Gallagher with writing assistance by drew coal and stars. Greg Paulson and Vanessa Richardson.

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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

"Dan Do the graphic nature of this killer's crimes listener. Discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions of murder torture her sexual assault necrophilia. Cannibalism and violence against children. That some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children. Children under thirteen in May nineteen ninety-one twenty five year. Old Daemon was found strangled in his own home. At Milwaukee's he's Oxford apartments. The building had a locked entrance. So every tenant immediately became a suspect including the quiet man in unit two thirteen Jeffrey Dahmer. When dumber opened his door to see a detective on the other side he panicked? He had a closet full of skulls organs in the freezer. His latest victims flayed skin was was still soaking in a barrel of salt water. He was sure he was about to be arrested. He tried to remain calm as the detective asked him about a recent homicide. A black male mid twenties named Dean van but tension lifted. Dahmer didn't have anything to do with that murder. He gave an honest statement provided an alibi and the cop was on his way. Dahmer may not have killed his neighbor Dean Vaughan but he had already killed eleven other people and by the end of the month he would kill two two more. None of these homicides would ever be investigated by the Milwaukee Police. Hi I'm Greg pulsing Elson. And I'm Vanessa Richardson every Monday. Vincent I co host serial killers a podcast original. This is the final episode of our special on Jeffrey Free Dahmer. The Milwaukee Chemical at par cast. Were grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook look and instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network. And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review. Wherever you're you're listening? It really does help. In the past two episodes we discussed Dahmer's evolution from troubled child to NECROPHILIAC murderer. After killing five men assaulting dozens more dumber spree came to a pause in nineteen eighty nine when one of his victims got aww away. He was convicted of sexual assault but in March nineteen ninety. He was released two months early. In this this episode. We'll look at the spiral of violence. That occurred while Dahmer was out on probation. We'll also look at the chance of vent that finally led to his arrest and the media spectacle that followed Jeffrey. Dahmer walked walked out of prison on March. Second nineteen ninety feeling like his actions would never have consequences in the past few years. Here's the twenty nine year old serial rapist and murderer had committed an untold number of felonies. He only ever been convicted of one and and for that he only spent ten months behind bars on daily work release nonetheless he was still technically on probation but as usual he was able to game that system as a maximum supervision. Client his probation officer. Donna Chester would typically have to make make a home visit at least once every thirty days the total number of home visits Chester made was zero Chester determined that Dahmer was a lower risk sex offender because the crime he'd been convicted of wasn't overtly violent. She submitted a request to wave home. Visits and her supervisor approved it if she had bothered to stop by his new apartment even once she would have seen evidence of overtly advertently violent crimes after his release. Dahmer moved into the Oxford apartments in central Milwaukee taking his skull box with him mm-hmm and with his own abode. He had the privacy to commit more murders than ever before in May a nine thousand nine hundred ninety just two months after his release from prison. Dahmer met thirty-three-year-old Raymond Smith Outside Club to nineteen eighteen. He offered him fifty dollars to come home with him. Within thirty minutes. Smith was drugged and strangled. Then it was time for Dahmer's new favorite hobby photography. He'd used a photo session as a ruse to lure in his previous. Es Victim thirteen-year-old some socks in Foshan Pong this time the photos fitted different purpose. He posed Smith's corpse in a variety of positions positions and took polaroid's to serve as mementos. The bodies themselves had to be disposed of pretty quickly but a picture is forever the polaroid's along with the skulls. Let him relive the experience in the time between kills regarding the skulls now that Dahmer had his own place he had his sights on a diy project he'd acquired a long black table and a statue of a griffin the mythical winged creature that often symbolizes the devil. Dahmer said he bought the Griffin because it represented how he felt evil. Once once he was done with Raymond Smith he would have to skulls to add to the display. This would be his alter a monument to his victims. He explained if I couldn't keep them there with me whole. At least I felt that I could keep their skeletons. Of course a table full of skulls goals was bound to get him in trouble so we went to the craft store and bought an off white paint to cover the skulls so they would look less realistic. If anyone asked heede say they were just props but he still had to dispose of the rest of the body his old process of using a sledgehammer chalmer to grind up. The bones wouldn't fly in an apartment complex and leaving the remains in the community. Dumpster was risky to say the least instead he bought an eighty gallon. Steel Kettle boiled the flesh and dissolved the bones with acid once it was liquefied he simply employees poured it down the toilet less than a week after Raymond. Smith's murder Dahmer was ready to kill again. His time line was escalating severely but his success rate was falling due to his own bungling incompetents in late. May Dahmer brought a victim home. Nixed the sleeping pills into a drink and accidentally took the wrong glass drugging himself instead. He woke up disoriented missing three hundred dollars and a watch on June twenty third. He tried again. twenty-seven-year-old Eddie Smith was lured in by Dahmer's claim that he was a movie v Producer. Eddie agreed to go home with him and posed for pictures. None of the photos. Dahmer took Eddie. Either dead or alive turned out well and his experimental attempts to dry the skull by heating it in the oven failed spectacularly the skull exploded and there were no relics left of the crime. Dahmer recalled that this was one of the only murderers he felt bad about because it was a waste. It was one thing to kill for a purpose even if that purpose was adding another skull to the collection but since nothing tangible had come from the murder he felt that the suffering he'd caused Eddie was all for nothing on July. Sixth came Louis Penny. May they took photos had sex and fell asleep together all night. Dahmer kept waiting for Pineda's say he was going home. That was his cue to offer one one more drink but the moment never came penny was the first person to stay until morning and agreed to see him again. Dahmer was so surprised he let him leave in peace but he couldn't let the good one get away the next night the two met up again and went back to Dahmer's apartment. Dahmer happened to be out of sleeping pills so in a pinch. He snuck up behind play with a giant Rubber Mallet and hit him over the head in Dahmer's words. Obviously he got upset about that. Fisticuffs ensued but the men were evenly matched in strength so there was no easy winter after a few minutes. They were both worn out and agreed to a truce once. They had both calmed down. Dahmer gave a half baked excuse for why he'd hit with a mallet. panay apparently accepted the apology because the two spent the entire rest of the night eight talking at a certain point. Dahmer came to the realization that I just didn't have the ability to do him any harm at about seven. Am Penny promised. He wouldn't tell anyone what happened and Dahmer walked him to the bus stop. Penny broke that promise and went to the police but the story was so bizarre is are. They simply didn't believe him. This strange saga is telling when it comes to Dahmer's motivations and mental state at a certain point joint back when he'd killed Stephen Hicks he was motivated by loneliness. A need for a partner who wouldn't reject him and wouldn't leave. Finally a he had that in Lewis Panay. If they'd met a few years earlier perhaps he would have seen this as the beginning of a normal relationship. But as as biographer. Brian Masters writes by Nineteen Ninety. Dahmer was incapable of such normal reasoning because the partner was not at that that stage a person to him at all but a putative object a thing to stimulate his fantasy during the course of their night long discussion. The object gradually took on being the fantasy dissolved and Dahmer found himself face to face with a human human being. The encounter apparently threw him off his game because it was two months before he learned in another victim in early September. Twenty three year old Ernest Miller became the third skull on Dahmer Shrine. This time he also kept a few limbs and organs. Thanks for another purpose. He started with the bicep beating it with a meat tenderizer than frying it. Up in a pan of CRISCO in in a bizarre way he thought of cannibalism as honoring his victims not degrading them. Dahmer explained I suppose in an odd way it made me feel as if they were even more a part of me. This was the ultimate in togetherness. They were literally inside of him. An and in-depth. They nourished his life over the coming months. Dahmer's fridge would fill with several more victims on September number twenty fourth. He met twenty three year old. David Thomas at the mall and offered him money to come back to his apartment and pose for photos after drugging him. Dahmer suddenly changed his mind and decided. Thomas wasn't his type but he realized Thomas would inevitably wake up and be pissed off at him so he killed him anyway. February eighteenth nineteen ninety one seventeen year old curtis straughter was approached at the bus. Stop with the same. By this point the routine becomes tedious. He was drugged strangled dismembered and disposed of his skull hands and genitals were kept as souvenirs April seventh nineteen year old air. Lindsey struck up a conversation with Dahmer Armor outside a local Gay Bookstore after Lindsay was strangled. Dahmer flayed the skin from his entire body and attempted to preserve it in saltwater under the experiment failed May twenty fourth thirty one year old. Tony Hughes met Dahmer Outside Club to nineteen. Tony was deaf and his two friends drove the group home from the club. He and dumber sat in the backseat scribbling notes to each other. Tony's Tony's friends dropped him off at Dahmer's apartment and never saw him again in the course of a year. Dahmer ahead killed seven people and attempted to kill several more but no one seemed to notice the wave of disappearances at least in part this was due due to the transient nature of the gay community. At the time. A bartender at a Milwaukee Gay club commented many people. Don't use their real names. They don't have close contact with their families. We have a hard time keeping track. Additionally this was during the height of the AIDS epidemic around one hundred hundred fifty Wisconsin residents died of AIDS in nineteen ninety-one and the majority of them were gay and bisexual men living in Milwaukee with so many healthy young men suddenly dropping dead. The extra disappearances didn't raise any eyebrows that's doubly true because Dahmer Congress passed seven victims were all part of the most at risk demographic for HIV. In Milwaukee Black men this was also the demographic least Michael to be investigated by the reportedly prejudiced Milwaukee police in the early ninety s of all the men. Dahmer would eventually kill all but but to were people of Color. It's hard to say what to make of this criminologist Jonathan James and John Proof found that eighty six point point eight percent of cereal sexual murderers target victims who are the same race as themselves and half of them searched for new victims who resembled pulled their previous victims so going after a wide range of white black Latino and Asian victims is highly unusual dahmer or insisted that he chose his victims based solely on attraction and opportunity since the area he lived in was heavily black his victims skewed skewed that way as well. He emphatically denied any racial motivation. Although we can trust Jeffrey Dahmer Word is anyone's guess. Furthermore some of Dahmer's acquaintances recalled him making racist comments in daily conversation. We can't ignore the possibility that at least on some level he mainly chose people of color because he felt less empathy for them. The race of the victims may have helped keep them under the police radar but the murders didn't escape the notice of Dahmer's neighbors during the spree of killings. The property manager confronted. Dahmer are several times about the terrible smell coming from his apartment the first time. He explained that his freezer had broken and some meat had spoiled. The story was accepted but when the smell didn't go away. Dahmer got another visit this time. He insisted that as tropical fish tank had malfunctioned and a few of the fish died. He even showed the property manager the large barrel in the closet. We're an unidentifiable mass was decomposing and Murrieta acid. Dahmer promised to get rid of the peril and he made good on that promise but that meant that after he killed Tony Hughes he had to leave the body lying out in the open been until the at the time and energy to dispose of him. Naturally this lead to more complaints about the odor this carelessness with the disposal process us was a sign that Dahmer was devolving over the coming months his crimes became more and more reckless on May twenty seventh just a few days after he killed Tony Hughes. Dahmer found his next victim outside the Grand Avenue Mall. He had no idea who the boy was but he guessed he was in his late teens and probably East Asian in heritage he was actually fourteen and Laotian Russian. His name was Kona. Rock Sim bossom pawn. The younger brother of some sock after this. We'll look at Dahmer's most notorious run in with the Milwaukee police now back to the story on Sunday may twenty seventh nineteen ninety one. Jeffrey Dahmer picked up fourteen year. Old Co oh Narok sinthasomphone at the local mall. He offered him fifty dollars to come to his apartment and posed for some photos and cone Iraq. DOC agreed he apparently didn't know that less than three years earlier his older brother Soem sock had been lured in with the exact same ruse. Some sock of course escaped before the sleeping pills kicked in leading Dahmer's arrest for sexual assault. Dahmer Armor was totally unaware that the two were related. He commented if I'd known who I was dealing with. I sure as hell wouldn't have bothered asking him back. That's that's for sure. They went back to Dahmer's apartment where Tony Hughes body was still decomposing in the bedroom. Unlike his brother Kona Rock rock fell unconscious before he realized anything was wrong then he became the next subject of an experiment. Dahmer had tried on a few view other victims with no success. The main problem with corpses is that they have to be disposed of quickly. That's why Dahmer kept photos and skulls. It's too tight him over between kills but he recalled. I didn't want to keep killing people and have nothing left except the skull. He wondered if there is a way. Eighty keep someone alive. But in permanently subdued compliant state to that end he purchased a power drill and a marinade injector once cone Iraq had passed out. Dahmer drilled a small hole into the top of his head aiming for the frontal lobe which controls all speech motor skills and decision making he then filled the whole with Murray attic acid. If all went as planned Kona rock could become something of a Zombie fully conscious but unable to communicate or physically resist at about one thirty in the morning. Uh Dahmer left the unconscious boy in the living room and went out for a beer. He planned to come back soon to check on the progress but while he was gone Kona Rock woke up. He could barely walk but he managed to stumble out of the apartment and down the street naked and disoriented most passersby by assumed. He was just drunk but eventually three women stopped to help him. He couldn't speak coherently but it was obvious he was in trouble. Just then Dahmer rounded the corner to see Kona rock talking with the women. This was bad. He hurried over and through an arm around Kerak shoulder pretending he was his drunk friend. He promised the women he take care of him and tried to drag him back to the apartment but Kona rock fought brought back. He managed to form one coherent word. No Dahmer twisted him into a full headlock and pulled the naked Achot boy down the street as the women shouted after him pretty soon. A crowd had gathered to watch the spectacle and then a police car arrived the two officers who stepped out were white men. The three women screaming at Dahmer more black. What happened next was perhaps inevitable evitable? Dahmer calmly explained. That Kona Rock was his boyfriend. He'd had a little too much whiskey that night and he always pulled these kind of hijinks thinks when he was drunk running through the streets naked. He didn't have any identification for his boyfriend here but he provided his own correct name. I'm an address cooperating. Fully the three women kept loudly insisting that this was clearly child not a twenty year. Old Adult has dahmer claimed one of the offices replied that they should shut the hell up and stop telling him how to do his job. Con- orrock did look like he might be older. According to police records the officers and observers estimated his age is anywhere between thirteen and twenty dumber. Explain this spy saying that. Asian people quote Look Young. It's hard to tell their age. We can imagine the officers thought the same way taking a massive gamble. Dahmer invited the police back to his apartment. Maria the photos he'd taken earlier that night photos were corner. Rock was awake. Cooperative give and in his underwear in a tragic twist. Those photos would support the story that they were in a consensual relationship corner. I WanNa rock sat compliantly on the couch. While the police examined the photos his consciousness was waning and he'd stopped fighting. The officers serves accepted that this was a domestic incident and given the department's contentious history with the LGBT community. They decided it was best to stay out of it. They were about to leave. When one of the officers noticed a strange smell coming from the bedroom Tony Hughes decomposing corpse? The officer briefly poked his head into the unlocked bedroom but didn't bother to turn on the light he decided it wasn't any of his business. The pair of officers left telling Dahmer. Well you just take care of him. Within in an hour Kona Rock was dead. If the police had bothered to run a background check they would have found out that Dahmer was on probation for the sexual assault of cone. Iraq's brother but of course they did not the same day cone Iraq Iraq was killed probation officer. Donna Chester sent Dahmer for a psychiatric evaluation. The doctor concluded he had no serious mental disorders orders and wasn't a danger to himself or others. He was fooling everyone. Even as his life spiraled. Further out of control on in June thirtieth. He met twenty year old Matt. Turner after a Gay Pride Parade. Turner's head and organs ended up in dumbers freezer freezer a week later twenty-three-year-old Jeremiah. Weinberger met the same fate once again. Dahmer tried drilling a hole in his skull. L. Filling it with boiling water instead of acid. This time Weinberger lived for two days before eventually dying. His head was tossed lost in the freezer and his body was left in a bleach solution in the bathtub. Eight days after that on July Fifteenth Dahmer are brought home twenty four year old. Oliver Lacy Weinberger's body was still decomposing in the bathtub. Because Dahmer hadn't had the time time to dispose of it once lacy was subdued. He called into work and asked for a personal day. Unfortunately he'd taken so many days days off in the past year for the sake of disposing of bodies that his supervisor wouldn't take it anymore he was fired for poor attendance it. It was obvious even to Dahmer that he was in way over his head. He recalled if I'd been thinking rationally. I would've stopped. It was almost like I wanted to get to a point where it was out of my control and there was no return the very next day July Sixteenth Dahmer. Dahmer called his probation officer to apologize for missing an appointment on July tenth. He told officer Chester that he'd recently lost his job. They met on the eighteenth and Dahmer confessed that he was seriously contemplating suicide officer. Chester sent him for another psychiatric appointment that same afternoon. The doctor prescribed him and anxiety medication and made no recommendations for further action to the Probation Office on his way home from that appointment dahmer approached another mad at invited him back to the apartment. He turned him down less than twenty four Hours later on July nineteenth. Dahmer picked up twenty five year old. Joseph Break Off at a bus stop due to the stress of the past couple of weeks. Jeremiah Weinberger's headless. Body was still in the bathtub. Oliver Lacy was piled on top of him and and once Joseph Brady was dead his body had to be left on the bed by July twenty first. The corpse was covered word in maggots. Dahmer woke up late tonight. twenty-second he hadn't showered in a while because of the bathtub situation leaving leaving as den of human remains. He staggered out for a beer. The property manager once again accosted him in the hallway and warned him if that's smell coming from his this unit didn't immediately he be victim. That was the least of his problems with no job. He wouldn't be able to make rent the next month anyway away. After he'd had a few beers dahmer wandered the city trying to pick up another victim. He approached met at the bus. Stop at the mall in public restrooms. uh-huh it was a Monday afternoon and no one was rearing to follow this drunk. smelly man home for fifty dollars. Eventually he gave up and sat down at the Mall Food Court with a slice of pizza and a beer at about five pm. He saw three men hanging out near the entrance and one of them he recognized could guys a few days earlier thirty two year old Tracy Edwards had encountered Dahmer at the bus stop and asked him for a cigarette. They made small small talk for a while before going their separate ways dade run into each other again a couple of days after that. This third meeting seemed like fate eight. Dahmer went over to Edward Sentence friends and started up a conversation. He told them he was bored. And he'd give them each one hundred dollars whereas if they came back to his place naturally one of them asked if sex would be involved and Dahmer said that part wouldn't be necessary. All he really wanted was to handcuff someone. Tracy took him up on the offer. The moment they got to Dahmer's apartment Tracy realized he'd made eight a mistake. There were multiple locks on both the inside and outside of the door and alarm system that had to be disengaged before they could enter inside. The living room was fairly clean and orderly but there was a terrible stench and of vaguely unsettling energy. There were artistic photos of nude men on the walls to gargoyles statues adorned the long black table in the living room. There was as an aquarium. Full of exotic fish kept in perfectly meet condition exorcist three was playing on the TV in the bedroom and and in the kitchen there were four big boxes of Miri Attic. Acid something was definitely off. Edwards wandered over to get a closer look at the fish tank. Dahmer went into the kitchen and started mixing some Roman Cokes. While his back was turned handcuffs clinked around Tracy Edwards left wrist Edwards asked what was happening. Dahmer led him into the bedroom and said I won't hurt if you if you let me handcuff you and take some pictures then. He pulled out a knife realizing how precarious the situation was Edwards decided to cooperate. He complied with the command to take off. His shirt lay. Sat down on the bed and watch the movie and the TV then Dahmer. Dahmer lowered his head Edwards chest and listened to his heartbeat. Dahmer was clearly losing his grip on reality not only did he. Fail L. to drug or fully handcuff Edwards. Before threatening him with the knife he left his unrestrained victim alone while he went to the fridge inch to grab a beer. Unsurprisingly Edwards used the opportunity to make a dash for the door. It was eleven thirty at night down the block. Milwaukee Police Officers Ralph Miller and Robert Roth were making their rounds. When they saw Edwards running down the street with a handcuff hanging from his wrist Edwards flagged on the squad car and ask them if they could remove the handcuff? He didn't tell them anything else about what had happened. His only goal was to get the handcuffs off and get out of there but when the police couldn't open the lock he begrudgingly agreed to lead them back to Dahmer's place to retrieve the key when the police leased knocked on the door Dahmer realized it was all over. He later recalled. Obviously a power higher than myself had been fed up with my deeds and decided it was time for me to be stopped so he stepped aside and invited them in when officer Muller stepped into the Bedroom. The first thing he noticed was the knife lying just under the edge of the bed then he he saw the open drawer full of Polaroid's of naked men upon closer inspection. Some of the photos weren't entire bodies they were severed heads and limbs and they were all taken in that same bedroom officer. Muller was standing in Muller called his partner over and showed him the pictures. Dahmer remained calm until he heard one of the officers. Mutter cuff him finally snapping back to reality reality. Dahmer began to struggle. The two officers wrestled him to the ground and slap the hand cuffs around his wrists. Officer Roth Breath kept him pinned to the floor. While Muller searched the rest of the apartment opening the fridge he saw cardboard box on the bottom shelf containing a severed head looking up from the floor. Dahmer told him for what I did and I should be dead after this will look at the aftermath of Dahmer's arrest now the conclusion of our story thirteen years after committing his first murder. Jeffrey Dahmer was is finally apprehended on July. Twenty Second Nineteen ninety-one at the age of thirty one. His killing spree had gone completely unnoticed by the Milwaukee police who didn't even realize they had a serial killer on their hands until they walked into Dahmer's the local and national media descended upon on the Oxford apartments almost immediately capturing footage is the police lugged boxes full of body parts out of the building. The scant details that lead to the press were shocking a local. TV News report described decapitated heads in a refrigerator freezer and a psychotic mass murderer who neighbors never suspected to be a killer regarding Dahmer himself they reported all we really know about him is that he is thirty one years old. Who is Jeffrey? Dahmer would be the question of the year. The Milwaukee Journal estimated that four hundred fifty reporters came to Milwaukee to cover the case many debated whether he was a man Ormond. stor comparisons to the silence of the lambs which had just been released. Six months earlier were frequent. The Associated Press went to Bath Township Township Ohio to interview everyone from his childhood neighbors to his high school. Prom date who helpfully commented. He didn't even kiss me. Good night. The Milwaukee Police came under close examination as well. The synth awesome phone. Family was horrified to learn that their missing sons remains and were found in Dahmer's apartment he'd been killed by the same men who assaulted their older son just three years earlier. Even even more horrifying was the fact that police had hand delivered the boy. Back Dahmer's doorstep after. He tried to escape due to the public uproar uproar the officers who responded to the call. We're fired but they were later reinstated. The symphonic components sued the city of Milwaukee for blatant eight misconduct and eventually one eight hundred fifty thousand dollar settlement as for the other grieving families. All they could hope for was closure and justice. The quest to identify Dahmer's victims was led by the killer himself. Once once he was taken into custody he spent two weeks dictating what his attorney called the longest confession in the history of America. His initial interview lasted from one thirty. Am to seven fifteen am in the early morning hours. After he was arrested during that time he drank four or five cups of coffee. Two cans of coke and confessed to fifteen murders. Even though police had only only charged him with ten once he'd signed a statement. He asked the detectives if they would just sit in the interview room and talk with him so so he can have a couple of cigarettes some coffee and think as to what had occurred over the next two weeks. The interrogation room became his personal snow therapy session. He confessed to more murders but he'd forgotten to mention in the first interview. He talked about his childhood. He confirmed that he knew the crimes crimes he was committing. Were wrong and that he drank excessively to try to forget the nightmare he felt he was living. He even told them about the time time he gone. Bar Hopping blacked out and bulk up Hog tied in a strange man's apartment with a candlestick in part of his body where he didn't want it to be. Nothing was off the table now. Dahmer stated that he realized it would be impossible to make amends for his crimes but that maybe by telling the truth he could start to make things right the only way he could start to change himself was to admit exactly what he had done to state that he was sorry for what he had done and to swear that he would try to change his life in the future. Naturally one has to wonder how sorry a serial killer can be but from the matter of fact tone of the confession and the wide range of horrific details he shared. It's hard to detect any hidden agenda. If he was trying to make himself look sympathetic he probably wouldn't have led with the fact that he'd eaten a human human bicep and if he was trying to brag he wouldn't have mentioned the countless victims that got away or shared so many embarrassing details about his personal personal life were left to assume then that Dahmer really was telling the truth or his version of it. What we get is a chillingly honest look at the thought process of a murderer even though he was aware that his crimes were horrifying? It didn't didn't seem to fully register for him on a personal level. Over the years killing had become mundane to the point. Where chipping frozen organs hands off? The bottom of the freezer fell under cleaning the fish tank on his weekend to do list his final self-assessment while speaking with a court appointed appointed psychiatrist was I should have gotten a college degree and gone into real estate and got myself an aquarium. That's what I should have done. Dahmer's frankness sets him apart from most other serial killers from Ted Bundy who denied all the charges against him until after his trial to the self-aggrandizing. btk Killer Dennis. Rader who sentencing statement was compared to an academy awards acceptance speech and `was Ella's honesty didn't win him any favors from the courts. It did add an interesting dimension to the media coverage of his case of Vanity Fair Article Muse Dahmer Distress about his crimes compounds the mystery by lifting him from the simple category of a monster who we can view from fascinated and safe distance into an uncomfortably recognizable human being this conflict coalesced on the first day of his insanity trial in January nineteen nineteen ninety two when he strode into the courtroom wearing a white button-down shirt Khakis and brown suit jacket looking more like a timid mid high school teacher than a mass murderer despite believing that there was no hope for his Defense Dahmer's attorney convinced him to try an insanity sanity play for the next two weeks. A parade of psychiatrists would debate to legal. Questions did Dahmer have the capacity to appreciate appreciate the wrongfulness of his conduct and was he capable of conforming his conduct to the requirements of the law. The first question was a non-starter since Dahmer readily admitted that he knew his crimes were wrong. The real debate was whether he was capable of controlling his behavior. This is a tricky question. The fact that he kept killing even as he lost everything in the process suggest that no he wasn't able to stop himself on the other hand the nine years between his first and second murders proves that at least at one point point in time he was able to control himself for the defense. The argument was that Dahmer's violent thoughts were compulsive and without proper treatment treatment. He had no hope of controlling them permanently. Dr Fred Berlin testified that Dahmer Necrophilia was a cancer of the mind mind. He couldn't choose to have those thoughts and he couldn't stop them from coming there next expert. Dr Karl Wallstrom pointed out that Dahmer had a long history of serious mental illness which was essentially untreated leading to bizarre delusional ideas. Like using a power drill to turn a person into a Zombie by Wallstrom's analysis Dahmer's condition requires continuous treatment. And and without it he couldn't have possibly pulled himself out of his psychotic state on his own. The prosecution side The star witness was Dr Park. Dietz who had recently gained fame for consulting on John. Hinckley Juniors trial. Defense argued that even though Dahmer's necrophilic thoughts weren't a choice choice he did make a choice to give into them he said most para files never act on their paraphernalia in a criminal way. The Parasol is as free as any other human being to choose whether to commit a crime to gratify his wishes. He pointed out the premeditated. Nature of Dahmer's murderers with the exception of the first to careful planning went into every step of the process. These were not crimes of impulse or compulsion if he was has ever mentally unable to control his behavior it was because of his alcohol abuse not his necrophilia. This sounds logical. But it may not be medically correct in nineteen ninety sexologist. John Money explained that paraphernalia affects the brain's limbic system mm-hmm which is responsible for sexual drives as well as aggression. Pleasure repetitive behaviors and forming memories. While there's is no clear answer on what causes this to happen. In patients with paraphernalia an error in the brain's pathways caused sexual arousal signals to be mixed up with other often aggressive brain signals on a neurological level this bears close resemblance to temporal lobe seizures in which a person enters an altered state of consciousness without the convulsions typically associated with seizures in that altered state a person may engage gauge activities. That appear to be purposeful and voluntary but are actually involuntary. They might have no memory of what happened during the seizure or be only partially aware of what they're doing doctor. Money suggested the same thing might happen during episodes of parasitic behavior like like sexually motivated murders. This calls to mind Dahmer's first murder in which he said something just came over him. That betty couldn't control as well as the second murder of Stephen Tomi which he didn't remember at all. However this research wasn't brought up at Dahmer's trial Dr Money points out that forensic sexology is a specialization? That general forensic psychiatrists and psychologists often Kevin Arnold familiar with so instead of explaining the neurological workings of Necrophilia. These offenders are often misrepresented as being by their own choice psychopathic or sociopathic deviates. While this pair of Philip Fugu state theory doesn't excuse violent Alan behavior morally or legally. It also doesn't help anyone to insist with no evidence that these offenders could just stop if they tried to. Dahmer tried a variety of tactics to prevent himself from killing and it's abundantly clear that they didn't work as for what else he could have done to stop himself. No one at the trial offered a suggestion. Of course this loops back around to the question of Responsibility Fugu State or no few state state. Dahmer was fully aware that what he was doing was wrong if he truly felt. He couldn't stop himself. He could have sought help by actually cooperating during his therapy sessions or even by turning himself into the police in the end even Dahmer himself agreed he was the only one to blame for his actions. On February Fifteenth Nineteen Ninety two the jury concluded that he was legally sane and guilty of fifteen counts of first degree murder. He would be tried for. Stephen Hicks murder in Ohio at a later. Date and couldn't be charged for Stephen Tommy's because none of his remains were ever found and in his final address to the court dahmer commonly accepted his fifteen life sentences. So you're on her. It is over now. This has never been a case of train to get free. I didn't ever ever want freedom. Frankly I wanNA death for myself. This was a case to tell the world that I did what I did. Not for reasons of hate. I hated no one. I knew I was sick or evil or both now. I believe I was sick. I know how much harm I have caused. I tried to do the best. I could after the arrest to make amends but no matter what I did I could not undo the terrible harm I have caused. I wanted to find out just what it was. It caused me to be so bad and evil but most of all Mr Boyle and I decided that maybe there was a way for us to tell the world that if there are people out there with these these disorders. Maybe they can get some help before they end up being hurt or hurting someone. It was a moving sentiment but in Dahmer or signature monotone. It didn't quite ring true to everyone. Once he was transferred to the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage Wisconsin He. He spent a year in solitary confinement out of fear that he'd be assaulted by his fellow inmates. That fear was proven correct in November nineteen ninety four when another prisoner beat him to death with a metal bar at just thirty four years. Old Old Dahmer's life was brief but eventful nearly two decades after his arrest he still a household name. He's been the subject of ten books. WCHS four films six documentaries a comic book and an Experimental Theatre piece that uses him as a metaphor for governmental indifference to the AIDS crisis. This media attention is a double edged sword on one hand much of it focuses on the police misconduct. Racism mm-hmm Homophobia and lack of mental health services that led to Dahmer's multi-year killing spree by bringing those issues to public attention attention. It's far more likely that we can prevent another Jeffrey Dahmer from happening on the other hand. There's a fine line between understanding understanding a criminal and glorifying them by portraying their acts of violence as fascinating and attention worthy. We unintentionally hold up the the point of view that led them to kill in the first place. That murder is a means of gaining power. It's an ironic twist. That Dahmer himself himself became a victim of murder and his killer. Christopher scarver became something of a folk hero as a result as recently as two thousand fifteen gene scarver has made international headlines with lurid new details about Dahmer's murder the cycle of violence and sensationalization keeps turning and in some ways. This podcast is a part of it but it can be argued that the benefits of understanding a criminal outweighs the danger of dwelling on them. In the words of Dahmer's attorney Gerald Boyle if we can illuminate the condition which afflicts flick's people like. Jeffrey Dahmer. We might have done some little thing for humanity. Thanks for listening. If you enjoyed this episode road check out the PODCAST original serial killers which you can listen to for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream serial killers for free a on spotify. Just open the APP and type serial killers in the search bar and don't forget to follow us on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter. Here at podcast network. We'll see you next time. Dahmer is a special podcast duty. Original episode created by Max Cutler her it is executive produced by Max Cutler. Sound design by Russell Nash With Production Assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly Madden Freddie Beckley and Joel Stein nine. This episode was written by Kate. Gallagher with writing assistance by drew coal and stars. Greg Paulson and Vanessa Richardson.

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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

"Dan Do the graphic nature of this killer's crimes listener. Discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions of murder torture her sexual assault necrophilia. Cannibalism and violence against children. That some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children. Children under thirteen in May nineteen ninety-one twenty five year. Old Daemon was found strangled in his own home. At Milwaukee's he's Oxford apartments. The building had a locked entrance. So every tenant immediately became a suspect including the quiet man in unit two thirteen Jeffrey Dahmer. When dumber opened his door to see a detective on the other side he panicked? He had a closet full of skulls organs in the freezer. His latest victims flayed skin was was still soaking in a barrel of salt water. He was sure he was about to be arrested. He tried to remain calm as the detective asked him about a recent homicide. A black male mid twenties named Dean Vaughan but tension lifted. Dahmer didn't have anything to do with that murder. He gave an honest statement provided an alibi and the cop was on his way. Dahmer may not have killed his neighbor Dean Vaughan but he had already killed eleven other people and by the end of the month he would kill two two more. None of these homicides would ever be investigated by the Milwaukee Police. Hi I'm Greg pulsing Elson. And I'm Vanessa Richardson every Monday. Vincent I co host serial killers a podcast original. This is the final episode of our special on Jeffrey Free Dahmer. The Milwaukee Chemical at par cast. Were grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook look and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network. And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review. Wherever you're you're listening? It really does help. In the past two episodes we discussed Dahmer's evolution from troubled child to NECROPHILIAC murderer. After killing five men assaulting dozens more dumber spree came to a pause in nineteen eighty nine when one of his victims got aww away. He was convicted of sexual assault but in March nineteen ninety. He was released two months early. In this this episode. We'll look at the spiral of violence. That occurred while Dahmer was out on probation. We'll also look at the chance of vent that finally led to his arrest and the media spectacle that followed Jeffrey. Dahmer walked walked out of prison on March. Second nineteen ninety feeling like his actions would never have consequences in the past few years. Here's the twenty nine year old serial rapist and murderer had committed an untold number of felonies. He only ever been convicted of one and and for that he only spent ten months behind bars on daily work release nonetheless he was still technically on probation but as usual he was able to game that system as a maximum supervision. Client his probation officer. Donna Chester would typically have to make make a home visit at least once every thirty days the total number of home visits Chester made was zero Chester determined that Dahmer was a lower risk sex offender because the crime he'd been convicted of wasn't overtly violent. She submitted a request to wave home. Visits and her supervisor approved it if she had bothered to stop by his new apartment even once she would have seen evidence of overtly advertently violent crimes after his release. Dahmer moved into the Oxford apartments in central Milwaukee taking his skull box with him mm-hmm and with his own abode. He had the privacy to commit more murders than ever before in May a nine thousand nine hundred ninety just two months after his release from prison. Dahmer met thirty-three-year-old Raymond Smith Outside Club to nineteen eighteen. He offered him fifty dollars to come home with him. Within thirty minutes. Smith was drugged and strangled. Then it was time for Dahmer's new favorite hobby photography. He'd used a photo session as a ruse to lure in his previous. Es Victim thirteen-year-old some socks in Foshan Pong this time the photos fitted different purpose. He posed Smith's corpse in a variety of positions positions and took polaroid's to serve as mementos. The bodies themselves had to be disposed of pretty quickly but a picture is forever the polaroid's along with the skulls. Let him relive the experience in the time between kills regarding the skulls now that Dahmer had his own place he had his sights on a diy project he'd acquired a long black table and a statue of a griffin the mythical winged creature that often symbolizes the devil. Dahmer said he bought the Griffin because it represented how he felt evil. Once once he was done with Raymond Smith he would have to skulls to add to the display. This would be his alter a monument to his victims. He explained if I couldn't keep them there with me whole. At least I felt that I could keep their skeletons. Of course a table full of skulls goals was bound to get him in trouble so we went to the craft store and bought an off white paint to cover the skulls so they would look less realistic. If anyone asked heede say they were just props but he still had to dispose of the rest of the body his old process of using a sledgehammer chalmer to grind up. The bones wouldn't fly in an apartment complex and leaving the remains in the community. Dumpster was risky to say the least instead he bought an eighty gallon. Steel Kettle boiled the flesh and dissolved the bones with acid once it was liquefied he simply employees poured it down the toilet less than a week after Raymond. Smith's murder Dahmer was ready to kill again. His time line was escalating severely but his success rate was falling due to his own bungling incompetents in late. May Dahmer brought a victim home. Nixed the sleeping pills into a drink and accidentally took the wrong glass drugging himself instead. He woke up disoriented missing three hundred dollars and a watch on June twenty third. He tried again. twenty-seven-year-old Eddie Smith was lured in by Dahmer's claim that he was a movie v Producer. Eddie agreed to go home with him and posed for pictures. None of the photos. Dahmer took Eddie. Either dead or alive turned out well and his experimental attempts to dry the skull by heating it in the oven failed spectacularly the skull exploded and there were no relics left of the crime. Dahmer recalled that this was one of the only murderers he felt bad about because it was a waste. It was one thing to kill for a purpose even if that purpose was adding another skull to the collection but since nothing tangible had come from the murder he felt that the suffering he'd caused Eddie was all for nothing on July. Sixth came Louis Penny. May they took photos had sex and fell asleep together all night. Dahmer kept waiting for Pineda's say he was going home. That was his cue to offer one one more drink but the moment never came penny was the first person to stay until morning and agreed to see him again. Dahmer was so surprised he let him leave in peace but he couldn't let the good one get away the next night the two met up again and went back to Dahmer's apartment. Dahmer happened to be out of sleeping pills so in a pinch. He snuck up behind play with a giant Rubber Mallet and hit him over the head in Dahmer's words. Obviously he got upset about that. Fisticuffs ensued but the men were evenly matched in strength so there was no easy winter after a few minutes. They were both worn out and agreed to a truce once. They had both calmed down. Dahmer gave a half baked excuse for why he'd hit with a mallet. panay apparently accepted the apology because the two spent the entire rest of the night eight talking at a certain point. Dahmer came to the realization that I just didn't have the ability to do him any harm at about seven. Am Penny promised. He wouldn't tell anyone what happened and Dahmer walked him to the bus stop. Penny broke that promise and went to the police but the story was so bizarre is are. They simply didn't believe him. This strange saga is telling when it comes to Dahmer's motivations and mental state at a certain point joint back when he'd killed Stephen Hicks he was motivated by loneliness. A need for a partner who wouldn't reject him and wouldn't leave. Finally a he had that in Lewis Pele. If they'd met a few years earlier perhaps he would have seen this as the beginning of a normal relationship. But as as biographer. Brian Masters writes by Nineteen Ninety. Dahmer was incapable of such normal reasoning because the partner was not at that that stage a person to him at all but a putative object a thing to stimulate his fantasy during the course of their night long discussion. The object gradually took on being the fantasy dissolved and Dahmer found himself face to face with a human human being. The encounter apparently threw him off his game because it was two months before he learned in another victim in early September. Twenty three year old Ernest Miller became the third skull on Dahmer Shrine. This time he also kept a few limbs and organs. Thanks for another purpose. He started with the bicep beating it with a meat tenderizer than frying it. Up in a pan of CRISCO in in a bizarre way he thought of cannibalism as honoring his victims not degrading them. Dahmer explained I suppose in an odd way it made me feel as if they were even more a part of me. This was the ultimate in togetherness. They were literally inside of him. An and in-depth. They nourished his life over the coming months. Dahmer's Fridge would fill with several more victims on September number twenty fourth. He met twenty three year old. David Thomas at the mall and offered him money to come back to his apartment and pose for photos after drugging him. Dahmer suddenly changed his mind and decided. Thomas wasn't his type but he realized Thomas would inevitably wake up and be pissed off at him so he killed him anyway. February eighteenth nineteen ninety one seventeen year old curtis straughter was approached at the bus. Stop with the same offer. By this point the routine becomes tedious. He was drugged strangled dismembered and disposed of his skull hands and genitals were kept as souvenirs April seventh nineteen year old air. Lindsey struck up a conversation with Dahmer Armor outside a local Gay Bookstore after Lindsay was strangled. Dahmer flayed the skin from his entire body and attempted to preserve it in saltwater under the experiment failed May twenty fourth thirty one year old. Tony Hughes met Dahmer Outside Club to nineteen. Tony was deaf and his two friends drove the group home from the club. He and dumber sat in the backseat scribbling notes to each other. Tony's Tony's friends dropped him off at Dahmer's apartment and never saw him again in the course of a year. Dahmer ahead killed seven people and attempted to kill several more but no one seemed to notice the wave of disappearances at least in part this was due due to the transient nature of the gay community. At the time. A bartender at a Milwaukee Gay club commented many people. Don't use their real names. They don't have close contact with their families. We have a hard time keeping track. Additionally this was during the height of the AIDS epidemic around one hundred hundred fifty Wisconsin residents died of AIDS in nineteen ninety-one and the majority of them were gay and bisexual men living in Milwaukee with so many healthy young men suddenly dropping dead. The extra disappearances didn't raise any eyebrows that's doubly true because Dahmer Congress passed seven victims were all part of the most at risk demographic for HIV. In Milwaukee Black men this was also the demographic least Michael to be investigated by the reportedly prejudiced Milwaukee police in the early ninety s of all the men. Dahmer would eventually kill all but but to were people of Color. It's hard to say what to make of this criminologist Jonathan James and John Proof found that eighty six point point eight percent of cereal sexual murderers target victims who are the same race as themselves and half of them searched for new victims who resembled pulled their previous victims so going after a wide range of white black Latino and Asian victims is highly unusual dahmer or insisted that he chose his victims based solely on attraction and opportunity since the area he lived in was heavily black his victims skewed skewed that way as well. He emphatically denied any racial motivation. Although we can trust Jeffrey Dahmer Word is anyone's guess. Furthermore some of Dahmer's acquaintances recalled him making racist comments in daily conversation. We can't ignore the possibility that at least on some level he mainly chose people of color because he felt less empathy for them. The race of the victims may have helped keep them under the police radar but the murders didn't escape the notice of Dahmer's neighbors during the spree of killings. The property manager confronted. Dahmer are several times about the terrible smell coming from his apartment the first time. He explained that his freezer had broken and some meat had spoiled. The story was accepted but when the smell didn't go away. Dahmer got another visit this time. He insisted that as tropical fish tank had malfunctioned and a few of the fish died. He even showed the property manager the large barrel in the closet. We're an unidentifiable mass was decomposing and Murrieta acid. Dahmer promised to get rid of the peril and he made good on that promise but that meant that after he killed Tony Hughes he had to leave the body lying out in the open been until the at the time and energy to dispose of him. Naturally this lead to more complaints about the odor this carelessness with the disposal process us was a sign that Dahmer was devolving over the coming months his crimes became more and more reckless on May twenty seventh just a few days after he killed Tony Hughes. Dahmer found his next victim outside the Grand Avenue Mall. He had no idea who the boy was but he guessed he was in his late teens and probably East Asian in heritage he was actually fourteen and Laotian Russian. His name was Kona. Rock Sim bossom pawn. The younger brother of some sock after this. We'll look at Dahmer's most notorious run in with the Milwaukee Police now back to the story on Sunday may twenty seventh nineteen ninety one. Jeffrey Dahmer picked up fourteen year. Old Co oh Narok sinthasomphone at the local mall. He offered him fifty dollars to come to his apartment and posed for some photos and cone Iraq. DOC agreed he apparently didn't know that less than three years earlier his older brother Soem sock had been lured in with the exact same ruse. Some sock of course escaped before the sleeping pills kicked in leading Dahmer's arrest for sexual assault. Dahmer Armor was totally unaware that the two were related. He commented if I'd known who I was dealing with. I sure as hell wouldn't have bothered asking him back. That's that's for sure. They went back to Dahmer's apartment where Tony Hughes body was still decomposing in the bedroom. Unlike his brother Kona Rock rock fell unconscious before he realized anything was wrong then he became the next subject of an experiment. Dahmer had tried on a few view other victims with no success. The main problem with corpses is that they have to be disposed of quickly. That's why Dahmer kept photos and skulls. It's too tight him over between kills but he recalled. I didn't want to keep killing people and have nothing left except the skull. He wondered if there is a way. Eighty keep someone alive. But in permanently subdued compliant state to that end he purchased a power drill and a marinade injector once cone Iraq had passed out. Dahmer drilled a small hole into the top of his head aiming for the frontal lobe which controls all speech motor skills and decision making he then filled the whole with Murray attic acid. If all went as planned Kona rock could become something of a Zombie fully conscious but unable to communicate or physically resist at about one thirty in the morning. Uh Dahmer left the unconscious boy in the living room and went out for a beer. He planned to come back soon to check on the progress but while he was gone Kona Rock woke up. He could barely walk but he managed to stumble out of the apartment and down the street naked and disoriented most passersby by assumed. He was just drunk but eventually three women stopped to help him. He couldn't speak coherently but it was obvious he was in trouble. Just then Dahmer rounded the corner to see Kona rock talking with the women. This was bad. He hurried over and through an arm around Kerak shoulder pretending he was his drunk friend. He promised the women he take care of him and tried to drag him back to the apartment but Kona rock fought brought back. He managed to form one coherent word. No Dahmer twisted him into a full headlock and pulled the naked Achot boy down the street as the women shouted after him pretty soon. A crowd had gathered to watch the spectacle and then a police car arrived the two officers who stepped out were white men. The three women screaming at Dahmer more black. What happened next was perhaps inevitable evitable? Dahmer calmly explained. That Kona Rock was his boyfriend. He'd had a little too much whiskey that night and he always pulled these kind of hijinks thinks when he was drunk running through the streets naked. He didn't have any identification for his boyfriend here but he provided his own correct name. I'm an address cooperating. Fully the three women kept loudly insisting that this was clearly child not a twenty year. Old Adult has dahmer claimed one of the offices replied that they should shut the hell up and stop telling him how to do his job. Con- orrock did look like he might be older. According to police records the officers and observers estimated his age is anywhere between thirteen and twenty dumber. Explain this spy saying that. Asian people quote Look Young. It's hard to tell their age. We can imagine the officers thought the same way taking a massive gamble. Dahmer invited the police back to his apartment. Maria the photos he'd taken earlier that night photos were corner. Rock was awake. Cooperative give and in his underwear in a tragic twist. Those photos would support the story that they were in a consensual relationship corner. I WanNa rock sat compliantly on the couch. While the police examined the photos his consciousness was waning and he'd stopped fighting. The officers serves accepted that this was a domestic incident and given the department's contentious history with the LGBT community. They decided it was best to stay out of it. They were about to leave. When one of the officers noticed a strange smell coming from the bedroom Tony Hughes decomposing corpse? The officer briefly poked his head into the unlocked bedroom but didn't bother to turn on the light he decided it wasn't any of his business. The pair of officers left telling Dahmer. Well you just take care of him. Within in an hour Kona Rock was dead. If the police had bothered to run a background check they would have found out that Dahmer was on probation for the sexual assault of cone. Iraq's brother but of course they did not the same day cone Iraq Iraq was killed probation officer. Donna Chester sent Dahmer for a psychiatric evaluation. The doctor concluded he had no serious mental disorders orders and wasn't a danger to himself or others. He was fooling everyone. Even as his life spiraled. Further out of control on in June thirtieth. He met twenty year old Matt. Turner after a Gay Pride Parade. Turner's head and organs ended up in dumbers freezer freezer a week later twenty-three-year-old Jeremiah. Weinberger met the same fate once again. Dahmer tried drilling a hole in his skull. L. Filling it with boiling water instead of acid. This time Weinberger lived for two days before eventually dying. His head was tossed lost in the freezer and his body was left in a bleach solution in the bathtub. Eight days after that on July Fifteenth Dahmer Are Brought Home Twenty four year old. Oliver Lacy Weinberger's body was still decomposing in the bathtub. Because Dahmer hadn't had the time time to dispose of it once lacy was subdued. He called into work and asked for a personal day. Unfortunately he'd taken so many days days off in the past year for the sake of disposing of bodies that his supervisor wouldn't take it anymore he was fired for poor attendance it. It was obvious even to Dahmer that he was in way over his head. He recalled if I'd been thinking rationally. I would've stopped. It was almost like I wanted to get to a point where it was out of my control and there was no return the very next day July Sixteenth Dahmer. Dahmer called his probation officer to apologize for missing an appointment on July tenth. He told officer Chester that he'd recently lost his job. They met on the eighteenth and Dahmer confessed that he was seriously contemplating suicide officer. Chester sent him for another psychiatric appointment that same afternoon. The doctor prescribed him and anxiety medication and made no recommendations for further action to the Probation Office on his way home from that appointment dahmer approached another mad at invited him back to the apartment. He turned him down less than twenty four Hours later on July nineteenth. Dahmer picked up twenty five year old. Joseph Break Off at a bus stop due to the stress of the past couple of weeks. Jeremiah Weinberger's headless. Body was still in the bathtub. Oliver Lacy was piled on top of him and and once Joseph Brady was dead his body had to be left on the bed by July twenty first. The corpse was covered word in maggots. Dahmer woke up late tonight. twenty-second he hadn't showered in a while because of the bathtub situation leaving leaving as den of human remains. He staggered out for a beer. The property manager once again accosted him in the hallway and warned him if that's smell coming from his this unit didn't immediately he be victim. That was the least of his problems with no job. He wouldn't be able to make rent the next month anyway away. After he'd had a few beers dahmer wandered the city trying to pick up another victim. He approached met at the bus. Stop at the mall in public restrooms. uh-huh it was a Monday afternoon and no one was rearing to follow this drunk. smelly man home for fifty dollars. Eventually he gave up and sat down at the Mall Food Court with a slice of pizza and a beer at about five pm. He saw three men hanging out near the entrance and one of them he recognized could guys a few days earlier thirty two year old Tracy Edwards had encountered Dahmer at the bus stop and asked him for a cigarette. They made small small talk for a while before going their separate ways dade run into each other again a couple of days after that. This third meeting seemed like fate eight. Dahmer went over to Edward Sentence friends and started up a conversation. He told them he was bored. And he'd give them each one hundred dollars whereas if they came back to his place naturally one of them asked if sex would be involved and Dahmer said that part wouldn't be necessary. All he really wanted was to handcuff someone. Tracy took him up on the offer. The moment they got to Dahmer's apartment Tracy realized he'd made eight a mistake. There were multiple locks on both the inside and outside of the door and alarm system that had to be disengaged before they could enter inside. The living room was fairly clean and orderly but there was a terrible stench and of vaguely unsettling energy. There were artistic photos of nude men on the walls to gargoyles statues adorned the long black table in the living room. There was as an aquarium. Full of exotic fish kept in perfectly meet condition exorcist three was playing on the TV in the bedroom and and in the kitchen there were four big boxes of Miri Attic. Acid something was definitely off. Edwards wandered over to get a closer look at the fish tank. Dahmer went into the kitchen and started mixing some Roman cokes. While his back was turned handcuffs clinked around Tracy Edwards left wrist Edwards asked what was happening. Dahmer led him into the bedroom and said I won't hurt if you if you let me handcuff you and take some pictures then. He pulled out a knife realizing how precarious the situation was Edwards decided to cooperate. He complied with the command to take off. His shirt lay. Sat down on the bed and watch the movie and the TV then Dahmer. Dahmer lowered his head Edwards chest and listened to his heartbeat. Dahmer was clearly losing his grip on reality not only did he. Fail L. to drug or fully handcuff Edwards. Before threatening him with the knife he left his unrestrained victim alone while he went to the fridge inch to grab a beer. Unsurprisingly Edwards used the opportunity to make a dash for the door. It was eleven thirty at night down the block. Milwaukee Police Officers Ralph Miller and Robert Roth were making their rounds. When they saw Edwards running down the street with a handcuff hanging from his wrist Edwards flagged on the squad car and ask them if they could remove the handcuff? He didn't tell them anything else about what had happened. His only goal was to get the handcuffs off and get out of there but when the police couldn't open the lock he begrudgingly agreed to lead them back to Dahmer's place to retrieve the key when the police leased knocked on the door Dahmer realized it was all over. He later recalled obviously a power higher than myself. Had I've been fed up with my deeds and decided it was time for me to be stopped so he stepped aside and invited them in when officer Muller stepped into the Bedroom. The first thing he noticed was the knife lying just under the edge of the bed then he he saw the open drawer full of polaroid's of naked men upon closer inspection. Some of the photos weren't entire bodies they were severed heads and limbs and they were all taken in that same bedroom officer. Muller was standing in Muller called his partner over and showed him the pictures. Dahmer remained calm until he heard one of the officers. Mutter cuff him finally snapping back to reality reality. Dahmer began to struggle. The two officers wrestled him to the ground and slap the hand cuffs around his wrists. Officer Roth Breath kept him pinned to the floor. While Muller searched the rest of the apartment opening the fridge he saw cardboard box on the bottom shelf containing a severed head looking up from the floor. Dahmer told him for what I did and I should be dead after this will look at the aftermath of Dahmer's rest now the conclusion of our story thirteen years after committing his first murder. Jeffrey Dahmer was is finally apprehended on July. Twenty Second Nineteen ninety-one at the age of thirty one. His killing spree had gone completely unnoticed by the Milwaukee police who didn't even realize they had a serial killer on their hands until they walked into Dahmer's the local and national media descended upon on the Oxford apartments almost immediately capturing footage is the police lugged boxes full of body parts out of the building. The scant details that lead to the press were shocking a local. TV News report described decapitated heads in a refrigerator freezer and a psychotic mass murderer who neighbors never suspected to be a killer regarding dahmer himself they reported all we really know about him is that he is thirty one years old. Who is Jeffrey? Dahmer would be the question of the year. The Milwaukee Journal estimated that four hundred fifty reporters came to Milwaukee to cover the case many debated whether he was a man ormond. stor comparisons to the silence of the lambs which had just been released. Six months earlier were frequent. The Associated Press went to Bath Township Township Ohio to interview everyone from his childhood neighbors to his high school. Prom date who helpfully commented. He didn't even kiss me. Good night. The Milwaukee Police came under close examination as well. The synth awesome phone. Family was horrified to learn that their missing sons remains and were found in Dahmer's apartment he'd been killed by the same men who assaulted their older son just three years earlier. Even even more horrifying was the fact that police had hand delivered the boy. Back Dahmer's doorstep after. He tried to escape due to the public uproar uproar the officers who responded to the call. We're fired but they were later reinstated. The symphonic components sued the city of Milwaukee for blatant eight misconduct and eventually one eight hundred fifty thousand dollar settlement as for the other grieving families. All they could hope for was closure and justice. The quest to identify Dahmer's victims was led by the killer himself. Once once he was taken into custody he spent two weeks dictating what his attorney called the longest confession in the history of America. His initial interview lasted from one thirty. Am to seven fifteen am in the early morning hours. After he was arrested during that time he drank four or five cups of coffee. Two cans of coke and confessed to fifteen murders. Even though police had only only charged him with ten once he'd signed a statement. He asked the detectives if they would just sit in the interview room and talk with him so so he can have a couple of cigarettes some coffee and think as to what had occurred over the next two weeks. The interrogation room became his personal snow therapy session. He confessed to more murders but he'd forgotten to mention in the first interview. He talked about his childhood. He confirmed that he knew the crimes crimes he was committing. Were wrong and that he drank excessively to try to forget the nightmare he felt he was living. He even told them about the time time he gone. Bar Hopping blacked out and bulk up Hog tied in a strange man's apartment with a candlestick in part of his body where he didn't want it to be. Nothing was off the table now. Dahmer stated that he realized it would be impossible to make amends for his crimes but that maybe by telling the truth he could start to make things right the only way he could start to change himself was to admit exactly what he had done to state that he was sorry for what he had done and to swear that he would try to change his life in the future. Naturally one has to. You wonder how sorry a serial killer can be but from the matter of fact tone of the confession and the wide range of horrific details. He shared it's hard to detect any hidden agenda. If he was trying to make himself look sympathetic he probably wouldn't have led with the fact that he'd eaten a human human bicep and if he was trying to brag he wouldn't have mentioned the countless victims that got away or shared so many embarrassing details about his personal personal life were left to assume then that Dahmer really was telling the truth or his version of it. What we get is a chillingly honest look at the thought process of a murderer even though he was aware that his crimes were horrifying? It didn't didn't seem to fully register for him on a personal level. Over the years killing had become mundane to the point. Where chipping frozen organs hands off? The bottom of the freezer fell under cleaning the fish tank on his weekend to do list his final self-assessment while speaking with a court appointed appointed psychiatrist was I should have gotten a college degree and gone into real estate and got myself an aquarium. That's what I should have done. Dahmer's frankness sets him apart from most other serial killers from Ted Bundy who denied all the charges against him until after his trial to the self-aggrandizing. btk Killer Dennis. Rader who sentencing statement was compared to an academy awards acceptance speech and `was Ella's honesty didn't win him any favors from the courts. It did add an interesting dimension to the media coverage of his case of Vanity Fair Article Muse Dahmer Distress about his crimes compounds the mystery by lifting him from the simple category of a monster who we can view from fascinated and safe distance into an uncomfortably recognizable human being this conflict coalesced on the first day of his insanity trial in January nineteen nineteen ninety two when he strode into the courtroom wearing a white button-down shirt Khakis and brown suit jacket looking more like a timid mid high school teacher than a mass murderer despite believing that there was no hope for his Defense Dahmer's attorney convinced him to try an insanity sanity play for the next two weeks. A parade of psychiatrists would debate to legal. Questions did Dahmer have the capacity to appreciate appreciate the wrongfulness of his conduct and was he capable of conforming his conduct to the requirements of the law. The first question was a non-starter since Dahmer readily admitted that he knew his crimes were wrong. The real debate was whether he was capable of controlling his behavior. This is a tricky question. The fact that he kept killing even as he lost everything in the process suggest that no he wasn't able to stop himself on the other hand the nine years between his first and second murders proves that at least at one point point in time he was able to control himself for the defense. The argument was that Dahmer's violent thoughts were compulsive and without proper treatment treatment. He had no hope of controlling them permanently. Dr Fred Berlin testified that Dahmer Necrophilia was a cancer of the mind mind. He couldn't choose to have those thoughts and he couldn't stop them from coming there next expert. Dr Karl Wallstrom pointed out that Dahmer had a long history of serious mental illness which was essentially untreated leading to bizarre delusional ideas. Like using a power drill to turn a person into a Zombie by Wallstrom's analysis Dahmer's condition requires continuous treatment. And and without it he couldn't have possibly pulled himself out of his psychotic state on his own. The prosecution side The star witness was Dr Park. Dietz who had recently gained fame for consulting on John. Hinckley Juniors trial. Defense argued that even though Dahmer's necrophilic thoughts weren't a choice choice he did make a choice to give into them he said most para files never act on their paraphernalia in a criminal way. The Parasol is as free as any other human being to choose whether to commit a crime to gratify his wishes. He pointed out the premeditated. Nature of Dahmer's murderers with the exception of the first to careful planning went into every step of the process. These were not crimes of impulse or compulsion if he was has ever mentally unable to control his behavior it was because of his alcohol abuse not his necrophilia. This sounds logical. But it may not be medically correct in nineteen ninety sexologist. John Money explained that paraphernalia affects the brain's limbic system mm-hmm which is responsible for sexual drives as well as aggression. Pleasure repetitive behaviors and forming memories. While there's is no clear answer on what causes this to happen. In patients with paraphernalia an error in the brain's pathways caused sexual arousal signals to be mixed up with other often aggressive brain signals on a neurological level this bears close resemblance to temporal lobe seizures in which a person enters an altered state of consciousness without the convulsions typically associated with seizures in that altered state a person may engage gauge activities. That appear to be purposeful and voluntary but are actually involuntary. They might have no memory of what happened during the seizure or be only partially aware of what they're doing doctor. Money suggested the same thing might happen during episodes of parasitic behavior like like sexually motivated murders. This calls to mind Dahmer's first murder in which he said something just came over him. That betty couldn't control as well as the second murder of Stephen Tomi which he didn't remember at all. However this research wasn't brought up at Dahmer's trial Dr Money points out that forensic sexology is a specialization? That general forensic psychiatrists and psychologists often Kevin Arnold familiar with so instead of explaining the neurological workings of Necrophilia. These offenders are often misrepresented as being by their own choice psychopathic or sociopathic deviates. While this pair of Philip Fugu state theory doesn't excuse violent excellent behaviour morally or legally. It also doesn't help anyone to insist with no evidence that these offenders could just stop if they tried to. Dahmer tried a variety of tactics to prevent himself from killing and it's abundantly clear that they didn't work as for what else he could have done to stop himself. No one at the trial offered a suggestion. Of course this loops back around to the question of responsibility Fugu State or no few state state. Dahmer was fully aware that what he was doing was wrong if he truly felt. He couldn't stop himself. He could have sought help by actually cooperating during his therapy sessions or even by turning himself into the police in the end even Dahmer himself agreed he was the only one to blame for his actions. On February Fifteenth Nineteen Ninety two the jury concluded that he was legally sane and guilty of fifteen counts of first degree murder. He would be tried for. Stephen Hicks murder in Ohio at a later. Date and couldn't be charged for Stephen Tommy's because none of his remains were ever found and in his final address to the court dahmer commonly accepted his fifteen life sentences. So you're on her. It is over now. This has never been a case of train to get free. I didn't ever ever want freedom. Frankly I wanNA death for myself. This was a case to tell the world that I did what I did. Not for reasons of hate. I hated no one. I knew I was sick or evil or both now. I believe I was sick. I know how much harm I have caused. I tried to do the best. I could after the arrest to make amends but no matter what I did I could not undo the terrible harm I have caused. I wanted to find out just what it was. It caused me to be so bad and evil but most of all Mr Boyle and I decided that maybe there was a way for us to tell the world that if there are people out there with these these disorders. Maybe they can get some help before they end up being hurt or hurting someone. It was a moving sentiment but in Dahmer or signature monotone. It didn't quite ring true to everyone. Once he was transferred to the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage Wisconsin He. He spent a year in solitary confinement out of fear that he'd be assaulted by his fellow inmates. That fear was proven correct in November nineteen ninety four when another prisoner beat him to death with a metal bar at just thirty four years. Old Old Dahmer's life was brief but eventful nearly two decades after his arrest he still a household name. He's been the subject of ten books. WCHS four films six documentaries a comic book and an Experimental Theatre piece that uses him as a metaphor for governmental indifference to the AIDS crisis. This media attention is a double edged sword on one hand much of it focuses on the police misconduct. Racism mm-hmm Homophobia and lack of mental health services that led to Dahmer's multi-year killing spree by bringing those issues to public attention attention. It's far more likely that we can prevent another Jeffrey Dahmer from happening on the other hand. There's a fine line between understanding understanding a criminal and glorifying them by portraying their acts of violence as fascinating and attention worthy. We unintentionally hold up the the point of view that led them to kill in the first place. That murder is a means of gaining power. It's an ironic twist. That Dahmer himself himself became a victim of murder and his killer. Christopher scarver became something of a folk hero as a result as recently as two thousand fifteen gene scarver has made international headlines with lurid new details about Dahmer's murder the cycle of violence and sensationalization keeps turning and in some ways. This podcast is a part of it but it can be argued that the benefits of understanding a criminal outweighs the danger of dwelling on them. In the words of Dahmer's attorney Gerald Boyle if we can illuminate the condition which afflicts flick's people like. Jeffrey Dahmer. We might have done some little thing for humanity. Thanks for listening. If you enjoyed this episode road check out the PODCAST original serial killers which you can listen to for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream serial killers for free the on spotify. Just open the APP and type serial killers in the search bar and don't forget to follow us on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter. Here at podcast network. We'll see you next time. Dahmer is a special podcast duty. Original episode created by Max Cutler her it is executive produced by Max Cutler. Sound design by Russell Nash With Production Assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly Madden Freddie Beckley and Joel Stein nine. This episode was written by Kate. Gallagher with writing assistance by drew coal and stars. Greg Paulson and Vanessa Richardson.

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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

"Dan Do the graphic nature of this killer's crimes listener. Discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions of murder torture her sexual assault necrophilia. Cannibalism and violence against children. That some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children. Children under thirteen in May nineteen ninety-one twenty five year. Old Daemon was found strangled in his own home. At Milwaukee's he's Oxford apartments. The building had a locked entrance. So every tenant immediately became a suspect including the quiet man in unit two thirteen Jeffrey Dahmer. When dumber opened his door to see a detective on the other side he panicked? He had a closet full of skulls organs in the freezer. His latest victims flayed skin was was still soaking in a barrel of salt water. He was sure he was about to be arrested. He tried to remain calm as the detective asked him about a recent homicide. A black male mid twenties named Dean Vaughan but tension lifted. Dahmer didn't have anything to do with that murder. He gave an honest statement provided an alibi and the cop was on his way. Dahmer may not have killed his neighbor Dean Vaughan but he had already killed eleven other people and by the end of the month he would kill two two more. None of these homicides would ever be investigated by the Milwaukee Police. Hi I'm Greg pulsing Elson. And I'm Vanessa Richardson every Monday. Vincent I co host serial killers a podcast original. This is the final episode of our special on Jeffrey Free Dahmer. The Milwaukee Chemical at par cast. Were grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook look and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network. And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review. Wherever you're you're listening? It really does help. In the past two episodes we discussed Dahmer's evolution from troubled child to NECROPHILIAC murderer. After killing five men assaulting dozens more dumber spree came to a pause in nineteen eighty nine when one of his victims got aww away. He was convicted of sexual assault but in March nineteen ninety. He was released two months early. In this this episode. We'll look at the spiral of violence. That occurred while Dahmer was out on probation. We'll also look at the chance of vent that finally led to his arrest and the media spectacle that followed Jeffrey. Dahmer walked walked out of prison on March. Second nineteen ninety feeling like his actions would never have consequences in the past few years. Here's the twenty nine year old serial rapist and murderer had committed an untold number of felonies. He only ever been convicted of one and and for that he only spent ten months behind bars on daily work release nonetheless he was still technically on probation but as usual he was able to game that system as a maximum supervision. Client his probation officer. Donna Chester would typically have to make make a home visit at least once every thirty days the total number of home visits Chester made was zero Chester determined that Dahmer was a lower risk sex offender because the crime he'd been convicted of wasn't overtly violent. She submitted a request to wave home. Visits and her supervisor approved it if she had bothered to stop by his new apartment even once she would have seen evidence of overtly advertently violent crimes after his release. Dahmer moved into the Oxford apartments in central Milwaukee taking his skull box with him mm-hmm and with his own abode. He had the privacy to commit more murders than ever before in May a nine thousand nine hundred ninety just two months after his release from prison. Dahmer met thirty-three-year-old Raymond Smith Outside Club to nineteen eighteen. He offered him fifty dollars to come home with him. Within thirty minutes. Smith was drugged and strangled. Then it was time for Dahmer's new favorite hobby photography. He'd used a photo session as a ruse to lure in his previous. Es Victim thirteen-year-old some socks in Foshan Pong this time the photos fitted different purpose. He posed Smith's corpse in a variety of positions positions and took polaroid's to serve as mementos. The bodies themselves had to be disposed of pretty quickly but a picture is forever the polaroid's along with the skulls. Let him relive the experience in the time between kills regarding the skulls now that Dahmer had his own place he had his sights on a diy project he'd acquired a long black table and a statue of a griffin the mythical winged creature that often symbolizes the devil. Dahmer said he bought the Griffin because it represented how he felt evil. Once once he was done with Raymond Smith he would have to skulls to add to the display. This would be his alter a monument to his victims. He explained if I couldn't keep them there with me whole. At least I felt that I could keep their skeletons. Of course a table full of skulls goals was bound to get him in trouble so we went to the craft store and bought an off white paint to cover the skulls so they would look less realistic. If anyone asked heede say they were just props but he still had to dispose of the rest of the body his old process of using a sledgehammer chalmer to grind up. The bones wouldn't fly in an apartment complex and leaving the remains in the community. Dumpster was risky to say the least instead he bought an eighty gallon. Steel Kettle boiled the flesh and dissolved the bones with acid once it was liquefied he simply employees poured it down the toilet less than a week after Raymond. Smith's murder Dahmer was ready to kill again. His time line was escalating severely but his success rate was falling due to his own bungling incompetents in late. May Dahmer brought a victim home. Nixed the sleeping pills into a drink and accidentally took the wrong glass drugging himself instead. He woke up disoriented missing three hundred dollars and a watch on June twenty third. He tried again. twenty-seven-year-old Eddie Smith was lured in by Dahmer's claim that he was a movie v Producer. Eddie agreed to go home with him and posed for pictures. None of the photos. Dahmer took Eddie. Either dead or alive turned out well and his experimental attempts to dry the skull by heating it in the oven failed spectacularly the skull exploded and there were no relics left of the crime. Dahmer recalled that this was one of the only murderers he felt bad about because it was a waste. It was one thing to kill for a purpose even if that purpose was adding another skull to the collection but since nothing tangible had come from the murder he felt that the suffering he'd caused Eddie was all for nothing on July. Sixth came Louis Penny. May they took photos had sex and fell asleep together all night. Dahmer kept waiting for Pineda's say he was going home. That was his cue to offer one one more drink but the moment never came penny was the first person to stay until morning and agreed to see him again. Dahmer was so surprised he let him leave in peace but he couldn't let the good one get away the next night the two met up again and went back to Dahmer's apartment. Dahmer happened to be out of sleeping pills so in a pinch. He snuck up behind play with a giant Rubber Mallet and hit him over the head in Dahmer's words. Obviously he got upset about that. Fisticuffs ensued but the men were evenly matched in strength so there was no easy winter after a few minutes. They were both worn out and agreed to a truce once. They had both calmed down. Dahmer gave a half baked excuse for why he'd hit with a mallet. panay apparently accepted the apology because the two spent the entire rest of the night eight talking at a certain point. Dahmer came to the realization that I just didn't have the ability to do him any harm at about seven. Am Penny promised. He wouldn't tell anyone what happened and Dahmer walked him to the bus stop. Penny broke that promise and went to the police but the story was so bizarre is are. They simply didn't believe him. This strange saga is telling when it comes to Dahmer's motivations and mental state at a certain point joint back when he'd killed Stephen Hicks he was motivated by loneliness. A need for a partner who wouldn't reject him and wouldn't leave. Finally a he had that in Lewis Pele. If they'd met a few years earlier perhaps he would have seen this as the beginning of a normal relationship. But as as biographer. Brian Masters writes by Nineteen Ninety. Dahmer was incapable of such normal reasoning because the partner was not at that that stage a person to him at all but a putative object a thing to stimulate his fantasy during the course of their night long discussion. The object gradually took on being the fantasy dissolved and Dahmer found himself face to face with a human human being. The encounter apparently threw him off his game because it was two months before he learned in another victim in early September. Twenty three year old Ernest Miller became the third skull on Dahmer Shrine. This time he also kept a few limbs and organs. Thanks for another purpose. He started with the bicep beating it with a meat tenderizer than frying it. Up in a pan of CRISCO in in a bizarre way he thought of cannibalism as honoring his victims not degrading them. Dahmer explained I suppose in an odd way it made me feel as if they were even more a part of me. This was the ultimate in togetherness. They were literally inside of him. An and in-depth. They nourished his life over the coming months. Dahmer's Fridge would fill with several more victims on September number twenty fourth. He met twenty three year old. David Thomas at the mall and offered him money to come back to his apartment and pose for photos after drugging him. Dahmer suddenly changed his mind and decided. Thomas wasn't his type but he realized Thomas would inevitably wake up and be pissed off at him so he killed him anyway. February eighteenth nineteen ninety one seventeen year old curtis straughter was approached at the bus. Stop with the same offer. By this point the routine becomes tedious. He was drugged strangled dismembered and disposed of his skull hands and genitals were kept as souvenirs April seventh nineteen year old air. Lindsey struck up a conversation with Dahmer Armor outside a local Gay Bookstore after Lindsay was strangled. Dahmer flayed the skin from his entire body and attempted to preserve it in saltwater under the experiment failed May twenty fourth thirty one year old. Tony Hughes met Dahmer Outside Club to nineteen. Tony was deaf and his two friends drove the group home from the club. He and dumber sat in the backseat scribbling notes to each other. Tony's Tony's friends dropped him off at Dahmer's apartment and never saw him again in the course of a year. Dahmer ahead killed seven people and attempted to kill several more but no one seemed to notice the wave of disappearances at least in part this was due due to the transient nature of the gay community. At the time. A bartender at a Milwaukee Gay club commented many people. Don't use their real names. They don't have close contact with their families. We have a hard time keeping track. Additionally this was during the height of the AIDS epidemic around one hundred hundred fifty Wisconsin residents died of AIDS in nineteen ninety-one and the majority of them were gay and bisexual men living in Milwaukee with with so many healthy young men suddenly dropping dead. The extra disappearances didn't raise any eyebrows that's doubly true because Dahmer Congress passed seven victims were all part of the most at risk demographic for HIV. In Milwaukee Black men this was also the demographic least Michael to be investigated by the reportedly prejudiced Milwaukee police in the early ninety s of all the men. Dahmer would eventually kill all but but to were people of Color. It's hard to say what to make of this criminologist Jonathan James and John Proof found that eighty six point point eight percent of cereal sexual murderers target victims who are the same race as themselves and half of them searched for new victims who resembled pulled their previous victims so going after a wide range of white black Latino and Asian victims is highly unusual dahmer or insisted that he chose his victims based solely on attraction and opportunity since the area he lived in was heavily black his victims skewed skewed that way as well. He emphatically denied any racial motivation. Although we can trust Jeffrey Dahmer Word is anyone's guess. Furthermore some of Dahmer's acquaintances recalled him making racist comments in daily conversation. We can't ignore the possibility that at least on some level he mainly chose people of color because he felt less empathy for them. The race of the victims may have helped keep them under the police radar but the murders didn't escape the notice of Dahmer's neighbors during the spree of killings. The property manager confronted. Dahmer are several times about the terrible smell coming from his apartment the first time. He explained that his freezer had broken and some meat had spoiled. The story was accepted but when the smell didn't go away. Dahmer got another visit this time. He insisted that as tropical fish tank had malfunctioned and a few of the fish died. He even showed the property manager the large barrel in the closet. We're an unidentifiable mass was decomposing and Murrieta acid. Dahmer promised to get rid of the peril and he made good on that promise but that meant that after he killed Tony Hughes he had to leave the body lying out in the open been until the at the time and energy to dispose of him. Naturally this lead to more complaints about the odor this carelessness with the disposal process us was a sign that Dahmer was devolving over the coming months his crimes became more and more reckless on May twenty seventh just a few days after he killed Tony Hughes. Dahmer found his next victim outside the Grand Avenue Mall. He had no idea who the boy was but he guessed he was in his late teens and probably East Asian in heritage he was actually fourteen and Laotian Russian. His name was Kona. Rock Sim bossom pawn. The younger brother of some sock after this. We'll look at Dahmer's most notorious run in with the Milwaukee Police now back to the story on Sunday may twenty seventh nineteen ninety one. Jeffrey Dahmer picked up fourteen year. Old Co oh Narok sinthasomphone at the local mall. He offered him fifty dollars to come to his apartment and posed for some photos and cone Iraq. DOC agreed he apparently didn't know that less than three years earlier his older brother Soem sock had been lured in with the exact same ruse. Some sock of course escaped before the sleeping pills kicked in leading Dahmer's arrest for sexual assault. Dahmer Armor was totally unaware that the two were related. He commented if I'd known who I was dealing with. I sure as hell wouldn't have bothered asking him back. That's that's for sure. They went back to Dahmer's apartment where Tony Hughes body was still decomposing in the bedroom. Unlike his brother Kona Rock rock fell unconscious before he realized anything was wrong then he became the next subject of an experiment. Dahmer had tried on a few view other victims with no success. The main problem with corpses is that they have to be disposed of quickly. That's why Dahmer kept photos and skulls. It's too tight him over between kills but he recalled. I didn't want to keep killing people and have nothing left except the skull. He wondered if there is a way. Eighty keep someone alive. But in permanently subdued compliant state to that end he purchased a power drill and a marinade injector once cone Iraq had passed out. Dahmer drilled a small hole into the top of his head aiming for the frontal lobe which controls all speech motor skills and decision making he then filled the whole with Murray attic acid. If all went as planned Kona rock could become something of a Zombie fully conscious but unable to communicate or physically resist at about one thirty in the morning. Uh Dahmer left the unconscious boy in the living room and went out for a beer. He planned to come back soon to check on the progress but while he was gone Kona Rock woke up. He could barely walk but he managed to stumble out of the apartment and down the street naked and disoriented most passersby by assumed. He was just drunk but eventually three women stopped to help him. He couldn't speak coherently but it was obvious he was in trouble. Just then Dahmer rounded the corner to see Kona rock talking with the women. This was bad. He hurried over and through an arm around Kerak shoulder pretending he was his drunk friend. He promised the women he take care of him and tried to drag him back to the apartment but Kona rock fought brought back. He managed to form one coherent word. No Dahmer twisted him into a full headlock and pulled the naked Achot boy down the street as the women shouted after him pretty soon. A crowd had gathered to watch the spectacle and then a police car arrived the two officers who stepped out were white men. The three women screaming at Dahmer more black. What happened next was perhaps inevitable evitable? Dahmer calmly explained. That Kona Rock was his boyfriend. He'd had a little too much whiskey that night and he always pulled these kind of hijinks thinks when he was drunk running through the streets naked. He didn't have any identification for his boyfriend here but he provided his own correct name. I'm an address cooperating. Fully the three women kept loudly insisting that this was clearly child not a twenty year. Old Adult has dahmer claimed one of the offices replied that they should shut the hell up and stop telling him how to do his job. Con- orrock did look like he might be older. According to police records the officers and observers estimated his age is anywhere between thirteen and twenty dumber. Explain this spy saying that. Asian people quote Look Young. It's hard to tell their age. We can imagine the officers thought the same way taking a massive gamble. Dahmer invited the police back to his apartment. Maria the photos he'd taken earlier that night photos were corner. Rock was awake. Cooperative give and in his underwear in a tragic twist. Those photos would support the story that they were in a consensual relationship corner. I WanNa rock sat compliantly on the couch. While the police examined the photos his consciousness was waning and he'd stopped fighting. The officers serves accepted that this was a domestic incident and given the department's contentious history with the LGBT community. They decided it was best to stay out of it. They were about to leave. When one of the officers noticed a strange smell coming from the bedroom Tony Hughes decomposing corpse? The officer briefly poked his head into the unlocked bedroom but didn't bother to turn on the light he decided it wasn't any of his business. The pair of officers left telling Dahmer. Well you just take care of him. Within in an hour Kona Rock was dead. If the police had bothered to run a background check they would have found out that Dahmer was on probation for the sexual assault of cone. Iraq's brother but of course they did not the same day cone Iraq Iraq was killed probation officer. Donna Chester sent Dahmer for a psychiatric evaluation. The doctor concluded he had no serious mental disorders orders and wasn't a danger to himself or others. He was fooling everyone. Even as his life spiraled. Further out of control on in June thirtieth. He met twenty year old Matt. Turner after a Gay Pride Parade. Turner's head and organs ended up in dumbers freezer freezer a week later twenty-three-year-old Jeremiah. Weinberger met the same fate once again. Dahmer tried drilling a hole in his skull. L. Filling it with boiling water instead of acid. This time Weinberger lived for two days before eventually dying. His head was tossed lost in the freezer and his body was left in a bleach solution in the bathtub. Eight days after that on July Fifteenth Dahmer Are Brought Home Twenty four year old. Oliver Lacy Weinberger's body was still decomposing in the bathtub. Because Dahmer hadn't had the time time to dispose of it once lacy was subdued. He called into work and asked for a personal day. Unfortunately he'd taken so many days days off in the past year for the sake of disposing of bodies that his supervisor wouldn't take it anymore he was fired for poor attendance it. It was obvious even to Dahmer that he was in way over his head. He recalled if I'd been thinking rationally. I would've stopped. It was almost like I wanted to get to a point where it was out of my control and there was no return the very next day July Sixteenth Dahmer. Dahmer called his probation officer to apologize for missing an appointment on July tenth. He told officer Chester that he'd recently lost his job. They met on the eighteenth and Dahmer confessed that he was seriously contemplating suicide officer. Chester sent him for another psychiatric appointment that same afternoon. The doctor prescribed him and anxiety medication and made no recommendations for further action to the Probation Office on his way home from that appointment dahmer approached another mad at invited him back to the apartment. He turned him down less than twenty four hours later on July. Nineteenth Dahmer picked up twenty five year old. Joseph Break Off at a bus stop due to the stress of the past couple of weeks Jeremiah. Weinberger's headless body was still in the bathtub. Oliver Lacy was piled on top of him. And and once Joseph Brady was dead his body had to be left on the bed by July twenty first. The corpse was covered word in maggots. Dahmer woke up late tonight. twenty-second he hadn't showered in a while because of the bathtub situation leaving leaving as den of human remains. He staggered out for a beer. The property manager once again accosted him in the hallway and warned him if that's smell coming from his this unit didn't immediately he be victim. That was the least of his problems with no job. He wouldn't be able to make rent the next month anyway away. After he'd had a few beers dahmer wandered the city trying to pick up another victim. He approached met at the bus. Stop at the mall in public restrooms. uh-huh it was a Monday afternoon and no one was rearing to follow this drunk. smelly man home for fifty dollars. Eventually he gave up and sat down at the Mall Food Court with a slice of pizza and a beer at about five pm. He saw three men hanging out near the entrance and one of them he recognized could guys a few days earlier thirty two year old Tracy Edwards had encountered Dahmer at the bus stop and asked him for a cigarette. They made small small talk for a while before going their separate ways dade run into each other again a couple of days after that. This third meeting seemed like fate eight. Dahmer went over to Edward Sentence friends and started up a conversation. He told them he was bored. And he'd give them each one hundred dollars whereas if they came back to his place naturally one of them asked if sex would be involved and Dahmer said that part wouldn't be necessary. All he really wanted was to handcuff someone. Tracy took him up on the offer. The moment they got to Dahmer's apartment Tracy realized he'd made eight a mistake. There were multiple locks on both the inside and outside of the door and alarm system that had to be disengaged before they could enter inside. The living room was fairly clean and orderly but there was a terrible stench and of vaguely unsettling energy. There were artistic photos of nude men on the walls to gargoyles statues adorned the long black table in the living room. There was as an aquarium. Full of exotic fish kept in perfectly meet condition exorcist three was playing on the TV in the bedroom and and in the kitchen there were four big boxes of Miri Attic. Acid something was definitely off. Edwards wandered over to get a closer look at the fish tank. Dahmer went into the kitchen and started mixing some Roman Cokes. While his back was turned handcuffs clinked around Tracy Edwards left wrist Edwards asked what was happening. Dahmer led him into the bedroom and said I won't hurt if you if you let me handcuff you and take some pictures then. He pulled out a knife realizing how precarious the situation was Edwards decided to cooperate. He complied with the command to take off. His shirt lay. Sat down on the bed and watch the movie and the TV then Dahmer. Dahmer lowered his head Edwards chest and listened to his heartbeat. Dahmer was clearly losing his grip on reality not only did he. Fail L. to drug or fully handcuff Edwards. Before threatening him with the knife he left his unrestrained victim alone while he went to the fridge inch to grab a beer. Unsurprisingly Edwards used the opportunity to make a dash for the door. It was eleven thirty at night down the block. Milwaukee Police Officers Ralph Miller and Robert Roth were making their rounds. When they saw Edwards running down the street with a handcuff hanging from his wrist Edwards flagged on the squad car and ask them if they could remove the handcuff? He didn't tell them anything else about what had happened. His only goal was to get the handcuffs off and get out of there but when the police couldn't open the lock he begrudgingly agreed to lead them back to Dahmer's place to retrieve the key when the police leased knocked on the door Dahmer realized it was all over. He later recalled obviously a power higher than myself. Had I've been fed up with my deeds and decided it was time for me to be stopped so he stepped aside and invited them in when officer Muller stepped into the Bedroom. The first thing he noticed was the knife lying just under the edge of the bed then he he saw the open drawer full of Polaroid's of naked men upon closer inspection. Some of the photos weren't entire bodies they were severed heads and limbs and they were all taken in that same bedroom officer. Muller was standing in Muller called his partner over and showed him the pictures. Dahmer remained calm until he heard one of the officers. Mutter cuff him finally snapping back to reality reality. Dahmer began to struggle. The two officers wrestled him to the ground and slap the hand cuffs around his wrists. Officer Roth Breath kept him pinned to the floor. While Muller searched the rest of the apartment opening the fridge he saw cardboard box on the bottom shelf containing a severed head looking up from the floor. Dahmer told him for what I did and I should be dead after this will look at the aftermath of Dahmer's arrest now the conclusion of our story thirteen years after committing his first murder. Jeffrey Dahmer was is finally apprehended on July. Twenty Second Nineteen ninety-one at the age of thirty one. His killing spree had gone completely unnoticed by the Milwaukee police who didn't even realize they had a serial killer on their hands until they walked into Dahmer's the local and national media descended upon on the Oxford apartments almost immediately capturing footage is the police lugged boxes full of body parts out of the building. The scant details that lead to the press were shocking a local. TV News report described decapitated heads in a refrigerator freezer and a psychotic mass murderer who neighbors never suspected to be a killer regarding Dahmer himself they reported all we really know about him is that he is thirty one years old. Who is Jeffrey? Dahmer would be the question of the year. The Milwaukee Journal estimated that four hundred fifty reporters came to Milwaukee to cover the case many debated whether he was a man Ormond. stor comparisons to the silence of the lambs which had just been released. Six months earlier were frequent. The Associated Press went to Bath Township Township Ohio to interview everyone from his childhood neighbors to his high school. Prom date who helpfully commented. He didn't even kiss me. Good night. The Milwaukee Police came under close examination as well. The synth awesome phone. Family was horrified to learn that their missing sons remains and were found in Dahmer's apartment he'd been killed by the same men who assaulted their older son just three years earlier. Even even more horrifying was the fact that police had hand delivered the boy. Back Dahmer's doorstep after. He tried to escape due to the public uproar uproar the officers who responded to the call. We're fired but they were later reinstated. The symphonic components sued the city of Milwaukee for blatant eight misconduct and eventually one eight hundred fifty thousand dollar settlement as for the other grieving families. All they could hope for was closure and justice. The quest to identify Dahmer's victims was led by the killer himself. Once once he was taken into custody he spent two weeks dictating what his attorney called the longest confession in the history of America. His initial interview lasted from one thirty. Am to seven fifteen am in the early morning hours. After he was arrested during that time he drank four or five cups of coffee. Two cans of coke and confessed to fifteen murders. Even though police had only only charged him with ten once he'd signed a statement. He asked the detectives if they would just sit in the interview room and talk with him so so he can have a couple of cigarettes some coffee and think as to what had occurred over the next two weeks. The interrogation room became his personal snow therapy session. He confessed to more murders but he'd forgotten to mention in the first interview. He talked about his childhood. He confirmed that he knew the crimes crimes he was committing. Were wrong and that he drank excessively to try to forget the nightmare he felt he was living. He even told them about the time time he gone. Bar Hopping blacked out and bulk up Hog tied in a strange man's apartment with a candlestick in part of his body where he didn't want it to be. Nothing was off the table now. Dahmer stated that he realized it would be impossible to make amends for his crimes but that maybe by telling the truth he could start to make things right the only way he could start to change himself was to admit exactly what he had done to state that he was sorry for what he had done and to swear that he would try to change his life in the future. Naturally one has to wonder how sorry a serial killer can be but from the matter of fact tone of the confession and the wide range of horrific details he shared. It's hard to detect any hidden agenda. If he was trying to make himself look sympathetic he probably wouldn't have led with the fact that he'd eaten a human human bicep and if he was trying to brag he wouldn't have mentioned the countless victims that got away or shared so many embarrassing details about his personal personal life were left to assume then that Dahmer really was telling the truth or his version of it. What we get is a chillingly honest look at the thought process of a murderer even though he was aware that his crimes were horrifying? It didn't didn't seem to fully register for him on a personal level. Over the years killing had become mundane to the point. Where chipping frozen organs hands off? The bottom of the freezer fell under cleaning the fish tank on his weekend to do list his final self-assessment while speaking with a court appointed appointed psychiatrist was I should have gotten a college degree and gone into real estate and got myself an aquarium. That's what I should have done. Dahmer's frankness sets him apart from most other serial killers from Ted Bundy who denied all the charges against him until after his trial to the self-aggrandizing. btk Killer Dennis. Rader who sentencing statement was compared to an Academy Awards acceptance speech and while Ella's honesty didn't win him any favors from the courts. It did add an interesting dimension to the media coverage of his case of Vanity Fair Article Muse Dahmer Distress about his crimes compounds the mystery by lifting him from the simple category of a monster who we can view from fascinated and safe distance into an uncomfortably recognizable human being this conflict coalesced on the first day of his insanity trial in January nineteen nineteen ninety two when he strode into the courtroom wearing a white button-down shirt Khakis and brown suit jacket looking more like a timid mid high school teacher than a mass murderer despite believing that there was no hope for his Defense Dahmer's attorney convinced him to try an insanity sanity play for the next two weeks. A parade of psychiatrists would debate to legal. Questions did Dahmer have the capacity to appreciate appreciate the wrongfulness of his conduct and was he capable of conforming his conduct to the requirements of the law. The first question was a non-starter since Dahmer readily admitted that he knew his crimes were wrong. The real debate was whether he was capable of controlling his behavior. This is a tricky question. The fact that he kept killing even as he lost everything in the process suggest that no he wasn't able to stop himself on the other hand the nine years between his first and second murders proves that at least at one point point in time he was able to control himself for the defense. The argument was that Dahmer's violent thoughts were compulsive and without proper treatment treatment. He had no hope of controlling them permanently. Dr Fred Berlin testified that Dahmer Necrophilia was a cancer of the mind mind. He couldn't choose to have those thoughts and he couldn't stop them from coming there next expert. Dr Karl Wallstrom pointed out that Dahmer had a long history of serious mental illness which was essentially untreated leading to bizarre delusional ideas. Like using a power drill to turn a person into a Zombie by Wallstrom's analysis Dahmer's condition requires continuous treatment. And and without it he couldn't have possibly pulled himself out of his psychotic state on his own. The prosecution side The star witness was Dr Park. Dietz who had recently gained fame for consulting on John. Hinckley Juniors trial. Defense argued that even though Dahmer's necrophilic thoughts weren't a choice choice he did make a choice to give into them he said most para files never act on their paraphernalia in a criminal way. The Parasol is as free as any other human being to choose whether to commit a crime to gratify his wishes. He pointed out the premeditated. Nature of Dahmer's murderers with the exception of the first to careful planning went into every step of the process. These were not crimes of impulse or compulsion if he was has ever mentally unable to control his behavior it was because of his alcohol abuse not his necrophilia. This sounds logical. But it may not be medically correct in nineteen ninety sexologist. John Money explained that paraphernalia affects the brain's limbic system mm-hmm which is responsible for sexual drives as well as aggression. Pleasure repetitive behaviors and forming memories. While there's is no clear answer on what causes this to happen. In patients with paraphernalia an error in the brain's pathways caused sexual arousal signals to be mixed up with often aggressive brain signals on a neurological level. This bears close resemblance to temporal lobe seizures. In which a person enters an altered state of consciousness without the convulsions typically associated with seizures in that altered state a person may engage gauge activities. That appear to be purposeful and voluntary but are actually involuntary. They might have no memory of what happened during the seizure or be only partially aware of what they're doing doctor. Money suggested the same thing might happen during episodes of parasitic behavior like like sexually motivated murders. This calls to mind Dahmer's first murder in which he said something just came over him. That betty couldn't control as well as the second murder of Stephen Tomi which he didn't remember at all. However this research wasn't brought up at Dahmer's trial Dr Money points out that forensic sexology is a specialization? That general forensic psychiatrists and psychologists often Kevin Arnold familiar with so instead of explaining the neurological workings of Necrophilia. These offenders are often misrepresented as being by their own choice psychopathic or sociopathic deviates. While this pair of Philip Fugu state theory doesn't excuse violent excellent behaviour morally or legally. It also doesn't help anyone to insist with no evidence that these offenders could just stop if they tried to. Dahmer tried a variety of tactics to prevent himself from killing and it's abundantly clear that they didn't work as for what else he could have done to stop himself. No one at the trial offered a suggestion. Of course this loops back around to the question of Responsibility Fugu State or no few state state. Dahmer was fully aware that what he was doing was wrong if he truly felt. He couldn't stop himself. He could have sought help by actually cooperating during his therapy sessions or even by turning himself into the police in the end even Dahmer himself agreed he was the only one to blame for his actions. On February Fifteenth Nineteen Ninety two the jury concluded that he was legally sane and guilty of fifteen counts of first degree murder. He would be tried for. Stephen Hicks murder in Ohio at a later. Date and couldn't be charged for Stephen Tommy's because none of his remains were ever found and in his final address to the court dahmer commonly accepted his fifteen life sentences. So you're on her. It is over now. This has never been a case of train to get free. I didn't ever ever want freedom. Frankly I wanNA death for myself. This was a case to tell the world that I did what I did. Not for reasons of hate. I hated no one. I knew I was sick or evil or both now. I believe I was sick. I know how much harm I have caused. I tried to do the best. I could after the arrest to make amends but no matter what I did I could not undo the terrible harm I have caused. I wanted to find out just what it was. It caused me to be so bad and evil but most of all Mr Boyle and I decided that maybe there was a way for us to tell the world that if there are people out there with these these disorders. Maybe they can get some help before they end up being hurt or hurting someone. It was a moving sentiment but in Dahmer for signature monotone. It didn't quite ring true to everyone. Once he was transferred to the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage Wisconsin He. He spent a year in solitary confinement out of fear that he'd be assaulted by his fellow inmates. That fear was proven correct in November nineteen ninety four when another prisoner beat him to death with a metal bar at just thirty four years. Old Old Dahmer's life was brief but eventful nearly two decades after his arrest he still a household name. He's been the subject of ten books. WCHS four films six documentaries a comic book and an Experimental Theatre piece that uses him as a metaphor for governmental indifference to the AIDS crisis. This media attention is a double edged sword on one hand much of it focuses on the police misconduct. Racism mm-hmm Homophobia and lack of mental health services that led to Dahmer's multi-year killing spree by bringing those issues to public attention attention. It's far more likely that we can prevent another Jeffrey Dahmer from happening on the other hand. There's a fine line between understanding understanding a criminal and glorifying them by portraying their acts of violence as fascinating and attention worthy. We unintentionally hold up the the point of view that led them to kill in the first place. That murder is a means of gaining power. It's an ironic twist. That Dahmer himself himself became a victim of murder and his killer. Christopher scarver became something of a folk hero as a result as recently as two thousand fifteen gene scarver has made international headlines with lurid new details about Dahmer's murder the cycle of violence and sensationalization keeps turning and in some ways. This podcast is a part of it but it can be argued that the benefits of understanding a criminal outweighs the danger of dwelling on them. In the words of Dahmer's attorney Gerald Boyle if we can illuminate the condition which afflicts flick's people like. Jeffrey Dahmer. We might have done some little thing for humanity. Thanks for listening. If you enjoyed this episode road check out the PODCAST original serial killers which you can listen to for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream serial killers for free a on spotify. Just open the APP and type serial killers in the search bar and don't forget to follow us on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter. Here at podcast network. We'll see you next time. Dahmer is a special podcast duty. Original episode created by Max Cutler her it is executive produced by Max Cutler. Sound design by Russell Nash With Production Assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly Madden Freddie Beckley and Joel Stein nine. This episode was written by Kate. Gallagher with writing assistance by drew coal and stars. Greg Paulson and Vanessa Richardson.

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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

"Dan Do the graphic nature of this killer's crimes listener. Discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions of murder torture her sexual assault necrophilia. Cannibalism and violence against children. That some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children. Children under thirteen in May nineteen ninety-one twenty five year. Old Daemon was found strangled in his own home. At Milwaukee's he's Oxford apartments. The building had a locked entrance. So every tenant immediately became a suspect including the quiet it man in unit two thirteen Jeffrey Dahmer. When dumber opened his door to see a detective on the other side he panicked? He had a closet full of skulls organs in the freezer. His latest victims flayed skin was was still soaking in a barrel of salt water. He was sure he was about to be arrested. He tried to remain calm as the detective asked him about a recent homicide. A black male mid twenties named Dean Vaughan but tension lifted. Dahmer didn't have anything to do with that murder. He gave an honest statement provided an alibi and the cop was on his way. Dahmer may not have killed his neighbor Dean Vaughan but he had already killed eleven other people and by the end of the month he would kill two two more. None of these homicides would ever be investigated by the Milwaukee Police. Hi I'm Greg pulsing Elson. And I'm Vanessa Richardson every Monday. Vincent I co host serial killers a podcast original. This is the final episode of our special on Jeffrey Free Dahmer. The Milwaukee Chemical at par cast. Were grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook look and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network. And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review. Wherever you're you're listening? It really does help. In the past two episodes we discussed Dahmer's evolution from troubled child to NECROPHILIAC murderer. After killing five men assaulting dozens more dumber spree came to a pause in nineteen eighty nine when one of his victims got aww away. He was convicted of sexual assault but in March nineteen ninety. He was released two months early. In this this episode. We'll look at the spiral of violence. That occurred while Dahmer was out on probation. We'll also look at the chance of vent that finally led to his arrest and the media spectacle that followed Jeffrey. Dahmer walked walked out of prison on March. Second nineteen ninety feeling like his actions would never have consequences in the past few years. Here's the twenty nine year old serial rapist and murderer had committed an untold number of felonies. He only ever been convicted of one and and for that he only spent ten months behind bars on daily work release nonetheless he was still technically on probation but as usual he was able to game that system as a maximum supervision. Client his probation officer. Donna Chester would typically have to make make a home visit at least once every thirty days the total number of home visits Chester made was zero chester determined that Dahmer was a lower risk sex offender because the crime he'd been convicted of wasn't overtly violent. She submitted a request to wave home. Visits and her supervisor approved it if she had bothered to stop by his new apartment even once she would have seen evidence of overtly advertently violent crimes after his release. Dahmer moved into the Oxford apartments in central Milwaukee taking his skull box with him mm-hmm and with his own abode. He had the privacy to commit more murders than ever before in May a nine thousand nine hundred ninety just two months after his release from prison. Dahmer met thirty-three-year-old Raymond Smith Outside Club to nineteen eighteen. He offered him fifty dollars to come home with him. Within thirty minutes. Smith was drugged and strangled. Then it was time for Dahmer's new favorite hobby photography. He'd used a photo session as a ruse to lure in his previous. Es Victim thirteen-year-old some socks in Foshan Pong this time the photos fitted different purpose. He posed Smith's corpse in a variety of positions positions and took polaroid's to serve as mementos. The bodies themselves had to be disposed of pretty quickly but a picture is forever the polaroid's along with the skulls. Let him relive the experience in the time between kills regarding the skulls now that Dahmer had his own place he had his sights on a diy project he'd acquired a long black table and a statue of a griffin the mythical winged creature that often symbolizes the devil. Dahmer said he bought the Griffin because it represented how he felt evil. Once once he was done with Raymond Smith he would have to skulls to add to the display. This would be his alter a monument to his victims. He explained if I couldn't keep them there with me whole. At least I felt that I could keep their skeletons. Of course a table full of skulls goals was bound to get him in trouble so we went to the craft store and bought an off white paint to cover the skulls so they would look less realistic. If anyone asked heede say they were just props but he still had to dispose of the rest of the body his old process of using a sledgehammer chalmer to grind up. The bones wouldn't fly in an apartment complex and leaving the remains in the community. Dumpster was risky to say the least instead he bought an eighty gallon. Steel Kettle boiled the flesh and dissolved the bones with acid once it was liquefied he simply employees poured it down the toilet less than a week after Raymond. Smith's murder Dahmer was ready to kill again. His time line was escalating severely but his success rate was falling due to his own bungling incompetents in late. May Dahmer brought a victim home. Nixed the sleeping pills into a drink and accidentally took the wrong glass drugging himself instead. He woke up disoriented missing three hundred dollars and a watch on June twenty third. He tried again. twenty-seven-year-old Eddie Smith was lured in by Dahmer's claim that he was a movie v Producer. Eddie agreed to go home with him and posed for pictures. None of the photos. Dahmer took Eddie. Either dead or alive turned out well and his experimental attempts to dry the skull by heating it in the oven failed spectacularly the skull exploded and there were no relics left of the crime. Dahmer recalled that this was one of the only murderers he felt bad about because it was a waste. It was one thing to kill for a purpose even if that purpose was adding another skull to the collection but since nothing tangible had come from the murder he felt that the suffering he'd caused Eddie was all for nothing on July. Sixth came Louis Penny. May they took photos had sex and fell asleep together all night. Dahmer kept waiting for Pineda's say he was going home. That was his cue to offer one one more drink but the moment never came penny was the first person to stay until morning and agreed to see him again. Dahmer was so surprised he let him leave in peace but he couldn't let the good one get away the next night the two met up again and went back to Dahmer's apartment. Dahmer happened to be out of sleeping pills so in a pinch. He snuck up behind play with a giant Rubber Mallet and hit him over the head in Dahmer's words. Obviously he got upset about that. Fisticuffs ensued but the men were evenly matched in strength so there was no easy winter after a few minutes. They were both worn out and agreed to a truce once. They had both calmed down. Dahmer gave a half baked excuse for why he'd hit with a mallet. panay apparently accepted the apology because the two spent the entire rest of the night eight talking at a certain point. Dahmer came to the realization that I just didn't have the ability to do him any harm at about seven. Am Penny promised. He wouldn't tell anyone what happened and Dahmer walked him to the bus stop. Penny broke that promise and went to the police but the story was so bizarre is are. They simply didn't believe him. This strange saga is telling when it comes to Dahmer's motivations and mental state at a certain point joint back when he'd killed Stephen Hicks he was motivated by loneliness. A need for a partner who wouldn't reject him and wouldn't leave. Finally a he had that in Lewis play. If they'd met a few years earlier perhaps he would have seen this as the beginning of a normal relationship. But as as biographer. Brian Masters writes by Nineteen Ninety. Dahmer was incapable of such normal reasoning because the partner was not at that that stage a person to him at all but a putative object a thing to stimulate his fantasy during the course of their night long discussion. The object gradually took on being the fantasy dissolved and Dahmer found himself face to face with a human human being. The encounter apparently threw him off his game because it was two months before he learned in another victim in early September. Twenty three year old Ernest Miller became the third skull on Dahmer Shrine. This time he also kept a few limbs and organs. Thanks for another purpose. He started with the bicep beating it with a meat tenderizer than frying it. Up in a pan of CRISCO in in a bizarre way he thought of cannibalism as honoring his victims not degrading them. Dahmer explained I suppose in an odd way it made me feel as if they were even more a part of me. This was the ultimate in togetherness. They were literally inside of him. An and in-depth. They nourished his life over the coming months. Dahmer's Fridge would fill with several more victims on September number twenty fourth. He met twenty three year old. David Thomas at the mall and offered him money to come back to his apartment and pose for photos after drugging him. Dahmer suddenly changed his mind and decided. Thomas wasn't his type but he realized Thomas would inevitably wake up and be pissed off at him so he killed him anyway. February eighteenth nineteen ninety one seventeen year old curtis straughter was approached at the bus. Stop with the same offer. By this point the routine becomes tedious. He was drugged strangled dismembered and disposed of his skull hands and genitals were kept as souvenirs April seventh nineteen year old air. Lindsey struck up a conversation with dahmer armor outside a local gay bookstore after Lindsay was strangled. Dahmer flayed the skin from his entire body and attempted to preserve it in saltwater under the experiment failed May twenty fourth thirty one year old. Tony Hughes met Dahmer Outside Club to nineteen. Tony was deaf and his two friends drove the group home from the club. He and dumber sat in the backseat scribbling notes to each other. Tony's Tony's friends dropped him off at Dahmer's apartment and never saw him again in the course of a year. Dahmer ahead killed seven people and attempted to kill several more but no one seemed to notice the wave of disappearances at least in part this was due due to the transient nature of the gay community. At the time. A bartender at a Milwaukee Gay club commented many people. Don't use their real names. They don't have close contact with their families. We have a hard time keeping track. Additionally this was during the height of the AIDS epidemic around one hundred hundred fifty Wisconsin residents died of AIDS in nineteen ninety-one and the majority of them were gay and bisexual men living in Milwaukee with with so many healthy young men suddenly dropping dead. The extra disappearances didn't raise any eyebrows that's doubly true because Dahmer Congress passed seven victims were all part of the most at risk demographic for HIV. In Milwaukee Black men this was also the demographic least Michael to be investigated by the reportedly prejudiced Milwaukee police in the early ninety s of all the men. Dahmer would eventually kill all but but to were people of Color. It's hard to say what to make of this criminologist Jonathan James and John Proof found that eighty six point point eight percent of cereal sexual murderers target victims who are the same race as themselves and half of them searched for new victims who resembled pulled their previous victims so going after a wide range of white black Latino and Asian victims is highly unusual dahmer or insisted that he chose his victims based solely on attraction and opportunity since the area he lived in was heavily black his victims skewed skewed that way as well he emphatically denied any racial motivation. Although how much we can trust Jeffrey. Dahmer Word is anyone's guess. Furthermore some of Dahmer's acquaintances recalled him making racist comments in daily conversation. We can't ignore the possibility that at least on some level he mainly chose people of color because he felt less empathy for them. The race of the victims may have helped keep them under the police radar but the murders didn't escape the notice of Dahmer's neighbors during the spree of killings. The property manager confronted. Dahmer are several times about the terrible smell coming from his apartment the first time. He explained that his freezer had broken and some meat had spoiled. The story was accepted but when the smell didn't go away. Dahmer got another visit this time. He insisted that as tropical fish tank had malfunctioned and a few of the fish died. He even showed the property manager the large barrel in the closet. We're an unidentifiable mass was decomposing and Murrieta acid. Dahmer promised to get rid of the peril and he made good on that promise but that meant that after he killed Tony Hughes he had to leave the body lying out in the open been until the at the time and energy to dispose of him. Naturally this lead to more complaints about the odor this carelessness with the disposal process us was a sign that Dahmer was devolving over the coming months his crimes became more and more reckless on May twenty seventh just a few days after he killed Tony Hughes. Dahmer found his next victim outside the Grand Avenue Mall. He had no idea who the boy was but he guessed he was in his late teens and probably East Asian in heritage he was actually fourteen and Laotian Russian. His name was Kona. Rock Sim bossom pawn. The younger brother of some sock after this. We'll look at Dahmer's most notorious run in with the Milwaukee Police now back to the story on Sunday may twenty seventh nineteen ninety one. Jeffrey Dahmer picked up fourteen year. Old Co oh Narok sinthasomphone at the local mall. He offered him fifty dollars to come to his apartment and posed for some photos and cone Iraq. DOC agreed he apparently didn't know that less than three years earlier his older brother Soem sock had been lured in with the exact same ruse. Some sock of course escaped before the sleeping pills kicked in leading Dahmer's arrest for sexual assault. Dahmer Armor was totally unaware that the two were related. He commented if I'd known who I was dealing with. I sure as hell wouldn't have bothered asking him back. That's that's for sure. They went back to Dahmer's apartment where Tony Hughes body was still decomposing in the bedroom. Unlike his brother Kona Rock rock fell unconscious before he realized anything was wrong then he became the next subject of an experiment. Dahmer had tried on a few view other victims with no success. The main problem with corpses is that they have to be disposed of quickly. That's why Dahmer kept photos and skulls. It's too tight him over between kills but he recalled. I didn't want to keep killing people and have nothing left except the skull. He wondered if there is a way. Eighty keep someone alive. But in permanently subdued compliant state to that end he purchased a power drill and a marinade injector once cone Iraq had passed out. Dahmer drilled a small hole into the top of his head aiming for the frontal lobe which controls all speech motor skills and decision making he then filled the whole with Murray attic acid. If all went as planned Kona rock could become something of a Zombie fully conscious but unable to communicate or physically resist at about one thirty in the morning. Uh Dahmer left the unconscious boy in the living room and went out for a beer. He planned to come back soon to check on the progress but while he was gone Kona Rock woke up. He could barely walk but he managed to stumble out of the apartment and down the street naked and disoriented most passersby by assumed. He was just drunk but eventually three women stopped to help him. He couldn't speak coherently but it was obvious he was in trouble. Just then Dahmer rounded the corner to see Kona rock talking with the women. This was bad. He hurried over and through an arm around Kerak shoulder pretending he was his drunk friend. He promised the women he take care of him and tried to drag him back to the apartment but Kona rock fought brought back. He managed to form one coherent word. No Dahmer twisted him into a full headlock and pulled the naked Achot boy down the street as the women shouted after him pretty soon. A crowd had gathered to watch the spectacle and then a police car arrived the two officers who stepped out were white men. The three women screaming at Dahmer more black. What happened next was perhaps inevitable evitable? Dahmer calmly explained. That Kona Rock was his boyfriend. He'd had a little too much whiskey that night and he always pulled these kind of hijinks thinks when he was drunk running through the streets naked. He didn't have any identification for his boyfriend here but he provided his own correct name. I'm an address cooperating. Fully the three women kept loudly insisting that this was clearly child not a twenty year. Old Adult has dahmer claimed one of the offices replied that they should shut the hell up and stop telling him how to do his job. Con- orrock did look like he might be older. According to police records the officers and observers estimated his age is anywhere between thirteen and twenty dumber. Explain this spy saying that. Asian people quote Look Young. It's hard to tell their age. We can imagine the officers thought the same way taking a massive gamble. Dahmer invited the police back to his apartment. Maria the photos he'd taken earlier that night photos were corner. Rock was awake. Cooperative give and in his underwear in a tragic twist. Those photos would support the story that they were in a consensual relationship corner. I WanNa rock sat compliantly on the couch. While the police examined the photos his consciousness was waning and he'd stopped fighting. The officers serves accepted that this was a domestic incident and given the department's contentious history with the LGBT community. They decided it was best to stay out of it. They were about to leave. When one of the officers noticed a strange smell coming from the bedroom Tony Hughes decomposing corpse? The officer briefly poked his head into the unlocked bedroom but didn't bother to turn on the light he decided it wasn't any of his business. The pair of officers left telling Dahmer. Well you just take care of him. Within in an hour Kona Rock was dead. If the police had bothered to run a background check they would have found out that Dahmer was on probation for the sexual assault of cone. Iraq's brother but of course they did not the same day cone Iraq Iraq was killed probation officer. Donna Chester sent Dahmer for a psychiatric evaluation. The doctor concluded he had no serious mental disorders orders and wasn't a danger to himself or others. He was fooling everyone. Even as his life spiraled. Further out of control on in June thirtieth. He met twenty year old Matt. Turner after a Gay Pride Parade. Turner's head and organs ended up in dumbers freezer freezer a week later twenty-three-year-old Jeremiah. Weinberger met the same fate once again. Dahmer tried drilling a hole in his skull. L. Filling it with boiling water instead of acid. This time Weinberger lived for two days before eventually dying. His head was tossed lost in the freezer and his body was left in a bleach solution in the bathtub. Eight days after that on July Fifteenth Dahmer Are Brought Home Twenty four year old. Oliver Lacy Weinberger's body was still decomposing in the bathtub. Because Dahmer hadn't had the time time to dispose of it once lacy was subdued. He called into work and asked for a personal day. Unfortunately he'd taken so many days days off in the past year for the sake of disposing of bodies that his supervisor wouldn't take it anymore he was fired for poor attendance it. It was obvious even to Dahmer that he was in way over his head. He recalled if I'd been thinking rationally. I would've stopped. It was almost like I wanted to get to a point where it was out of my control and there was no return the very next day July Sixteenth Dahmer. Dahmer called his probation officer to apologize for missing an appointment on July tenth. He told officer Chester that he'd recently lost his job. They met on the eighteenth and Dahmer confessed that he was seriously contemplating suicide officer. Chester sent him for another psychiatric appointment that same afternoon. The doctor prescribed him and anxiety medication and made no recommendations for further action to the Probation Office on his way home from that appointment dahmer approached another mad at invited him back to the apartment. He turned him down less than twenty four hours later on July. Nineteenth Dahmer picked up twenty five year old. Joseph Break Off at a bus stop due to the stress of the past couple of weeks Jeremiah. Weinberger's headless body was still in the bathtub. Oliver Lacy was piled on top of him. And and once Joseph Brady was dead his body had to be left on the bed by July twenty first. The corpse was covered word in maggots. Dahmer woke up late tonight. twenty-second he hadn't showered in a while because of the bathtub situation leaving leaving as den of human remains. He staggered out for a beer. The property manager once again accosted him in the hallway and warned him if that's smell coming from his this unit didn't immediately he be victim. That was the least of his problems with no job. He wouldn't be able to make rent the next month anyway away. After he'd had a few beers dahmer wandered the city trying to pick up another victim. He approached met at the bus. Stop at the mall in public restrooms. uh-huh it was a Monday afternoon and no one was rearing to follow this drunk. smelly man home for fifty dollars. Eventually he gave up and sat down at the Mall Food Court with a slice of pizza and a beer at about five pm. He saw three men hanging out near the entrance and one of them he recognized could guys a few days earlier thirty two year old Tracy Edwards had encountered dahmer at the bus stop and asked him for a cigarette. They made small small talk for a while before going their separate ways dade run into each other again a couple of days after that. This third meeting seemed like fate eight. Dahmer went over to Edward Sentence friends and started up a conversation. He told them he was bored. And he'd give them each one hundred dollars whereas if they came back to his place naturally one of them asked if sex would be involved and Dahmer said that part wouldn't be necessary. All he really wanted was to handcuff someone. Tracy took him up on the offer. The moment they got to Dahmer's apartment Tracy realized he'd made eight a mistake. There were multiple locks on both the inside and outside of the door and alarm system that had to be disengaged before they could enter inside. The living room was fairly clean and orderly but there was a terrible stench and of vaguely unsettling energy. There were artistic photos of nude men on the walls to gargoyles statues adorned the long black table in the living room. There was as an aquarium. Full of exotic fish kept in perfectly meet condition exorcist three was playing on the TV in the bedroom and and in the kitchen there were four big boxes of Miri Attic. Acid something was definitely off. Edwards wandered over to get a closer look at the fish tank. Dahmer went into the kitchen and started mixing some Roman Cokes. While his back was turned handcuffs clinked around Tracy Edwards left wrist Edwards asked what was happening. Dahmer led him into the bedroom and said I won't hurt if you if you let me handcuff you and take some pictures then. He pulled out a knife realizing how precarious the situation was Edwards decided to cooperate. He complied with the command to take off. His shirt lay. Sat down on the bed and watch the movie and the TV then Dahmer. Dahmer lowered his head Edwards chest and listened to his heartbeat. Dahmer was clearly losing his grip on reality not only did he. Fail L. to drug or fully handcuff Edwards. Before threatening him with the knife he left his unrestrained victim alone while he went to the fridge inch to grab a beer. Unsurprisingly Edwards used the opportunity to make a dash for the door. It was eleven thirty at night down the block. Milwaukee Police Officers Ralph Miller and Robert Roth were making their rounds. When they saw Edwards running down the street with a handcuff hanging from his wrist Edwards flagged on the squad car and ask them if they could remove the handcuff? He didn't tell them anything else about what had happened. His only goal was to get the handcuffs off and get out of there but when the police couldn't open the lock he begrudgingly agreed to lead them back to Dahmer's place to retrieve the key when the police leased knocked on the door Dahmer realized it was all over. He later recalled obviously a power higher than myself. Had I've been fed up with my deeds and decided it was time for me to be stopped so he stepped aside and invited them in when officer Muller stepped into the bedroom. The first thing he noticed was the knife lying just under the edge of the bed then he he saw the open drawer full of polaroid's of naked men upon closer inspection. Some of the photos weren't entire bodies they were severed heads and limbs and they were all taken in that same bedroom officer. Muller was standing in Muller called his partner over and showed him the pictures. Dahmer remained calm until he heard one of the officers. Mutter cuff him finally snapping back to reality reality. Dahmer began to struggle. The two officers wrestled him to the ground and slap the hand cuffs around his wrists. Officer Roth Breath kept him pinned to the floor. While Muller searched the rest of the apartment opening the fridge he saw cardboard box on the bottom shelf containing a severed head looking up from the floor. Dahmer told him for what I did and I should be dead after this will look at the aftermath of Dahmer's guest now the conclusion of our story thirteen years after committing his first murder. Jeffrey Dahmer was is finally apprehended on July. Twenty Second Nineteen ninety-one at the age of thirty one. His killing spree had gone completely unnoticed by the Milwaukee police who didn't even realize they had a serial killer on their hands until they walked into Dahmer's the local and national media descended upon on the Oxford apartments almost immediately capturing footage is the police lugged boxes full of body parts out of the building. The scant details that lead to the press were shocking a local. TV News report described decapitated heads in a refrigerator freezer and a psychotic mass murderer who neighbors never suspected to be a killer regarding Dahmer himself they reported all we really know about him is that he is thirty one years old. Who is Jeffrey? Dahmer would be the question of the year. The Milwaukee Journal estimated that four hundred fifty reporters came to Milwaukee to cover the case many debated whether he was a man Ormond. stor comparisons to the silence of the lambs which had just been released. Six months earlier were frequent. The Associated Press went to Bath Township Township Ohio to interview everyone from his childhood neighbors to his high school. Prom date who helpfully commented. He didn't even kiss me. Good night. The Milwaukee police came under close examination as well. The synth awesome phone. Family was horrified to learn that their missing sons remains and were found in Dahmer's apartment he'd been killed by the same men who assaulted their older son just three years earlier. Even even more horrifying was the fact that police had hand delivered the boy. Back Dahmer's doorstep after. He tried to escape due to the public uproar uproar the officers who responded to the call. We're fired but they were later reinstated. The symphonic components sued the city of Milwaukee for blatant eight misconduct and eventually one eight hundred fifty thousand dollar settlement as for the other grieving families. All they could hope for was closure and justice. The quest to identify Dahmer's victims was led by the killer himself. Once once he was taken into custody he spent two weeks dictating what his attorney called the longest confession in the history of America. His initial interview lasted from one thirty. Am to seven fifteen am in the early morning hours. After he was arrested during that time he drank four or five cups of coffee. Two cans of coke and confessed to fifteen murders. Even though police had only only charged him with ten once he'd signed a statement. He asked the detectives if they would just sit in the interview room and talk with him so so he can have a couple of cigarettes some coffee and think as to what had occurred over the next two weeks. The interrogation room became his personal snow therapy session. He confessed to more murders but he'd forgotten to mention in the first interview. He talked about his childhood. He confirmed that he knew the crimes crimes he was committing. Were wrong and that he drank excessively to try to forget the nightmare he felt he was living. He even told them about the time time he gone. Bar Hopping blacked out and bulk up Hog tied in a strange man's apartment with a candlestick in part of his body where he didn't want it to be. Nothing was off the table now. Dahmer stated that he realized it would be impossible to make amends for his crimes but that maybe by telling the truth he could start to make things right the only way he could start to change himself was to admit exactly what he had done to state that he was sorry for what he had done and to swear that he would try to change his life in the future. Naturally one has to. You wonder how sorry a serial killer can be but from the matter of fact tone of the confession and the wide range of horrific details. He shared it's hard to detect any hidden agenda. If he was trying to make himself look sympathetic he probably wouldn't have led with the fact that he'd eaten a human human bicep and if he was trying to brag he wouldn't have mentioned the countless victims that got away or shared so many embarrassing details about his personal personal life were left to assume then that Dahmer really was telling the truth or his version of it. What we get is a chillingly honest look at the thought process of a murderer even though he was aware that his crimes were horrifying? It didn't didn't seem to fully register for him on a personal level. Over the years killing had become mundane to the point. Where chipping frozen organs hands off? The bottom of the freezer fell under cleaning the fish tank on his weekend to do list his final self-assessment while speaking with a court appointed appointed psychiatrist was I should have gotten a college degree and gone into real estate and got myself an aquarium. That's what I should have done. Dahmer's frankness sets him apart from most other serial killers from Ted Bundy who denied all the charges against him until after his trial to the self-aggrandizing. btk Killer Dennis. Rader who sentencing statement was compared to an academy awards acceptance speech and `was Ella's honesty didn't win him any favors from the courts. It did add an interesting dimension to the media coverage of his case of Vanity Fair Article Muse Dahmer Distress about his crimes compounds the mystery by lifting him from the simple category of a monster who we can view from fascinated and safe distance into an uncomfortably recognizable human being this conflict coalesced on the first day of his insanity trial in January nineteen nineteen ninety two when he strode into the courtroom wearing a white button-down shirt khakis and brown suit jacket looking more like a timid mid high school teacher than a mass murderer despite believing that there was no hope for his Defense Dahmer's attorney convinced him to try an insanity sanity play for the next two weeks. A parade of psychiatrists would debate to legal. Questions did Dahmer have the capacity to appreciate appreciate the wrongfulness of his conduct and was he capable of conforming his conduct to the requirements of the law. The first question was a non-starter since Dahmer readily admitted that he knew his crimes were wrong. The real debate was whether he was capable of controlling his behavior. This is a tricky question. The fact that he kept killing even as he lost everything in the process suggest that no he wasn't able to stop himself on the other hand the nine years between his first and second murders proves that at least at one point point in time he was able to control himself for the defense. The argument was that Dahmer's violent thoughts were compulsive and without proper treatment treatment. He had no hope of controlling them permanently. Dr Fred Berlin testified that Dahmer Necrophilia was a cancer of the mind mind. He couldn't choose to have those thoughts and he couldn't stop them from coming there next expert. Dr Karl Wallstrom pointed out that Dahmer had a long history of serious mental illness which was essentially untreated leading to bizarre delusional ideas. Like using a power drill to turn a person into a Zombie by Wallstrom's analysis Dahmer's condition requires continuous treatment. And and without it he couldn't have possibly pulled himself out of his psychotic state on his own. The prosecution side The star witness was Dr Park. Dietz who had recently gained fame for consulting on John. Hinckley Juniors trial. Defense argued that even though Dahmer's necrophilic thoughts weren't a choice choice he did make a choice to give into them he said most para files never act on their paraphernalia in a criminal way. The Parasol is as free as any other human being to choose whether to commit a crime to gratify his wishes. He pointed out the premeditated. Nature of Dahmer's murderers with the exception of the first to careful planning went into every step of the process. These were not crimes of impulse or compulsion if he was has ever mentally unable to control his behavior it was because of his alcohol abuse not his necrophilia. This sounds logical. But it may not be medically correct in nineteen ninety sexologist. John Money explained that paraphernalia affects the brain's limbic system mm-hmm which is responsible for sexual drives as well as aggression. Pleasure repetitive behaviors and forming memories. While there's is no clear answer on what causes this to happen. In patients with paraphernalia an error in the brain's pathways caused sexual arousal signals to be mixed up with other often aggressive brain signals on a neurological level this bears close resemblance to temporal lobe seizures in which a person enters an altered state of consciousness without the convulsions typically associated with seizures in that altered state a person may engage gauge activities. That appear to be purposeful and voluntary but are actually involuntary. They might have no memory of what happened during the seizure or be only partially aware of what they're doing doctor. Money suggested the same thing might happen during episodes of parasitic behavior like like sexually motivated murders. This calls to mind Dahmer's first murder in which he said something just came over him. That betty couldn't control as well as the second murder of Stephen Tomi which he didn't remember at all. However this research wasn't brought up at Dahmer's trial Dr Money points out that forensic sexology is a specialization? That general forensic psychiatrists and psychologists often Kevin Arnold familiar with so instead of explaining the neurological workings of Necrophilia. These offenders are often misrepresented as being by their own choice psychopathic or sociopathic deviates. While this pair of Philip Fugu state theory doesn't excuse violent excellent behaviour morally or legally. It also doesn't help anyone to insist with no evidence that these offenders could just stop if they tried to. Dahmer tried a variety of tactics to prevent himself from killing and it's abundantly clear that they didn't work as for what else he could have done to stop himself. No one at the trial offered a suggestion. Of course this loops back around to the question of Responsibility Fugu State or no few state state. Dahmer was fully aware that what he was doing was wrong if he truly felt. He couldn't stop himself. He could have sought help by actually cooperating during his therapy sessions or even by turning himself into the police in the end even Dahmer himself agreed he was the only one to blame for his actions. On February Fifteenth Nineteen Ninety two the jury concluded that he was legally sane and guilty of fifteen counts of first degree murder. He would be tried for. Stephen Hicks murder in Ohio at a later. Date and couldn't be charged for Stephen Tommy's because none of his remains were ever found and in his final address to the court dahmer commonly accepted his fifteen life sentences. So you're on her. It is over now. This has never been a case of train to get free. I didn't ever ever want freedom. Frankly I wanNA death for myself. This was a case to tell the world that I did what I did. Not for reasons of hate. I hated no one. I knew I was sick or evil or both now. I believe I was sick. I know how much harm I have caused. I tried to do the best. I could after the arrest to make amends but no matter what I did I could not undo the terrible harm I have caused. I wanted to find out just what it was. It caused me to be so bad and evil but most of all Mr Boyle and I decided that maybe there was a way for us to tell the world that if there are people out there with these these disorders. Maybe they can get some help before they end up being hurt or hurting someone. It was a moving sentiment but in Dahmer or signature monotone. It didn't quite ring true to everyone. Once he was transferred to the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage Wisconsin He. He spent a year in solitary confinement out of fear that he'd be assaulted by his fellow inmates. That fear was proven correct in November nineteen ninety four when another prisoner beat him to death with a metal bar at just thirty four years. Old Old Dahmer's life was brief but eventful nearly two decades after his arrest he still a household name. He's been the subject of ten books. WCHS four films six documentaries a comic book and an Experimental Theatre piece that uses him as a metaphor for governmental indifference to the AIDS crisis. This media attention is a double edged sword on one hand much of it focuses on the police misconduct. RACISM MM-HMM HOMOPHOBIA and lack of mental health services that led to Dahmer's multi-year killing spree by bringing those issues to public attention attention. It's far more likely that we can prevent another Jeffrey Dahmer from happening on the other hand. There's a fine line between understanding understanding a criminal and glorifying them by portraying their acts of violence as fascinating and attention worthy. We unintentionally hold up the the point of view that led them to kill in the first place. That murder is a means of gaining power. It's an ironic twist. That Dahmer himself himself became a victim of murder and his killer. Christopher scarver became something of a folk hero as a result as recently as two thousand fifteen gene scarver has made international headlines with lurid new details about Dahmer's murder the cycle of violence and sensationalization keeps turning and in some ways. This podcast is a part of it but it can be argued that the benefits of understanding a criminal outweighs the danger of dwelling on them. In the words of Dahmer's attorney Gerald Boyle if we can illuminate the condition which afflicts flick's people like. Jeffrey Dahmer. We might have done some little thing for humanity. Thanks for listening. If you enjoyed this episode road check out the PODCAST original serial killers which you can listen to for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream serial killers for free a on spotify. Just open the APP and type serial killers in the search bar and don't forget to follow us on facebook and instagram at podcast and twitter. Here at podcast network next time. Dahmer is a special podcast duty. Original episode created by Max Cutler her it is executive produced by Max Cutler. Sound design by Russell Nash With Production Assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly Madden Freddie Beckley and Joel Stein nine. This episode was written by Kate. Gallagher with writing assistance by drew coal and stars. Greg Paulson and Vanessa Richardson.

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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

"Dan Do the graphic nature of this killer's crimes listener. Discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions of murder torture her sexual assault necrophilia. Cannibalism and violence against children. That some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children. Children under thirteen in May nineteen ninety-one twenty five year. Old Daemon was found strangled in his own home. At Milwaukee's he's Oxford apartments. The building had a locked entrance. So every tenant immediately became a suspect including the quiet man in unit two thirteen Jeffrey Dahmer. When dumber opened his door to see a detective on the other side he panicked? He had a closet full of skulls organs in the freezer. His latest victims flayed skin was was still soaking in a barrel of salt water. He was sure he was about to be arrested. He tried to remain calm as the detective asked him about a recent homicide. A black male mid twenties named Dean van but tension lifted. Dahmer didn't have anything to do with that murder. He gave an honest statement provided an alibi and the cop was on his way. Dahmer may not have killed his neighbor Dean Vaughan but he had already killed eleven other people and by the end of the month he would kill two two more. None of these homicides would ever be investigated by the Milwaukee Police. Hi I'm Greg pulsing Elson. And I'm Vanessa Richardson every Monday. Vincent I co host serial killers a podcast original. This is the final episode of our special on Jeffrey Free Dahmer. The Milwaukee Chemical at par cast. Were grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook look and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network. And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review. Wherever you're you're listening? It really does help. In the past two episodes we discussed Dahmer's evolution from troubled child to NECROPHILIAC murderer. After killing five men assaulting dozens more dumber spree came to a pause in nineteen eighty nine when one of his victims got aww away. He was convicted of sexual assault but in March nineteen ninety. He was released two months early. In this this episode. We'll look at the spiral of violence. That occurred while Dahmer was out on probation. We'll also look at the chance of vent that finally led to his arrest and the media spectacle that followed Jeffrey. Dahmer walked walked out of prison on March. Second nineteen ninety feeling like his actions would never have consequences in the past few years. Here's the twenty nine year old serial rapist and murderer had committed an untold number of felonies. He only ever been convicted of one and and for that he only spent ten months behind bars on daily work release nonetheless he was still technically on probation but as usual he was able to game that system as a maximum supervision. Client his probation officer. Donna Chester would typically have to make make a home visit at least once every thirty days the total number of home visits Chester made was zero Chester determined that Dahmer was a lower risk sex offender because the crime he'd been convicted of wasn't overtly violent. She submitted a request to wave home. Visits and her supervisor approved it if she had bothered to stop by his new apartment even once she would have seen evidence of overtly advertently violent crimes after his release. Dahmer moved into the Oxford apartments in central Milwaukee taking his skull box with him mm-hmm and with his own abode. He had the privacy to commit more murders than ever before in May a nine thousand nine hundred ninety just two months after his release from prison. Dahmer met thirty-three-year-old Raymond Smith Outside Club to nineteen eighteen. He offered him fifty dollars to come home with him. Within thirty minutes. Smith was drugged and strangled. Then it was time for Dahmer's new favorite hobby photography. He'd used a photo session as a ruse to lure in his previous the victim. thirteen-year-old some socks in Foshan Pong this time the photos fitted different purpose. He posed Smith's corpse in a variety of positions positions and took polaroid's to serve as mementos. The bodies themselves had to be disposed of pretty quickly but a picture is forever the polaroid's along with the skulls. Let him relive the experience in the time between kills regarding the skulls now that Dahmer had his own place he had his sights on a diy project he'd acquired a long black table and a statue of a griffin the mythical winged creature that often symbolizes the devil. Dahmer said he bought the Griffin because it represented how he felt evil. Once once he was done with Raymond Smith he would have to skulls to add to the display. This would be his alter a monument to his victims. He explained if I couldn't keep them there with me whole. At least I felt that I could keep their skeletons. Of course a table full of skulls goals was bound to get him in trouble so we went to the craft store and bought an off white paint to cover the skulls so they would look less realistic. If anyone asked heede say they were just props but he still had to dispose of the rest of the body his old process of using a sledgehammer chalmer to grind up. The bones wouldn't fly in an apartment complex and leaving the remains in the community. Dumpster was risky to say the least instead he bought an eighty gallon. Steel Kettle boiled the flesh and dissolved the bones with acid once it was liquefied he simply employees poured it down the toilet less than a week after Raymond. Smith's murder Dahmer was ready to kill again. His time line was escalating severely but his success rate was falling due to his own bungling incompetents in late. May Dahmer brought a victim home. Nixed the sleeping pills into a drink and accidentally took the wrong glass drugging himself instead. He woke up disoriented missing three hundred dollars and a watch on June twenty third. He tried again. twenty-seven-year-old Eddie Smith was lured in by Dahmer's claim that he was a movie v Producer. Eddie agreed to go home with him and posed for pictures. None of the photos. Dahmer took Eddie. Either dead or alive turned out well and his experimental attempts to dry the skull by heating it in the oven failed spectacularly the skull exploded and there were no relics left of the crime. Dahmer recalled that this was one of the only murderers he felt bad about because it was a waste. It was one thing to kill for a purpose even if that purpose was adding another skull to the collection but since nothing tangible had come from the murder he felt that the suffering he'd caused Eddie was all for nothing on July. Sixth came Louis Pillay. May they took photos had sex and fell asleep together all night. Dahmer kept waiting for Pineda's say he was going home. That was his cue to offer one one more drink but the moment never came penny was the first person to stay until morning and agreed to see him again. Dahmer was so surprised he let him leave in peace but he couldn't let the good one get away the next night the two met up again and went back to Dahmer's apartment. Dahmer happened to be out of sleeping pills so in a pinch. He snuck up behind play with a giant Rubber Mallet and hit him over the head in Dahmer's words. Obviously he got upset about that. Fisticuffs ensued but the men were evenly matched in strength so there was no easy winter after a few minutes. They were both worn out and agreed to a truce once. They had both calmed down. Dahmer gave a half baked excuse for why he'd hit with a mallet. panay apparently accepted the apology because the two spent the entire rest of the night eight talking at a certain point. Dahmer came to the realization that I just didn't have the ability to do him any harm at about seven. Am Penny promised. He wouldn't tell anyone what happened and Dahmer walked him to the bus stop. Penny broke that promise and went to the police but the story was so bizarre is are. They simply didn't believe him. This strange saga is telling when it comes to Dahmer's motivations and mental state at a certain point joint back when he'd killed Stephen Hicks he was motivated by loneliness. A need for a partner who wouldn't reject him and wouldn't leave. Finally a he had that in Lewis play. If they'd met a few years earlier perhaps he would have seen this as the beginning of a normal relationship. But as as biographer. Brian Masters writes by Nineteen Ninety. Dahmer was incapable of such normal reasoning because the partner was not at that that stage a person to him at all but a putative object a thing to stimulate his fantasy during the course of their night long discussion. The object gradually took on being the fantasy dissolved and Dahmer found himself face to face with a human human being. The encounter apparently threw him off his game because it was two months before he learned in another victim in early September. Twenty three year old Ernest Miller became the third skull on Dahmer Shrine. This time he also kept a few limbs and organs. Thanks for another purpose. He started with the bicep beating it with a meat tenderizer than frying it. Up in a pan of CRISCO in in a bizarre way he thought of cannibalism as honoring his victims not degrading them. Dahmer explained I suppose in an odd way it made me feel as if they were even more a part of me. This was the ultimate in togetherness. They were literally inside of him. An and in-depth. They nourished his life over the coming months. Dahmer's Fridge would fill with several more victims on September number twenty fourth. He met twenty three year old. David Thomas at the mall and offered him money to come back to his apartment and pose for photos after drugging him. Dahmer suddenly changed his mind and decided. Thomas wasn't his type but he realized Thomas would inevitably wake up and be pissed off at him so he killed him anyway. February eighteenth nineteen ninety one seventeen year old curtis straughter was approached at the bus. Stop with the same offer. By this point the routine becomes tedious. He was drugged strangled dismembered and disposed of his skull hands and genitals were kept as souvenirs April seventh nineteen year old air. Lindsey struck up a conversation with Dahmer Armor outside a local Gay Bookstore after Lindsay was strangled. Dahmer flayed the skin from his entire body and attempted to preserve it in saltwater under the experiment failed May twenty fourth thirty one year old. Tony Hughes met Dahmer Outside Club to nineteen. Tony was deaf and his two friends drove the group home from the club. He and dumber sat in the backseat scribbling notes to each other. Tony's Tony's friends dropped him off at Dahmer's apartment and never saw him again in the course of a year. Dahmer ahead killed seven people and attempted to kill several more but no one seemed to notice the wave of disappearances at least in part this was due due to the transient nature of the gay community. At the time. A bartender at a Milwaukee Gay club commented many people. Don't use their real names. They don't have close contact with their families. We have a hard time keeping track. Additionally this was during the height of the AIDS epidemic around one hundred hundred fifty Wisconsin residents died of AIDS in nineteen ninety-one and the majority of them were gay and bisexual men living in Milwaukee with with so many healthy young men suddenly dropping dead. The extra disappearances didn't raise any eyebrows that's doubly true because Dahmer Congress passed seven victims were all part of the most at risk demographic for HIV. In Milwaukee Black men this was also the demographic least Michael to be investigated by the reportedly prejudiced Milwaukee police in the early ninety s of all the men. Dahmer would eventually kill all but but to were people of Color. It's hard to say what to make of this criminologist Jonathan James and John Proof found that eighty six point point eight percent of cereal sexual murderers target victims who are the same race as themselves and half of them searched for new victims who resembled pulled their previous victims so going after a wide range of white black Latino and Asian victims is highly unusual dahmer or insisted that he chose his victims based solely on attraction and opportunity since the area he lived in was heavily black his victims skewed skewed that way as well. He emphatically denied any racial motivation. Although we can trust Jeffrey Dahmer Word is anyone's guess. Furthermore some of Dahmer's acquaintances recalled him making racist comments in daily conversation. We can't ignore the possibility that at least on some level he mainly chose people of color because he felt less empathy for them. The race of the victims may have helped keep them under the police radar but the murders didn't escape the notice of Dahmer's neighbors during the spree of killings. The property manager confronted. Dahmer are several times about the terrible smell coming from his apartment the first time. He explained that his freezer had broken and some meat had spoiled. The story was accepted but when the smell didn't go away. Dahmer got another visit this time. He insisted that as tropical fish tank had malfunctioned and a few of the fish died. He even showed the property manager the large barrel in the closet. We're an unidentifiable mass was decomposing and Murrieta acid. Dahmer promised to get rid of the peril and he made good on that promise but that meant that after he killed Tony Hughes he had to leave the body lying out in the open been until the at the time and energy to dispose of him. Naturally this lead to more complaints about the odor this carelessness with the disposal process us was a sign that Dahmer was devolving over the coming months his crimes became more and more reckless on May twenty seventh just a few days after he killed Tony Hughes. Dahmer found his next victim outside the Grand Avenue Mall. He had no idea who the boy was but he guessed he was in his late teens and probably East Asian in heritage he was actually fourteen and Laotian Russian. His name was Kona. Rock Sim bossom pawn. The younger brother of some sock after this. We'll look Dahmer's most notorious run in with the Milwaukee Police now back to the story on Sunday may twenty seventh nineteen ninety. One Jeffrey Dahmer picked up fourteen year. Old Co oh Narok sinthasomphone at the local mall. He offered him fifty dollars to come to his apartment and posed for some photos and cone Iraq. DOC agreed he apparently didn't know that less than three years earlier his older brother Soem sock had been lured in with the exact same ruse. Some sock of course escaped before the sleeping pills kicked in leading Dahmer's arrest for sexual assault. Dahmer Armor was totally unaware that the two were related. He commented if I'd known who I was dealing with. I sure as hell wouldn't have bothered asking him back. That's that's for sure. They went back to Dahmer's apartment where Tony Hughes body was still decomposing in the bedroom. Unlike his brother Kona Rock rock fell unconscious before he realized anything was wrong then he became the next subject of an experiment. Dahmer had tried on a few view other victims with no success. The main problem with corpses is that they have to be disposed of quickly. That's why Dahmer kept photos and skulls. It's too tight him over between kills but he recalled. I didn't want to keep killing people and have nothing left except the skull. He wondered if there is a way. Eighty keep someone alive. But in permanently subdued compliant state to that end he purchased a power drill and a marinade injector once cone Iraq had passed out. Dahmer drilled a small hole into the top of his head aiming for the frontal lobe which controls all speech motor skills and decision making he then filled the whole with Murray attic acid. If all went as planned Kona rock could become something of a Zombie fully conscious but unable to communicate or physically resist at about one thirty in the morning. Uh Dahmer left the unconscious boy in the living room and went out for a beer. He planned to come back soon to check on the progress but while he was gone Kona Rock woke up. He could barely walk but he managed to stumble out of the apartment and down the street naked and disoriented most passersby by assumed. He was just drunk but eventually three women stopped to help him. He couldn't speak coherently but it was obvious he was in trouble. Just then Dahmer rounded the corner to see Kona rock talking with the women. This was bad. He hurried over and through an arm around Kerak shoulder pretending he was his drunk friend. He promised the women he take care of him and tried to drag him back to the apartment but KUNARAC fought brought back. He managed to form one coherent word. No Dahmer twisted him into a full headlock and pulled the naked Achot boy down the street as the women shouted after him pretty soon. A crowd had gathered to watch the spectacle and then a police car arrived the two officers who stepped out were white men. The three women screaming at Dahmer more black. What happened next was perhaps inevitable evitable? Dahmer calmly explained. That Kona Rock was his boyfriend. He'd had a little too much whiskey that night and he always pulled these kind of hijinks thinks when he was drunk running through the streets naked. He didn't have any identification for his boyfriend here but he provided his own correct name. I'm an address cooperating. Fully the three women kept loudly insisting that this was clearly child not a twenty year. Old Adult has dahmer claimed one of the offices replied that they should shut the hell up and stop telling him how to do his job. Con- orrock did look like he might be older. According to police records the officers and observers estimated his age is anywhere between thirteen and twenty dumber. Explain this spy saying that. Asian people quote Look Young. It's hard to tell their age. We can imagine the officers thought the same way taking a massive gamble. Dahmer invited the police back to his apartment. Maria the photos he'd taken earlier that night photos were corner. Rock was awake. Cooperative give and in his underwear in a tragic twist. Those photos would support the story that they were in a consensual relationship corner. I WanNa rock sat compliantly on the couch. While the police examined the photos his consciousness was waning and he'd stopped fighting. The officers serves accepted that this was a domestic incident and given the department's contentious history with the LGBT community. They decided it was best to stay out of it. They were about to leave. When one of the officers noticed a strange smell coming from the bedroom Tony Hughes decomposing corpse? The officer briefly poked his head into the unlocked bedroom but didn't bother to turn on the light he decided it wasn't any of his business. The pair of officers left telling Dahmer. Well you just take care of him. Within in an hour Kona Rock was dead. If the police had bothered to run a background check they would have found out that Dahmer was on probation for the sexual assault of cone. Iraq's brother but of course they did not the same day cone Iraq Iraq was killed probation officer. Donna Chester sent Dahmer for a psychiatric evaluation. The doctor concluded he had no serious mental disorders orders and wasn't a danger to himself or others. He was fooling everyone. Even as his life spiraled. Further out of control on in June thirtieth. He met twenty year old Matt. Turner after a Gay Pride Parade. Turner's head and organs ended up in dumbers freezer freezer a week later twenty-three-year-old Jeremiah. Weinberger met the same fate once again. Dahmer tried drilling a hole in his skull. L. Filling it with boiling water instead of acid. This time Weinberger lived for two days before eventually dying. His head was tossed lost in the freezer and his body was left in a bleach solution in the bathtub. Eight days after that on July Fifteenth Dahmer Are Brought Home Twenty four year old. Oliver Lacy Weinberger's body was still decomposing in the bathtub. Because Dahmer hadn't had the time time to dispose of it once lacy was subdued. He called into work and asked for a personal day. Unfortunately he'd taken so many days days off in the past year for the sake of disposing of bodies that his supervisor wouldn't take it anymore he was fired for poor attendance it. It was obvious even to Dahmer that he was in way over his head. He recalled if I'd been thinking rationally. I would've stopped. It was almost like I wanted to get to a point where it was out of my control and there was no return the very next day July Sixteenth Dahmer. Dahmer called his probation officer to apologize for missing an appointment on July tenth. He told officer Chester that he'd recently lost his job. They met on the eighteenth and Dahmer confessed that he was seriously contemplating suicide officer. Chester sent him for another psychiatric appointment that same afternoon. The doctor prescribed him and anxiety medication and made no recommendations for further action to the Probation Office on his way home from that appointment dahmer approached another man at invited him back to the apartment. He turned him down less than twenty four Hours later on July nineteenth. Dahmer picked up twenty five year old. Joseph Break Off at a bus stop due to the stress of the past couple of weeks. Jeremiah Weinberger's headless. Body was still in the bathtub. Oliver Lacy was piled on top of him and and once Joseph Brady was dead his body had to be left on the bed by July twenty first. The corpse was covered word in maggots. Dahmer woke up late tonight. twenty-second he hadn't showered in a while because of the bathtub situation leaving leaving as den of human remains. He staggered out for a beer. The property manager once again accosted him in the hallway and warned him if that's smell coming from his this unit didn't immediately he be victim. That was the least of his problems with no job. He wouldn't be able to make rent the next month anyway away. After he'd had a few beers dahmer wandered the city trying to pick up another victim. He approached met at the bus. Stop at the mall in public restrooms. uh-huh it was a Monday afternoon and no one was rearing to follow this drunk. smelly man home for fifty dollars. Eventually he gave up and sat down at the Mall Food Court with a slice of pizza and a beer at about five pm. He saw three men hanging out near the entrance and one of them he recognized could guys a few days earlier thirty two year old Tracy Edwards had encountered Dahmer at the bus stop and asked him for a cigarette. They made small small talk for a while before going their separate ways dade run into each other again a couple of days after that. This third meeting seemed like fate eight. Dahmer went over to Edward Sentence friends and started up a conversation. He told them he was bored. And he'd give them each one hundred dollars whereas if they came back to his place naturally one of them asked if sex would be involved and Dahmer said that part wouldn't be necessary. All he really wanted was to handcuff someone. Tracy took him up on the offer. The moment they got to Dahmer's apartment Tracy realized he'd made eight a mistake. There were multiple locks on both the inside and outside of the door and alarm system that had to be disengaged before they could enter inside. The living room was fairly clean and orderly but there was a terrible stench and of vaguely unsettling energy. There were artistic photos of nude men on the walls to gargoyles statues adorned the long black table in the living room. There was as an aquarium. Full of exotic fish kept in perfectly meet condition exorcist three was playing on the TV in the bedroom and and in the kitchen there were four big boxes of Miri Attic. Acid something was definitely off. Edwards wandered over to get a closer look at the fish tank. Dahmer went into the kitchen and started mixing some Roman Cokes. While his back was turned handcuffs clinked around Tracy Edwards left wrist Edwards asked what was happening. Dahmer led him into the bedroom and said I won't hurt if you if you let me handcuff you and take some pictures then. He pulled out a knife realizing how precarious the situation was Edwards decided to cooperate. He complied with the command to take off. His shirt lay. Sat down on the bed and watch the movie and the TV then Dahmer. Dahmer lowered his head Edwards chest and listened to his heartbeat. Dahmer was clearly losing his grip on reality not only did he. Fail L. to drug or fully handcuff Edwards. Before threatening him with the knife he left his unrestrained victim alone while he went to the fridge inch to grab a beer. Unsurprisingly Edwards used the opportunity to make a dash for the door. It was eleven thirty at night down the block. Milwaukee Police Officers Ralph Miller and Robert Roth were making their rounds. When they saw Edwards running down the street with a handcuff hanging from his wrist Edwards flagged on the squad car and ask them if they could remove the handcuff? He didn't tell them anything else about what had happened. His only goal was to get the handcuffs off and get out of there but when the police couldn't open the lock he begrudgingly agreed to lead them back to Dahmer's place to retrieve the key when the police leased knocked on the door Dahmer realized it was all over. He later recalled obviously a power higher than myself. Had I've been fed up with my deeds and decided it was time for me to be stopped so he stepped aside and invited them in when officer Muller stepped into the Bedroom. The first thing he noticed was the knife lying just under the edge of the bed then he he saw the open drawer full of Polaroid's of naked men upon closer inspection. Some of the photos weren't entire bodies they were severed heads and limbs and they were all taken in that same bedroom officer. Muller was standing in Muller called his partner over and showed him the pictures. Dahmer remained calm until he heard one of the officers. Mutter cuff him finally snapping back to reality reality. Dahmer began to struggle. The two officers wrestled him to the ground and slap the hand cuffs around his wrists. Officer Roth Breath kept him pinned to the floor. While Muller searched the rest of the apartment opening the fridge he saw cardboard box on the bottom shelf containing a severed head looking up from the floor. Dahmer told him for what I did and I should be dead after this will look at the aftermath of Dahmer's West now the conclusion of our story thirteen years after committing his first murder. Jeffrey Dahmer was is finally apprehended on July. Twenty Second Nineteen ninety-one at the age of thirty one. His killing spree had gone completely unnoticed by the Milwaukee police who didn't even realize they had a serial killer on their hands until they walked into Dahmer's the local and national media descended upon on the Oxford apartments almost immediately capturing footage is the police lugged boxes full of body parts out of the building. The scant details that lead to the press were shocking a local. TV News report described decapitated heads in a refrigerator freezer and a psychotic mass murderer who neighbors never suspected to be a killer regarding Dahmer himself they reported all we really know about him is that he is thirty one years old. Who is Jeffrey? Dahmer would be the question of the year. The Milwaukee Journal estimated that four hundred fifty reporters came to Milwaukee to cover the case many debated whether he was a man Ormond. stor comparisons to the silence of the lambs which had just been released. Six months earlier were frequent. The Associated Press went to Bath Township Township Ohio to interview everyone from his childhood neighbors to his high school. Prom date who helpfully commented. He didn't even kiss me. Good night. The Milwaukee Police came under close examination as well. The synth awesome phone. Family was horrified to learn that their missing sons remains and were found in Dahmer's apartment he'd been killed by the same men who assaulted their older son just three years earlier. Even even more horrifying was the fact that police had hand delivered the boy. Back Dahmer's doorstep after. He tried to escape due to the public uproar uproar the officers who responded to the call. We're fired but they were later reinstated. The symphonic components sued the city of Milwaukee for blatant eight misconduct and eventually one eight hundred fifty thousand dollar settlement as for the other grieving families. All they could hope for was closure and justice. The quest to identify Dahmer's victims was led by the killer himself. Once once he was taken into custody he spent two weeks dictating what his attorney called the longest confession in the history of America. His initial interview lasted from one thirty. Am to seven fifteen am in the early morning hours. After he was arrested during that time he drank four or five cups of coffee. Two cans of coke and confessed to fifteen murders. Even though police had only only charged him with ten once he'd signed a statement. He asked the detectives if they would just sit in the interview room and talk with him so so he can have a couple of cigarettes some coffee and think as to what had occurred over the next two weeks. The interrogation room became his personal snow therapy session. He confessed to more murders but he'd forgotten to mention in the first interview. He talked about his childhood. He confirmed that he knew the crimes crimes he was committing. Were wrong and that he drank excessively to try to forget the nightmare he felt he was living. He even told them about the time time he gone. Bar Hopping blacked out and bulk up Hog tied in a strange man's apartment with a candlestick in part of his body where he didn't want it to be. Nothing was off the table now. Dahmer stated that he realized it would be impossible to make amends for his crimes but that maybe by telling the truth he could start to make things right the only way he could start to change himself was to admit exactly what he had done to state that he was sorry for what he had done and to swear that he would try to change his life in the future. Naturally one has to wonder how sorry a serial killer can be but from the matter of fact tone of the confession and the wide range of horrific details he shared. It's hard to detect any hidden agenda. If he was trying to make himself look sympathetic he probably wouldn't have led with the fact that he'd eaten a human human bicep and if he was trying to brag he wouldn't have mentioned the countless victims that got away or shared so many embarrassing details about his personal personal life were left to assume then that Dahmer really was telling the truth or his version of it. What we get is a chillingly honest look at the thought process of a murderer even though he was aware that his crimes were horrifying? It didn't didn't seem to fully register for him on a personal level. Over the years killing had become mundane to the point. Where chipping frozen organs hands off? The bottom of the freezer fell under cleaning the fish tank on his weekend to do list his final self-assessment while speaking with a court appointed appointed psychiatrist was I should have gotten a college degree and gone into real estate and got myself an aquarium. That's what I should have done. Dahmer's frankness sets him apart from most other serial killers from Ted Bundy who denied all the charges against him until after his trial to the self-aggrandizing. btk Killer Dennis. Rader who sentencing statement was compared to an academy awards acceptance speech and `was L. is honesty. Didn't win him any favors from the courts. It did add an interesting dimension to the media coverage of his case of Vanity Fair Article Muse Dahmer Distress about his crimes compounds the mystery by lifting him from the simple category of a monster who we can view from fascinated and safe distance into an uncomfortably recognizable. Human being this conflict coalesced on the first day of his insanity trial in January nineteen nineteen ninety two when he strode into the courtroom wearing a white button down shirt Khakis and brown suit jacket looking more like a timid in high school teacher than a mass murderer. Despite believing that there was no hope for his Defense Dahmer's attorney convinced him to try an insanity sanity play for the next two weeks. A parade of psychiatrists would debate to legal questions. Did Dahmer have the capacity to appreciate appreciate the wrongfulness of his conduct and was he capable of conforming his conduct to the requirements of the law. The first question was a non-starter since Dahmer readily admitted that he knew his crimes were wrong. The real debate was whether he was capable of controlling his behavior. This is a tricky question. The fact that he kept killing even as he lost everything in the process suggest that no he wasn't able to stop himself on the other hand the nine years between his first and second murders proves that at least at one point point in time he was able to control himself for the defense. The argument was that Dahmer's violent thoughts were compulsive and without proper treatment treatment. He had no hope of controlling them permanently. Dr Fred Berlin testified that Dahmer Necrophilia was a cancer of the mind mind. He couldn't choose to have those thoughts and he couldn't stop them from coming there next expert. Dr Karl Wallstrom pointed out that Dahmer had a long history of serious mental illness which was essentially untreated leading to bizarre delusional ideas. Like using a power drill to turn a person into a Zombie by Wallstrom's analysis Dahmer's condition requires continuous treatment. And and without it he couldn't have possibly pulled himself out of his psychotic state on his own. The prosecution side The star witness was Dr Park. Dietz who had recently gained fame for consulting on John. Hinckley Juniors trial. Defense argued that even though Dahmer's necrophilic thoughts weren't a choice choice he did make a choice to give into them he said most para files never act on their paraphernalia in a criminal way. The Parasol is as free as any other human being to choose whether to commit a crime to gratify his wishes. He pointed out the premeditated. Nature of Dahmer's murderers with the exception of the first to careful planning went into every step of the process. These were not crimes of impulse or compulsion if he was has ever mentally unable to control his behavior it was because of his alcohol abuse not his necrophilia. This sounds logical. But it may not be medically correct in nineteen ninety sexologist. John Money explained that paraphernalia affects the brain's limbic system mm-hmm which is responsible for sexual drives as well as aggression. Pleasure repetitive behaviors and forming memories. While there's is no clear answer on what causes this to happen. In patients with paraphernalia an error in the brain's pathways caused sexual arousal signals to be mixed up with other often aggressive brain signals on a neurological level this bears close resemblance to temporal lobe seizures in which a person enters an altered state of consciousness without the convulsions typically associated with seizures in that altered state a person may engage gauge activities. That appear to be purposeful and voluntary but are actually involuntary. They might have no memory of what happened during the seizure or be only partially aware of what they're doing doctor. Money suggested the same thing might happen during episodes of parasitic behavior like like sexually motivated murders. This calls to mind Dahmer's first murder in which he said something just came over him. That betty couldn't control as well as the second murder of Stephen Tomi which he didn't remember at all. However this research wasn't brought up at Dahmer's trial Dr Money points out that forensic sexology is a specialization? That general forensic psychiatrists and psychologists often Kevin Arnold familiar with so instead of explaining the neurological workings of Necrophilia. These offenders are often misrepresented as being by their own choice psychopathic or sociopathic deviates. While this pair of Philip Fugu state theory doesn't excuse violent excellent behaviour morally or legally. It also doesn't help anyone to insist with no evidence that these offenders could just stop if they tried to. Dahmer tried a variety of tactics to prevent himself from killing and it's abundantly clear that they didn't work as for what else he could have done to stop himself. No one at the trial offered a suggestion. Of course this loops back around to the question of Responsibility Fugu State or no few state state. Dahmer was fully aware that what he was doing was wrong if he truly felt. He couldn't stop himself. He could have sought help by actually cooperating during his therapy sessions or even by turning himself into the police in the end even Dahmer himself agreed he was the only one to blame for his actions. On February Fifteenth Nineteen Ninety two the jury concluded that he was legally sane and guilty of fifteen counts of first degree murder. He would be tried for. Stephen Hicks murder in Ohio at a later. Date and couldn't be charged for Stephen Tommy's because none of his remains were ever found and in his final address to the court dahmer commonly accepted his fifteen life sentences. So you're on her. It is over now. This has never been a case of train to get free. I didn't ever ever want freedom. Frankly I wanNA death for myself. This was a case to tell the world that I did what I did. Not for reasons of hate. I hated no one. I knew I was sick or evil or both now. I believe I was sick. I know how much harm I have caused. I tried to do the best. I could after the arrest to make amends but no matter what I did I could not undo the terrible harm I have caused. I wanted to find out just what it was. It caused me to be so bad and evil but most of all Mr Boyle and I decided that maybe there was a way for us to tell the world that if there are people out there with these these disorders. Maybe they can get some help before they end up being hurt or hurting someone. It was a moving sentiment but in Dahmer for signature monotone. It didn't quite ring true to everyone. Once he was transferred to the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage Wisconsin He. He spent a year in solitary confinement out of fear that he'd be assaulted by his fellow inmates. That fear was proven correct in November nineteen ninety four when another prisoner beat him to death with a metal bar at just thirty four years. Old Old Dahmer's life was brief but eventful nearly two decades after his arrest he still a household name. He's been the subject of ten books. WCHS four films six documentaries a comic book and an Experimental Theatre piece that uses him as a metaphor for governmental indifference to the AIDS crisis. This media attention is a double edged sword on one hand much of it focuses on the police misconduct. Racism mm-hmm Homophobia and lack of mental health services that led to Dahmer's multi-year killing spree by bringing those issues to public attention attention. It's far more likely that we can prevent another Jeffrey Dahmer from happening on the other hand. There's a fine line between understanding understanding a criminal and glorifying them by portraying their acts of violence as fascinating and attention worthy. We unintentionally hold up the the point of view that led them to kill in the first place. That murder is a means of gaining power. It's an ironic twist. That Dahmer himself himself became a victim of murder and his killer. Christopher scarver became something of a folk hero as a result as recently as two thousand fifteen gene scarver has made international headlines with lurid new details about Dahmer's murder the cycle of violence and sensationalization keeps turning and in some ways. This podcast is a part of it but it can be argued that the benefits of understanding criminal outweighs the danger of dwelling on them. In the words of Dahmer's attorney Gerald Boyle if we can illuminate the condition which afflicts flick's people like. Jeffrey Dahmer. We might have done some little thing for humanity. Thanks for listening. If you enjoyed this episode road check out the PODCAST original serial killers which you can listen to for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream serial killers for free a on spotify. Just open the APP and type serial killers in the search bar and don't forget to follow us on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter. Here at podcast network. We'll see you next time. Dahmer is a special podcast duty. Original episode created by Max Cutler her it is executive produced by Max Cutler. Sound design by Russell Nash With Production Assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly Madden Freddie Beckley and Joel Stein nine. This episode was written by Kate. Gallagher with writing assistance by drew coal and stars. Greg Paulson and Vanessa Richardson.

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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

"Dan Do the graphic nature of this killer's crimes listener. Discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions of murder torture her sexual assault necrophilia. Cannibalism and violence against children. That some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children. Children under thirteen in May nineteen ninety-one twenty five year. Old Daemon was found strangled in his own home. At Milwaukee's he's Oxford apartments. The building had a locked entrance. So every tenant immediately became a suspect including the quiet man in unit two thirteen Jeffrey Dahmer. When dumber opened his door to see a detective on the other side he panicked? He had a closet full of skulls organs in the freezer. His latest victims flayed skin was was still soaking in a barrel of salt water. He was sure he was about to be arrested. He tried to remain calm as the detective asked him about a recent homicide. A black male mid twenties named Dean Vaughan but tension lifted. Dahmer didn't have anything to do with that murder. He gave an honest statement provided an alibi and the cop was on his way. Dahmer may not have killed his neighbor Dean Vaughan but he had already killed eleven other people and by the end of the month he would kill two two more. None of these homicides would ever be investigated by the Milwaukee Police. Hi I'm Greg pulsing Elson. And I'm Vanessa Richardson every Monday. Vincent I co host serial killers a podcast original. This is the final episode of our special on Jeffrey Free Dahmer. The Milwaukee Chemical at par cast. Were grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook look and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network. And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review. Wherever you're you're listening? It really does help. In the past two episodes we discussed Dahmer's evolution from troubled child to NECROPHILIAC murderer. After killing five men assaulting dozens more dumber spree came to a pause in nineteen eighty nine when one of his victims got aww away. He was convicted of sexual assault but in March nineteen ninety. He was released two months early. In this this episode. We'll look at the spiral of violence. That occurred while Dahmer was out on probation. We'll also look at the chance of vent that finally led to his arrest and the media spectacle that followed Jeffrey. Dahmer walked walked out of prison on March. Second nineteen ninety feeling like his actions would never have consequences in the past few years. Here's the twenty nine year old serial rapist and murderer had committed an untold number of felonies. He only ever been convicted of one and and for that he only spent ten months behind bars on daily work release nonetheless he was still technically on probation but as usual he was able to game that system as a maximum supervision. Client his probation officer. Donna Chester would typically have to make make a home visit at least once every thirty days the total number of home visits Chester made was zero chester determined that Dahmer was a lower risk sex offender because the crime he'd been convicted of wasn't overtly violent. She submitted a request to wave home. Visits and her supervisor approved it if she had bothered to stop by his new apartment even once she would have seen evidence of overtly advertently violent crimes after his release. Dahmer moved into the Oxford apartments in central Milwaukee taking his skull box with him mm-hmm and with his own abode. He had the privacy to commit more murders than ever before in May a nine thousand nine hundred ninety just two months after his release from prison. Dahmer met thirty-three-year-old Raymond Smith Outside Club to nineteen eighteen. He offered him fifty dollars to come home with him. Within thirty minutes. Smith was drugged and strangled. Then it was time for Dahmer's new favorite hobby photography. He'd used a photo session as a ruse to lure in his previous. Es Victim thirteen-year-old some socks in Foshan Pong this time the photos fitted different purpose. He posed Smith's corpse in a variety of positions positions and took polaroid's to serve as mementos. The bodies themselves had to be disposed of pretty quickly but a picture is forever the polaroid's along with the skulls. Let him relive the experience in the time between kills regarding the skulls now that Dahmer had his own place he had his sights on a diy project he'd acquired a long black table and a statue of a griffin the mythical winged creature that often symbolizes the devil. Dahmer said he bought the Griffin because it represented how he felt evil. Once once he was done with Raymond Smith he would have to skulls to add to the display. This would be his alter a monument to his victims. He explained if I couldn't keep them there with me whole. At least I felt that I could keep their skeletons. Of course a table full of skulls goals was bound to get him in trouble so we went to the craft store and bought an off white paint to cover the skulls so they would look less realistic. If anyone asked heede say they were just props but he still had to dispose of the rest of the body his old process of using a sledgehammer chalmer to grind up. The bones wouldn't fly in an apartment complex and leaving the remains in the community. Dumpster was risky to say the least instead he bought an eighty gallon. Steel Kettle boiled the flesh and dissolved the bones with acid once it was liquefied he simply employees poured it down the toilet less than a week after Raymond. Smith's murder Dahmer was ready to kill again. His time line was escalating severely but his success rate was falling due to his own bungling incompetents in late. May Dahmer brought a victim home. Nixed the sleeping pills into a drink and accidentally took the wrong glass drugging himself instead. He woke up disoriented missing three hundred dollars and a watch on June twenty third. He tried again. twenty-seven-year-old Eddie Smith was lured in by Dahmer's claim that he was a movie v Producer. Eddie agreed to go home with him and posed for pictures. None of the photos. Dahmer took Eddie. Either dead or alive turned out well and his experimental attempts to dry the skull by heating it in the oven failed spectacularly the skull exploded and there were no relics left of the crime. Dahmer recalled that this was one of the only murderers he felt bad about because it was a waste. It was one thing to kill for a purpose even if that purpose was adding another skull to the collection but since nothing tangible had come from the murder he felt that the suffering he'd caused Eddie was all for nothing on July. Sixth came Louis Penny. May they took photos had sex and fell asleep together all night. Dahmer kept waiting for Pineda's say he was going home. That was his cue to offer one one more drink but the moment never came penny was the first person to stay until morning and agreed to see him again. Dahmer was so surprised he let him leave in peace but he couldn't let the good one get away the next night the two met up again and went back to Dahmer's apartment. Dahmer happened to be out of sleeping pills so in a pinch. He snuck up behind play with a giant Rubber Mallet and hit him over the head in Dahmer's words. Obviously he got upset about that. Fisticuffs ensued but the men were evenly matched in strength so there was no easy winter after a few minutes. They were both worn out and agreed to a truce once. They had both calmed down. Dahmer gave a half baked excuse for why he'd hit with a mallet. panay apparently accepted the apology because the two spent the entire rest of the night eight talking at a certain point. Dahmer came to the realization that I just didn't have the ability to do him any harm at about seven. Am Penny promised. He wouldn't tell anyone what happened and Dahmer walked him to the bus stop. Penny broke that promise and went to the police but the story was so bizarre is are. They simply didn't believe him. This strange saga is telling when it comes to Dahmer's motivations and mental state at a certain point joint back when he'd killed Stephen Hicks he was motivated by loneliness. A need for a partner who wouldn't reject him and wouldn't leave. Finally a he had that in Lewis play. If they'd met a few years earlier perhaps he would have seen this as the beginning of a normal relationship. But as as biographer. Brian Masters writes by Nineteen Ninety. Dahmer was incapable of such normal reasoning because the partner was not at that that stage a person to him at all but a putative object a thing to stimulate his fantasy during the course of their night long discussion. The object gradually took on being the fantasy dissolved and Dahmer found himself face to face with a human human being. The encounter apparently threw him off his game because it was two months before he learned in another victim in early September. Twenty three year old Ernest Miller became the third skull on Dahmer Shrine. This time he also kept a few limbs and organs. Thanks for another purpose. He started with the bicep beating it with a meat tenderizer than frying it. Up in a pan of CRISCO in in a bizarre way he thought of cannibalism as honoring his victims not degrading them. Dahmer explained I suppose in an odd way it made me feel as if they were even more a part of me. This was the ultimate in togetherness. They were literally inside of him. An and in-depth. They nourished his life over the coming months. Dahmer's fridge would fill with several more victims on September number twenty fourth. He met twenty three year old. David Thomas at the mall and offered him money to come back to his apartment and pose for photos after drugging him. Dahmer suddenly changed his mind and decided. Thomas wasn't his type but he realized Thomas would inevitably wake up and be pissed off at him so he killed him anyway. February eighteenth nineteen ninety one seventeen year old curtis straughter was approached at the bus. Stop with the same. By this point the routine becomes tedious. He was drugged strangled dismembered and disposed of his skull hands and genitals were kept as souvenirs April seventh nineteen year old air. Lindsey struck up a conversation with dahmer armor outside a local gay bookstore after Lindsay was strangled. Dahmer flayed the skin from his entire body and attempted to preserve it in saltwater under the experiment failed May twenty fourth thirty one year old. Tony Hughes met Dahmer Outside Club to nineteen. Tony was deaf and his two friends drove the group home from the club. He and dumber sat in the backseat scribbling notes to each other. Tony's Tony's friends dropped him off at Dahmer's apartment and never saw him again in the course of a year. Dahmer ahead killed seven people and attempted to kill several more but no one seemed to notice the wave of disappearances at least in part this was due due to the transient nature of the gay community. At the time. A bartender at a Milwaukee Gay club commented many people. Don't use their real names. They don't have close contact with their families. We have a hard time keeping track. Additionally this was during the height of the AIDS epidemic around one hundred hundred fifty Wisconsin residents died of AIDS in nineteen ninety-one and the majority of them were gay and bisexual men living in Milwaukee with so many healthy young men suddenly dropping dead. The extra disappearances didn't raise any eyebrows that's doubly true because Dahmer Congress passed seven victims were all part of the most at risk demographic for HIV. In Milwaukee Black men this was also the demographic least Michael to be investigated by the reportedly prejudiced Milwaukee police in the early ninety s of all the men. Dahmer would eventually kill all but but to were people of Color. It's hard to say what to make of this criminologist Jonathan James and John Proof found that eighty six point point eight percent of cereal sexual murderers target victims who are the same race as themselves and half of them searched for new victims who resembled pulled their previous victims so going after a wide range of white black Latino and Asian victims is highly unusual dahmer or insisted that he chose his victims based solely on attraction and opportunity since the area he lived in was heavily black his victims skewed skewed that way as well he emphatically denied any racial motivation. Although how much we can trust Jeffrey. Dahmer Word is anyone's guess. Furthermore some of Dahmer's acquaintances recalled him making racist comments in daily conversation. We can't ignore the possibility that at least on some level he mainly chose people of color because he felt less empathy for them. The race of the victims may have helped keep them under the police radar but the murders didn't escape the notice of Dahmer's neighbors during the spree of killings. The property manager confronted. Dahmer are several times about the terrible smell coming from his apartment the first time. He explained that his freezer had broken and some meat had spoiled. The story was accepted but when the smell didn't go away. Dahmer got another visit this time. He insisted that as tropical fish tank had malfunctioned and a few of the fish died. He even showed the property manager the large barrel in the closet. We're an unidentifiable mass was decomposing and Murrieta acid. Dahmer promised to get rid of the peril and he made good on that promise but that meant that after he killed Tony Hughes he had to leave the body lying out in the open been until the at the time and energy to dispose of him. Naturally this lead to more complaints about the odor this carelessness with the disposal process us was a sign that Dahmer was devolving over the coming months his crimes became more and more reckless on May twenty seventh just a few days after he killed Tony Hughes. Dahmer found his next victim outside the Grand Avenue Mall. He had no idea who the boy was but he guessed he was in his late teens and probably East Asian in heritage he was actually fourteen and Laotian Russian. His name was Kona. Rock Sim bossom pawn. The younger brother of some sock after this. We'll look Dahmer's most notorious run in with the Milwaukee Police now back to the story on Sunday may twenty seventh nineteen ninety. One Jeffrey Dahmer picked up fourteen year. Old Co oh Narok sinthasomphone at the local mall. He offered him fifty dollars to come to his apartment and posed for some photos and cone Iraq. DOC agreed he apparently didn't know that less than three years earlier his older brother Soem sock had been lured in with the exact same ruse. Some sock of course escaped before the sleeping pills kicked in leading Dahmer's arrest for sexual assault. Dahmer Armor was totally unaware that the two were related. He commented if I'd known who I was dealing with. I sure as hell wouldn't have bothered asking him back. That's that's for sure. They went back to Dahmer's apartment where Tony Hughes body was still decomposing in the bedroom. Unlike his brother Kona Rock rock fell unconscious before he realized anything was wrong then he became the next subject of an experiment. Dahmer had tried on a few view other victims with no success. The main problem with corpses is that they have to be disposed of quickly. That's why Dahmer kept photos and skulls. It's too tight him over between kills but he recalled. I didn't want to keep killing people and have nothing left except the skull. He wondered if there is a way. Eighty keep someone alive. But in permanently subdued compliant state to that end he purchased a power drill and a marinade injector once cone Iraq had passed out. Dahmer drilled a small hole into the top of his head aiming for the frontal lobe which controls all speech motor skills and decision making he then filled the whole with Murray attic acid. If all went as planned Kona rock could become something of a Zombie fully conscious but unable to communicate or physically resist at about one thirty in the morning. Uh Dahmer left the unconscious boy in the living room and went out for a beer. He planned to come back soon to check on the progress but while he was gone Kona rock woke up. He could barely walk but he managed to stumble out of the apartment and down the street naked and disoriented most passersby by assumed. He was just drunk but eventually three women stopped to help him. He couldn't speak coherently but it was obvious he was in trouble. Just then Dahmer rounded the corner to see Kona rock talking with the women. This was bad. He hurried over and through an arm around Kerak shoulder pretending he was his drunk friend. He promised the women he take care of him and tried to drag him back to the apartment but KUNARAC fought brought back. He managed to form one coherent word. No Dahmer twisted him into a full headlock and pulled the naked Achot boy down the street as the women shouted after him pretty soon. A crowd had gathered to watch the spectacle and then a police car arrived the two officers who stepped out were white men. The three women screaming at Dahmer more black. What happened next was perhaps inevitable evitable? Dahmer calmly explained. That Kona Rock was his boyfriend. He'd had a little too much whiskey that night and he always pulled these kind of hijinks thinks when he was drunk running through the streets naked. He didn't have any identification for his boyfriend here but he provided his own correct name. I'm an address cooperating. Fully the three women kept loudly insisting that this was clearly child not a twenty year. Old Adult has dahmer claimed one of the offices replied that they should shut the hell up and stop telling him how to do his job. Con- orrock did look like he might be older. According to police records the officers and observers estimated his age is anywhere between thirteen and twenty dumber. Explain this spy saying that. Asian people quote Look Young. It's hard to tell their age. We can imagine the officers thought the same way taking a massive gamble. Dahmer invited the police back to his apartment. Maria the photos he'd taken earlier that night photos were corner. Rock was awake. Cooperative give and in his underwear in a tragic twist. Those photos would support the story that they were in a consensual relationship corner. I WanNa rock sat compliantly on the couch. While the police examined the photos his consciousness was waning and he'd stopped fighting. The officers serves accepted that this was a domestic incident and given the department's contentious history with the LGBT community. They decided it was best to stay out of it. They were about to leave. When one of the officers noticed a strange smell coming from the bedroom Tony Hughes decomposing corpse? The officer briefly poked his head into the unlocked bedroom but didn't bother to turn on the light he decided it wasn't any of his business. The pair of officers left telling Dahmer. Well you just take care of him. Within in an hour Kona Rock was dead. If the police had bothered to run a background check they would have found out that Dahmer was on probation for the sexual assault of cone. Iraq's brother but of course they did not the same day cone Iraq Iraq was killed probation officer. Donna Chester sent Dahmer for a psychiatric evaluation. The doctor concluded he had no serious mental disorders orders and wasn't a danger to himself or others. He was fooling everyone. Even as his life spiraled. Further out of control on in June thirtieth. He met twenty year old Matt. Turner after a Gay Pride Parade. Turner's head and organs ended up in dumbers freezer freezer a week later twenty-three-year-old Jeremiah. Weinberger met the same fate once again. Dahmer tried drilling a hole in his skull. L. Filling it with boiling water instead of acid. This time Weinberger lived for two days before eventually dying. His head was tossed lost in the freezer and his body was left in a bleach solution in the bathtub. Eight days after that on July Fifteenth Dahmer are brought home twenty four year old. Oliver Lacy Weinberger's body was still decomposing in the bathtub. Because Dahmer hadn't had the time time to dispose of it once lacy was subdued. He called into work and asked for a personal day. Unfortunately he'd taken so many days days off in the past year for the sake of disposing of bodies that his supervisor wouldn't take it anymore he was fired for poor attendance it. It was obvious even to Dahmer that he was in way over his head. He recalled if I'd been thinking rationally. I would've stopped. It was almost like I wanted to get to a point where it was out of my control and there was no return the very next day July Sixteenth Dahmer. Dahmer called his probation officer to apologize for missing an appointment on July tenth. He told officer Chester that he'd recently lost his job. They met on the eighteenth and Dahmer confessed that he was seriously contemplating suicide officer. Chester sent him for another psychiatric appointment that same afternoon. The doctor prescribed him and anxiety medication and made no recommendations for further action to the probation office on his way home from that appointment dahmer approached another man at invited him back to the apartment. He turned him down less than twenty four Hours later on July nineteenth. Dahmer picked up twenty five year old. Joseph Break Off at a bus stop due to the stress of the past couple of weeks. Jeremiah Weinberger's headless. Body was still in the bathtub. Oliver Lacy was piled on top of him and and once Joseph Brady was dead his body had to be left on the bed by July twenty first. The corpse was covered word in maggots. Dahmer woke up late tonight. twenty-second he hadn't showered in a while because of the bathtub situation leaving leaving as den of human remains. He staggered out for a beer. The property manager once again accosted him in the hallway and warned him if that's smell coming from his this unit didn't immediately he be victim. That was the least of his problems with no job. He wouldn't be able to make rent the next month anyway away. After he'd had a few beers dahmer wandered the city trying to pick up another victim. He approached met at the bus. Stop at the mall in public restrooms. uh-huh it was a Monday afternoon and no one was rearing to follow this drunk. smelly man home for fifty dollars. Eventually he gave up and sat down at the Mall Food Court with a slice of pizza and a beer at about five pm. He saw three men hanging out near the entrance and one of them he recognized could guys a few days earlier thirty two year old Tracy Edwards had encountered Dahmer at the bus stop and asked him for a cigarette. They made small small talk for a while before going their separate ways dade run into each other again a couple of days after that. This third meeting seemed like fate eight. Dahmer went over to Edward Sentence friends and started up a conversation. He told them he was bored. And he'd give them each one hundred dollars whereas if they came back to his place naturally one of them asked if sex would be involved and Dahmer said that part wouldn't be necessary. All he really wanted was to handcuff someone. Tracy took him up on the offer. The moment they got to Dahmer's apartment Tracy realized he'd made eight a mistake. There were multiple locks on both the inside and outside of the door and alarm system that had to be disengaged before they could enter inside. The living room was fairly clean and orderly but there was a terrible stench and of vaguely unsettling energy. There were artistic photos of nude men on the walls to gargoyles statues adorned the long black table in the living room. There was as an aquarium. Full of exotic fish kept in perfectly meet condition exorcist three was playing on the TV in the bedroom and and in the kitchen there were four big boxes of Miri Attic. Acid something was definitely off. Edwards wandered over to get a closer look at the fish tank. Dahmer went into the kitchen and started mixing some Roman Cokes. While his back was turned handcuffs clinked around Tracy Edwards left wrist Edwards asked what was happening. Dahmer led him into the bedroom and said I won't hurt if you if you let me handcuff you and take some pictures then. He pulled out a knife realizing how precarious the situation was Edwards decided to cooperate. He complied with the command to take off. His shirt lay. Sat down on the bed and watch the movie and the TV then Dahmer. Dahmer lowered his head Edwards chest and listened to his heartbeat. Dahmer was clearly losing his grip on reality not only did he. Fail L. to drug or fully handcuff Edwards. Before threatening him with the knife he left his unrestrained victim alone while he went to the fridge inch to grab a beer. Unsurprisingly Edwards used the opportunity to make a dash for the door. It was eleven thirty at night down the block. Milwaukee Police Officers Ralph Miller and Robert Roth were making their rounds. When they saw Edwards running down the street with a handcuff hanging from his wrist Edwards flagged on the squad car and ask them if they could remove the handcuff? He didn't tell them anything else about what had happened. His only goal was to get the handcuffs off and get out of there but when the police couldn't open the lock he begrudgingly agreed to lead them back to Dahmer's place to retrieve the key when the police leased knocked on the door Dahmer realized it was all over. He later recalled obviously a power higher than myself. Had I've been fed up with my deeds and decided it was time for me to be stopped so he stepped aside and invited them in when officer Muller stepped into the Bedroom. The first thing he noticed was the knife lying just under the edge of the bed then he he saw the open drawer full of Polaroid's of naked men upon closer inspection. Some of the photos weren't entire bodies they were severed heads and limbs and they were all taken in that same bedroom officer. Muller was standing in Muller called his partner over and showed him the pictures. Dahmer remained calm until he heard one of the officers. Mutter cuff him finally snapping back to reality reality. Dahmer began to struggle. The two officers wrestled him to the ground and slap the hand cuffs around his wrists. Officer Roth Breath kept him pinned to the floor. While Muller searched the rest of the apartment opening the fridge he saw cardboard box on the bottom shelf containing a severed head looking up from the floor. Dahmer told him for what I did and I should be dead after this will look at the aftermath of Dahmer's arrest now the conclusion of our story thirteen years after committing his first murder. Jeffrey Dahmer was is finally apprehended on July. Twenty Second Nineteen ninety-one at the age of thirty one. His killing spree had gone completely unnoticed by the Milwaukee police who didn't even realize they had a serial killer on their hands until they walked into Dahmer's the local and national media descended upon on the Oxford apartments almost immediately capturing footage is the police lugged boxes full of body parts out of the building. The scant details that lead to the press were shocking a local. TV News report described decapitated heads in a refrigerator freezer and a psychotic mass murderer who neighbors never suspected to be a killer regarding Dahmer himself they reported all we really know about him is that he is thirty one years old. Who is Jeffrey? Dahmer would be the question of the year. The Milwaukee Journal estimated that four hundred fifty reporters came to Milwaukee to cover the case many debated whether he was a man Ormond. stor comparisons to the silence of the lambs which had just been released. Six months earlier were frequent. The Associated Press went to Bath Township Township Ohio to interview everyone from his childhood neighbors to his high school. Prom date who helpfully commented. He didn't even kiss me. Good night. The Milwaukee Police came under close examination as well. The synth awesome phone. Family was horrified to learn that their missing sons remains and were found in Dahmer's apartment he'd been killed by the same men who assaulted their older son just three years earlier. Even even more horrifying was the fact that police had hand delivered the boy. Back Dahmer's doorstep after. He tried to escape due to the public uproar uproar the officers who responded to the call. We're fired but they were later reinstated. The symphonic components sued the city of Milwaukee for blatant eight misconduct and eventually one eight hundred fifty thousand dollar settlement as for the other grieving families. All they could hope for was closure and justice. The quest to identify Dahmer's victims was led by the killer himself. Once once he was taken into custody he spent two weeks dictating what his attorney called the longest confession in the history of America. His initial interview lasted from one thirty. Am to seven fifteen am in the early morning hours. After he was arrested during that time he drank four or five cups of coffee. Two cans of coke and confessed to fifteen murders. Even though police had only only charged him with ten once he'd signed a statement. He asked the detectives if they would just sit in the interview room and talk with him so so he can have a couple of cigarettes some coffee and think as to what had occurred over the next two weeks. The interrogation room became his personal snow therapy session. He confessed to more murders but he'd forgotten to mention in the first interview. He talked about his childhood. He confirmed that he knew the crimes crimes he was committing. Were wrong and that he drank excessively to try to forget the nightmare he felt he was living. He even told them about the time time he gone. Bar Hopping blacked out and bulk up Hog tied in a strange man's apartment with a candlestick in part of his body where he didn't want it to be. Nothing was off the table now. Dahmer stated that he realized it would be impossible to make amends for his crimes but that maybe by telling the truth he could start to make things right the only way he could start to change himself was to admit exactly what he had done to state that he was sorry for what he had done and to swear that he would try to change his life in the future. Naturally one has to. You wonder how sorry a serial killer can be but from the matter of fact tone of the confession and the wide range of horrific details. He shared it's hard to detect any hidden agenda. If he was trying to make himself look sympathetic he probably wouldn't have led with the fact that he'd eaten a human human bicep and if he was trying to brag he wouldn't have mentioned the countless victims that got away or shared so many embarrassing details about his personal personal life were left to assume then that Dahmer really was telling the truth or his version of it. What we get is a chillingly honest look at the thought process of a murderer even though he was aware that his crimes were horrifying? It didn't didn't seem to fully register for him on a personal level. Over the years killing had become mundane to the point. Where chipping frozen organs hands off? The bottom of the freezer fell under cleaning the fish tank on his weekend to do list his final self-assessment while speaking with a court appointed appointed psychiatrist was I should have gotten a college degree and gone into real estate and got myself an aquarium. That's what I should have done. Dahmer's frankness sets him apart from most other serial killers from Ted Bundy who denied all the charges against him until after his trial to the self-aggrandizing. btk Killer Dennis. Rader who sentencing statement was compared to an academy awards acceptance speech and `was Ella's honesty didn't win him any favors from the courts. It did add an interesting dimension to the media coverage of his case of Vanity Fair Article Muse Dahmer Distress about his crimes compounds the mystery by lifting him from the simple category of a monster who we can view from fascinated and safe distance into an uncomfortably recognizable human being this conflict coalesced on the first day of his insanity trial in January nineteen nineteen ninety two when he strode into the courtroom wearing a white button down shirt Khakis and brown suit jacket looking more like a timid mid high school teacher than a mass murderer despite believing that there was no hope for his Defense Dahmer's attorney convinced him to try an insanity sanity play for the next two weeks. A parade of psychiatrists would debate to legal questions. Did Dahmer have the capacity to appreciate appreciate the wrongfulness of his conduct and was he capable of conforming his conduct to the requirements of the law. The first question was a non-starter since Dahmer readily admitted that he knew his crimes were wrong. The real debate was whether he was capable of controlling his behavior. This is a tricky question. The fact that he kept killing even as he lost everything in the process suggest that no he wasn't able to stop himself on the other hand the nine years between his first and second murders proves that at least at one point point in time he was able to control himself for the defense. The argument was that Dahmer's violent thoughts were compulsive and without proper treatment treatment. He had no hope of controlling them permanently. Dr Fred Berlin testified that Dahmer Necrophilia was a cancer of the mind mind. He couldn't choose to have those thoughts and he couldn't stop them from coming there next expert. Dr Karl Wallstrom pointed out that Dahmer had a long history of serious mental illness which was essentially untreated leading to bizarre delusional ideas. Like using a power drill to turn a person into a Zombie by Wallstrom's analysis Dahmer's condition requires continuous treatment. And and without it he couldn't have possibly pulled himself out of his psychotic state on his own. The prosecution side The star witness was Dr Park. Dietz who had recently gained fame for consulting on John. Hinckley Juniors trial. Defense argued that even though Dahmer's necrophilic thoughts weren't a choice choice he did make a choice to give into them he said most para files never act on their paraphernalia in a criminal way. The Parasol is as free as any other human being to choose whether to commit a crime to gratify his wishes. He pointed out the premeditated. Nature of Dahmer's murderers with the exception of the first to careful planning went into every step of the process. These were not crimes of impulse or compulsion if he was has ever mentally unable to control his behavior it was because of his alcohol abuse not his necrophilia. This sounds logical. But it may not be medically correct in nineteen ninety sexologist. John Money explained that paraphernalia affects the brain's limbic system mm-hmm which is responsible for sexual drives as well as aggression. Pleasure repetitive behaviors and forming memories. While there's is no clear answer on what causes this to happen. In patients with paraphernalia an error in the brain's pathways caused sexual arousal signals to be mixed up with often aggressive brain signals on a neurological level. This bears close resemblance to temporal lobe seizures. In which a person enters an altered state of consciousness without the convulsions typically associated with seizures in that altered state a person may engage gauge activities. That appear to be purposeful and voluntary but are actually involuntary. They might have no memory of what happened during the seizure or be only partially aware of what they're doing doctor. Money suggested the same thing might happen during episodes of parasitic behavior like like sexually motivated murders. This calls to mind Dahmer's first murder in which he said something just came over him. That betty couldn't control as well as the second murder of Stephen Tomi which he didn't remember at all. However this research wasn't brought up at Dahmer's trial Dr Money points out that forensic sexology is a specialization? That general forensic psychiatrists and psychologists often Kevin Arnold familiar with so instead of explaining the neurological workings of NECROPHILIA. These offenders are often misrepresented as being by their own choice psychopathic or sociopathic deviates. While this pair of Philip Fugu state theory doesn't excuse violent Alan behavior morally or legally. It also doesn't help anyone to insist with no evidence that these offenders could just stop if they tried to. Dahmer tried a variety of tactics to prevent himself from killing and it's abundantly clear that they didn't work as for what else he could have done to stop himself. No one at the trial offered a suggestion. Of course this loops back around to the question of Responsibility Fugu State or no few state state. Dahmer was fully aware that what he was doing was wrong if he truly felt. He couldn't stop himself. He could have sought help by actually cooperating during his therapy sessions or even by turning himself into the police in the end even Dahmer himself agreed he was the only one to blame for his actions. On February Fifteenth Nineteen Ninety two the jury concluded that he was legally sane and guilty of fifteen counts of first degree murder. He would be tried for. Stephen Hicks murder in Ohio at a later. Date and couldn't be charged for Stephen Tommy's because none of his remains were ever found and in his final address to the court dahmer commonly accepted his fifteen life sentences. So you're on her. It is over now. This has never been a case of train to get free. I didn't ever ever want freedom. Frankly I wanNA death for myself. This was a case to tell the world that I did what I did. Not for reasons of hate. I hated no one. I knew I was sick or evil or both now. I believe I was sick. I know how much harm I have caused. I tried to do the best. I could after the arrest to make amends but no matter what I did I could not undo the terrible harm I have caused. I wanted to find out just what it was. It caused me to be so bad and evil but most of all Mr Boyle and I decided that maybe there was a way for us to tell the world that if there are people out there with these these disorders. Maybe they can get some help before they end up being hurt or hurting someone. It was a moving sentiment but in Dahmer for signature monotone. It didn't quite ring true to everyone. Once he was transferred to the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage Wisconsin He. He spent a year in solitary confinement out of fear that he'd be assaulted by his fellow inmates. That fear was proven correct in November nineteen ninety four when another prisoner beat him to death with a metal bar at just thirty four years. Old Old Dahmer's life was brief but eventful nearly two decades after his arrest he still a household name. He's been the subject of ten books. WCHS four films six documentaries a comic book and an Experimental Theatre piece that uses him as a metaphor for governmental indifference to the AIDS crisis. This media attention is a double edged sword on one hand much of it focuses on the police misconduct. Racism mm-hmm Homophobia and lack of mental health services that led to Dahmer's multi-year killing spree by bringing those issues to public attention attention. It's far more likely that we can prevent another Jeffrey Dahmer from happening on the other hand. There's a fine line between understanding understanding a criminal and glorifying them by portraying their acts of violence as fascinating and attention worthy. We unintentionally hold up the the point of view that led them to kill in the first place. That murder is a means of gaining power. It's an ironic twist. That Dahmer himself himself became a victim of murder and his killer. Christopher scarver became something of a folk hero as a result as recently as two thousand fifteen gene scarver has made international headlines with lurid new details about Dahmer's murder the cycle of violence and sensationalization keeps turning and in some ways. This podcast is a part of it but it can be argued that the benefits of understanding criminal outweighs the danger of dwelling on them. In the words of Dahmer's attorney Gerald Boyle if we can illuminate the condition which afflicts flick's people like. Jeffrey Dahmer. We might have done some little thing for humanity. Thanks for listening. If you enjoyed this episode road check out the PODCAST original serial killers which you can listen to for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream serial killers for free a on spotify. Just open the APP and type serial killers in the search bar and don't forget to follow us on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter. Here at podcast network. We'll see you next time. Dahmer is a special podcast duty. Original episode created by Max Cutler her it is executive produced by Max Cutler. Sound design by Russell Nash With Production Assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly Madden Freddie Beckley and Joel Stein nine. This episode was written by Kate. Gallagher with writing assistance by drew coal and stars. Greg Paulson and Vanessa Richardson.

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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

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"Dan Do the graphic nature of this killer's crimes listener. Discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions of murder torture her sexual assault necrophilia. Cannibalism and violence against children. That some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children. Children under thirteen in May nineteen ninety-one twenty five year. Old Daemon was found strangled in his own home. At Milwaukee's he's Oxford apartments. The building had a locked entrance. So every tenant immediately became a suspect including the quiet man in unit two thirteen Jeffrey Dahmer. When dumber opened his door to see a detective on the other side he panicked? He had a closet full of skulls organs in the freezer. His latest victims flayed skin was was still soaking in a barrel of salt water. He was sure he was about to be arrested. He tried to remain calm as the detective asked him about a recent homicide. A black male mid twenties named Dean Vaughan but tension lifted. Dahmer didn't have anything to do with that murder. He gave an honest statement provided an alibi and the cop was on his way. Dahmer may not have killed his neighbor Dean Vaughan but he had already killed eleven other people and by the end of the month he would kill two two more. None of these homicides would ever be investigated by the Milwaukee Police. Hi I'm Greg pulsing Elson. And I'm Vanessa Richardson every Monday. Vincent I co host serial killers a podcast original. This is the final episode of our special on Jeffrey Free Dahmer. The Milwaukee Chemical at par cast. Were grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook look and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network. And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review. Wherever you're you're listening? It really does help. In the past two episodes we discussed Dahmer's evolution from troubled child to NECROPHILIAC murderer. After killing five men assaulting dozens more dumber spree came to a pause in nineteen eighty nine when one of his victims got aww away. He was convicted of sexual assault but in March nineteen ninety. He was released two months early. In this this episode. We'll look at the spiral of violence. That occurred while Dahmer was out on probation. We'll also look at the chance of vent that finally led to his arrest and the media spectacle that followed Jeffrey. Dahmer walked walked out of prison on March. Second nineteen ninety feeling like his actions would never have consequences in the past few years. Here's the twenty nine year old serial rapist and murderer had committed an untold number of felonies. He only ever been convicted of one and and for that he only spent ten months behind bars on daily work release nonetheless he was still technically on probation but as usual he was able to game that system as a maximum supervision. Client his probation officer. Donna Chester would typically have to make make a home visit at least once every thirty days the total number of home visits Chester made was zero Chester determined that Dahmer was a lower risk sex offender because the crime he'd been convicted of wasn't overtly violent. She submitted a request to wave home. Visits and her supervisor approved it if she had bothered to stop by his new apartment even once she would have seen evidence of overtly advertently violent crimes after his release. Dahmer moved into the Oxford apartments in central Milwaukee taking his skull box with him mm-hmm and with his own abode. He had the privacy to commit more murders than ever before in May a nine thousand nine hundred ninety just two months after his release from prison. Dahmer met thirty-three-year-old Raymond Smith Outside Club to nineteen eighteen. He offered him fifty dollars to come home with him. Within thirty minutes. Smith was drugged and strangled. Then it was time for Dahmer's new favorite hobby photography. He'd used a photo session as a ruse to lure in his previous. Es Victim thirteen-year-old some socks in Foshan Pong this time the photos fitted different purpose. He posed Smith's corpse in a variety of positions positions and took polaroid's to serve as mementos. The bodies themselves had to be disposed of pretty quickly but a picture is forever the polaroid's along with the skulls. Let him relive the experience in the time between kills regarding the skulls now that Dahmer had his own place he had his sights on a diy project he'd acquired a long black table and a statue of a griffin the mythical winged creature that often symbolizes the devil. Dahmer said he bought the Griffin because it represented how he felt evil. Once once he was done with Raymond Smith he would have to skulls to add to the display. This would be his alter a monument to his victims. He explained if I couldn't keep them there with me whole. At least I felt that I could keep their skeletons. Of course a table full of skulls goals was bound to get him in trouble so we went to the craft store and bought an off white paint to cover the skulls so they would look less realistic. If anyone asked heede say they were just props but he still had to dispose of the rest of the body his old process of using a sledgehammer chalmer to grind up. The bones wouldn't fly in an apartment complex and leaving the remains in the community. Dumpster was risky to say the least instead he bought an eighty gallon. Steel Kettle boiled the flesh and dissolved the bones with acid once it was liquefied he simply employees poured it down the toilet less than a week after Raymond. Smith's murder Dahmer was ready to kill again. His time line was escalating severely but his success rate was falling due to his own bungling incompetents in late. May Dahmer brought a victim home. Nixed the sleeping pills into a drink and accidentally took the wrong glass drugging himself instead. He woke up disoriented missing three hundred dollars and a watch on June twenty third. He tried again. twenty-seven-year-old Eddie Smith was lured in by Dahmer's claim that he was a movie v Producer. Eddie agreed to go home with him and posed for pictures. None of the photos. Dahmer took Eddie. Either dead or alive turned out well and his experimental attempts to dry the skull by heating it in the oven failed spectacularly the skull exploded and there were no relics left of the crime. Dahmer recalled that this was one of the only murderers he felt bad about because it was a waste. It was one thing to kill for a purpose even if that purpose was adding another skull to the collection but since nothing tangible had come from the murder he felt that the suffering he'd caused Eddie was all for nothing on July. Sixth came Louis Penny. May they took photos had sex and fell asleep together all night. Dahmer kept waiting for Pineda's say he was going home. That was his cue to offer one one more drink but the moment never came penny was the first person to stay until morning and agreed to see him again. Dahmer was so surprised he let him leave in peace but he couldn't let the good one get away the next night the two met up again and went back to Dahmer's apartment. Dahmer happened to be out of sleeping pills so in a pinch. He snuck up behind play with a giant Rubber Mallet and hit him over the head in Dahmer's words. Obviously he got upset about that. Fisticuffs ensued but the men were evenly matched in strength so there was no easy winter after a few minutes. They were both worn out and agreed to a truce once. They had both calmed down. Dahmer gave a half baked excuse for why he'd hit with a mallet. panay apparently accepted the apology because the two spent the entire rest of the night neat talking at a certain point. Dahmer came to the realization that I just didn't have the ability to do him any harm at about seven. Am Penny promised. He wouldn't tell anyone what happened and Dahmer walked him to the bus stop. Penny broke that promise and went to the police but the story was so bizarre is are. They simply didn't believe him. This strange saga is telling when it comes to Dahmer's motivations and mental state at a certain point joint back when he'd killed Stephen Hicks he was motivated by loneliness. A need for a partner who wouldn't reject him and wouldn't leave. Finally a he had that in Lewis Panay. If they'd met a few years earlier perhaps he would have seen this as the beginning of a normal relationship. But as as biographer. Brian Masters writes by Nineteen Ninety. Dahmer was incapable of such normal reasoning because the partner was not at that that stage a person to him at all but a putative object a thing to stimulate his fantasy during the course of their night long discussion. The object gradually took on being the fantasy dissolved and Dahmer found himself face to face with a human human being. The encounter apparently threw him off his game because it was two months before he learned in another victim in early September. Twenty three year old Ernest Miller became the third skull on Dahmer Shrine. This time he also kept a few limbs and organs. Thanks for another purpose. He started with the bicep beating it with a meat tenderizer than frying it. Up in a pan of CRISCO in in a bizarre way he thought of cannibalism as honoring his victims not degrading them. Dahmer explained I suppose in an odd way it made me feel as if they were even more a part of me. This was the ultimate in togetherness. They were literally inside of him. An and in-depth. They nourished his life over the coming months. Dahmer's Fridge would fill with several more victims on September number twenty fourth. He met twenty three year old. David Thomas at the mall and offered him money to come back to his apartment and pose for photos after drugging him. Dahmer suddenly changed his mind and decided. Thomas wasn't his type but he realized Thomas would inevitably wake up and be pissed off at him so he killed him anyway. February eighteenth nineteen ninety one seventeen year old curtis straughter was approached at the bus. Stop with the same offer. By this point the routine becomes tedious. He was drugged strangled dismembered and disposed of his skull hands and genitals were kept as souvenirs April seventh nineteen year old air. Lindsey struck up a conversation with Dahmer Armor outside a local Gay Bookstore after Lindsay was strangled. Dahmer flayed the skin from his entire body and attempted to preserve it in saltwater under the experiment failed May twenty fourth thirty one year old. Tony Hughes met Dahmer Outside Club to nineteen. Tony was deaf and his two friends drove the group home from the club. He and dumber sat in the backseat scribbling notes to each other. Tony's Tony's friends dropped him off at Dahmer's apartment and never saw him again in the course of a year. Dahmer ahead killed seven people and attempted to kill several more but no one seemed to notice the wave of disappearances at least in part this was due due to the transient nature of the gay community. At the time. A bartender at a Milwaukee Gay club commented many people. Don't use their real names. They don't have close contact with their families. We have a hard time keeping track. Additionally this was during the height of the AIDS epidemic around one hundred hundred fifty Wisconsin residents died of AIDS in nineteen ninety-one and the majority of them were gay and bisexual men living in Milwaukee with with so many healthy young men suddenly dropping dead. The extra disappearances didn't raise any eyebrows that's doubly true because Dahmer Congress passed seven victims were all part of the most at risk demographic for HIV. In Milwaukee Black men this was also the demographic least Michael to be investigated by the reportedly prejudiced Milwaukee police in the early ninety s of all the men. Dahmer would eventually kill all but but to were people of Color. It's hard to say what to make of this criminologist Jonathan James and John Proof found that eighty six point point eight percent of cereal sexual murderers target victims who are the same race as themselves and half of them searched for new victims who resembled pulled their previous victims so going after a wide range of white black Latino and Asian victims is highly unusual dahmer or insisted that he chose his victims based solely on attraction and opportunity since the area he lived in was heavily black his victims skewed skewed that way as well he emphatically denied any racial motivation. Although how much we can trust Jeffrey. Dahmer Word is anyone's guess. Furthermore some of Dahmer's acquaintances recalled him making racist comments in daily conversation. We can't ignore the possibility that at least on some level he mainly chose people of color because he felt less empathy for them. The race of the victims may have helped keep them under the police radar but the murders didn't escape the notice of Dahmer's neighbors during the spree of killings. The property manager confronted. Dahmer are several times about the terrible smell coming from his apartment the first time. He explained that his freezer had broken and some meat had spoiled. The story was accepted but when the smell didn't go away. Dahmer got another visit this time. He insisted that as tropical fish tank had malfunctioned and a few of the fish died. He even showed the property manager the large barrel in the closet. We're an unidentifiable mass was decomposing and Murrieta acid. Dahmer promised to get rid of the peril and he made good on that promise but that meant that after he killed Tony Hughes he had to leave the body lying out in the open been until the at the time and energy to dispose of him. Naturally this lead to more complaints about the odor this carelessness with the disposal process us was a sign that Dahmer was devolving over the coming months his crimes became more and more reckless on May twenty seventh just a few days after he killed Tony Hughes. Dahmer found his next victim outside the Grand Avenue Mall. He had no idea who the boy was but he guessed he was in his late teens and probably East Asian in heritage he was actually fourteen and Laotian Russian. His name was Kona. Rock Sim bossom pawn. The younger brother of some sock after this. We'll look Dahmer's most notorious run in with the Milwaukee Police now back to the story on Sunday may twenty seventh nineteen ninety. One Jeffrey Dahmer picked up fourteen year. Old Co oh Narok sinthasomphone at the local mall. He offered him fifty dollars to come to his apartment and posed for some photos and cone Iraq. DOC agreed he apparently didn't know that less than three years earlier his older brother Soem sock had been lured in with the exact same ruse. Some sock of course escaped before the sleeping pills kicked in leading Dahmer's arrest for sexual assault. Dahmer Armor was totally unaware that the two were related. He commented if I'd known who I was dealing with. I sure as hell wouldn't have bothered asking him back. That's that's for sure. They went back to Dahmer's apartment where Tony Hughes body was still decomposing in the bedroom. Unlike his brother Kona Rock rock fell unconscious before he realized anything was wrong then he became the next subject of an experiment. Dahmer had tried on a few view other victims with no success. The main problem with corpses is that they have to be disposed of quickly. That's why Dahmer kept photos and skulls. It's too tight him over between kills but he recalled. I didn't want to keep killing people and have nothing left except the skull. He wondered if there is a way. Eighty keep someone alive. But in permanently subdued compliant state to that end he purchased a power drill and a marinade injector once cone Iraq had passed out. Dahmer drilled a small hole into the top of his head aiming for the frontal lobe which controls all speech motor skills and decision making he then filled the whole with Murray attic acid. If all went as planned Kona rock could become something of a Zombie fully conscious but unable to communicate or physically resist at about one thirty in the morning. Uh Dahmer left the unconscious boy in the living room and went out for a beer. He planned to come back soon to check on the progress but while he was gone Kona Rock woke up. He could barely walk but he managed to stumble out of the apartment and down the street naked and disoriented most passersby by assumed. He was just drunk but eventually three women stopped to help him. He couldn't speak coherently but it was obvious he was in trouble. Just then Dahmer rounded the corner to see Kona rock talking with the women. This was bad. He hurried over and through an arm around Kerak shoulder pretending he was his drunk friend. He promised the women he take care of him and tried to drag him back to the apartment but KUNARAC fought brought back. He managed to form one coherent word. No Dahmer twisted him into a full headlock and pulled the naked Achot boy down the street as the women shouted after him pretty soon. A crowd had gathered to watch the spectacle and then a police car arrived the two officers who stepped out were white men. The three women screaming at Dahmer more black. What happened next was perhaps inevitable evitable? Dahmer calmly explained. That Kona Rock was his boyfriend. He'd had a little too much whiskey that night and he always pulled these kind of hijinks thinks when he was drunk running through the streets naked. He didn't have any identification for his boyfriend here but he provided his own correct name. I'm an address cooperating. Fully the three women kept loudly insisting that this was clearly child not a twenty year. Old Adult has dahmer claimed one of the offices replied that they should shut the hell up and stop telling him how to do his job. Con- orrock did look like he might be older. According to police records the officers and observers estimated his age is anywhere between thirteen and twenty dumber. Explain this spy saying that. Asian people quote Look Young. It's hard to tell their age. We can imagine the officers thought the same way taking a massive gamble. Dahmer invited the police back to his apartment. Maria the photos he'd taken earlier that night photos were corner. Rock was awake. Cooperative give and in his underwear in a tragic twist. Those photos would support the story that they were in a consensual relationship corner. I WanNa rock sat compliantly on the couch. While the police examined the photos his consciousness was waning and he'd stopped fighting. The officers serves accepted that this was a domestic incident and given the department's contentious history with the LGBT community. They decided it was best to stay out of it. They were about to leave. When one of the officers noticed a strange smell coming from the bedroom Tony Hughes decomposing corpse? The officer briefly poked his head into the unlocked bedroom but didn't bother to turn on the light he decided it wasn't any of his business. The pair of officers left telling Dahmer. Well you just take care of him. Within in an hour Kona Rock was dead. If the police had bothered to run a background check they would have found out that Dahmer was on probation for the sexual assault of cone. Iraq's brother but of course they did not the same day cone Iraq Iraq was killed probation officer. Donna Chester sent Dahmer for a psychiatric evaluation. The doctor concluded he had no serious mental disorders orders and wasn't a danger to himself or others. He was fooling everyone. Even as his life spiraled. Further out of control on in June thirtieth. He met twenty year old Matt. Turner after a Gay Pride Parade. Turner's head and organs ended up in dumbers freezer freezer a week later twenty-three-year-old Jeremiah. Weinberger met the same fate once again. Dahmer tried drilling a hole in his skull. L. Filling it with boiling water instead of acid. This time Weinberger lived for two days before eventually dying. His head was tossed lost in the freezer and his body was left in a bleach solution in the bathtub. Eight days after that on July Fifteenth Dahmer Are Brought Home Twenty four year old. Oliver Lacy Weinberger's body was still decomposing in the bathtub. Because Dahmer hadn't had the time time to dispose of it once lacy was subdued. He called into work and asked for a personal day. Unfortunately he'd taken so many days days off in the past year for the sake of disposing of bodies that his supervisor wouldn't take it anymore he was fired for poor attendance it. It was obvious even to Dahmer that he was in way over his head. He recalled if I'd been thinking rationally. I would've stopped. It was almost like I wanted to get to a point where it was out of my control and there was no return the very next day July Sixteenth Dahmer. Dahmer called his probation officer to apologize for missing an appointment on July tenth. He told officer Chester that he'd recently lost his job. They met on the eighteenth and Dahmer confessed that he was seriously contemplating suicide officer. Chester sent him for another psychiatric appointment that same afternoon. The doctor prescribed him and anxiety medication and made no recommendations for further action to the Probation Office on his way home from that appointment dahmer approached another man at invited him back to the apartment. He turned him down less than twenty four hours later on July. Nineteenth Dahmer picked up twenty five year old. Joseph Break Off at a bus stop due to the stress of the past couple of weeks Jeremiah. Weinberger's headless body was still in the bathtub. Oliver Lacy was piled on top of him. And and once Joseph Brady was dead his body had to be left on the bed by July twenty first. The corpse was covered word in maggots. Dahmer woke up late tonight. twenty-second he hadn't showered in a while because of the bathtub situation leaving leaving as den of human remains. He staggered out for a beer. The property manager once again accosted him in the hallway and warned him if that's smell coming from his this unit didn't immediately he be victim. That was the least of his problems with no job. He wouldn't be able to make rent the next month anyway away. After he'd had a few beers dahmer wandered the city trying to pick up another victim. He approached met at the bus. Stop at the mall in public restrooms. uh-huh it was a Monday afternoon and no one was rearing to follow this drunk. smelly man home for fifty dollars. Eventually he gave up and sat down at the Mall Food Court with a slice of pizza and a beer at about five pm. He saw three men hanging out near the entrance and one of them he recognized could guys a few days earlier thirty two year old Tracy Edwards had encountered Dahmer at the bus stop and asked him for a cigarette. They made small small talk for a while before going their separate ways dade run into each other again a couple of days after that. This third meeting seemed like fate eight. Dahmer went over to Edward Sentence friends and started up a conversation. He told them he was bored. And he'd give them each one hundred dollars whereas if they came back to his place naturally one of them asked if sex would be involved and Dahmer said that part wouldn't be necessary. All he really wanted was to handcuff someone. Tracy took him up on the offer. The moment they got to Dahmer's apartment Tracy realized he'd made eight a mistake. There were multiple locks on both the inside and outside of the door and alarm system that had to be disengaged before they could enter inside. The living room was fairly clean and orderly but there was a terrible stench and of vaguely unsettling energy. There were artistic photos of nude men on the walls to gargoyles statues adorned the long black table in the living room. There was as an aquarium. Full of exotic fish kept in perfectly meet condition exorcist three was playing on the TV in the bedroom and and in the kitchen there were four big boxes of Miri Attic. Acid something was definitely off. Edwards wandered over to get a closer look at the fish tank. Dahmer went into the kitchen and started mixing some Roman Cokes. While his back was turned handcuffs clinked around Tracy Edwards left wrist Edwards asked what was happening. Dahmer led him into the bedroom and said I won't hurt if you if you let me handcuff you and take some pictures then. He pulled out a knife realizing how precarious the situation was Edwards decided to cooperate. He complied with the command to take off. His shirt lay. Sat down on the bed and watch the movie and the TV then Dahmer. Dahmer lowered his head Edwards chest and listened to his heartbeat. Dahmer was clearly losing his grip on reality not only did he. Fail L. to drug or fully handcuff Edwards. Before threatening him with the knife he left his unrestrained victim alone while he went to the fridge inch to grab a beer. Unsurprisingly Edwards used the opportunity to make a dash for the door. It was eleven thirty at night down the block. Milwaukee Police Officers Ralph Miller and Robert Roth were making their rounds. When they saw Edwards running down the street with a handcuff hanging from his wrist Edwards flagged on the squad car and ask them if they could remove the handcuff? He didn't tell them anything else about what had happened. His only goal was to get the handcuffs off and get out of there but when the police couldn't open the lock he begrudgingly agreed to lead them back to Dahmer's place to retrieve the key when the police leased knocked on the door Dahmer realized it was all over. He later recalled. Obviously a power higher than myself had been fed up with my deeds and decided it was time for me to be stopped so he stepped aside and invited them in when officer Muller stepped into the Bedroom. The first thing he noticed was the knife lying just under the edge of the bed then he he saw the open drawer full of Polaroid's of naked men upon closer inspection. Some of the photos weren't entire bodies they were severed heads and limbs and they were all taken in that same bedroom officer. Muller was standing in Muller called his partner over and showed him the pictures. Dahmer remained calm until he heard one of the officers. Mutter cuff him finally snapping back to reality reality. Dahmer began to struggle. The two officers wrestled him to the ground and slap the hand cuffs around his wrists. Officer Roth Breath kept him pinned to the floor. While Muller searched the rest of the apartment opening the fridge he saw cardboard box on the bottom shelf containing a severed head looking up from the floor. Dahmer told him for what I did and I should be dead after this will look at the aftermath of Dahmer's arrest now the conclusion of our story thirteen years after committing his first murder. Jeffrey Dahmer was is finally apprehended on July. Twenty Second Nineteen ninety-one at the age of thirty one. His killing spree had gone completely unnoticed by the Milwaukee police who didn't even realize they had a serial killer on their hands until they walked into Dahmer's the local and national media descended upon on the Oxford apartments almost immediately capturing footage is the police lugged boxes full of body parts out of the building. The scant details that lead to the press were shocking a local. TV News report described decapitated heads in a refrigerator freezer and a psychotic mass murderer who neighbors never suspected to be a killer regarding Dahmer himself they reported all we really know about him is that he is thirty one years old. Who is Jeffrey? Dahmer would be the question of the year. The Milwaukee Journal estimated that four hundred fifty reporters came to Milwaukee to cover the case many debated whether he was a man Ormond. stor comparisons to the silence of the lambs which had just been released. Six months earlier were frequent. The Associated Press went to Bath Township Township Ohio to interview everyone from his childhood neighbors to his high school. Prom date who helpfully commented. He didn't even kiss me. Good night. The Milwaukee Police came under close examination as well. The synth awesome phone. Family was horrified to learn that their missing sons remains and were found in Dahmer's apartment he'd been killed by the same men who assaulted their older son just three years earlier. Even even more horrifying was the fact that police had hand delivered the boy. Back Dahmer's doorstep after. He tried to escape due to the public uproar uproar the officers who responded to the call. We're fired but they were later reinstated. The symphonic components sued the city of Milwaukee for blatant eight misconduct and eventually one eight hundred fifty thousand dollar settlement as for the other grieving families. All they could hope for was closure and justice. The quest to identify Dahmer's victims was led by the killer himself. Once once he was taken into custody he spent two weeks dictating what his attorney called the longest confession in the history of America. His initial interview lasted from one thirty. Am to seven fifteen am in the early morning hours. After he was arrested during that time he drank four or five cups of coffee. Two cans of coke and confessed to fifteen murders. Even though police had only only charged him with ten once he'd signed a statement. He asked the detectives if they would just sit in the interview room and talk with him so so he can have a couple of cigarettes some coffee and think as to what had occurred over the next two weeks. The interrogation room became his personal snow therapy session. He confessed to more murders but he'd forgotten to mention in the first interview. He talked about his childhood. He confirmed that he knew the crimes crimes he was committing. Were wrong and that he drank excessively to try to forget the nightmare he felt he was living. He even told them about the time time he gone. Bar Hopping blacked out and bulk up Hog tied in a strange man's apartment with a candlestick in part of his body where he didn't want it to be. Nothing was off the table now. Dahmer stated that he realized it would be impossible to make amends for his crimes but that maybe by telling the truth he could start to make things right the only way he could start to change himself was to admit exactly what he had done to state that he was sorry for what he had done and to swear that he would try to change his life in the future. Naturally one has to. You wonder how sorry a serial killer can be but from the matter of fact tone of the confession and the wide range of horrific details. He shared it's hard to detect any hidden agenda. If he was trying to make himself look sympathetic he probably wouldn't have led with the fact that he'd eaten a human human bicep and if he was trying to brag he wouldn't have mentioned the countless victims that got away or shared so many embarrassing details about his personal personal life were left to assume then that Dahmer really was telling the truth or his version of it. What we get is a chillingly honest look at the thought process of a murderer even though he was aware that his crimes were horrifying? It didn't didn't seem to fully register for him on a personal level. Over the years killing had become mundane to the point. Where chipping frozen organs hands off? The bottom of the freezer fell under cleaning the fish tank on his weekend to do list his final self-assessment while speaking with a court appointed appointed psychiatrist was I should have gotten a college degree and gone into real estate and got myself an aquarium. That's what I should have done. Dahmer's frankness sets him apart from most other serial killers from Ted Bundy who denied all the charges against him until after his trial to the self-aggrandizing. btk Killer Dennis. Rader who sentencing statement was compared to an Academy Awards acceptance speech and while Ella's honesty didn't win him any favors from the courts. It did add an interesting dimension to the media coverage of his case of Vanity Fair Article Muse Dahmer Distress about his crimes compounds the mystery by lifting him from the simple category of a monster who we can view from fascinated and safe distance into an uncomfortably recognizable human being this conflict coalesced on the first day of his insanity trial in January nineteen nineteen ninety two when he strode into the courtroom wearing a white button down shirt Khakis and brown suit jacket looking more like a timid mid high school teacher than a mass murderer despite believing that there was no hope for his Defense Dahmer's attorney convinced him to try an insanity sanity play for the next two weeks. A parade of psychiatrists would debate to legal questions. Did Dahmer have the capacity to appreciate appreciate the wrongfulness of his conduct and was he capable of conforming his conduct to the requirements of the law. The first question was a non-starter since Dahmer readily admitted that he knew his crimes were wrong. The real debate was whether he was capable of controlling his behavior. This is a tricky question. The fact that he kept killing even as he lost everything in the process suggest that no he wasn't able to stop himself on the other hand the nine years between his first and second murders proves that at least at one point point in time he was able to control himself for the defense. The argument was that Dahmer's violent thoughts were compulsive and without proper treatment treatment. He had no hope of controlling them permanently. Dr Fred Berlin testified that Dahmer Necrophilia was a cancer of the mind mind. He couldn't choose to have those thoughts and he couldn't stop them from coming there next expert. Dr Karl Wallstrom pointed out that Dahmer had a long history of serious mental illness which was essentially untreated leading to bizarre delusional ideas. Like using a power drill to turn a person into a Zombie by Wallstrom's analysis Dahmer's condition requires continuous treatment. And and without it he couldn't have possibly pulled himself out of his psychotic state on his own. The prosecution side The star witness was Dr Park. Dietz who had recently gained fame for consulting on John. Hinckley Juniors trial. Defense argued that even though Dahmer's necrophilic thoughts weren't a choice choice he did make a choice to give into them he said most para files never act on their paraphernalia in a criminal way. The Parasol is as free as any other human being to choose whether to commit a crime to gratify his wishes. He pointed out the premeditated. Nature of Dahmer's murderers with the exception of the first to careful planning went into every step of the process. These were not crimes of impulse or compulsion if he was has ever mentally unable to control his behavior it was because of his alcohol abuse not his necrophilia. This sounds logical. But it may not be medically correct in nineteen ninety sexologist. John Money explained that paraphernalia affects the brain's limbic system mm-hmm which is responsible for sexual drives as well as aggression. Pleasure repetitive behaviors and forming memories. While there's is no clear answer on what causes this to happen. In patients with paraphernalia an error in the brain's pathways caused sexual arousal signals to be mixed up with often aggressive brain signals on a neurological level. This bears close resemblance to temporal lobe seizures. In which a person enters an altered state of consciousness without the convulsions typically associated with seizures in that altered state a person may engage gauge activities. That appear to be purposeful and voluntary but are actually involuntary. They might have no memory of what happened during the seizure or be only partially aware of what they're doing doctor. Money suggested the same thing might happen during episodes of parasitic behavior like like sexually motivated murders. This calls to mind Dahmer's first murder in which he said something just came over him. That betty couldn't control as well as the second murder of Stephen Tomi which he didn't remember at all. However this research wasn't brought up at Dahmer's trial Dr Money points out that forensic sexology is a specialization? That general forensic psychiatrists and psychologists often Kevin Arnold familiar with so instead of explaining the neurological workings of Necrophilia. These offenders are often misrepresented as being by their own choice psychopathic or sociopathic deviates. While this pair of Philip Fugu state theory doesn't excuse violent excellent behaviour morally or legally. It also doesn't help anyone to insist with no evidence that these offenders could just stop if they tried to. Dahmer tried a variety of tactics to prevent himself from killing and it's abundantly clear that they didn't work as for what else he could have done to stop himself. No one at the trial offered a suggestion. Of course this loops back around to the question of Responsibility Fugu State or no few state state. Dahmer was fully aware that what he was doing was wrong if he truly felt. He couldn't stop himself. He could have sought help by actually cooperating during his therapy sessions or even by turning himself into the police in the end even Dahmer himself agreed he was the only one to blame for his actions. On February Fifteenth Nineteen Ninety two the jury concluded that he was legally sane and guilty of fifteen counts of first degree murder. He would be tried for. Stephen Hicks murder in Ohio at a later. Date and couldn't be charged for Stephen Tommy's because none of his remains were ever found and in his final address to the court dahmer commonly accepted his fifteen life sentences. So you're on her. It is over now. This has never been a case of train to get free. I didn't ever ever want freedom. Frankly I wanNA death for myself. This was a case to tell the world that I did what I did. Not for reasons of hate. I hated no one. I knew I was sick or evil or both now. I believe I was sick. I know how much harm I have caused. I tried to do the best. I could after the arrest to make amends but no matter what I did I could not undo the terrible harm I have caused. I wanted to find out just what it was. It caused me to be so bad and evil but most of all Mr Boyle and I decided that maybe there was a way for us to tell the world that if there are people out there with these these disorders. Maybe they can get some help before they end up being hurt or hurting someone. It was a moving sentiment but in Dahmer for signature monotone. It didn't quite ring true to everyone. Once he was transferred to the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage Wisconsin He. He spent a year in solitary confinement out of fear that he'd be assaulted by his fellow inmates. That fear was proven correct in November nineteen ninety four when another prisoner beat him to death with a metal bar at just thirty four years. Old Old Dahmer's life was brief but eventful nearly two decades after his arrest he still a household name. He's been the subject of ten books. WCHS four films six documentaries a comic book and an Experimental Theatre piece that uses him as a metaphor for governmental indifference to the AIDS crisis. This media attention is a double edged sword on one hand much of it focuses on the police misconduct. Racism mm-hmm Homophobia and lack of mental health services that led to Dahmer's multi-year killing spree by bringing those issues to public attention attention. It's far more likely that we can prevent another Jeffrey Dahmer from happening on the other hand. There's a fine line between understanding understanding a criminal and glorifying them by portraying their acts of violence as fascinating and attention worthy. We unintentionally hold up the the point of view that led them to kill in the first place. That murder is a means of gaining power. It's an ironic twist. That Dahmer himself himself became a victim of murder and his killer. Christopher scarver became something of a folk hero as a result as recently as two thousand fifteen gene scarver has made international headlines with lurid new details about Dahmer's murder the cycle of violence and sensationalization keeps turning and in some ways. This podcast is a part of it but it can be argued that the benefits of understanding criminal outweighs the danger of dwelling on them. In the words of Dahmer's attorney Gerald Boyle if we can illuminate the condition which afflicts flick's people like. Jeffrey Dahmer. We might have done some little thing for humanity. Thanks for listening. If you enjoyed this episode road check out the PODCAST original serial killers which you can listen to for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream serial killers for free a on spotify. Just open the APP and type serial killers in the search bar and don't forget to follow us on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter. Here at podcast network next time. Dahmer is a special podcast duty. Original episode created by Max Cutler her it is executive produced by Max Cutler. Sound design by Russell Nash With Production Assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly Madden Freddie Beckley and Joel Stein nine. This episode was written by Kate. Gallagher with writing assistance by drew coal and stars. Greg Paulson and Vanessa Richardson.

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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

Crimes of Passion

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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

"Dan Do the graphic nature of this killer's crimes listener. Discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions of murder torture her sexual assault necrophilia. Cannibalism and violence against children. That some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children. Children under thirteen in May nineteen ninety-one twenty five year. Old Daemon was found strangled in his own home. At Milwaukee's he's Oxford apartments. The building had a locked entrance. So every tenant immediately became a suspect including the quiet it man in unit two thirteen Jeffrey Dahmer. When dumber opened his door to see a detective on the other side he panicked? He had a closet full of skulls organs in the freezer. His latest victims flayed skin was was still soaking in a barrel of salt water. He was sure he was about to be arrested. He tried to remain calm as the detective asked him about a recent homicide. A black male mid twenties named Dean Vaughan but tension lifted. Dahmer didn't have anything to do with that murder. He gave an honest statement provided an alibi and the cop was on his way. Dahmer may not have killed his neighbor Dean Vaughan but he had already killed eleven other people and by the end of the month he would kill two two more. None of these homicides would ever be investigated by the Milwaukee Police. Hi I'm Greg pulsing Elson. And I'm Vanessa Richardson every Monday. Vincent I co host serial killers a podcast original. This is the final episode of our special on Jeffrey Free Dahmer. The Milwaukee Chemical at par cast. Were grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook look and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network. And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review. Wherever you're you're listening? It really does help. In the past two episodes we discussed Dahmer's evolution from troubled child to NECROPHILIAC murderer. After killing five men assaulting dozens more dumber spree came to a pause in nineteen eighty nine when one of his victims got aww away. He was convicted of sexual assault but in March nineteen ninety. He was released two months early. In this this episode. We'll look at the spiral of violence. That occurred while Dahmer was out on probation. We'll also look at the chance of vent that finally led to his arrest and the media spectacle that followed Jeffrey. Dahmer walked walked out of prison on March. Second nineteen ninety feeling like his actions would never have consequences in the past few years. Here's the twenty nine year old serial rapist and murderer had committed an untold number of felonies. He only ever been convicted of one and and for that he only spent ten months behind bars on daily work release nonetheless he was still technically on probation but as usual he was able to game that system as a maximum supervision. Client his probation officer. Donna Chester would typically have to make make a home visit at least once every thirty days the total number of home visits Chester made was zero Chester determined that Dahmer was a lower risk sex offender because the crime he'd been convicted of wasn't overtly violent. She submitted a request to wave home. Visits and her supervisor approved it if she had bothered to stop by his new apartment even once she would have seen evidence of overtly advertently violent crimes after his release. Dahmer moved into the Oxford apartments in central Milwaukee taking his skull box with him mm-hmm and with his own abode. He had the privacy to commit more murders than ever before in May a nine thousand nine hundred ninety just two months after his release from prison. Dahmer met thirty-three-year-old Raymond Smith Outside Club to nineteen eighteen. He offered him fifty dollars to come home with him. Within thirty minutes. Smith was drugged and strangled. Then it was time for Dahmer's new favorite hobby photography. He'd used a photo session as a ruse to lure in his previous. Es Victim thirteen-year-old some socks in Foshan Pong this time the photos fitted different purpose. He posed Smith's corpse in a variety of positions positions and took polaroid's to serve as mementos. The bodies themselves had to be disposed of pretty quickly but a picture is forever the polaroid's along with the skulls. Let him relive the experience in the time between kills regarding the skulls now that Dahmer had his own place he had his sights on a diy project he'd acquired a long black table and a statue of a griffin the mythical winged creature that often symbolizes the devil. Dahmer said he bought the Griffin because it represented how he felt evil. Once once he was done with Raymond Smith he would have to skulls to add to the display. This would be his alter a monument to his victims. He explained if I couldn't keep them there with me whole. At least I felt that I could keep their skeletons. Of course a table full of skulls goals was bound to get him in trouble so we went to the craft store and bought an off white paint to cover the skulls so they would look less realistic. If anyone asked heede say they were just props but he still had to dispose of the rest of the body his old process of using a sledgehammer chalmer to grind up. The bones wouldn't fly in an apartment complex and leaving the remains in the community. Dumpster was risky to say the least instead he bought an eighty gallon. Steel Kettle boiled the flesh and dissolved the bones with acid once it was liquefied he simply employees poured it down the toilet less than a week after Raymond. Smith's murder Dahmer was ready to kill again. His time line was escalating severely but his success rate was falling due to his own bungling incompetents in late. May Dahmer brought a victim home. Nixed the sleeping pills into a drink and accidentally took the wrong glass drugging himself instead. He woke up disoriented missing three hundred dollars and a watch on June twenty third. He tried again. twenty-seven-year-old Eddie Smith was lured in by Dahmer's claim that he was a movie v Producer. Eddie agreed to go home with him and posed for pictures. None of the photos. Dahmer took Eddie. Either dead or alive turned out well and his experimental attempts to dry the skull by heating it in the oven failed spectacularly the skull exploded and there were no relics left of the crime. Dahmer recalled that this was one of the only murderers he felt bad about because it was a waste. It was one thing to kill for a purpose even if that purpose was adding another skull to the collection but since nothing tangible had come from the murder he felt that the suffering he'd caused Eddie was all for nothing on July. Sixth came Louis Penny. May they took photos had sex and fell asleep together all night. Dahmer kept waiting for Pineda's say he was going home. That was his cue to offer one one more drink but the moment never came penny was the first person to stay until morning and agreed to see him again. Dahmer was so surprised he let him leave in peace but he couldn't let the good one get away the next night the two met up again and went back to Dahmer's apartment. Dahmer happened to be out of sleeping pills so in a pinch. He snuck up behind play with a giant Rubber Mallet and hit him over the head in Dahmer's words. Obviously he got upset about that. Fisticuffs ensued but the men were evenly matched in strength so there was no easy winter after a few minutes. They were both worn out and agreed to a truce once. They had both calmed down. Dahmer gave a half baked excuse for why he'd hit with a mallet. panay apparently accepted the apology because the two spent the entire rest of the night neat talking at a certain point. Dahmer came to the realization that I just didn't have the ability to do him any harm at about seven. Am Penny promised. He wouldn't tell anyone what happened and Dahmer walked him to the bus stop. Penny broke that promise and went to the police but the story was so bizarre is are. They simply didn't believe him. This strange saga is telling when it comes to Dahmer's motivations and mental state at a certain point joint back when he'd killed Stephen Hicks he was motivated by loneliness. A need for a partner who wouldn't reject him and wouldn't leave. Finally a he had that in Lewis Panay. If they'd met a few years earlier perhaps he would have seen this as the beginning of a normal relationship. But as as biographer. Brian Masters writes by Nineteen Ninety. Dahmer was incapable of such normal reasoning because the partner was not at that that stage a person to him at all but a putative object a thing to stimulate his fantasy during the course of their night long discussion. The object gradually took on being the fantasy dissolved and Dahmer found himself face to face with a human human being. The encounter apparently threw him off his game because it was two months before he learned in another victim in early September. Twenty three year old Ernest Miller became the third skull on Dahmer Shrine. This time he also kept a few limbs and organs. Thanks for another purpose. He started with the bicep beating it with a meat tenderizer than frying it. Up in a pan of CRISCO in in a bizarre way he thought of cannibalism as honoring his victims not degrading them. Dahmer explained I suppose in an odd way it made me feel as if they were even more a part of me. This was the ultimate in togetherness. They were literally inside of him. An and in-depth. They nourished his life over the coming months. Dahmer's Fridge would fill with several more victims on September number twenty fourth. He met twenty three year old. David Thomas at the mall and offered him money to come back to his apartment and pose for photos after drugging him. Dahmer suddenly changed his mind and decided. Thomas wasn't his type but he realized Thomas would inevitably wake up and be pissed off at him so he killed him anyway. February eighteenth nineteen ninety one seventeen year old curtis straughter was approached at the bus. Stop with the same. By this point the routine becomes tedious. He was drugged strangled dismembered and disposed of his skull hands and genitals were kept as souvenirs April seventh nineteen year old air. Lindsey struck up a conversation with Dahmer Armor outside a local Gay Bookstore after Lindsay was strangled. Dahmer flayed the skin from his entire body and attempted to preserve it in saltwater under the experiment failed May twenty fourth thirty one year old. Tony Hughes met Dahmer Outside Club to nineteen. Tony was deaf and his two friends drove the group home from the club. He and dumber sat in the backseat scribbling notes to each other. Tony's Tony's friends dropped him off at Dahmer's apartment and never saw him again in the course of a year. Dahmer ahead killed seven people and attempted to kill several more but no one seemed to notice the wave of disappearances at least in part this was due due to the transient nature of the gay community. At the time. A bartender at a Milwaukee Gay club commented many people. Don't use their real names. They don't have close contact with their families. We have a hard time keeping track. Additionally this was during the height of the AIDS epidemic around one hundred hundred fifty Wisconsin residents died of AIDS in nineteen ninety-one and the majority of them were gay and bisexual men living in Milwaukee with with so many healthy young men suddenly dropping dead. The extra disappearances didn't raise any eyebrows that's doubly true because Dahmer Congress passed seven victims were all part of the most at risk demographic for HIV. In Milwaukee Black men this was also the demographic least Michael to be investigated by the reportedly prejudiced Milwaukee police in the early ninety s of all the men. Dahmer would eventually kill all but but to were people of Color. It's hard to say what to make of this criminologist Jonathan James and John Proof found that eighty six point point eight percent of cereal sexual murderers target victims who are the same race as themselves and half of them searched for new victims who resembled pulled their previous victims so going after a wide range of white black Latino and Asian victims is highly unusual dahmer or insisted that he chose his victims based solely on attraction and opportunity since the area he lived in was heavily black his victims skewed skewed that way as well he emphatically denied any racial motivation. Although how much we can trust Jeffrey. Dahmer Word is anyone's guess. Furthermore some of Dahmer's acquaintances recalled him making racist comments in daily conversation. We can't ignore the possibility that at least on some level he mainly chose people of color because he felt less empathy for them. The race of the victims may have helped keep them under the police radar but the murders didn't escape the notice of Dahmer's neighbors during the spree of killings. The property manager confronted. Dahmer are several times about the terrible smell coming from his apartment the first time. He explained that his freezer had broken and some meat had spoiled. The story was accepted but when the smell didn't go away. Dahmer got another visit this time. He insisted that as tropical fish tank had malfunctioned and a few of the fish died. He even showed the property manager the large barrel in the closet. We're an unidentifiable mass was decomposing and Murrieta acid. Dahmer promised to get rid of the peril and he made good on that promise but that meant that after he killed Tony Hughes he had to leave the body lying out in the open been until the at the time and energy to dispose of him. Naturally this lead to more complaints about the odor this carelessness with the disposal process us was a sign that Dahmer was devolving over the coming months his crimes became more and more reckless on May twenty seventh just a few days after he killed Tony Hughes. Dahmer found his next victim outside the Grand Avenue Mall. He had no idea who the boy was but he guessed he was in his late teens and probably East Asian in heritage he was actually fourteen and Laotian Russian. His name was Kona. Rock Sim bossom pawn. The younger brother of some sock after this. We'll look Dahmer's most notorious run in with the Milwaukee Police now back to the story on Sunday may twenty seventh nineteen ninety. One Jeffrey Dahmer picked up fourteen year. Old Co oh Narok sinthasomphone at the local mall. He offered him fifty dollars to come to his apartment and posed for some photos and cone Iraq. DOC agreed he apparently didn't know that less than three years earlier his older brother Soem sock had been lured in with the exact same ruse. Some sock of course escaped before the sleeping pills kicked in leading Dahmer's arrest for sexual assault. Dahmer Armor was totally unaware that the two were related. He commented if I'd known who I was dealing with. I sure as hell wouldn't have bothered asking him back. That's that's for sure. They went back to Dahmer's apartment where Tony Hughes body was still decomposing in the bedroom. Unlike his brother Kona Rock rock fell unconscious before he realized anything was wrong then he became the next subject of an experiment. Dahmer had tried on a few view other victims with no success. The main problem with corpses is that they have to be disposed of quickly. That's why Dahmer kept photos and skulls. It's too tight him over between kills but he recalled. I didn't want to keep killing people and have nothing left except the skull. He wondered if there is a way. Eighty keep someone alive. But in permanently subdued compliant state to that end he purchased a power drill and a marinade injector once cone Iraq had passed out. Dahmer drilled a small hole into the top of his head aiming for the frontal lobe which controls all speech motor skills and decision making he then filled the whole with Murray attic acid. If all went as planned Kona rock could become something of a Zombie fully conscious but unable to communicate or physically resist at about one thirty in the morning. Uh Dahmer left the unconscious boy in the living room and went out for a beer. He planned to come back soon to check on the progress but while he was gone Kona Rock woke up. He could barely walk but he managed to stumble out of the apartment and down the street naked and disoriented most passersby by assumed. He was just drunk but eventually three women stopped to help him. He couldn't speak coherently but it was obvious he was in trouble. Just then Dahmer rounded the corner to see Kona rock talking with the women. This was bad. He hurried over and through an arm around Kerak shoulder pretending he was his drunk friend. He promised the women he take care of him and tried to drag him back to the apartment but KUNARAC fought brought back. He managed to form one coherent word. No Dahmer twisted him into a full headlock and pulled the naked Achot boy down the street as the women shouted after him pretty soon. A crowd had gathered to watch the spectacle and then a police car arrived the two officers who stepped out were white men. The three women screaming at Dahmer more black. What happened next was perhaps inevitable evitable? Dahmer calmly explained. That Kona Rock was his boyfriend. He'd had a little too much whiskey that night and he always pulled these kind of hijinks thinks when he was drunk running through the streets naked. He didn't have any identification for his boyfriend here but he provided his own correct name. I'm an address cooperating. Fully the three women kept loudly insisting that this was clearly child not a twenty year. Old Adult has dahmer claimed one of the offices replied that they should shut the hell up and stop telling him how to do his job. Con- orrock did look like he might be older. According to police records the officers and observers estimated his age is anywhere between thirteen and twenty dumber. Explain this spy saying that. Asian people quote Look Young. It's hard to tell their age. We can imagine the officers thought the same way taking a massive gamble. Dahmer invited the police back to his apartment. Maria the photos he'd taken earlier that night photos were corner. Rock was awake. Cooperative give and in his underwear in a tragic twist. Those photos would support the story that they were in a consensual relationship corner. I WanNa rock sat compliantly on the couch. While the police examined the photos his consciousness was waning and he'd stopped fighting. The officers serves accepted that this was a domestic incident and given the department's contentious history with the LGBT community. They decided it was best to stay out of it. They were about to leave. When one of the officers noticed a strange smell coming from the bedroom Tony Hughes decomposing corpse? The officer briefly poked his head into the unlocked bedroom but didn't bother to turn on the light he decided it wasn't any of his business. The pair of officers left telling Dahmer. Well you just take care of him. Within in an hour Kona Rock was dead. If the police had bothered to run a background check they would have found out that Dahmer was on probation for the sexual assault of cone. Iraq's brother but of course they did not the same day cone Iraq Iraq was killed probation officer. Donna Chester sent Dahmer for a psychiatric evaluation. The doctor concluded he had no serious mental disorders orders and wasn't a danger to himself or others. He was fooling everyone. Even as his life spiraled. Further out of control on in June thirtieth met twenty year old Matt Turner after a Gay Pride Parade Turner's head and organs ended up in dumbers freezer freezer a week later twenty-three-year-old Jeremiah. Weinberger met the same fate. Once again Dahmer tried drilling a hole in his skull. L. Filling it with boiling water instead of acid. This time Weinberger lived for two days before eventually dying. His head was tossed lost in the freezer and his body was left in a bleach solution in the bathtub. Eight days after that on July Fifteenth Dahmer Are Brought Home Twenty four year old. Oliver Lacy Weinberger's body was still decomposing in the bathtub. Because Dahmer hadn't had the time time to dispose of it once lacy was subdued. He called into work and asked for a personal day. Unfortunately he'd taken so many days days off in the past year for the sake of disposing of bodies that his supervisor wouldn't take it anymore he was fired for poor attendance it. It was obvious even to Dahmer that he was in way over his head. He recalled if I'd been thinking rationally. I would've stopped. It was almost like I wanted to get to a point where it was out of my control and there was no return the very next day July Sixteenth Dahmer. Dahmer called his probation officer to apologize for missing an appointment on July tenth. He told officer Chester that he'd recently lost his job. They met on the eighteenth and Dahmer confessed that he was seriously contemplating suicide officer. Chester sent him for another psychiatric appointment that same afternoon. The doctor prescribed him and anxiety medication and made no recommendations for further action to the Probation Office on his way home from that appointment dahmer approached another man at invited him back to the apartment. He turned him down less than twenty four hours later on July. Nineteenth Dahmer picked up twenty five year old. Joseph Break Off at a bus stop due to the stress of the past couple of weeks Jeremiah. Weinberger's headless body was still in the bathtub. Oliver Lacy was piled on top of him. And and once Joseph Brady was dead his body had to be left on the bed by July twenty first. The corpse was covered hard in maggots. Dahmer woke up late tonight. twenty-second he hadn't showered in a while because of the bathtub situation leaving leaving as den of human remains. He staggered out for a beer. The property manager once again accosted him in the hallway and warned him if that's smell coming from his this unit didn't immediately he be victim. That was the least of his problems with no job. He wouldn't be able to make rent the next month anyway away. After he'd had a few beers dahmer wandered the city trying to pick up another victim. He approached met at the bus. Stop at the mall in public restrooms. uh-huh it was a Monday afternoon and no one was rearing to follow this drunk. smelly man home for fifty dollars. Eventually he gave up and sat down at the Mall Food Court with a slice of pizza and a beer at about five pm. He saw three men hanging out near the entrance and one of them he recognized could guys a few days earlier thirty two year old Tracy Edwards had encountered Dahmer at the bus stop and asked him for a cigarette. They made small small talk for a while before going their separate ways dade run into each other again a couple of days after that. This third meeting seemed like fate eight. Dahmer went over to Edward Sentence friends and started up a conversation. He told them he was bored. And he'd give them each one hundred dollars whereas if they came back to his place naturally one of them asked if sex would be involved and Dahmer said that part wouldn't be necessary. All he really wanted was to handcuff someone. Tracy took him up on the offer. The moment they got to Dahmer's apartment Tracy realized he'd made eight a mistake. There were multiple locks on both the inside and outside of the door and alarm system that had to be disengaged before they could enter inside. The living room was fairly clean and orderly but there was a terrible stench and of vaguely unsettling energy. There were artistic photos of nude men on the walls to gargoyles statues adorned the long black table in the living room. There was as an aquarium. Full of exotic fish kept in perfectly meet condition exorcist three was playing on the TV in the bedroom and and in the kitchen there were four big boxes of Miri Attic. Acid something was definitely off. Edwards wandered over to get a closer look at the fish tank. Dahmer went into the kitchen and started mixing some Roman Cokes. While his back was turned handcuffs clinked around Tracy Edwards left wrist Edwards asked what was happening. Dahmer led him into the bedroom and said I won't hurt if you if you let me handcuff you and take some pictures then. He pulled out a knife realizing how precarious the situation was Edwards decided to cooperate. He complied with the command to take off. His shirt lay. Sat down on the bed and watch the movie and the TV then Dahmer. Dahmer lowered his head Edwards chest and listened to his heartbeat. Dahmer was clearly losing his grip on reality not only did he. Fail L. to drug or fully handcuff Edwards. Before threatening him with the knife he left his unrestrained victim alone while he went to the fridge inch to grab a beer. Unsurprisingly Edwards used the opportunity to make a dash for the door. It was eleven thirty at night down the block. Milwaukee Police Officers Ralph Miller and Robert Roth were making their rounds. When they saw Edwards running down the street with a handcuff hanging from his wrist Edwards flagged on the squad car and ask them if they could remove the handcuff? He didn't tell them anything else about what had happened. His only goal was to get the handcuffs off and get out of there but when the police couldn't open the lock he begrudgingly agreed to lead them back to Dahmer's place to retrieve the key when the police leased knocked on the door Dahmer realized it was all over. He later recalled obviously a power higher than myself. Had I've been fed up with my deeds and decided it was time for me to be stopped so he stepped aside and invited them in when officer Muller stepped into the Bedroom. The first thing he noticed was the knife lying just under the edge of the bed then he he saw the open drawer full of Polaroid's of naked men upon closer inspection. Some of the photos weren't entire bodies they were severed heads and limbs and they were all taken in that same bedroom officer. Muller was standing in Muller called his partner over and showed him the pictures. Dahmer remained calm until he heard one of the officers. Mutter cuff him finally snapping back to reality reality. Dahmer began to struggle. The two officers wrestled him to the ground and slap the hand cuffs around his wrists. Officer Roth Breath kept him pinned to the floor. While Muller searched the rest of the apartment opening the fridge he saw cardboard box on the bottom shelf containing a severed head looking up from the floor. Dahmer told him for what I did and I should be dead after this will look at the aftermath of Dahmer's West now the conclusion of our story thirteen years after committing his first murder. Jeffrey Dahmer was is finally apprehended on July. Twenty Second Nineteen ninety-one at the age of thirty one. His killing spree had gone completely unnoticed by the Milwaukee police who didn't even realize they had a serial killer on their hands until they walked into Dahmer's the local and national media descended upon on the Oxford apartments almost immediately capturing footage is the police lugged boxes full of body parts out of the building. The scant details that lead to the press were shocking a local. TV News report described decapitated heads in a refrigerator freezer and a psychotic mass murderer who neighbors never suspected to be a killer regarding Dahmer himself they reported all we really know about him is that he is thirty one years old. Who is Jeffrey? Dahmer would be the question of the year. The Milwaukee Journal estimated that four hundred fifty reporters came to Milwaukee to cover the case many debated whether he was a man Ormond. stor comparisons to the silence of the lambs which had just been released. Six months earlier were frequent. The Associated Press went to Bath Township Township Ohio to interview everyone from his childhood neighbors to his high school. Prom date who helpfully commented. He didn't even kiss me. Good night. The Milwaukee Police came under close examination as well. The synth awesome phone. Family was horrified to learn that their missing sons remains and were found in Dahmer's apartment he'd been killed by the same men who assaulted their older son just three years earlier. Even even more horrifying was the fact that police had hand delivered the boy. Back Dahmer's doorstep after. He tried to escape due to the public uproar uproar the officers who responded to the call. We're fired but they were later reinstated. The symphonic components sued the city of Milwaukee for blatant eight misconduct and eventually one eight hundred fifty thousand dollar settlement as for the other grieving families. All they could hope for was closure and justice. The quest to identify Dahmer's victims was led by the killer himself. Once once he was taken into custody he spent two weeks dictating what his attorney called the longest confession in the history of America. His initial interview lasted from one thirty. Am to seven fifteen am in the early morning hours. After he was arrested during that time he drank four or five cups of coffee. Two cans of coke and confessed to fifteen murders. Even though police had only only charged him with ten once he'd signed a statement. He asked the detectives if they would just sit in the interview room and talk with him so so he can have a couple of cigarettes some coffee and think as to what had occurred over the next two weeks. The interrogation room became his personal snow therapy session. He confessed to more murders but he'd forgotten to mention in the first interview. He talked about his childhood. He confirmed that he knew the crimes crimes he was committing. Were wrong and that he drank excessively to try to forget the nightmare he felt he was living. He even told them about the time time he gone. Bar Hopping blacked out and bulk up Hog tied in a strange man's apartment with a candlestick in part of his body where he didn't want it to be. Nothing was off the table now. Dahmer stated that he realized it would be impossible to make amends for his crimes but that maybe by telling the truth he could start to make things right the only way he could start to change himself was to admit exactly what he had done to state that he was sorry for what he had done and to swear that he would try to change his life in the future. Naturally one has to wonder how sorry a serial killer can be but from the matter of fact tone of the confession and the wide range of horrific details he shared. It's hard to detect any hidden agenda. If he was trying to make himself look sympathetic he probably wouldn't have led with the fact that he'd eaten a human human bicep and if he was trying to brag he wouldn't have mentioned the countless victims that got away or shared so many embarrassing details about his personal personal life were left to assume then that Dahmer really was telling the truth or his version of it. What we get is a chillingly honest look at the thought process of a murderer even though he was aware that his crimes were horrifying? It didn't didn't seem to fully register for him on a personal level. Over the years killing had become mundane to the point. Where chipping frozen organs hands off? The bottom of the freezer fell under cleaning the fish tank on his weekend to do list his final self-assessment while speaking with a court appointed appointed psychiatrist was I should have gotten a college degree and gone into real estate and got myself an aquarium. That's what I should have done. Dahmer's frankness sets him apart from most other serial killers from Ted Bundy who denied all the charges against him until after his trial to the self-aggrandizing. btk Killer Dennis. Rader who sentencing statement was compared to an Academy Awards acceptance speech and while Ella's honesty didn't win him any favors from the courts. It did add an interesting dimension to the media coverage of his case of Vanity Fair Article Muse Dahmer Distress about his crimes compounds the mystery by lifting him from the simple category of a monster who we can view from fascinated and safe distance into an uncomfortably recognizable human being this conflict coalesced on the first day of his insanity trial in January nineteen nineteen ninety two when he strode into the courtroom wearing a white button down shirt Khakis and brown suit jacket looking more like a timid mid high school teacher than a mass murderer despite believing that there was no hope for his Defense Dahmer's attorney convinced him to try an insanity sanity play for the next two weeks. A parade of psychiatrists would debate to legal questions. Did Dahmer have the capacity to appreciate appreciate the wrongfulness of his conduct and was he capable of conforming his conduct to the requirements of the law. The first question was a non-starter since Dahmer readily admitted that he knew his crimes were wrong. The real debate was whether he was capable of controlling his behavior. This is a tricky question. The fact that he kept killing even as he lost everything in the process suggest that no he wasn't able to stop himself on the other hand the nine years between his first and second murders proves that at least at one point point in time he was able to control himself for the defense. The argument was that Dahmer's violent thoughts were compulsive and without proper treatment treatment. He had no hope of controlling them permanently. Dr Fred Berlin testified that Dahmer Necrophilia was a cancer of the mind mind. He couldn't choose to have those thoughts and he couldn't stop them from coming there next expert. Dr Karl Wallstrom pointed out that Dahmer had a long history of serious mental illness which was essentially untreated leading to bizarre delusional ideas. Like using a power drill to turn a person into a Zombie by Wallstrom's analysis Dahmer's condition requires continuous treatment. And and without it he couldn't have possibly pulled himself out of his psychotic state on his own. The prosecution side The star witness was Dr Park. Dietz who had recently gained fame for consulting on John. Hinckley Juniors trial. Defense argued that even though Dahmer's necrophilic thoughts weren't a choice choice he did make a choice to give into them he said most para files never act on their paraphernalia in a criminal way. The Parasol is as free as any other human being to choose whether to commit a crime to gratify his wishes. He pointed out the premeditated. Nature of Dahmer's murderers with the exception of the first to careful planning went into every step of the process. These were not crimes of impulse or compulsion if he was has ever mentally unable to control his behavior it was because of his alcohol abuse not his necrophilia. This sounds logical. But it may not be medically correct in nineteen ninety sexologist. John Money explained that paraphernalia affects the brain's limbic system mm-hmm which is responsible for sexual drives as well as aggression. Pleasure repetitive behaviors and forming memories. While there's is no clear answer on what causes this to happen. In patients with paraphernalia an error in the brain's pathways caused sexual arousal signals to be mixed up with often aggressive brain signals on a neurological level. This bears close resemblance to temporal lobe seizures. In which a person enters an altered state of consciousness without the convulsions typically associated with seizures in that altered state a person may engage gauge activities. That appear to be purposeful and voluntary but are actually involuntary. They might have no memory of what happened during the seizure or be only partially aware of what they're doing doctor. Money suggested the same thing might happen during episodes of parasitic behavior like like sexually motivated murders. This calls to mind Dahmer's first murder in which he said something just came over him. That betty couldn't control as well as the second murder of Stephen Tomi which he didn't remember at all. However this research wasn't brought up at Dahmer's trial Dr Money points out that forensic sexology is a specialization? That general forensic psychiatrists and psychologists often Kevin Arnold familiar with so instead of explaining the neurological workings of Necrophilia. These offenders are often misrepresented as being by their own choice psychopathic or sociopathic deviates. While this pair of Philip Fugu state theory doesn't excuse violent excellent behaviour morally or legally. It also doesn't help anyone to insist with no evidence that these offenders could just stop if they tried to. Dahmer tried a variety of tactics to prevent himself from killing and it's abundantly clear that they didn't work as for what else he could have done to stop himself. No one at the trial offered a suggestion. Of course this loops back around to the question of Responsibility Fugu State or no few state state. Dahmer was fully aware that what he was doing was wrong if he truly felt. He couldn't stop himself. He could have sought help by actually cooperating during his therapy sessions or even by turning himself into the police in the end even Dahmer himself agreed he was the only one to blame for his actions. On February Fifteenth Nineteen Ninety two the jury concluded that he was legally sane and guilty of fifteen counts of first degree murder. He would be tried for. Stephen Hicks murder in Ohio at a later. Date and couldn't be charged for Stephen Tommy's because none of his remains were ever found and in his final address to the court dahmer commonly accepted his fifteen life sentences. So you're on her. It is over now. This has never been a case of train to get free. I didn't ever ever want freedom. Frankly I wanNA death for myself. This was a case to tell the world that I did what I did. Not for reasons of hate. I hated no one. I knew I was sick or evil or both now. I believe I was sick. I know how much harm I have caused. I tried to do the best. I could after the arrest to make amends but no matter what I did I could not undo the terrible harm I have caused. I wanted to find out just what it was. It caused me to be so bad and evil but most of all Mr Boyle and I decided that maybe there was a way for us to tell the world that if there are people out there with these these disorders. Maybe they can get some help before they end up being hurt or hurting someone. It was a moving sentiment but in Dahmer or signature monotone. It didn't quite ring true to everyone. Once he was transferred to the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage Wisconsin He. He spent a year in solitary confinement out of fear that he'd be assaulted by his fellow inmates. That fear was proven correct in November nineteen ninety four when another prisoner beat him to death with a metal bar at just thirty four years. Old Old Dahmer's life was brief but eventful nearly two decades after his arrest he still a household name. He's been the subject of ten books. WCHS four films six documentaries a comic book and an Experimental Theatre piece that uses him as a metaphor for governmental indifference to the AIDS crisis. This media attention is a double edged sword on one hand much of it focuses on the police misconduct. Racism mm-hmm Homophobia and lack of mental health services that led to Dahmer's multi-year killing spree by bringing those issues to public attention attention. It's far more likely that we can prevent another Jeffrey Dahmer from happening on the other hand. There's a fine line between understanding understanding a criminal and glorifying them by portraying their acts of violence as fascinating and attention worthy. We unintentionally hold up the the point of view that led them to kill in the first place. That murder is a means of gaining power. It's an ironic twist. That Dahmer himself himself became a victim of murder and his killer. Christopher scarver became something of a folk hero as a result as recently as two thousand fifteen gene scarver has made international headlines with lurid new details about Dahmer's murder the cycle of violence and sensationalization keeps turning and in some ways. This podcast is a part of it but it can be argued that the benefits of understanding criminal outweighs the danger of dwelling on them. In the words of Dahmer's attorney Gerald Boyle if we can illuminate the condition which afflicts flick's people like. Jeffrey Dahmer. We might have done some little thing for humanity. Thanks for listening. If you enjoyed this episode road check out the PODCAST original serial killers which you can listen to for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream serial killers for free a on spotify. Just open the APP and type serial killers in the search bar and don't forget to follow us on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter. Here at podcast network. We'll see you next time. Dahmer is a special podcast duty. Original episode created by Max Cutler her it is executive produced by Max Cutler. Sound design by Russell Nash With Production Assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly Madden Freddie Beckley and Joel Stein nine. This episode was written by Kate. Gallagher with writing assistance by drew coal and stars. Greg Paulson and Vanessa Richardson.

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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

"Dan Do the graphic nature of this killer's crimes listener. Discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions of murder torture her sexual assault necrophilia. Cannibalism and violence against children. That some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children. Children under thirteen in May nineteen ninety-one twenty five year. Old Daemon was found strangled in his own home. At Milwaukee's he's Oxford apartments. The building had a locked entrance. So every tenant immediately became a suspect including the quiet man in unit two thirteen Jeffrey Dahmer. When dumber opened his door to see a detective on the other side he panicked? He had a closet full of skulls organs in the freezer. His latest victims flayed skin was was still soaking in a barrel of salt water. He was sure he was about to be arrested. He tried to remain calm as the detective asked him about a recent homicide. A black male mid twenties named Dean Vaughan but tension lifted. Dahmer didn't have anything to do with that murder. He gave an honest statement provided an alibi and the cop was on his way. Dahmer may not have killed his neighbor Dean Vaughan but he had already killed eleven other people and by the end of the month he would kill two two more. None of these homicides would ever be investigated by the Milwaukee Police. Hi I'm Greg pulsing Elson. And I'm Vanessa Richardson every Monday. Vincent I co host serial killers a podcast original. This is the final episode of our special on Jeffrey Free Dahmer. The Milwaukee Chemical at par cast. Were grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook look and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network. And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review. Wherever you're you're listening? It really does help. In the past two episodes we discussed Dahmer's evolution from troubled child to NECROPHILIAC murderer. After killing five men assaulting dozens more dumber spree came to a pause in nineteen eighty nine when one of his victims got aww away. He was convicted of sexual assault but in March nineteen ninety. He was released two months early. In this this episode. We'll look at the spiral of violence. That occurred while Dahmer was out on probation. We'll also look at the chance of vent that finally led to his arrest and the media spectacle that followed Jeffrey. Dahmer walked walked out of prison on March. Second nineteen ninety feeling like his actions would never have consequences in the past few years. Here's the twenty nine year old serial rapist and murderer had committed an untold number of felonies. He only ever been convicted of one and and for that he only spent ten months behind bars on daily work release nonetheless he was still technically on probation but as usual he was able to game that system as a maximum supervision. Client his probation officer. Donna Chester would typically have to make make a home visit at least once every thirty days the total number of home visits Chester made was zero Chester determined that Dahmer was a lower risk sex offender because the crime he'd been convicted of wasn't overtly violent. She submitted a request to wave home. Visits and her supervisor approved it if she had bothered to stop by his new apartment even once she would have seen evidence of overtly advertently violent crimes after his release. Dahmer moved into the Oxford apartments in central Milwaukee taking his skull box with him mm-hmm and with his own abode. He had the privacy to commit more murders than ever before in May a nine thousand nine hundred ninety just two months after his release from prison. Dahmer met thirty-three-year-old Raymond Smith Outside Club to nineteen eighteen. He offered him fifty dollars to come home with him. Within thirty minutes. Smith was drugged and strangled. Then it was time for Dahmer's new favorite hobby photography. He'd used a photo session as a ruse to lure in his previous. Es Victim thirteen-year-old some socks in Foshan Pong this time the photos fitted different purpose. He posed Smith's corpse in a variety of positions positions and took polaroid's to serve as mementos. The bodies themselves had to be disposed of pretty quickly but a picture is forever the polaroid's along with the skulls. Let him relive the experience in the time between kills regarding the skulls now that Dahmer had his own place he had his sights on a diy project he'd acquired a long black table and a statue of a griffin the mythical winged creature that often symbolizes the devil. Dahmer said he bought the Griffin because it represented how he felt evil. Once once he was done with Raymond Smith he would have to skulls to add to the display. This would be his alter a monument to his victims. He explained if I couldn't keep them there with me whole. At least I felt that I could keep their skeletons. Of course a table full of skulls goals was bound to get him in trouble so we went to the craft store and bought an off white paint to cover the skulls so they would look less realistic. If anyone asked heede say they were just props but he still had to dispose of the rest of the body his old process of using a sledgehammer chalmer to grind up. The bones wouldn't fly in an apartment complex and leaving the remains in the community. Dumpster was risky to say the least instead he bought an eighty gallon. Steel Kettle boiled the flesh and dissolved the bones with acid once it was liquefied he simply employees poured it down the toilet less than a week after Raymond. Smith's murder Dahmer was ready to kill again. His time line was escalating severely but his success rate was falling due to his own bungling incompetents in late. May Dahmer brought a victim home. Nixed the sleeping pills into a drink and accidentally took the wrong glass drugging himself instead. He woke up disoriented missing three hundred dollars and a watch on June twenty third. He tried again. twenty-seven-year-old Eddie Smith was lured in by Dahmer's claim that he was a movie v Producer. Eddie agreed to go home with him and posed for pictures. None of the photos. Dahmer took Eddie. Either dead or alive turned out well and his experimental attempts to dry the skull by heating it in the oven failed spectacularly the skull exploded and there were no relics left of the crime. Dahmer recalled that this was one of the only murderers he felt bad about because it was a waste. It was one thing to kill for a purpose even if that purpose was adding another skull to the collection but since nothing tangible had come from the murder he felt that the suffering he'd caused Eddie was all for nothing on July. Sixth came Louis Penny. May they took photos had sex and fell asleep together all night. Dahmer kept waiting for Pineda's say he was going home. That was his cue to offer one one more drink but the moment never came penny was the first person to stay until morning and agreed to see him again. Dahmer was so surprised he let him leave in peace but he couldn't let the good one get away the next night the two met up again and went back to Dahmer's apartment. Dahmer happened to be out of sleeping pills so in a pinch. He snuck up behind play with a giant Rubber Mallet and hit him over the head in Dahmer's words. Obviously he got upset about that. Fisticuffs ensued but the men were evenly matched in strength so there was no easy winter after a few minutes. They were both worn out and agreed to a truce once. They had both calmed down. Dahmer gave a half baked excuse for why he'd hit with a mallet. panay apparently accepted the apology because the two spent the entire rest of the night eight talking at a certain point. Dahmer came to the realization that I just didn't have the ability to do him any harm at about seven. Am Penny promised. He wouldn't tell anyone what happened and Dahmer walked him to the bus stop. Penny broke that promise and went to the police but the story was so bizarre is are. They simply didn't believe him. This strange saga is telling when it comes to Dahmer's motivations and mental state at a certain point joint back when he'd killed Stephen Hicks he was motivated by loneliness. A need for a partner who wouldn't reject him and wouldn't leave. Finally a he had that in Lewis play. If they'd met a few years earlier perhaps he would have seen this as the beginning of a normal relationship. But as as biographer. Brian Masters writes by Nineteen Ninety. Dahmer was incapable of such normal reasoning because the partner was not at that that stage a person to him at all but a putative object a thing to stimulate his fantasy during the course of their night long discussion. The object gradually took on being the fantasy dissolved and Dahmer found himself face to face with a human human being. The encounter apparently threw him off his game because it was two months before he learned in another victim in early September. Twenty three year old Ernest Miller became the third skull on Dahmer Shrine. This time he also kept a few limbs and organs. Thanks for another purpose. He started with the bicep beating it with a meat tenderizer than frying it. Up in a pan of CRISCO in in a bizarre way he thought of cannibalism as honoring his victims not degrading them. Dahmer explained I suppose in an odd way it made me feel as if they were even more a part of me. This was the ultimate in togetherness. They were literally inside of him. An and in-depth. They nourished his life over the coming months. Dahmer's Fridge would fill with several more victims on September number twenty fourth. He met twenty three year old. David Thomas at the mall and offered him money to come back to his apartment and pose for photos after drugging him. Dahmer suddenly changed his mind and decided. Thomas wasn't his type but he realized Thomas would inevitably wake up and be pissed off at him so he killed him anyway. February eighteenth nineteen ninety one seventeen year old curtis straughter was approached at the bus. Stop with the same offer. By this point the routine becomes tedious. He was drugged strangled dismembered and disposed of his skull hands and genitals were kept as souvenirs April seventh nineteen year old air. Lindsey struck up a conversation with Dahmer Armor outside a local Gay Bookstore after Lindsay was strangled. Dahmer flayed the skin from his entire body and attempted to preserve it in saltwater under the experiment failed May twenty fourth thirty one year old. Tony Hughes met Dahmer Outside Club to nineteen. Tony was deaf and his two friends drove the group home from the club. He and dumber sat in the backseat scribbling notes to each other. Tony's Tony's friends dropped him off at Dahmer's apartment and never saw him again in the course of a year. Dahmer ahead killed seven people and attempted to kill several more but no one seemed to notice the wave of disappearances at least in part this was due due to the transient nature of the gay community. At the time. A bartender at a Milwaukee Gay club commented many people. Don't use their real names. They don't have close contact with their families. We have a hard time keeping track. Additionally this was during the height of the AIDS epidemic around one hundred hundred fifty Wisconsin residents died of AIDS in nineteen ninety-one and the majority of them were gay and bisexual men living in Milwaukee with with so many healthy young men suddenly dropping dead. The extra disappearances didn't raise any eyebrows that's doubly true because Dahmer Congress passed seven victims were all part of the most at risk demographic for HIV. In Milwaukee Black men this was also the demographic least Michael to be investigated by the reportedly prejudiced Milwaukee police in the early ninety s of all the men. Dahmer would eventually kill all but but to were people of Color. It's hard to say what to make of this criminologist Jonathan James and John Proof found that eighty six point point eight percent of cereal sexual murderers target victims who are the same race as themselves and half of them searched for new victims who resembled pulled their previous victims so going after a wide range of white black Latino and Asian victims is highly unusual dahmer or insisted that he chose his victims based solely on attraction and opportunity since the area he lived in was heavily black his victims skewed skewed that way as well he emphatically denied any racial motivation. Although how much we can trust Jeffrey. Dahmer Word is anyone's guess. Furthermore some of Dahmer's acquaintances recalled him making racist comments in daily conversation. We can't ignore the possibility that at least on some level he mainly chose people of color because he felt less empathy for them. The race of the victims may have helped keep them under the police radar but the murders didn't escape the notice of Dahmer's neighbors during the spree of killings. The property manager confronted. Dahmer are several times about the terrible smell coming from his apartment the first time. He explained that his freezer had broken and some meat had spoiled. The story was accepted but when the smell didn't go away. Dahmer got another visit this time. He insisted that as tropical fish tank had malfunctioned and a few of the fish died. He even showed the property manager the large barrel in the closet. We're an unidentifiable mass was decomposing and Murrieta acid. Dahmer promised to get rid of the peril and he made good on that promise but that meant that after he killed Tony Hughes he had to leave the body lying out in the open been until the at the time and energy to dispose of him. Naturally this lead to more complaints about the odor this carelessness with the disposal process us was a sign that Dahmer was devolving over the coming months his crimes became more and more reckless on May twenty seventh just a few days after he killed Tony Hughes. Dahmer found his next victim outside the Grand Avenue Mall. He had no idea who the boy was but he guessed he was in his late teens and probably East Asian in heritage he was actually fourteen and Laotian Russian. His name was Kona. Rock Sim bossom pawn. The younger brother of some sock after this. We'll look at Dahmer's most notorious run in with the Milwaukee Police now back to the story on Sunday may twenty seventh nineteen ninety one. Jeffrey Dahmer picked up fourteen year. Old Co oh Narok sinthasomphone at the local mall. He offered him fifty dollars to come to his apartment and posed for some photos and cone Iraq. DOC agreed he apparently didn't know that less than three years earlier his older brother Soem sock had been lured in with the exact same ruse. Some sock of course escaped before the sleeping pills kicked in leading Dahmer's arrest for sexual assault. Dahmer Armor was totally unaware that the two were related. He commented if I'd known who I was dealing with. I sure as hell wouldn't have bothered asking him back. That's that's for sure. They went back to Dahmer's apartment where Tony Hughes body was still decomposing in the bedroom. Unlike his brother Kona Rock rock fell unconscious before he realized anything was wrong then he became the next subject of an experiment. Dahmer had tried on a few view other victims with no success. The main problem with corpses is that they have to be disposed of quickly. That's why Dahmer kept photos and skulls. It's too tight him over between kills but he recalled. I didn't want to keep killing people and have nothing left except the skull. He wondered if there is a way. Eighty keep someone alive. But in permanently subdued compliant state to that end he purchased a power drill and a marinade injector once cone Iraq had passed out. Dahmer drilled a small hole into the top of his head aiming for the frontal lobe which controls all speech motor skills and decision making he then filled the whole with Murray attic acid. If all went as planned Kona rock could become something of a Zombie fully conscious but unable to communicate or physically resist at about one thirty in the morning. Uh Dahmer left the unconscious boy in the living room and went out for a beer. He planned to come back soon to check on the progress but while he was gone Kona Rock woke up. He could barely walk but he managed to stumble out of the apartment and down the street naked and disoriented most passersby by assumed. He was just drunk but eventually three women stopped to help him. He couldn't speak coherently but it was obvious he was in trouble. Just then Dahmer rounded the corner to see Kona rock talking with the women. This was bad. He hurried over and through an arm around Kerak shoulder pretending he was his drunk friend. He promised the women he take care of him and tried to drag him back to the apartment but Kona rock fought brought back. He managed to form one coherent word. No Dahmer twisted him into a full headlock and pulled the naked Achot boy down the street as the women shouted after him pretty soon. A crowd had gathered to watch the spectacle and then a police car arrived the two officers who stepped out were white men. The three women screaming at Dahmer more black. What happened next was perhaps inevitable evitable? Dahmer calmly explained. That Kona Rock was his boyfriend. He'd had a little too much whiskey that night and he always pulled these kind of hijinks thinks when he was drunk running through the streets naked. He didn't have any identification for his boyfriend here but he provided his own correct name. I'm an address cooperating. Fully the three women kept loudly insisting that this was clearly child not a twenty year. Old Adult has dahmer claimed one of the offices replied that they should shut the hell up and stop telling him how to do his job. Con- orrock did look like he might be older. According to police records the officers and observers estimated his age is anywhere between thirteen and twenty dumber. Explain this spy saying that. Asian people quote Look Young. It's hard to tell their age. We can imagine the officers thought the same way taking a massive gamble. Dahmer invited the police back to his apartment. Maria the photos he'd taken earlier that night photos were corner. Rock was awake. Cooperative give and in his underwear in a tragic twist. Those photos would support the story that they were in a consensual relationship corner. I WanNa rock sat compliantly on the couch. While the police examined the photos his consciousness was waning and he'd stopped fighting. The officers serves accepted that this was a domestic incident and given the department's contentious history with the LGBT community. They decided it was best to stay out of it. They were about to leave. When one of the officers noticed a strange smell coming from the bedroom Tony Hughes decomposing corpse? The officer briefly poked his head into the unlocked bedroom but didn't bother to turn on the light he decided it wasn't any of his business. The pair of officers left telling Dahmer. Well you just take care of him. Within in an hour Kona Rock was dead. If the police had bothered to run a background check they would have found out that Dahmer was on probation for the sexual assault of cone. Iraq's brother but of course they did not the same day cone Iraq Iraq was killed probation officer. Donna Chester sent Dahmer for a psychiatric evaluation. The doctor concluded he had no serious mental disorders orders and wasn't a danger to himself or others. He was fooling everyone. Even as his life spiraled. Further out of control on in June thirtieth met twenty year old Matt Turner after a Gay Pride Parade Turner's head and organs ended up in dumbers freezer freezer a week later twenty-three-year-old Jeremiah. Weinberger met the same fate. Once again Dahmer tried drilling a hole in his skull. L. Filling it with boiling water instead of acid. This time Weinberger lived for two days before eventually dying. His head was tossed lost in the freezer and his body was left in a bleach solution in the bathtub. Eight days after that on July Fifteenth Dahmer Are Brought Home Twenty four year old. Oliver Lacy Weinberger's body was still decomposing in the bathtub. Because Dahmer hadn't had the time time to dispose of it once lacy was subdued. He called into work and asked for a personal day. Unfortunately he'd taken so many days days off in the past year for the sake of disposing of bodies that his supervisor wouldn't take it anymore he was fired for poor attendance it. It was obvious even to Dahmer that he was in way over his head. He recalled if I'd been thinking rationally. I would've stopped. It was almost like I wanted to get to a point where it was out of my control and there was no return the very next day July Sixteenth Dahmer. Dahmer called his probation officer to apologize for missing an appointment on July tenth. He told officer Chester that he'd recently lost his job. They met on the eighteenth and Dahmer confessed that he was seriously contemplating suicide officer. Chester sent him for another psychiatric appointment that same afternoon. The doctor prescribed him and anxiety medication and made no recommendations for further action to the Probation Office on his way home from that appointment dahmer approached another mad at invited him back to the apartment. He turned him down less than twenty four hours later on July. Nineteenth Dahmer picked up twenty five year old. Joseph Break Off at a bus stop due to the stress of the past couple of weeks Jeremiah. Weinberger's headless body was still in the bathtub. Oliver Lacy was piled on top of him. And and once Joseph Brady was dead his body had to be left on the bed by July twenty first. The corpse was covered word in maggots. Dahmer woke up late tonight. twenty-second he hadn't showered in a while because of the bathtub situation leaving leaving as den of human remains. He staggered out for a beer. The property manager once again accosted him in the hallway and warned him if that's smell coming from his this unit didn't immediately he be victim. That was the least of his problems with no job. He wouldn't be able to make rent the next month anyway away. After he'd had a few beers dahmer wandered the city trying to pick up another victim. He approached met at the bus. Stop at the mall in public restrooms. uh-huh it was a Monday afternoon and no one was rearing to follow this drunk. smelly man home for fifty dollars. Eventually he gave up and sat down at the Mall Food Court with a slice of pizza and a beer at about five pm. He saw three men hanging out near the entrance and one of them he recognized could guys a few days earlier thirty two year old Tracy Edwards had encountered Dahmer at the bus stop and asked him for a cigarette. They made small small talk for a while before going their separate ways dade run into each other again a couple of days after that. This third meeting seemed like fate eight. Dahmer went over to Edward Sentence friends and started up a conversation. He told them he was bored. And he'd give them each one hundred dollars whereas if they came back to his place naturally one of them asked if sex would be involved and Dahmer said that part wouldn't be necessary. All he really wanted was to handcuff someone. Tracy took him up on the offer. The moment they got to Dahmer's apartment Tracy realized he'd made eight a mistake. There were multiple locks on both the inside and outside of the door and alarm system that had to be disengaged before they could enter inside. The living room was fairly clean and orderly but there was a terrible stench and of vaguely unsettling energy. There were artistic photos of nude men on the walls to gargoyles statues adorned the long black table in the living room. There was as an aquarium. Full of exotic fish kept in perfectly meet condition exorcist three was playing on the TV in the bedroom and and in the kitchen there were four big boxes of Miri Attic. Acid something was definitely off. Edwards wandered over to get a closer look at the fish tank. Dahmer went into the kitchen and started mixing some Roman Cokes. While his back was turned handcuffs clinked around Tracy Edwards left wrist Edwards asked what was happening. Dahmer led him into the bedroom and said I won't hurt if you if you let me handcuff you and take some pictures then. He pulled out a knife realizing how precarious the situation was Edwards decided to cooperate. He complied with the command to take off. His shirt lay. Sat down on the bed and watch the movie and the TV then Dahmer. Dahmer lowered his head Edwards chest and listened to his heartbeat. Dahmer was clearly losing his grip on reality not only did he. Fail L. to drug or fully handcuff Edwards. Before threatening him with the knife he left his unrestrained victim alone while he went to the fridge inch to grab a beer. Unsurprisingly Edwards used the opportunity to make a dash for the door. It was eleven thirty at night down the block. Milwaukee Police Officers Ralph Miller and Robert Roth were making their rounds. When they saw Edwards running down the street with a handcuff hanging from his wrist Edwards flagged on the squad car and ask them if they could remove the handcuff? He didn't tell them anything else about what had happened. His only goal was to get the handcuffs off and get out of there but when the police couldn't open the lock he begrudgingly agreed to lead them back to Dahmer's place to retrieve the key when the police leased knocked on the door Dahmer realized it was all over. He later recalled obviously a power higher than myself. Had I've been fed up with my deeds and decided it was time for me to be stopped so he stepped aside and invited them in when officer Muller stepped into the Bedroom. The first thing he noticed was the knife lying just under the edge of the bed then he he saw the open drawer full of Polaroid's of naked men upon closer inspection. Some of the photos weren't entire bodies they were severed heads and limbs and they were all taken in that same bedroom officer. Muller was standing in Muller called his partner over and showed him the pictures. Dahmer remained calm until he heard one of the officers. Mutter cuff him finally snapping back to reality reality. Dahmer began to struggle. The two officers wrestled him to the ground and slap the hand cuffs around his wrists. Officer Roth Breath kept him pinned to the floor. While Muller searched the rest of the apartment opening the fridge he saw cardboard box on the bottom shelf containing a severed head looking up from the floor. Dahmer told him for what I did and I should be dead after this will look at the aftermath of Dahmer's arrest now the conclusion of our story thirteen years after committing his first murder. Jeffrey Dahmer was is finally apprehended on July. Twenty Second Nineteen ninety-one at the age of thirty one. His killing spree had gone completely unnoticed by the Milwaukee police who didn't even realize they had a serial killer on their hands until they walked into Dahmer's the local and national media descended upon on the Oxford apartments almost immediately capturing footage is the police lugged boxes full of body parts out of the building. The scant details that lead to the press were shocking a local. TV News report described decapitated heads in a refrigerator freezer and a psychotic mass murderer who neighbors never suspected to be a killer regarding Dahmer himself they reported all we really know about him is that he is thirty one years old. Who is Jeffrey? Dahmer would be the question of the year. The Milwaukee Journal estimated that four hundred fifty reporters came to Milwaukee to cover the case many debated whether he was a man Ormond. stor comparisons to the silence of the lambs which had just been released. Six months earlier were frequent. The Associated Press went to Bath Township Township Ohio to interview everyone from his childhood neighbors to his high school. Prom date who helpfully commented. He didn't even kiss me. Good night. The Milwaukee Police came under close examination as well. The synth awesome phone. Family was horrified to learn that their missing sons remains and were found in Dahmer's apartment he'd been killed by the same men who assaulted their older son just three years earlier. Even even more horrifying was the fact that police had hand delivered the boy. Back Dahmer's doorstep after. He tried to escape due to the public uproar uproar the officers who responded to the call. We're fired but they were later reinstated. The symphonic components sued the city of Milwaukee for blatant eight misconduct and eventually one eight hundred fifty thousand dollar settlement as for the other grieving families. All they could hope for was closure and justice. The quest to identify Dahmer's victims was led by the killer himself. Once once he was taken into custody he spent two weeks dictating what his attorney called the longest confession in the history of America. His initial interview lasted from one thirty. Am to seven fifteen am in the early morning hours. After he was arrested during that time he drank four or five cups of coffee. Two cans of coke and confessed to fifteen murders. Even though police had only only charged him with ten once he'd signed a statement. He asked the detectives if they would just sit in the interview room and talk with him so so he can have a couple of cigarettes some coffee and think as to what had occurred over the next two weeks. The interrogation room became his personal snow therapy session. He confessed to more murders but he'd forgotten to mention in the first interview. He talked about his childhood. He confirmed that he knew the crimes crimes he was committing. Were wrong and that he drank excessively to try to forget the nightmare he felt he was living. He even told them about the time time he gone. Bar Hopping blacked out and bulk up Hog tied in a strange man's apartment with a candlestick in part of his body where he didn't want it to be. Nothing was off the table now. Dahmer stated that he realized it would be impossible to make amends for his crimes but that maybe by telling the truth he could start to make things right the only way he could start to change himself was to admit exactly what he had done to state that he was sorry for what he had done and to swear that he would try to change his life in the future. Naturally one has to wonder how sorry a serial killer can be but from the matter of fact tone of the confession and the wide range of horrific details he shared. It's hard to detect any hidden agenda. If he was trying to make himself look sympathetic he probably wouldn't have led with the fact that he'd eaten a human human bicep and if he was trying to brag he wouldn't have mentioned the countless victims that got away or shared so many embarrassing details about his personal personal life were left to assume then that Dahmer really was telling the truth or his version of it. What we get is a chillingly honest look at the thought process of a murderer even though he was aware that his crimes were horrifying? It didn't didn't seem to fully register for him on a personal level. Over the years killing had become mundane to the point. Where chipping frozen organs hands off? The bottom of the freezer fell under cleaning the fish tank on his weekend to do list his final self-assessment while speaking with a court appointed appointed psychiatrist was I should have gotten a college degree and gone into real estate and got myself an aquarium. That's what I should have done. Dahmer's frankness sets him apart from most other serial killers from Ted Bundy who denied all the charges against him until after his trial to the self-aggrandizing. btk Killer Dennis. Rader who sentencing statement was compared to an academy awards acceptance speech and `was L. is honesty. Didn't win him any favors from the courts. It did add an interesting dimension to the media coverage of his case of Vanity Fair Article Muse Dahmer Distress about his crimes compounds the mystery by lifting him from the simple category of a monster who we can view from fascinated and safe distance into an uncomfortably recognizable. Human being this conflict coalesced on the first day of his insanity trial in January nineteen nineteen ninety two when he strode into the courtroom wearing a white button-down shirt Khakis and brown suit jacket looking more like a timid mid high school teacher than a mass murderer despite believing that there was no hope for his Defense Dahmer's attorney convinced him to try an insanity sanity play for the next two weeks. A parade of psychiatrists would debate to legal questions. Did Dahmer have the capacity to appreciate appreciate the wrongfulness of his conduct and was he capable of conforming his conduct to the requirements of the law. The first question was a non-starter since Dahmer readily admitted that he knew his crimes were wrong. The real debate was whether he was capable of controlling his behavior. This is a tricky question. The fact that he kept killing even as he lost everything in the process suggest that no he wasn't able to stop himself on the other hand the nine years between his first and second murders proves that at least at one point point in time he was able to control himself for the defense. The argument was that Dahmer's violent thoughts were compulsive and without proper treatment treatment. He had no hope of controlling them permanently. Dr Fred Berlin testified that Dahmer Necrophilia was a cancer of the mind mind. He couldn't choose to have those thoughts and he couldn't stop them from coming there next expert. Dr Karl Wallstrom pointed out that Dahmer had a long history of serious mental illness which was essentially untreated leading to bizarre delusional ideas. Like using a power drill to turn a person into a Zombie by Wallstrom's analysis Dahmer's condition requires continuous treatment. And and without it he couldn't have possibly pulled himself out of his psychotic state on his own. The prosecution side The star witness was Dr Park. Dietz who had recently gained fame for consulting on John. Hinckley Juniors trial. Defense argued that even though Dahmer's necrophilic thoughts weren't a choice choice he did make a choice to give into them he said most para files never act on their paraphernalia in a criminal way. The Parasol is as free as any other human being to choose whether to commit a crime to gratify his wishes. He pointed out the premeditated. Nature of Dahmer's murderers with the exception of the first to careful planning went into every step of the process. These were not crimes of impulse or compulsion if he was has ever mentally unable to control his behavior it was because of his alcohol abuse not his necrophilia. This sounds logical. But it may not be medically correct in nineteen ninety sexologist. John Money explained that paraphernalia affects the brain's limbic system mm-hmm which is responsible for sexual drives as well as aggression. Pleasure repetitive behaviors and forming memories. While there's is no clear answer on what causes this to happen. In patients with paraphernalia an error in the brain's pathways caused sexual arousal signals to be mixed up with often aggressive brain signals on a neurological level. This bears close resemblance to temporal lobe seizures. In which a person enters an altered state of consciousness without the convulsions typically associated with seizures in that altered state a person may engage gauge activities. That appear to be purposeful and voluntary but are actually involuntary. They might have no memory of what happened during the seizure or be only partially aware of what they're doing doctor. Money suggested the same thing might happen during episodes of parasitic behavior like like sexually motivated murders. This calls to mind Dahmer's first murder in which he said something just came over him. That betty couldn't control as well as the second murder of Stephen Tomi which he didn't remember at all. However this research wasn't brought up at Dahmer's trial Dr Money points out that forensic sexology is a specialization? That general forensic psychiatrists and psychologists often Kevin Arnold familiar with so instead of explaining the neurological workings of Necrophilia. These offenders are often misrepresented as being by their own choice psychopathic or sociopathic deviates. While this pair of Philip Fugu state theory doesn't excuse violent Alan behavior morally or legally. It also doesn't help anyone to insist with no evidence that these offenders could just stop if they tried to. Dahmer tried a variety of tactics to prevent himself from killing and it's abundantly clear that they didn't work as for what else he could have done to stop himself. No one at the trial offered a suggestion. Of course this loops back around to the question of Responsibility Fugu State or no few state state. Dahmer was fully aware that what he was doing was wrong if he truly felt. He couldn't stop himself. He could have sought help by actually cooperating during his therapy sessions or even by turning himself into the police in the end even Dahmer himself agreed he was the only one to blame for his actions. On February Fifteenth Nineteen Ninety two the jury concluded that he was legally sane and guilty of fifteen counts of first degree murder. He would be tried for. Stephen Hicks murder in Ohio at a later. Date and couldn't be charged for Stephen Tommy's because none of his remains were ever found and in his final address to the court dahmer commonly accepted his fifteen life sentences. So you're on her. It is over now. This has never been a case of train to get free. I didn't ever ever want freedom. Frankly I wanNA death for myself. This was a case to tell the world that I did what I did. Not for reasons of hate. I hated no one. I knew I was sick or evil or both now. I believe I was sick. I know how much harm I have caused. I tried to do the best. I could after the arrest to make amends but no matter what I did I could not undo the terrible harm I have caused. I wanted to find out just what it was. It caused me to be so bad and evil but most of all Mr Boyle and I decided that maybe there was a way for us to tell the world that if there are people out there with these these disorders. Maybe they can get some help before they end up being hurt or hurting someone. It was a moving sentiment but in Dahmer for signature monotone. It didn't quite ring true to everyone. Once he was transferred to the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage Wisconsin He. He spent a year in solitary confinement out of fear that he'd be assaulted by his fellow inmates. That fear was proven correct in November nineteen ninety four when another prisoner beat him to death with a metal bar at just thirty four years. Old Old Dahmer's life was brief but eventful nearly two decades after his arrest he still a household name. He's been the subject of ten books. WCHS four films six documentaries a comic book and an Experimental Theatre piece that uses him as a metaphor for governmental indifference to the AIDS crisis. This media attention is a double edged sword on one hand much of it focuses on the police misconduct. Racism mm-hmm Homophobia and lack of mental health services that led to Dahmer's multi-year killing spree by bringing those issues to public attention attention. It's far more likely that we can prevent another Jeffrey Dahmer from happening on the other hand. There's a fine line between understanding understanding a criminal and glorifying them by portraying their acts of violence as fascinating and attention worthy. We unintentionally hold up the the point of view that led them to kill in the first place. That murder is a means of gaining power. It's an ironic twist. That Dahmer himself himself became a victim of murder and his killer. Christopher scarver became something of a folk hero as a result as recently as two thousand fifteen gene scarver has made international headlines with lurid new details about Dahmer's murder the cycle of violence and sensationalization keeps turning and in some ways. This podcast is a part of it but it can be argued that the benefits of understanding a criminal outweighs the danger of dwelling on them. In the words of Dahmer's attorney Gerald Boyle if we can illuminate the condition which afflicts flick's people like. Jeffrey Dahmer. We might have done some little thing for humanity. Thanks for listening. 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"Dan Do the graphic nature of this killer's crimes listener. Discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions of murder torture her sexual assault necrophilia. Cannibalism and violence against children. That some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children. Children under thirteen in May nineteen ninety-one twenty five year. Old Daemon was found strangled in his own home. At Milwaukee's he's Oxford apartments. The building had a locked entrance. So every tenant immediately became a suspect including the quiet man in unit two thirteen Jeffrey Dahmer. When dumber opened his door to see a detective on the other side he panicked? He had a closet full of skulls organs in the freezer. His latest victims flayed skin was was still soaking in a barrel of salt water. He was sure he was about to be arrested. He tried to remain calm as the detective asked him about a recent homicide. A black male mid twenties named Dean Vaughan but tension lifted. Dahmer didn't have anything to do with that murder. He gave an honest statement provided an alibi and the cop was on his way. Dahmer may not have killed his neighbor Dean Vaughan but he had already killed eleven other people and by the end of the month he would kill two two more. None of these homicides would ever be investigated by the Milwaukee Police. Hi I'm Greg pulsing Elson. And I'm Vanessa Richardson every Monday. Vincent I co host serial killers a podcast original. This is the final episode of our special on Jeffrey Free Dahmer. The Milwaukee Chemical at par cast. Were grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook look and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network. And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review. Wherever you're you're listening? It really does help. In the past two episodes we discussed Dahmer's evolution from troubled child to NECROPHILIAC murderer. After killing five men assaulting dozens more dumber spree came to a pause in nineteen eighty nine when one of his victims got aww away. He was convicted of sexual assault but in March nineteen ninety. He was released two months early. In this this episode. We'll look at the spiral of violence. That occurred while Dahmer was out on probation. We'll also look at the chance of vent that finally led to his arrest and the media spectacle that followed Jeffrey. Dahmer walked walked out of prison on March. Second nineteen ninety feeling like his actions would never have consequences in the past few years. Here's the twenty nine year old serial rapist and murderer had committed an untold number of felonies. He only ever been convicted of one and and for that he only spent ten months behind bars on daily work release nonetheless he was still technically on probation but as usual he was able to game that system as a maximum supervision. Client his probation officer. Donna Chester would typically have to make make a home visit at least once every thirty days the total number of home visits Chester made was zero Chester determined that Dahmer was a lower risk sex offender because the crime he'd been convicted of wasn't overtly violent. She submitted a request to wave home. Visits and her supervisor approved it if she had bothered to stop by his new apartment even once she would have seen evidence of overtly advertently violent crimes after his release. Dahmer moved into the Oxford apartments in central Milwaukee taking his skull box with him mm-hmm and with his own abode. He had the privacy to commit more murders than ever before in May a nine thousand nine hundred ninety just two months after his release from prison. Dahmer met thirty-three-year-old Raymond Smith Outside Club to nineteen eighteen. He offered him fifty dollars to come home with him. Within thirty minutes. Smith was drugged and strangled. Then it was time for Dahmer's new favorite hobby photography. He'd used a photo session as a ruse to lure in his previous the victim. thirteen-year-old some socks in Foshan Pong this time the photos fitted different purpose. He posed Smith's corpse in a variety of positions positions and took polaroid's to serve as mementos. The bodies themselves had to be disposed of pretty quickly but a picture is forever the polaroid's along with the skulls. Let him relive the experience in the time between kills regarding the skulls now that Dahmer had his own place he had his sights on a diy project he'd acquired a long black table and a statue of a griffin the mythical winged creature that often symbolizes the devil. Dahmer said he bought the Griffin because it represented how he felt evil. Once once he was done with Raymond Smith he would have to skulls to add to the display. This would be his alter a monument to his victims. He explained if I couldn't keep them there with me whole. At least I felt that I could keep their skeletons. Of course a table full of skulls goals was bound to get him in trouble so we went to the craft store and bought an off white paint to cover the skulls so they would look less realistic if anyone asked he would say they were just props but he still had to dispose of the rest of the body his old process of using a sledgehammer chalmer to grind up. The bones wouldn't fly in an apartment complex and leaving the remains in the community. Dumpster was risky to say the least instead he bought an eighty gallon. Steel Kettle boiled the flesh and dissolved the bones with acid once it was liquefied he simply employees poured it down the toilet less than a week after Raymond. Smith's murder Dahmer was ready to kill again. His time line was escalating severely but his success rate was falling due to his own bungling incompetents in late. May Dahmer brought a victim home. Nixed the sleeping pills into a drink and accidentally took the wrong glass drugging himself instead. He woke up disoriented missing three hundred dollars and a watch on June twenty third. He tried again. twenty-seven-year-old Eddie Smith was lured in by Dahmer's claim that he was a movie v Producer. Eddie agreed to go home with him and posed for pictures. None of the photos. Dahmer took Eddie. Either dead or alive turned out well and his experimental attempts to dry the skull by heating it in the oven failed spectacularly the skull exploded and there were no relics left of the crime. Dahmer recalled that this was one of the only murderers he felt bad about because it was a waste. It was one thing to kill for a purpose even if that purpose was adding another skull to the collection but since nothing tangible had come from the murder he felt that the suffering he'd caused Eddie was all for nothing on July. Sixth came Louis Pillay. May they took photos had sex and fell asleep together all night. Dahmer kept waiting for Pineda's say he was going home. That was his cue to offer one one more drink but the moment never came penny was the first person to stay until morning and agreed to see him again. Dahmer was so surprised he let him leave in peace but he couldn't let the good one get away the next night the two met up again and went back to Dahmer's apartment. Dahmer happened to be out of sleeping pills so in a pinch. He snuck up behind play with a giant Rubber Mallet and hit him over the head in Dahmer's words. Obviously he got upset about that. Fisticuffs ensued but the men were evenly matched in strength so there was no easy winter after a few minutes. They were both worn out and agreed to a truce once. They had both calmed down. Dahmer gave a half baked excuse for why he'd hit with a mallet. panay apparently accepted the apology because the two spent the entire rest of the night eight talking at a certain point. Dahmer came to the realization that I just didn't have the ability to do him any harm at about seven. Am Penny promised. He wouldn't tell anyone what happened and Dahmer walked him to the bus stop. Penny broke that promise and went to the police but the story was so bizarre is are. They simply didn't believe him. This strange saga is telling when it comes to Dahmer's motivations and mental state at a certain point joint back when he'd killed Stephen Hicks he was motivated by loneliness. A need for a partner who wouldn't reject him and wouldn't leave. Finally a he had that in Lewis Pele. If they'd met a few years earlier perhaps he would have seen this as the beginning of a normal relationship. But as as biographer. Brian Masters writes by Nineteen Ninety. Dahmer was incapable of such normal reasoning because the partner was not at that that stage a person to him at all but a putative object a thing to stimulate his fantasy during the course of their night long discussion. The object gradually took on being the fantasy dissolved and Dahmer found himself face to face with a human human being. The encounter apparently threw him off his game because it was two months before he learned in another victim in early September. Twenty three year old Ernest Miller became the third skull on Dahmer Shrine. This time he also kept a few limbs and organs. Thanks for another purpose. He started with the bicep beating it with a meat tenderizer than frying it. Up in a pan of CRISCO in in a bizarre way he thought of cannibalism as honoring his victims not degrading them. Dahmer explained I suppose in an odd way it made me feel as if they were even more a part of me. This was the ultimate in togetherness. They were literally inside of him. An and in-depth. They nourished his life over the coming months. Dahmer's Fridge would fill with several more victims on September number twenty fourth. He met twenty three year old. David Thomas at the mall and offered him money to come back to his apartment and pose for photos after drugging him. Dahmer suddenly changed his mind and decided. Thomas wasn't his type but he realized Thomas would inevitably wake up and be pissed off at him so he killed him anyway. February eighteenth nineteen ninety one seventeen year old curtis straughter was approached at the bus. Stop with the same offer. By this point the routine becomes tedious. He was drugged strangled dismembered and disposed of his skull hands and genitals were kept as souvenirs April seventh nineteen year old air. Lindsey struck up a conversation with Dahmer Armor outside a local Gay Bookstore after Lindsay was strangled. Dahmer flayed the skin from his entire body and attempted to preserve it in saltwater under the experiment failed May twenty fourth thirty one year old. Tony Hughes met Dahmer Outside Club to nineteen. Tony was deaf and his two friends drove the group home from the club. He and dumber sat in the backseat scribbling notes to each other. Tony's Tony's friends dropped him off at Dahmer's apartment and never saw him again in the course of a year. Dahmer ahead killed seven people and attempted to kill several more but no one seemed to notice the wave of disappearances at least in part this was due due to the transient nature of the gay community. At the time. A bartender at a Milwaukee Gay club commented many people. Don't use their real names. They don't have close contact with their families. We have a hard time keeping track. Additionally this was during the height of the AIDS epidemic around one hundred hundred fifty Wisconsin residents died of AIDS in nineteen ninety-one and the majority of them were gay and bisexual men living in Milwaukee with so many healthy young men suddenly dropping dead. The extra disappearances didn't raise any eyebrows that's doubly true because Dahmer Congress passed seven victims were all part of the most at risk demographic for HIV. In Milwaukee Black men this was also the demographic least Michael to be investigated by the reportedly prejudiced Milwaukee police in the early ninety s of all the men. Dahmer would eventually kill all but but to were people of Color. It's hard to say what to make of this criminologist Jonathan James and John Proof found that eighty six point point eight percent of cereal sexual murderers target victims who are the same race as themselves and half of them searched for new victims who resembled pulled their previous victims so going after a wide range of white black Latino and Asian victims is highly unusual dahmer or insisted that he chose his victims based solely on attraction and opportunity since the area he lived in was heavily black his victims skewed skewed that way as well he emphatically denied any racial motivation. Although how much we can trust Jeffrey. Dahmer Word is anyone's guess. Furthermore some of Dahmer's acquaintances recalled him making racist comments in daily conversation. We can't ignore the possibility that at least on some level he mainly chose people of color because he felt less empathy for them. The race of the victims may have helped keep them under the police radar but the murders didn't escape the notice of Dahmer's neighbors during the spree of killings. The property manager confronted. Dahmer are several times about the terrible smell coming from his apartment the first time. He explained that his freezer had broken and some meat had spoiled. The story was accepted but when the smell didn't go away. Dahmer got another visit this time. He insisted that as tropical fish tank had malfunctioned and a few of the fish died. He even showed the property manager the large barrel in the closet. We're an unidentifiable mass was decomposing and Murrieta acid. Dahmer promised to get rid of the peril and he made good on that promise but that meant that after he killed Tony Hughes he had to leave the body lying out in the open been until the at the time and energy to dispose of him. Naturally this lead to more complaints about the odor this carelessness with the disposal process us was a sign that Dahmer was devolving over the coming months his crimes became more and more reckless on May twenty seventh just a few days after he killed Tony Hughes. Dahmer found his next victim outside the Grand Avenue Mall. He had no idea who the boy was but he guessed he was in his late teens and probably East Asian in heritage he was actually fourteen and Laotian Russian. His name was Kona. Rock Sim bossom pawn. The younger brother of some sock after this. We'll look Dahmer's most notorious run in with the Milwaukee Police now back to the story on Sunday may twenty seventh nineteen ninety. One Jeffrey Dahmer picked up fourteen year. Old Co oh Narok sinthasomphone at the local mall. He offered him fifty dollars to come to his apartment and posed for some photos and cone Iraq. DOC agreed he apparently didn't know that less than three years earlier his older brother Soem sock had been lured in with the exact same ruse. Some sock of course escaped before the sleeping pills kicked in leading Dahmer's arrest for sexual assault. Dahmer Armor was totally unaware that the two were related. He commented if I'd known who I was dealing with. I sure as hell wouldn't have bothered asking him back. That's that's for sure. They went back to Dahmer's apartment where Tony Hughes body was still decomposing in the bedroom. Unlike his brother Kona Rock rock fell unconscious before he realized anything was wrong then he became the next subject of an experiment. Dahmer had tried on a few view other victims with no success. The main problem with corpses is that they have to be disposed of quickly. That's why Dahmer kept photos and skulls. It's too tight him over between kills but he recalled. I didn't want to keep killing people and have nothing left except the skull. He wondered if there is a way. Eighty keep someone alive. But in permanently subdued compliant state to that end he purchased a power drill and a marinade injector once cone Iraq had passed out. Dahmer drilled a small hole into the top of his head aiming for the frontal lobe which controls all speech motor skills and decision making he then filled the whole with Murray attic acid. If all went as planned Kona rock could become something of a Zombie fully conscious but unable to communicate or physically resist at about one thirty in the morning. Uh Dahmer left the unconscious boy in the living room and went out for a beer. He planned to come back soon to check on the progress but while he was gone Kona Rock woke up. He could barely walk but he managed to stumble out of the apartment and down the street naked and disoriented most passersby by assumed. He was just drunk but eventually three women stopped to help him. He couldn't speak coherently but it was obvious he was in trouble. Just then Dahmer rounded the corner to see Kona rock talking with the women. This was bad. He hurried over and through an arm around Kerak shoulder pretending he was his drunk friend. He promised the women he take care of him and tried to drag him back to the apartment but KUNARAC fought brought back. He managed to form one coherent word. No Dahmer twisted him into a full headlock and pulled the naked Achot boy down the street as the women shouted after him pretty soon. A crowd had gathered to watch the spectacle and then a police car arrived the two officers who stepped out were white men. The three women screaming at Dahmer more black. What happened next was perhaps inevitable evitable? Dahmer calmly explained. That Kona Rock was his boyfriend. He'd had a little too much whiskey that night and he always pulled these kind of hijinks thinks when he was drunk running through the streets naked. He didn't have any identification for his boyfriend here but he provided his own correct name. I'm an address cooperating. Fully the three women kept loudly insisting that this was clearly child not a twenty year. Old Adult has dahmer claimed one of the offices replied that they should shut the hell up and stop telling him how to do his job. Con- orrock did look like he might be older. According to police records the officers and observers estimated his age is anywhere between thirteen and twenty dumber. Explain this spy saying that. Asian people quote Look Young. It's hard to tell their age. We can imagine the officers thought the same way taking a massive gamble. Dahmer invited the police back to his apartment. Maria the photos he'd taken earlier that night photos were corner. Rock was awake. Cooperative give and in his underwear in a tragic twist. Those photos would support the story that they were in a consensual relationship corner. I WanNa rock sat compliantly on the couch. While the police examined the photos his consciousness was waning and he'd stopped fighting. The officers serves accepted that this was a domestic incident and given the department's contentious history with the LGBT community. They decided it was best to stay out of it. They were about to leave. When one of the officers noticed a strange smell coming from the bedroom Tony Hughes decomposing corpse? The officer briefly poked his head into the unlocked bedroom but didn't bother to turn on the light he decided it wasn't any of his business. The pair of officers left telling Dahmer. Well you just take care of him. Within in an hour Kona Rock was dead. If the police had bothered to run a background check they would have found out that Dahmer was on probation for the sexual assault of cone. Iraq's brother but of course they did not the same day cone Iraq Iraq was killed probation officer. Donna Chester sent Dahmer for a psychiatric evaluation. The doctor concluded he had no serious mental disorders orders and wasn't a danger to himself or others. He was fooling everyone. Even as his life spiraled. Further out of control on in June thirtieth. He met twenty year old Matt. Turner after a Gay Pride Parade. Turner's head and organs ended up in dumbers freezer freezer a week later twenty-three-year-old Jeremiah. Weinberger met the same fate once again. Dahmer tried drilling a hole in his skull. L. Filling it with boiling water instead of acid. This time Weinberger lived for two days before eventually dying. His head was tossed lost in the freezer and his body was left in a bleach solution in the bathtub. Eight days after that on July Fifteenth Dahmer Are Brought Home Twenty four year old. Oliver Lacy Weinberger's body was still decomposing in the bathtub. Because Dahmer hadn't had the time time to dispose of it once lacy was subdued. He called into work and asked for a personal day. Unfortunately he'd taken so many days days off in the past year for the sake of disposing of bodies that his supervisor wouldn't take it anymore he was fired for poor attendance it. It was obvious even to Dahmer that he was in way over his head. He recalled if I'd been thinking rationally. I would've stopped. It was almost like I wanted to get to a point where it was out of my control and there was no return the very next day July Sixteenth Dahmer. Dahmer called his probation officer to apologize for missing an appointment on July tenth. He told officer Chester that he'd recently lost his job. They met on the eighteenth and Dahmer confessed that he was seriously contemplating suicide officer. Chester sent him for another psychiatric appointment that same afternoon. The doctor prescribed him and anxiety medication and made no recommendations for further action to the Probation Office on his way home from that appointment dahmer approached another man at invited him back to the apartment. He turned him down less than twenty four Hours later on July nineteenth. Dahmer picked up twenty five year old. Joseph Break Off at a bus stop due to the stress of the past couple of weeks. Jeremiah Weinberger's headless. Body was still in the bathtub. Oliver Lacy was piled on top of him and and once Joseph Brady was dead his body had to be left on the bed by July twenty first. The corpse was covered word in maggots. Dahmer woke up late tonight. twenty-second he hadn't showered in a while because of the bathtub situation leaving leaving as den of human remains. He staggered out for a beer. The property manager once again accosted him in the hallway and warned him if that's smell coming from his this unit didn't immediately he be victim. That was the least of his problems with no job. He wouldn't be able to make rent the next month anyway away. After he'd had a few beers dahmer wandered the city trying to pick up another victim. He approached met at the bus. Stop at the mall in public restrooms. uh-huh it was a Monday afternoon and no one was rearing to follow this drunk. smelly man home for fifty dollars. Eventually he gave up and sat down at the Mall Food Court with a slice of pizza and a beer at about five pm. He saw three men hanging out near the entrance and one of them he recognized could guys a few days earlier thirty two year old Tracy Edwards had encountered Dahmer at the bus stop and asked him for a cigarette. They made small small talk for a while before going their separate ways dade run into each other again a couple of days after that. This third meeting seemed like fate eight. Dahmer went over to Edward Sentence friends and started up a conversation. He told them he was bored. And he'd give them each one hundred dollars whereas if they came back to his place naturally one of them asked if sex would be involved and Dahmer said that part wouldn't be necessary. All he really wanted was to handcuff someone. Tracy took him up on the offer. The moment they got to Dahmer's apartment Tracy realized he'd made eight a mistake. There were multiple locks on both the inside and outside of the door and alarm system that had to be disengaged before they could enter inside. The living room was fairly clean and orderly but there was a terrible stench and of vaguely unsettling energy. There were artistic photos of nude men on the walls to gargoyles statues adorned the long black table in the living room. There was as an aquarium. Full of exotic fish kept in perfectly meet condition exorcist three was playing on the TV in the bedroom and and in the kitchen there were four big boxes of Miri Attic. Acid something was definitely off. Edwards wandered over to get a closer look at the fish tank. Dahmer went into the kitchen and started mixing some Roman Cokes. While his back was turned handcuffs clinked around Tracy Edwards left wrist Edwards asked what was happening. Dahmer led him into the bedroom and said I won't hurt if you if you let me handcuff you and take some pictures then. He pulled out a knife realizing how precarious the situation was Edwards decided to cooperate. He complied with the command to take off. His shirt lay. Sat down on the bed and watch the movie and the TV then Dahmer. Dahmer lowered his head Edwards chest and listened to his heartbeat. Dahmer was clearly losing his grip on reality not only did he. Fail L. to drug or fully handcuff Edwards. Before threatening him with the knife he left his unrestrained victim alone while he went to the fridge inch to grab a beer. Unsurprisingly Edwards used the opportunity to make a dash for the door. It was eleven thirty at night down the block. Milwaukee Police Officers Ralph Miller and Robert Roth were making their rounds. When they saw Edwards running down the street with a handcuff hanging from his wrist Edwards flagged on the squad car and ask them if they could remove the handcuff? He didn't tell them anything else about what had happened. His only goal was to get the handcuffs off and get out of there but when the police couldn't open the lock he begrudgingly agreed to lead them back to Dahmer's place to retrieve the key when the police leased knocked on the door Dahmer realized it was all over. He later recalled obviously a power higher than myself. Had I've been fed up with my deeds and decided it was time for me to be stopped so he stepped aside and invited them in when officer Muller stepped into the Bedroom. The first thing he noticed was the knife lying just under the edge of the bed then he he saw the open drawer full of Polaroid's of naked men upon closer inspection. Some of the photos weren't entire bodies they were severed heads and limbs and they were all taken in that same bedroom officer. Muller was standing in Muller called his partner over and showed him the pictures. Dahmer remained calm until he heard one of the officers. Mutter cuff him finally snapping back to reality reality. Dahmer began to struggle. The two officers wrestled him to the ground and slap the hand cuffs around his wrists. Officer Roth Breath kept him pinned to the floor. While Muller searched the rest of the apartment opening the fridge he saw cardboard box on the bottom shelf containing a severed head looking up from the floor. Dahmer told him for what I did and I should be dead after this will look at the aftermath of Dahmer's arrest now the conclusion of our story thirteen years after committing his first murder. Jeffrey Dahmer was is finally apprehended on July. Twenty Second Nineteen ninety-one at the age of thirty one. His killing spree had gone completely unnoticed by the Milwaukee police who didn't even realize they had a serial killer on their hands until they walked into Dahmer's the local and national media descended upon on the Oxford apartments almost immediately capturing footage is the police lugged boxes full of body parts out of the building. The scant details that lead to the press were shocking a local. TV News report described decapitated heads in a refrigerator freezer and a psychotic mass murderer who neighbors never suspected to be a killer regarding Dahmer himself they reported all we really know about him is that he is thirty one years old. Who is Jeffrey? Dahmer would be the question of the year. The Milwaukee Journal estimated that four hundred fifty reporters came to Milwaukee to cover the case many debated whether he was a man Ormond. stor comparisons to the silence of the lambs which had just been released. Six months earlier were frequent. The Associated Press went to Bath Township Township Ohio to interview everyone from his childhood neighbors to his high school. Prom date who helpfully commented. He didn't even kiss me. Good night. The Milwaukee Police came under close examination as well. The synth awesome phone. Family was horrified to learn that their missing sons remains and were found in Dahmer's apartment he'd been killed by the same men who assaulted their older son just three years earlier. Even even more horrifying was the fact that police had hand delivered the boy. Back Dahmer's doorstep after. He tried to escape due to the public uproar uproar the officers who responded to the call. We're fired but they were later reinstated. The symphonic components sued the city of Milwaukee for blatant eight misconduct and eventually one eight hundred fifty thousand dollar settlement as for the other grieving families. All they could hope for was closure and justice. The quest to identify Dahmer's victims was led by the killer himself. Once once he was taken into custody he spent two weeks dictating what his attorney called the longest confession in the history of America. His initial interview lasted from one thirty. Am to seven fifteen am in the early morning hours. After he was arrested during that time he drank four or five cups of coffee. Two cans of coke and confessed to fifteen murders. Even though police had only only charged him with ten once he'd signed a statement. He asked the detectives if they would just sit in the interview room and talk with him so so he can have a couple of cigarettes some coffee and think as to what had occurred over the next two weeks. The interrogation room became his personal snow therapy session. He confessed to more murders but he'd forgotten to mention in the first interview. He talked about his childhood. He confirmed that he knew the crimes crimes he was committing. Were wrong and that he drank excessively to try to forget the nightmare he felt he was living. He even told them about the time time he gone. Bar Hopping blacked out and bulk up Hog tied in a strange man's apartment with a candlestick in part of his body where he didn't want it to be. Nothing was off the table now. Dahmer stated that he realized it would be impossible to make amends for his crimes but that maybe by telling the truth he could start to make things right the only way he could start to change himself was to admit exactly what he had done to state that he was sorry for what he had done and to swear that he would try to change his life in the future. Naturally one has to. You wonder how sorry a serial killer can be but from the matter of fact tone of the confession and the wide range of horrific details. He shared it's hard to detect any hidden agenda. If he was trying to make himself look sympathetic he probably wouldn't have led with the fact that he'd eaten a human human bicep and if he was trying to brag he wouldn't have mentioned the countless victims that got away or shared so many embarrassing details about his personal personal life were left to assume then that Dahmer really was telling the truth or his version of it. What we get is a chillingly honest look at the thought process of a murderer even though he was aware that his crimes were horrifying? It didn't didn't seem to fully register for him on a personal level. Over the years killing had become mundane to the point. Where chipping frozen organs hands off? The bottom of the freezer fell under cleaning the fish tank on his weekend to do list his final self-assessment while speaking with a court appointed appointed psychiatrist was I should have gotten a college degree and gone into real estate and got myself an aquarium. That's what I should have done. Dahmer's frankness sets him apart from most other serial killers from Ted Bundy who denied all the charges against him until after his trial to the self-aggrandizing. btk Killer Dennis. Rader who sentencing statement was compared to an academy awards acceptance speech and `was Ella's honesty didn't win him any favors from the courts. It did add an interesting dimension to the media coverage of his case of Vanity Fair Article Muse Dahmer Distress about his crimes compounds the mystery by lifting him from the simple category of a monster who we can view from fascinated and safe distance into an uncomfortably recognizable human being this conflict coalesced on the first day of his insanity trial in January nineteen nineteen ninety two when he strode into the courtroom wearing a white button down shirt Khakis and brown suit jacket looking more like a timid mid high school teacher than a mass murderer despite believing that there was no hope for his Defense Dahmer's attorney convinced him to try an insanity sanity play for the next two weeks. A parade of psychiatrists would debate to legal questions. Did Dahmer have the capacity to appreciate appreciate the wrongfulness of his conduct and was he capable of conforming his conduct to the requirements of the law. The first question was a non-starter since Dahmer readily admitted that he knew his crimes were wrong. The real debate was whether he was capable of controlling his behavior. This is a tricky question. The fact that he kept killing even as he lost everything in the process suggest that no he wasn't able to stop himself on the other hand the nine years between his first and second murders proves that at least at one point point in time he was able to control himself for the defense. The argument was that Dahmer's violent thoughts were compulsive and without proper treatment treatment. He had no hope of controlling them permanently. Dr Fred Berlin testified that Dahmer Necrophilia was a cancer of the mind mind. He couldn't choose to have those thoughts and he couldn't stop them from coming there next expert. Dr Karl Wallstrom pointed out that Dahmer had a long history of serious mental illness which was essentially untreated leading to bizarre delusional ideas. Like using a power drill to turn a person into a Zombie by Wallstrom's analysis Dahmer's condition requires continuous treatment. And and without it he couldn't have possibly pulled himself out of his psychotic state on his own. The prosecution side The star witness was Dr Park. Dietz who had recently gained fame for consulting on John. Hinckley Juniors trial. Defense argued that even though Dahmer's necrophilic thoughts weren't a choice choice he did make a choice to give into them he said most para files never act on their paraphernalia in a criminal way. The Parasol is as free as any other human being to choose whether to commit a crime to gratify his wishes. He pointed out the premeditated. Nature of Dahmer's murderers with the exception of the first to careful planning went into every step of the process. These were not crimes of impulse or compulsion if he was has ever mentally unable to control his behavior it was because of his alcohol abuse not his necrophilia. This sounds logical. But it may not be medically correct in nineteen ninety sexologist. John Money explained that paraphernalia affects the brain's limbic system mm-hmm which is responsible for sexual drives as well as aggression. Pleasure repetitive behaviors and forming memories. While there's is no clear answer on what causes this to happen. In patients with paraphernalia and error in the brain's pathways caused sexual arousal signals. To be mixed up with other often aggressive brain signals on a neurological level this bears close resemblance to temporal lobe seizures in which a person enters an altered state of consciousness without the convulsions typically associated with seizures in that altered state a person may engage gauge activities that appear to be purposeful and voluntary but are actually involuntary. They might have no memory of what happened during the seizure or be only partially aware of what they're doing doctor. Money suggested the same thing might happen during episodes of parasitic behavior like like sexually motivated murders. This calls to mind Dahmer's first murder in which he said something just came over him. That betty couldn't control as well as the second murder of Stephen Tomi which he didn't remember at all. However this research wasn't brought up at Dahmer's trial Dr Money points out that forensic sexology is a specialization? That general forensic psychiatrists and psychologists often Kevin Arnold familiar with so instead of explaining the neurological workings of Necrophilia. These offenders are often misrepresented as being by their own choice psychopathic or sociopathic deviates. While this pair of Philip Fugu state theory doesn't excuse violent excellent behaviour morally or legally. It also doesn't help anyone to insist with no evidence that these offenders could just stop if they tried to. Dahmer tried a variety of tactics to prevent himself from killing and it's abundantly clear that they didn't work as for what else he could have done to stop himself. No one at the trial offered a suggestion. Of course this loops back around to the question of Responsibility Fugu State or no few state state. Dahmer was fully aware that what he was doing was wrong if he truly felt. He couldn't stop himself. He could have sought help by actually cooperating during his therapy sessions or even by turning himself into the police in the end even Dahmer himself agreed he was the only one to blame for his actions. On February Fifteenth Nineteen Ninety two the jury concluded that he was legally sane and guilty of fifteen counts of first degree murder. He would be tried for. Stephen Hicks murder in Ohio at a later. Date and couldn't be charged for Stephen Tommy's because none of his remains were ever found and in his final address to the court dahmer commonly accepted his fifteen life sentences. So you're on her. It is over now. This has never been a case of train to get free. I didn't ever ever want freedom. Frankly I wanNA death for myself. This was a case to tell the world that I did what I did. Not for reasons of hate. I hated no one. I knew I was sick or evil or both now. I believe I was sick. I know how much harm I have caused. I tried to do the best. I could after the arrest to make amends but no matter what I did I could not undo the terrible harm I have caused. I wanted to find out just what it was. It caused me to be so bad and evil but most of all Mr Boyle and I decided that maybe there was a way for us to tell the world that if there are people out there with these these disorders. Maybe they can get some help before they end up being hurt or hurting someone. It was a moving sentiment but in Dahmer or signature monotone. It didn't quite ring true to everyone. Once he was transferred to the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage Wisconsin He. He spent a year in solitary confinement out of fear that he'd be assaulted by his fellow inmates. That fear was proven correct in November nineteen ninety four when another prisoner beat him to death with a metal bar at just thirty four years. Old Old Dahmer's life was brief but eventful nearly two decades after his arrest he still a household name. He's been the subject of ten books. WCHS four films six documentaries a comic book and an Experimental Theatre piece that uses him as a metaphor for governmental indifference to the AIDS crisis. This media attention is a double edged sword on one hand much of it focuses on the police misconduct. Racism mm-hmm Homophobia and lack of mental health services that led to Dahmer's multi-year killing spree by bringing those issues to public attention attention. It's far more likely that we can prevent another Jeffrey Dahmer from happening on the other hand. There's a fine line between understanding understanding a criminal and glorifying them by portraying their acts of violence as fascinating and attention worthy. We unintentionally hold up the the point of view that led them to kill in the first place. That murder is a means of gaining power. It's an ironic twist. That Dahmer himself himself became a victim of murder and his killer. Christopher scarver became something of a folk hero as a result as recently as two thousand fifteen gene scarver has made international headlines with lurid new details about Dahmer's murder the cycle of violence and sensationalization keeps turning and in some ways. This podcast is a part of it but it can be argued that the benefits of understanding criminal outweighs the danger of dwelling on them. In the words of Dahmer's attorney Gerald Boyle if we can illuminate the condition which afflicts flick's people like. Jeffrey Dahmer. We might have done some little thing for humanity. Thanks for listening. If you enjoyed this episode road check out the PODCAST original serial killers which you can listen to for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream serial killers for free a on spotify. Just open the APP and type serial killers in the search bar and don't forget to follow us on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter. Here at podcast network. We'll see you next time. Dahmer is a special podcast duty. Original episode created by Max Cutler her it is executive produced by Max Cutler. Sound design by Russell Nash With Production Assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly Madden Freddie Beckley and Joel Stein nine. This episode was written by Kate. Gallagher with writing assistance by drew coal and stars. Greg Paulson and Vanessa Richardson.

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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

"Dan Do the graphic nature of this killer's crimes listener. Discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions of murder torture her sexual assault necrophilia. Cannibalism and violence against children. That some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children. Children under thirteen in May nineteen ninety-one twenty five year. Old Daemon was found strangled in his own home. At Milwaukee's he's Oxford apartments. The building had a locked entrance. So every tenant immediately became a suspect including the quiet man in unit two thirteen Jeffrey Dahmer. When dumber opened his door to see a detective on the other side he panicked? He had a closet full of skulls organs in the freezer. His latest victims flayed skin was was still soaking in a barrel of salt water. He was sure he was about to be arrested. He tried to remain calm as the detective asked him about a recent homicide. A black male mid twenties named Dean Vaughan but tension lifted. Dahmer didn't have anything to do with that murder. He gave an honest statement provided an alibi and the cop was on his way. Dahmer may not have killed his neighbor Dean Vaughan but he had already killed eleven other people and by the end of the month he would kill two two more. None of these homicides would ever be investigated by the Milwaukee Police. Hi I'm Greg pulsing Elson. And I'm Vanessa Richardson every Monday. Vincent I co host serial killers a podcast original. This is the final episode of our special on Jeffrey Free Dahmer. The Milwaukee Chemical at par cast. Were grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook look and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network. And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review. Wherever you're you're listening? It really does help. In the past two episodes we discussed Dahmer's evolution from troubled child to NECROPHILIAC murderer. After killing five men assaulting dozens more dumber spree came to a pause in nineteen eighty nine when one of his victims got aww away. He was convicted of sexual assault but in March nineteen ninety. He was released two months early. In this this episode. We'll look at the spiral of violence. That occurred while Dahmer was out on probation. We'll also look at the chance of vent that finally led to his arrest and the media spectacle that followed Jeffrey. Dahmer walked walked out of prison on March. Second nineteen ninety feeling like his actions would never have consequences in the past few years. Here's the twenty nine year old serial rapist and murderer had committed an untold number of felonies. He only ever been convicted of one and and for that he only spent ten months behind bars on daily work release nonetheless he was still technically on probation but as usual he was able to game that system as a maximum supervision. Client his probation officer. Donna Chester would typically have to make make a home visit at least once every thirty days the total number of home visits Chester made was zero Chester determined that Dahmer was a lower risk sex offender because the crime he'd been convicted of wasn't overtly violent. She submitted a request to wave home. Visits and her supervisor approved it if she had bothered to stop by his new apartment even once she would have seen evidence of overtly advertently violent crimes after his release. Dahmer moved into the Oxford apartments in central Milwaukee taking his skull box with him mm-hmm and with his own abode. He had the privacy to commit more murders than ever before in May a nine thousand nine hundred ninety just two months after his release from prison. Dahmer met thirty-three-year-old Raymond Smith Outside Club to nineteen eighteen. He offered him fifty dollars to come home with him. Within thirty minutes. Smith was drugged and strangled. Then it was time for Dahmer's new favorite hobby photography. He'd used a photo session as a ruse to lure in his previous. Es Victim thirteen-year-old some socks in Foshan Pong this time the photos fitted different purpose. He posed Smith's corpse in a variety of positions positions and took polaroid's to serve as mementos. The bodies themselves had to be disposed of pretty quickly but a picture is forever the polaroid's along with the skulls. Let him relive the experience in the time between kills regarding the skulls now that Dahmer had his own place he had his sights on a diy project he'd acquired a long black table and a statue of a griffin the mythical winged creature that often symbolizes the devil. Dahmer said he bought the Griffin because it represented how he felt evil. Once once he was done with Raymond Smith he would have to skulls to add to the display. This would be his alter a monument to his victims. He explained if I couldn't keep them there with me whole. At least I felt that I could keep their skeletons. Of course a table full of skulls goals was bound to get him in trouble so we went to the craft store and bought an off white paint to cover the skulls so they would look less realistic. If anyone asked heede say they were just props but he still had to dispose of the rest of the body his old process of using a sledgehammer chalmer to grind up. The bones wouldn't fly in an apartment complex and leaving the remains in the community. Dumpster was risky to say the least instead he bought an eighty gallon. Steel Kettle boiled the flesh and dissolved the bones with acid once it was liquefied he simply employees poured it down the toilet less than a week after Raymond. Smith's murder Dahmer was ready to kill again. His time line was escalating severely but his success rate was falling due to his own bungling incompetents in late. May Dahmer brought a victim home. Nixed the sleeping pills into a drink and accidentally took the wrong glass drugging himself instead. He woke up disoriented missing three hundred dollars and a watch on June twenty third. He tried again. twenty-seven-year-old Eddie Smith was lured in by Dahmer's claim that he was a movie v Producer. Eddie agreed to go home with him and posed for pictures. None of the photos. Dahmer took Eddie. Either dead or alive turned out well and his experimental attempts to dry the skull by heating it in the oven failed spectacularly the skull exploded and there were no relics left of the crime. Dahmer recalled that this was one of the only murderers he felt bad about because it was a waste. It was one thing to kill for a purpose even if that purpose was adding another skull to the collection but since nothing tangible had come from the murder he felt that the suffering he'd caused Eddie was all for nothing on July. Sixth came Louis Pillay. May they took photos had sex and fell asleep together all night. Dahmer kept waiting for Pineda's say he was going home. That was his cue to offer one one more drink but the moment never came penny was the first person to stay until morning and agreed to see him again. Dahmer was so surprised he let him leave in peace but he couldn't let the good one get away the next night the two met up again and went back to Dahmer's apartment. Dahmer happened to be out of sleeping pills so in a pinch. He snuck up behind play with a giant Rubber Mallet and hit him over the head in Dahmer's words. Obviously he got upset about that. Fisticuffs ensued but the men were evenly matched in strength so there was no easy winter after a few minutes. They were both worn out and agreed to a truce once. They had both calmed down. Dahmer gave a half baked excuse for why he'd hit with a mallet. panay apparently accepted the apology because the two spent the entire rest of the night eight talking at a certain point. Dahmer came to the realization that I just didn't have the ability to do him any harm at about seven. Am Penny promised. He wouldn't tell anyone what happened and Dahmer walked him to the bus stop. Penny broke that promise and went to the police but the story was so bizarre is are. They simply didn't believe him. This strange saga is telling when it comes to Dahmer's motivations and mental state at a certain point joint back when he'd killed Stephen Hicks he was motivated by loneliness. A need for a partner who wouldn't reject him and wouldn't leave. Finally a he had that in Lewis play. If they'd met a few years earlier perhaps he would have seen this as the beginning of a normal relationship. But as as biographer. Brian Masters writes by Nineteen Ninety. Dahmer was incapable of such normal reasoning because the partner was not at that that stage a person to him at all but a putative object a thing to stimulate his fantasy during the course of their night long discussion. The object gradually took on being the fantasy dissolved and Dahmer found himself face to face with a human human being. The encounter apparently threw him off his game because it was two months before he learned in another victim in early September. Twenty three year old Ernest Miller became the third skull on Dahmer Shrine. This time he also kept a few limbs and organs. Thanks for another purpose. He started with the bicep beating it with a meat tenderizer than frying it. Up in a pan of CRISCO in in a bizarre way he thought of cannibalism as honoring his victims not degrading them. Dahmer explained I suppose in an odd way it made me feel as if they were even more a part of me. This was the ultimate in togetherness. They were literally inside of him. An and in-depth. They nourished his life over the coming months. Dahmer's Fridge would fill with several more victims on September number twenty fourth. He met twenty three year old. David Thomas at the mall and offered him money to come back to his apartment and pose for photos after drugging him. Dahmer suddenly changed his mind and decided. Thomas wasn't his type but he realized Thomas would inevitably wake up and be pissed off at him so he killed him anyway. February eighteenth nineteen ninety one seventeen year old curtis straughter was approached at the bus. Stop with the same offer. By this point the routine becomes tedious. He was drugged strangled dismembered and disposed of his skull hands and genitals were kept as souvenirs April seventh nineteen year old air. Lindsey struck up a conversation with Dahmer Armor outside a local Gay Bookstore after Lindsay was strangled. Dahmer flayed the skin from his entire body and attempted to preserve it in saltwater under the experiment failed May twenty fourth thirty one year old. Tony Hughes met Dahmer Outside Club to nineteen. Tony was deaf and his two friends drove the group home from the club. He and dumber sat in the backseat scribbling notes to each other. Tony's Tony's friends dropped him off at Dahmer's apartment and never saw him again in the course of a year. Dahmer ahead killed seven people and attempted to kill several more but no one seemed to notice the wave of disappearances at least in part this was due due to the transient nature of the gay community. At the time. A bartender at a Milwaukee Gay club commented many people. Don't use their real names. They don't have close contact with their families. We have a hard time keeping track. Additionally this was during the height of the AIDS epidemic around one hundred hundred fifty Wisconsin residents died of AIDS in nineteen ninety-one and the majority of them were gay and bisexual men living in Milwaukee with so many healthy young men suddenly dropping dead. The extra disappearances didn't raise any eyebrows that's doubly true because Dahmer Congress passed seven victims were all part of the most at risk demographic for HIV. In Milwaukee Black men this was also the demographic least Michael to be investigated by the reportedly prejudiced Milwaukee police in the early ninety s of all the men. Dahmer would eventually kill all but but to were people of Color. It's hard to say what to make of this criminologist Jonathan James and John Proof found that eighty six point point eight percent of cereal sexual murderers target victims who are the same race as themselves and half of them searched for new victims who resembled pulled their previous victims so going after a wide range of white black Latino and Asian victims is highly unusual dahmer or insisted that he chose his victims based solely on attraction and opportunity since the area he lived in was heavily black his victims skewed skewed that way as well he emphatically denied any racial motivation. Although how much we can trust Jeffrey. Dahmer Word is anyone's guess. Furthermore some of Dahmer's acquaintances recalled him making racist comments in daily conversation. We can't ignore the possibility that at least on some level he mainly chose people of color because he felt less empathy for them. The race of the victims may have helped keep them under the police radar but the murders didn't escape the notice of Dahmer's neighbors during the spree of killings. The property manager confronted. Dahmer are several times about the terrible smell coming from his apartment the first time. He explained that his freezer had broken and some meat had spoiled. The story was accepted but when the smell didn't go away. Dahmer got another visit this time. He insisted that as tropical fish tank had malfunctioned and a few of the fish died. He even showed the property manager the large barrel in the closet. We're an unidentifiable mass was decomposing and Murrieta acid. Dahmer promised to get rid of the peril and he made good on that promise but that meant that after he killed Tony Hughes he had to leave the body lying out in the open been until the at the time and energy to dispose of him. Naturally this lead to more complaints about the odor this carelessness with the disposal process us was a sign that Dahmer was devolving over the coming months his crimes became more and more reckless on May twenty seventh just a few days after he killed Tony Hughes. Dahmer found his next victim outside the Grand Avenue Mall. He had no idea who the boy was but he guessed he was in his late teens and probably East Asian in heritage he was actually fourteen and Laotian Russian. His name was Kona. Rock Sim bossom pawn. The younger brother of some sock after this. We'll look Dahmer's most notorious run in with the Milwaukee Police now back to the story on Sunday may twenty seventh nineteen ninety. One Jeffrey Dahmer picked up fourteen year. Old Co oh Narok sinthasomphone at the local mall. He offered him fifty dollars to come to his apartment and posed for some photos and cone Iraq. DOC agreed he apparently didn't know that less than three years earlier his older brother Soem sock had been lured in with the exact same ruse. Some sock of course escaped before the sleeping pills kicked in leading Dahmer's arrest for sexual assault. Dahmer Armor was totally unaware that the two were related. He commented if I'd known who I was dealing with. I sure as hell wouldn't have bothered asking him back. That's that's for sure. They went back to Dahmer's apartment where Tony Hughes body was still decomposing in the bedroom. Unlike his brother Kona Rock rock fell unconscious before he realized anything was wrong then he became the next subject of an experiment. Dahmer had tried on a few view other victims with no success. The main problem with corpses is that they have to be disposed of quickly. That's why Dahmer kept photos and skulls. It's too tight him over between kills but he recalled. I didn't want to keep killing people and have nothing left except the skull. He wondered if there is a way. Eighty keep someone alive. But in permanently subdued compliant state to that end he purchased a power drill and a marinade injector once cone Iraq had passed out. Dahmer drilled a small hole into the top of his head aiming for the frontal lobe which controls all speech motor skills and decision making he then filled the whole with Murray attic acid. If all went as planned Kona rock could become something of a Zombie fully conscious but unable to communicate or physically resist at about one thirty in the morning. Uh Dahmer left the unconscious boy in the living room and went out for a beer. He planned to come back soon to check on the progress but while he was gone Kona Rock woke up. He could barely walk but he managed to stumble out of the apartment and down the street naked and disoriented most passersby by assumed. He was just drunk but eventually three women stopped to help him. He couldn't speak coherently but it was obvious he was in trouble. Just then Dahmer rounded the corner to see Kona rock talking with the women. This was bad. He hurried over and through an arm around Kerak shoulder pretending he was his drunk friend. He promised the women he take care of him and tried to drag him back to the apartment but KUNARAC fought brought back. He managed to form one coherent word. No Dahmer twisted him into a full headlock and pulled the naked Achot boy down the street as the women shouted after him pretty soon. A crowd had gathered to watch the spectacle and then a police car arrived the two officers who stepped out were white men. The three women screaming at Dahmer more black. What happened next was perhaps inevitable evitable? Dahmer calmly explained. That Kona Rock was his boyfriend. He'd had a little too much whiskey that night and he always pulled these kind of hijinks thinks when he was drunk running through the streets naked. He didn't have any identification for his boyfriend here but he provided his own correct name. I'm an address cooperating. Fully the three women kept loudly insisting that this was clearly child not a twenty year. Old Adult has dahmer claimed one of the offices replied that they should shut the hell up and stop telling him how to do his job. Con- orrock did look like he might be older. According to police records the officers and observers estimated his age is anywhere between thirteen and twenty dumber. Explain this spy saying that. Asian people quote Look Young. It's hard to tell their age. We can imagine the officers thought the same way taking a massive gamble. Dahmer invited the police back to his apartment. Maria the photos he'd taken earlier that night photos were corner. Rock was awake. Cooperative give and in his underwear in a tragic twist. Those photos would support the story that they were in a consensual relationship corner. I WanNa rock sat compliantly on the couch. While the police examined the photos his consciousness was waning and he'd stopped fighting. The officers serves accepted that this was a domestic incident and given the department's contentious history with the LGBT community. They decided it was best to stay out of it. They were about to leave. When one of the officers noticed a strange smell coming from the bedroom Tony Hughes decomposing corpse? The officer briefly poked his head into the unlocked bedroom but didn't bother to turn on the light he decided it wasn't any of his business. The pair of officers left telling Dahmer. Well you just take care of him. Within in an hour Kona Rock was dead. If the police had bothered to run a background check they would have found out that Dahmer was on probation for the sexual assault of cone. Iraq's brother but of course they did not the same day cone Iraq Iraq was killed probation officer. Donna Chester sent Dahmer for a psychiatric evaluation. The doctor concluded he had no serious mental disorders orders and wasn't a danger to himself or others. He was fooling everyone. Even as his life spiraled. Further out of control on in June thirtieth met twenty year old Matt Turner after a Gay Pride Parade Turner's head and organs ended up in dumbers freezer freezer a week later twenty-three-year-old Jeremiah. Weinberger met the same fate. Once again Dahmer tried drilling a hole in his skull. L. Filling it with boiling water instead of acid. This time Weinberger lived for two days before eventually dying. His head was tossed lost in the freezer and his body was left in a bleach solution in the bathtub. Eight days after that on July Fifteenth Dahmer Are Brought Home Twenty four year old. Oliver Lacy Weinberger's body was still decomposing in the bathtub. Because Dahmer hadn't had the time time to dispose of it once lacy was subdued. He called into work and asked for a personal day. Unfortunately he'd taken so many days days off in the past year for the sake of disposing of bodies that his supervisor wouldn't take it anymore he was fired for poor attendance it. It was obvious even to Dahmer that he was in way over his head. He recalled if I'd been thinking rationally. I would've stopped. It was almost like I wanted to get to a point where it was out of my control and there was no return the very next day July Sixteenth Dahmer. Dahmer called his probation officer to apologize for missing an appointment on July tenth. He told officer Chester that he'd recently lost his job. They met on the eighteenth and Dahmer confessed that he was seriously contemplating suicide officer. Chester sent him for another psychiatric appointment that same afternoon. The doctor prescribed him and anxiety medication and made no recommendations for further action to the Probation Office on his way home from that appointment dahmer approached another man at invited him back to the apartment. He turned him down less than twenty four Hours later on July nineteenth. Dahmer picked up twenty five year old. Joseph Break Off at a bus stop due to the stress of the past couple of weeks. Jeremiah Weinberger's headless. Body was still in the bathtub. Oliver Lacy was piled on top of him and and once Joseph Brady was dead his body had to be left on the bed by July twenty first. The corpse was covered word in maggots. Dahmer woke up late tonight. twenty-second he hadn't showered in a while because of the bathtub situation leaving leaving as den of human remains. He staggered out for a beer. The property manager once again accosted him in the hallway and warned him if that's smell coming from his this unit didn't immediately he be victim. That was the least of his problems with no job. He wouldn't be able to make rent the next month anyway away. After he'd had a few beers dahmer wandered the city trying to pick up another victim. He approached met at the bus. Stop at the mall in public restrooms. uh-huh it was a Monday afternoon and no one was rearing to follow this drunk. smelly man home for fifty dollars. Eventually he gave up and sat down at the Mall Food Court with a slice of pizza and a beer at about five pm. He saw three men hanging out near the entrance and one of them he recognized could guys a few days earlier thirty two year old Tracy Edwards had encountered Dahmer at the bus stop and asked him for a cigarette. They made small small talk for a while before going their separate ways dade run into each other again a couple of days after that. This third meeting seemed like fate eight. Dahmer went over to Edward Sentence friends and started up a conversation. He told them he was bored. And he'd give them each one hundred dollars whereas if they came back to his place naturally one of them asked if sex would be involved and Dahmer said that part wouldn't be necessary. All he really wanted was to handcuff someone. Tracy took him up on the offer. The moment they got to Dahmer's apartment Tracy realized he'd made eight a mistake. There were multiple locks on both the inside and outside of the door and alarm system that had to be disengaged before they could enter inside. The living room was fairly clean and orderly but there was a terrible stench and of vaguely unsettling energy. There were artistic photos of nude men on the walls to gargoyles statues adorned the long black table in the living room. There was as an aquarium. Full of exotic fish kept in perfectly meet condition exorcist three was playing on the TV in the bedroom and and in the kitchen there were four big boxes of Miri Attic. Acid something was definitely off. Edwards wandered over to get a closer look at the fish tank. Dahmer went into the kitchen and started mixing some Roman Cokes. While his back was turned handcuffs clinked around Tracy Edwards left wrist Edwards asked what was happening. Dahmer led him into the bedroom and said I won't hurt if you if you let me handcuff you and take some pictures then. He pulled out a knife realizing how precarious the situation was Edwards decided to cooperate. He complied with the command to take off. His shirt lay. Sat down on the bed and watch the movie and the TV then Dahmer. Dahmer lowered his head Edwards chest and listened to his heartbeat. Dahmer was clearly losing his grip on reality not only did he. Fail L. to drug or fully handcuff Edwards. Before threatening him with the knife he left his unrestrained victim alone while he went to the fridge inch to grab a beer. Unsurprisingly Edwards used the opportunity to make a dash for the door. It was eleven thirty at night down the block. Milwaukee Police Officers Ralph Miller and Robert Roth were making their rounds. When they saw Edwards running down the street with a handcuff hanging from his wrist Edwards flagged on the squad car and ask them if they could remove the handcuff? He didn't tell them anything else about what had happened. His only goal was to get the handcuffs off and get out of there but when the police couldn't open the lock he begrudgingly agreed to lead them back to Dahmer's place to retrieve the key when the police leased knocked on the door Dahmer realized it was all over. He later recalled obviously a power higher than myself. Had I've been fed up with my deeds and decided it was time for me to be stopped so he stepped aside and invited them in when officer Muller stepped into the Bedroom. The first thing he noticed was the knife lying just under the edge of the bed then he he saw the open drawer full of Polaroid's of naked men upon closer inspection. Some of the photos weren't entire bodies they were severed heads and limbs and they were all taken in that same bedroom officer. Muller was standing in Muller called his partner over and showed him the pictures. Dahmer remained calm until he heard one of the officers. Mutter cuff him finally snapping back to reality reality. Dahmer began to struggle. The two officers wrestled him to the ground and slap the hand cuffs around his wrists. Officer Roth Breath kept him pinned to the floor. While Muller searched the rest of the apartment opening the fridge he saw cardboard box on the bottom shelf containing a severed head looking up from the floor. Dahmer told him for what I did and I should be dead after this will look at the aftermath of Dahmer's arrest now the conclusion of our story thirteen years after committing his first murder. Jeffrey Dahmer was is finally apprehended on July. Twenty Second Nineteen ninety-one at the age of thirty one. His killing spree had gone completely unnoticed by the Milwaukee police who didn't even realize they had a serial killer on their hands until they walked into Dahmer's the local and national media descended upon on the Oxford apartments almost immediately capturing footage is the police lugged boxes full of body parts out of the building. The scant details that lead to the press were shocking a local. TV News report described decapitated heads in a refrigerator freezer and a psychotic mass murderer who neighbors never suspected to be a killer regarding Dahmer himself they reported all we really know about him is that he is thirty one years old. Who is Jeffrey? Dahmer would be the question of the year. The Milwaukee Journal estimated that four hundred fifty reporters came to Milwaukee to cover the case many debated whether he was a man Ormond. stor comparisons to the silence of the lambs which had just been released. Six months earlier were frequent. The Associated Press went to Bath Township Township Ohio to interview everyone from his childhood neighbors to his high school. Prom date who helpfully commented. He didn't even kiss me. Good night. The Milwaukee Police came under close examination as well. The synth awesome phone. Family was horrified to learn that their missing sons remains and were found in Dahmer's apartment he'd been killed by the same men who assaulted their older son just three years earlier. Even even more horrifying was the fact that police had hand delivered the boy. Back Dahmer's doorstep after. He tried to escape due to the public uproar uproar the officers who responded to the call. We're fired but they were later reinstated. The symphonic components sued the city of Milwaukee for blatant eight misconduct and eventually one eight hundred fifty thousand dollar settlement as for the other grieving families. All they could hope for was closure and justice. The quest to identify Dahmer's victims was led by the killer himself. Once once he was taken into custody he spent two weeks dictating what his attorney called the longest confession in the history of America. His initial interview lasted from one thirty. Am to seven fifteen am in the early morning hours. After he was arrested during that time he drank four or five cups of coffee. Two cans of coke and confessed to fifteen murders. Even though police had only only charged him with ten once he'd signed a statement. He asked the detectives if they would just sit in the interview room and talk with him so so he can have a couple of cigarettes some coffee and think as to what had occurred over the next two weeks. The interrogation room became his personal snow therapy session. He confessed to more murders but he'd forgotten to mention in the first interview. He talked about his childhood. He confirmed that he knew the crimes crimes he was committing. Were wrong and that he drank excessively to try to forget the nightmare he felt he was living. He even told them about the time time he gone. Bar Hopping blacked out and bulk up Hog tied in a strange man's apartment with a candlestick in part of his body where he didn't want it to be. Nothing was off the table now. Dahmer stated that he realized it would be impossible to make amends for his crimes but that maybe by telling the truth he could start to make things right the only way he could start to change himself was to admit exactly what he had done to state that he was sorry for what he had done and to swear that he would try to change his life in the future. Naturally one has to. You wonder how sorry a serial killer can be but from the matter of fact tone of the confession and the wide range of horrific details. He shared it's hard to detect any hidden agenda. If he was trying to make himself look sympathetic he probably wouldn't have led with the fact that he'd eaten a human human bicep and if he was trying to brag he wouldn't have mentioned the countless victims that got away or shared so many embarrassing details about his personal personal life were left to assume then that Dahmer really was telling the truth or his version of it. What we get is a chillingly honest look at the thought process of a murderer even though he was aware that his crimes were horrifying? It didn't didn't seem to fully register for him on a personal level. Over the years killing had become mundane to the point. Where chipping frozen organs hands off? The bottom of the freezer fell under cleaning the fish tank on his weekend to do list his final self-assessment while speaking with a court appointed appointed psychiatrist was I should have gotten a college degree and gone into real estate and got myself an aquarium. That's what I should have done. Dahmer's frankness sets him apart from most other serial killers from Ted Bundy who denied all the charges against him until after his trial to the self-aggrandizing. btk Killer Dennis. Rader who sentencing statement was compared to an academy awards acceptance speech and `was L. is honesty. Didn't win him any favors from the courts. It did add an interesting dimension to the media coverage of his case of Vanity Fair Article Muse Dahmer Distress about his crimes compounds the mystery by lifting him from the simple category of a monster who we can view from fascinated and safe distance into an uncomfortably recognizable. Human being this conflict coalesced on the first day of his insanity trial in January nineteen nineteen ninety two when he strode into the courtroom wearing a white button down shirt Khakis and brown suit jacket looking more like a timid mid high school teacher than a mass murderer despite believing that there was no hope for his Defense Dahmer's attorney convinced him to try an insanity sanity play for the next two weeks. A parade of psychiatrists would debate to legal questions. Did Dahmer have the capacity to appreciate appreciate the wrongfulness of his conduct and was he capable of conforming his conduct to the requirements of the law. The first question was a non-starter since Dahmer readily admitted that he knew his crimes were wrong. The real debate was whether he was capable of controlling his behavior. This is a tricky question. The fact that he kept killing even as he lost everything in the process suggest that no he wasn't able to stop himself on the other hand the nine years between his first and second murders proves that at least at one point point in time he was able to control himself for the defense. The argument was that Dahmer's violent thoughts were compulsive and without proper treatment treatment. He had no hope of controlling them permanently. Dr Fred Berlin testified that Dahmer Necrophilia was a cancer of the mind mind. He couldn't choose to have those thoughts and he couldn't stop them from coming there next expert. Dr Karl Wallstrom pointed out that Dahmer had a long history of serious mental illness which was essentially untreated leading to bizarre delusional ideas. Like using a power drill to turn a person into a Zombie by Wallstrom's analysis Dahmer's condition requires continuous treatment. And and without it he couldn't have possibly pulled himself out of his psychotic state on his own. The prosecution side The star witness was Dr Park. Dietz who had recently gained fame for consulting on John. Hinckley Juniors trial. Defense argued that even though Dahmer's necrophilic thoughts weren't a choice choice he did make a choice to give into them he said most para files never act on their paraphernalia in a criminal way. The Parasol is as free as any other human being to choose whether to commit a crime to gratify his wishes. He pointed out the premeditated. Nature of Dahmer's murderers with the exception of the first to careful planning went into every step of the process. These were not crimes of impulse or compulsion if he was has ever mentally unable to control his behavior it was because of his alcohol abuse not his necrophilia. This sounds logical. But it may not be medically correct in nineteen ninety sexologist. John Money explained that paraphernalia affects the brain's limbic system mm-hmm which is responsible for sexual drives as well as aggression. Pleasure repetitive behaviors and forming memories. While there's is no clear answer on what causes this to happen. In patients with paraphernalia an error in the brain's pathways caused sexual arousal signals to be mixed up with often aggressive brain signals on a neurological level. This bears close resemblance to temporal lobe seizures. In which a person enters an altered state of consciousness without the convulsions typically associated with seizures in that altered state a person may engage gauge activities. That appear to be purposeful and voluntary but are actually involuntary. They might have no memory of what happened during the seizure or be only partially aware of what they're doing doctor. Money suggested the same thing might happen during episodes of parasitic behavior like like sexually motivated murders. This calls to mind Dahmer's first murder in which he said something just came over him. That betty couldn't control as well as the second murder of Stephen Tomi which he didn't remember at all. However this research wasn't brought up at Dahmer's trial Dr Money points out that forensic sexology is a specialization? That general forensic psychiatrists and psychologists often Kevin Arnold familiar with so instead of explaining the neurological workings of Necrophilia. These offenders are often misrepresented as being by their own choice psychopathic or sociopathic deviates. While this pair of Philip Fugu state theory doesn't excuse violent excellent behaviour morally or legally. It also doesn't help anyone to insist with no evidence that these offenders could just stop if they tried to. Dahmer tried a variety of tactics to prevent himself from killing and it's abundantly clear that they didn't work as for what else he could have done to stop himself. No one at the trial offered a suggestion. Of course this loops back around to the question of Responsibility Fugu State or no few state state. Dahmer was fully aware that what he was doing was wrong if he truly felt. He couldn't stop himself. He could have sought help by actually cooperating during his therapy sessions or even by turning himself into the police in the end even Dahmer himself agreed he was the only one to blame for his actions. On February Fifteenth Nineteen Ninety two the jury concluded that he was legally sane and guilty of fifteen counts of first degree murder. He would be tried for. Stephen Hicks murder in Ohio at a later. Date and couldn't be charged for Stephen Tommy's because none of his remains were ever found and in his final address to the court dahmer commonly accepted his fifteen life sentences. So you're on her. It is over now. This has never been a case of train to get free. I didn't ever ever want freedom. Frankly I wanNA death for myself. This was a case to tell the world that I did what I did. Not for reasons of hate. I hated no one. I knew I was sick or evil or both now. I believe I was sick. I know how much harm I have caused. I tried to do the best. I could after the arrest to make amends but no matter what I did I could not undo the terrible harm I have caused. I wanted to find out just what it was. It caused me to be so bad and evil but most of all Mr Boyle and I decided that maybe there was a way for us to tell the world that if there are people out there with these these disorders. Maybe they can get some help before they end up being hurt or hurting someone. It was a moving sentiment but in Dahmer or signature monotone. It didn't quite ring true to everyone. Once he was transferred to the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage Wisconsin He. He spent a year in solitary confinement out of fear that he'd be assaulted by his fellow inmates. That fear was proven correct in November nineteen ninety four when another prisoner beat him to death with a metal bar at just thirty four years. Old Old Dahmer's life was brief but eventful nearly two decades after his arrest he still a household name. He's been the subject of ten books. WCHS four films six documentaries a comic book and an Experimental Theatre piece that uses him as a metaphor for governmental indifference to the AIDS crisis. This media attention is a double edged sword on one hand much of it focuses on the police misconduct. Racism mm-hmm Homophobia and lack of mental health services that led to Dahmer's multi-year killing spree by bringing those issues to public attention attention. It's far more likely that we can prevent another Jeffrey Dahmer from happening on the other hand. There's a fine line between understanding understanding a criminal and glorifying them by portraying their acts of violence as fascinating and attention worthy. We unintentionally hold up the the point of view that led them to kill in the first place. That murder is a means of gaining power. It's an ironic twist. That Dahmer himself himself became a victim of murder and his killer. Christopher scarver became something of a folk hero as a result as recently as two thousand fifteen gene scarver has made international headlines with lurid new details about Dahmer's murder the cycle of violence and sensationalization keeps turning and in some ways. This podcast is a part of it but it can be argued that the benefits of understanding criminal outweighs the danger of dwelling on them. In the words of Dahmer's attorney Gerald Boyle if we can illuminate the condition which afflicts flick's people like. Jeffrey Dahmer. We might have done some little thing for humanity. Thanks for listening. 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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

"Dan Do the graphic nature of this killer's crimes listener. Discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions of murder torture her sexual assault necrophilia. Cannibalism and violence against children. That some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children. Children under thirteen in May nineteen ninety-one twenty five year. Old Daemon was found strangled in his own home. At Milwaukee's he's Oxford apartments. The building had a locked entrance. So every tenant immediately became a suspect including the quiet man in unit two thirteen Jeffrey Dahmer. When dumber opened his door to see a detective on the other side he panicked? He had a closet full of skulls organs in the freezer. His latest victims flayed skin was was still soaking in a barrel of salt water. He was sure he was about to be arrested. He tried to remain calm as the detective asked him about a recent homicide. A black male mid twenties named Dean Vaughan but tension lifted. Dahmer didn't have anything to do with that murder. He gave an honest statement provided an alibi and the cop was on his way. Dahmer may not have killed his neighbor Dean Vaughan but he had already killed eleven other people and by the end of the month he would kill two two more. None of these homicides would ever be investigated by the Milwaukee Police. Hi I'm Greg pulsing Elson. And I'm Vanessa Richardson every Monday. Vincent I co host serial killers a podcast original. This is the final episode of our special on Jeffrey Free Dahmer. The Milwaukee Chemical at par cast. Were grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook look and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network. And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review. Wherever you're you're listening? It really does help. In the past two episodes we discussed Dahmer's evolution from troubled child to NECROPHILIAC murderer. After killing five men assaulting dozens more dumber spree came to a pause in nineteen eighty nine when one of his victims got aww away. He was convicted of sexual assault but in March nineteen ninety. He was released two months early. In this this episode. We'll look at the spiral of violence. That occurred while Dahmer was out on probation. We'll also look at the chance of vent that finally led to his arrest and the media spectacle that followed Jeffrey. Dahmer walked walked out of prison on March. Second nineteen ninety feeling like his actions would never have consequences in the past few years. Here's the twenty nine year old serial rapist and murderer had committed an untold number of felonies. He only ever been convicted of one and and for that he only spent ten months behind bars on daily work release nonetheless he was still technically on probation but as usual he was able to game that system as a maximum supervision. Client his probation officer. Donna Chester would typically have to make make a home visit at least once every thirty days the total number of home visits Chester made was zero Chester determined that Dahmer was a lower risk sex offender because the crime he'd been convicted of wasn't overtly violent. She submitted a request to wave home. Visits and her supervisor approved it if she had bothered to stop by his new apartment even once she would have seen evidence of overtly advertently violent crimes after his release. Dahmer moved into the Oxford apartments in central Milwaukee taking his skull box with him mm-hmm and with his own abode. He had the privacy to commit more murders than ever before in May a nine thousand nine hundred ninety just two months after his release from prison. Dahmer met thirty-three-year-old Raymond Smith Outside Club to nineteen eighteen. He offered him fifty dollars to come home with him. Within thirty minutes. Smith was drugged and strangled. Then it was time for Dahmer's new favorite hobby photography. He'd used a photo session as a ruse to lure in his previous. Es Victim thirteen-year-old some socks in Foshan Pong this time the photos fitted different purpose. He posed Smith's corpse in a variety of positions positions and took polaroid's to serve as mementos. The bodies themselves had to be disposed of pretty quickly but a picture is forever the polaroid's along with the skulls. Let him relive the experience in the time between kills regarding the skulls now that Dahmer had his own place he had his sights on a diy project he'd acquired a long black table and a statue of a griffin the mythical winged creature that often symbolizes the devil. Dahmer said he bought the Griffin because it represented how he felt evil. Once once he was done with Raymond Smith he would have to skulls to add to the display. This would be his alter a monument to his victims. He explained if I couldn't keep them there with me whole. At least I felt that I could keep their skeletons. Of course a table full of skulls goals was bound to get him in trouble so we went to the craft store and bought an off white paint to cover the skulls so they would look less realistic. If anyone asked heede say they were just props but he still had to dispose of the rest of the body his old process of using a sledgehammer chalmer to grind up. The bones wouldn't fly in an apartment complex and leaving the remains in the community. Dumpster was risky to say the least instead he bought an eighty gallon. Steel Kettle boiled the flesh and dissolved the bones with acid once it was liquefied he simply employees poured it down the toilet less than a week after Raymond. Smith's murder Dahmer was ready to kill again. His time line was escalating severely but his success rate was falling due to his own bungling incompetents in late. May Dahmer brought a victim home. Nixed the sleeping pills into a drink and accidentally took the wrong glass drugging himself instead. He woke up disoriented missing three hundred dollars and a watch on June twenty third. He tried again. twenty-seven-year-old Eddie Smith was lured in by Dahmer's claim that he was a movie v Producer. Eddie agreed to go home with him and posed for pictures. None of the photos. Dahmer took Eddie. Either dead or alive turned out well and his experimental attempts to dry the skull by heating it in the oven failed spectacularly the skull exploded and there were no relics left of the crime. Dahmer recalled that this was one of the only murderers he felt bad about because it was a waste. It was one thing to kill for a purpose even if that purpose was adding another skull to the collection but since nothing tangible had come from the murder he felt that the suffering he'd caused Eddie was all for nothing on July. Sixth came Louis Penny. May they took photos had sex and fell asleep together all night. Dahmer kept waiting for Pineda's say he was going home. That was his cue to offer one one more drink but the moment never came penny was the first person to stay until morning and agreed to see him again. Dahmer was so surprised he let him leave in peace but he couldn't let the good one get away the next night the two met up again and went back to Dahmer's apartment. Dahmer happened to be out of sleeping pills so in a pinch. He snuck up behind play with a giant Rubber Mallet and hit him over the head in Dahmer's words. Obviously he got upset about that. Fisticuffs ensued but the men were evenly matched in strength so there was no easy winter after a few minutes. They were both worn out and agreed to a truce once. They had both calmed down. Dahmer gave a half baked excuse for why he'd hit with a mallet. panay apparently accepted the apology because the two spent the entire rest of the night eight talking at a certain point. Dahmer came to the realization that I just didn't have the ability to do him any harm at about seven. Am Penny promised. He wouldn't tell anyone what happened and Dahmer walked him to the bus stop. Penny broke that promise and went to the police but the story was so bizarre is are. They simply didn't believe him. This strange saga is telling when it comes to Dahmer's motivations and mental state at a certain point joint back when he'd killed Stephen Hicks he was motivated by loneliness. A need for a partner who wouldn't reject him and wouldn't leave. Finally a he had that in Lewis Panay. If they'd met a few years earlier perhaps he would have seen this as the beginning of a normal relationship. But as as biographer. Brian Masters writes by Nineteen Ninety. Dahmer was incapable of such normal reasoning because the partner was not at that that stage a person to him at all but a putative object a thing to stimulate his fantasy during the course of their night long discussion. The object gradually took on being the fantasy dissolved and Dahmer found himself face to face with a human human being. The encounter apparently threw him off his game because it was two months before he learned in another victim in early September. Twenty three year old Ernest Miller became the third skull on Dahmer Shrine. This time he also kept a few limbs and organs. Thanks for another purpose. He started with the bicep beating it with a meat tenderizer than frying it. Up in a pan of CRISCO in in a bizarre way he thought of cannibalism as honoring his victims not degrading them. Dahmer explained I suppose in an odd way it made me feel as if they were even more a part of me. This was the ultimate in togetherness. They were literally inside of him. An and in-depth. They nourished his life over the coming months. Dahmer's Fridge would fill with several more victims on September number twenty fourth. He met twenty three year old. David Thomas at the mall and offered him money to come back to his apartment and pose for photos after drugging him. Dahmer suddenly changed his mind and decided. Thomas wasn't his type but he realized Thomas would inevitably wake up and be pissed off at him so he killed him anyway. February eighteenth nineteen ninety one seventeen year old curtis straughter was approached at the bus. Stop with the same offer. By this point the routine becomes tedious. He was drugged strangled dismembered and disposed of his skull hands and genitals were kept as souvenirs April seventh nineteen year old air. Lindsey struck up a conversation with Dahmer Armor outside a local Gay Bookstore after Lindsay was strangled. Dahmer flayed the skin from his entire body and attempted to preserve it in saltwater under the experiment failed May twenty fourth thirty one year old. Tony Hughes met Dahmer Outside Club to nineteen. Tony was deaf and his two friends drove the group home from the club. He and dumber sat in the backseat scribbling notes to each other. Tony's Tony's friends dropped him off at Dahmer's apartment and never saw him again in the course of a year. Dahmer ahead killed seven people and attempted to kill several more but no one seemed to notice the wave of disappearances at least in part this was due due to the transient nature of the gay community. At the time. A bartender at a Milwaukee Gay club commented many people. Don't use their real names. They don't have close contact with their families. We have a hard time keeping track. Additionally this was during the height of the AIDS epidemic around one hundred hundred fifty Wisconsin residents died of AIDS in nineteen ninety-one and the majority of them were gay and bisexual men living in Milwaukee with with so many healthy young men suddenly dropping dead. The extra disappearances didn't raise any eyebrows that's doubly true because Dahmer Congress passed seven victims were all part of the most at risk demographic for HIV. In Milwaukee Black men this was also the demographic least Michael to be investigated by the reportedly prejudiced Milwaukee police in the early ninety s of all the men. Dahmer would eventually kill all but but to were people of Color. It's hard to say what to make of this criminologist Jonathan James and John Proof found that eighty six point point eight percent of cereal sexual murderers target victims who are the same race as themselves and half of them searched for new victims who resembled pulled their previous victims so going after a wide range of white black Latino and Asian victims is highly unusual dahmer or insisted that he chose his victims based solely on attraction and opportunity since the area he lived in was heavily black his victims skewed skewed that way as well he emphatically denied any racial motivation. Although how much we can trust Jeffrey. Dahmer Word is anyone's guess. Furthermore some of Dahmer's acquaintances recalled him making racist comments in daily conversation. We can't ignore the possibility that at least on some level he mainly chose people of color because he felt less empathy for them. The race of the victims may have helped keep them under the police radar but the murders didn't escape the notice of Dahmer's neighbors during the spree of killings. The property manager confronted. Dahmer are several times about the terrible smell coming from his apartment the first time. He explained that his freezer had broken and some meat had spoiled. The story was accepted but when the smell didn't go away. Dahmer got another visit this time. He insisted that as tropical fish tank had malfunctioned and a few of the fish died. He even showed the property manager the large barrel in the closet. We're an unidentifiable mass was decomposing and Murrieta acid. Dahmer promised to get rid of the peril and he made good on that promise but that meant that after he killed Tony Hughes he had to leave the body lying out in the open been until the at the time and energy to dispose of him. Naturally this lead to more complaints about the odor this carelessness with the disposal process us was a sign that Dahmer was devolving over the coming months his crimes became more and more reckless on May twenty seventh just a few days after he killed Tony Hughes. Dahmer found his next victim outside the Grand Avenue Mall. He had no idea who the boy was but he guessed he was in his late teens and probably East Asian in heritage he was actually fourteen and Laotian Russian. His name was Kona. Rock Sim bossom pawn. The younger brother of some sock after this. We'll look at Dahmer's most notorious run in with the Milwaukee Police now back to the story on Sunday may twenty seventh nineteen ninety one. Jeffrey Dahmer picked up fourteen year. Old Co oh Narok sinthasomphone at the local mall. He offered him fifty dollars to come to his apartment and posed for some photos and cone Iraq. DOC agreed he apparently didn't know that less than three years earlier his older brother Soem sock had been lured in with the exact same ruse. Some sock of course escaped before the sleeping pills kicked in leading Dahmer's arrest for sexual assault. Dahmer Armor was totally unaware that the two were related. He commented if I'd known who I was dealing with. I sure as hell wouldn't have bothered asking him back. That's that's for sure. They went back to Dahmer's apartment where Tony Hughes body was still decomposing in the bedroom. Unlike his brother Kona Rock rock fell unconscious before he realized anything was wrong then he became the next subject of an experiment. Dahmer had tried on a few view other victims with no success. The main problem with corpses is that they have to be disposed of quickly. That's why Dahmer kept photos and skulls. It's too tight him over between kills but he recalled. I didn't want to keep killing people and have nothing left except the skull. He wondered if there is a way. Eighty keep someone alive. But in permanently subdued compliant state to that end he purchased a power drill and a marinade injector once cone Iraq had passed out. Dahmer drilled a small hole into the top of his head aiming for the frontal lobe which controls all speech motor skills and decision making he then filled the whole with Murray attic acid. If all went as planned Kona rock could become something of a Zombie fully conscious but unable to communicate or physically resist at about one thirty in the morning. Uh Dahmer left the unconscious boy in the living room and went out for a beer. He planned to come back soon to check on the progress but while he was gone Kona Rock woke up. He could barely walk but he managed to stumble out of the apartment and down the street naked and disoriented most passersby by assumed. He was just drunk but eventually three women stopped to help him. He couldn't speak coherently but it was obvious he was in trouble. Just then Dahmer rounded the corner to see Kona rock talking with the women. This was bad. He hurried over and through an arm around Kerak shoulder pretending he was his drunk friend. He promised the women he take care of him and tried to drag him back to the apartment but Kona rock fought brought back. He managed to form one coherent word. No Dahmer twisted him into a full headlock and pulled the naked Achot boy down the street as the women shouted after him pretty soon. A crowd had gathered to watch the spectacle and then a police car arrived the two officers who stepped out were white men. The three women screaming at Dahmer more black. What happened next was perhaps inevitable evitable? Dahmer calmly explained. That Kona Rock was his boyfriend. He'd had a little too much whiskey that night and he always pulled these kind of hijinks thinks when he was drunk running through the streets naked. He didn't have any identification for his boyfriend here but he provided his own correct name. I'm an address cooperating. Fully the three women kept loudly insisting that this was clearly child not a twenty year. Old Adult has dahmer claimed one of the offices replied that they should shut the hell up and stop telling him how to do his job. Con- orrock did look like he might be older. According to police records the officers and observers estimated his age is anywhere between thirteen and twenty dumber. Explain this spy saying that. Asian people quote Look Young. It's hard to tell their age. We can imagine the officers thought the same way taking a massive gamble. Dahmer invited the police back to his apartment. Maria the photos he'd taken earlier that night photos were corner. Rock was awake. Cooperative give and in his underwear in a tragic twist. Those photos would support the story that they were in a consensual relationship corner. I WanNa rock sat compliantly on the couch. While the police examined the photos his consciousness was waning and he'd stopped fighting. The officers serves accepted that this was a domestic incident and given the department's contentious history with the LGBT community. They decided it was best to stay out of it. They were about to leave. When one of the officers noticed a strange smell coming from the bedroom Tony Hughes decomposing corpse? The officer briefly poked his head into the unlocked bedroom but didn't bother to turn on the light he decided it wasn't any of his business. The pair of officers left telling Dahmer. Well you just take care of him. Within in an hour Kona Rock was dead. If the police had bothered to run a background check they would have found out that Dahmer was on probation for the sexual assault of cone. Iraq's brother but of course they did not the same day cone Iraq Iraq was killed probation officer. Donna Chester sent Dahmer for a psychiatric evaluation. The doctor concluded he had no serious mental disorders orders and wasn't a danger to himself or others. He was fooling everyone. Even as his life spiraled. Further out of control on in June thirtieth. He met twenty year old Matt. Turner after a Gay Pride Parade. Turner's head and organs ended up in dumbers freezer freezer a week later twenty-three-year-old Jeremiah. Weinberger met the same fate once again. Dahmer tried drilling a hole in his skull. L. Filling it with boiling water instead of acid. This time Weinberger lived for two days before eventually dying. His head was tossed lost in the freezer and his body was left in a bleach solution in the bathtub. Eight days after that on July Fifteenth Dahmer Are Brought Home Twenty four year old. Oliver Lacy Weinberger's body was still decomposing in the bathtub. Because Dahmer hadn't had the time time to dispose of it once lacy was subdued. He called into work and asked for a personal day. Unfortunately he'd taken so many days days off in the past year for the sake of disposing of bodies that his supervisor wouldn't take it anymore he was fired for poor attendance it. It was obvious even to Dahmer that he was in way over his head. He recalled if I'd been thinking rationally. I would've stopped. It was almost like I wanted to get to a point where it was out of my control and there was no return the very next day July Sixteenth Dahmer. Dahmer called his probation officer to apologize for missing an appointment on July tenth. He told officer Chester that he'd recently lost his job. They met on the eighteenth and Dahmer confessed that he was seriously contemplating suicide officer. Chester sent him for another psychiatric appointment that same afternoon. The doctor prescribed him and anxiety medication and made no recommendations for further action to the Probation Office on his way home from that appointment dahmer approached another mad at invited him back to the apartment. He turned him down less than twenty four hours later on July. Nineteenth Dahmer picked up twenty five year old. Joseph Break Off at a bus stop due to the stress of the past couple of weeks Jeremiah. Weinberger's headless body was still in the bathtub. Oliver Lacy was piled on top of him. And and once Joseph Brady was dead his body had to be left on the bed by July twenty first. The corpse was covered word in maggots. Dahmer woke up late tonight. twenty-second he hadn't showered in a while because of the bathtub situation leaving leaving as den of human remains. He staggered out for a beer. The property manager once again accosted him in the hallway and warned him if that's smell coming from his this unit didn't immediately he be victim. That was the least of his problems with no job. He wouldn't be able to make rent the next month anyway away. After he'd had a few beers dahmer wandered the city trying to pick up another victim. He approached met at the bus. Stop at the mall in public restrooms. uh-huh it was a Monday afternoon and no one was rearing to follow this drunk. smelly man home for fifty dollars. Eventually he gave up and sat down at the Mall Food Court with a slice of pizza and a beer at about five pm. He saw three men hanging out near the entrance and one of them he recognized could guys a few days earlier thirty two year old Tracy Edwards had encountered Dahmer at the bus stop and asked him for a cigarette. They made small small talk for a while before going their separate ways dade run into each other again a couple of days after that. This third meeting seemed like fate eight. Dahmer went over to Edward Sentence friends and started up a conversation. He told them he was bored. And he'd give them each one hundred dollars whereas if they came back to his place naturally one of them asked if sex would be involved and Dahmer said that part wouldn't be necessary. All he really wanted was to handcuff someone. Tracy took him up on the offer. The moment they got to Dahmer's apartment Tracy realized he'd made eight a mistake. There were multiple locks on both the inside and outside of the door and alarm system that had to be disengaged before they could enter inside. The living room was fairly clean and orderly but there was a terrible stench and of vaguely unsettling energy. There were artistic photos of nude men on the walls to gargoyles statues adorned the long black table in the living room. There was as an aquarium. Full of exotic fish kept in perfectly meet condition exorcist three was playing on the TV in the bedroom and and in the kitchen there were four big boxes of Miri Attic. Acid something was definitely off. Edwards wandered over to get a closer look at the fish tank. Dahmer went into the kitchen and started mixing some Roman Cokes. While his back was turned handcuffs clinked around Tracy Edwards left wrist Edwards asked what was happening. Dahmer led him into the bedroom and said I won't hurt if you if you let me handcuff you and take some pictures then. He pulled out a knife realizing how precarious the situation was Edwards decided to cooperate. He complied with the command to take off. His shirt lay. Sat down on the bed and watch the movie and the TV then Dahmer. Dahmer lowered his head Edwards chest and listened to his heartbeat. Dahmer was clearly losing his grip on reality not only did he. Fail L. to drug or fully handcuff Edwards. Before threatening him with the knife he left his unrestrained victim alone while he went to the fridge inch to grab a beer. Unsurprisingly Edwards used the opportunity to make a dash for the door. It was eleven thirty at night down the block. Milwaukee Police Officers Ralph Miller and Robert Roth were making their rounds. When they saw Edwards running down the street with a handcuff hanging from his wrist Edwards flagged on the squad car and ask them if they could remove the handcuff? He didn't tell them anything else about what had happened. His only goal was to get the handcuffs off and get out of there but when the police couldn't open the lock he begrudgingly agreed to lead them back to Dahmer's place to retrieve the key when the police leased knocked on the door Dahmer realized it was all over. He later recalled obviously a power higher than myself. Had I've been fed up with my deeds and decided it was time for me to be stopped so he stepped aside and invited them in when officer Muller stepped into the Bedroom. The first thing he noticed was the knife lying just under the edge of the bed then he he saw the open drawer full of Polaroid's of naked men upon closer inspection. Some of the photos weren't entire bodies they were severed heads and limbs and they were all taken in that same bedroom officer. Muller was standing in Muller called his partner over and showed him the pictures. Dahmer remained calm until he heard one of the officers. Mutter cuff him finally snapping back to reality reality. Dahmer began to struggle. The two officers wrestled him to the ground and slap the hand cuffs around his wrists. Officer Roth Breath kept him pinned to the floor. While Muller searched the rest of the apartment opening the fridge he saw cardboard box on the bottom shelf containing a severed head looking up from the floor. Dahmer told him for what I did and I should be dead after this will look at the aftermath of Dahmer's arrest now the conclusion of our story thirteen years after committing his first murder. Jeffrey Dahmer was is finally apprehended on July. Twenty Second Nineteen ninety-one at the age of thirty one. His killing spree had gone completely unnoticed by the Milwaukee police who didn't even realize they had a serial killer on their hands until they walked into Dahmer's the local and national media descended upon on the Oxford apartments almost immediately capturing footage is the police lugged boxes full of body parts out of the building. The scant details that lead to the press were shocking a local. TV News report described decapitated heads in a refrigerator freezer and a psychotic mass murderer who neighbors never suspected to be a killer regarding Dahmer himself they reported all we really know about him is that he is thirty one years old. Who is Jeffrey? Dahmer would be the question of the year. The Milwaukee Journal estimated that four hundred fifty reporters came to Milwaukee to cover the case many debated whether he was a man Ormond. stor comparisons to the silence of the lambs which had just been released. Six months earlier were frequent. The Associated Press went to Bath Township Township Ohio to interview everyone from his childhood neighbors to his high school. Prom date who helpfully commented. He didn't even kiss me. Good night. The Milwaukee Police came under close examination as well. The synth awesome phone. Family was horrified to learn that their missing sons remains and were found in Dahmer's apartment he'd been killed by the same men who assaulted their older son just three years earlier. Even even more horrifying was the fact that police had hand delivered the boy. Back Dahmer's doorstep after. He tried to escape due to the public uproar uproar the officers who responded to the call. We're fired but they were later reinstated. The symphonic components sued the city of Milwaukee for blatant eight misconduct and eventually one eight hundred fifty thousand dollar settlement as for the other grieving families. All they could hope for was closure and justice. The quest to identify Dahmer's victims was led by the killer himself. Once once he was taken into custody he spent two weeks dictating what his attorney called the longest confession in the history of America. His initial interview lasted from one thirty. Am to seven fifteen am in the early morning hours. After he was arrested during that time he drank four or five cups of coffee. Two cans of coke and confessed to fifteen murders. Even though police had only only charged him with ten once he'd signed a statement. He asked the detectives if they would just sit in the interview room and talk with him so so he can have a couple of cigarettes some coffee and think as to what had occurred over the next two weeks. The interrogation room became his personal snow therapy session. He confessed to more murders but he'd forgotten to mention in the first interview. He talked about his childhood. He confirmed that he knew the crimes crimes he was committing. Were wrong and that he drank excessively to try to forget the nightmare he felt he was living. He even told them about the time time he gone. Bar Hopping blacked out and bulk up Hog tied in a strange man's apartment with a candlestick in part of his body where he didn't want it to be. Nothing was off the table now. Dahmer stated that he realized it would be impossible to make amends for his crimes but that maybe by telling the truth he could start to make things right the only way he could start to change himself was to admit exactly what he had done to state that he was sorry for what he had done and to swear that he would try to change his life in the future. Naturally one has to. You wonder how sorry a serial killer can be but from the matter of fact tone of the confession and the wide range of horrific details. He shared it's hard to detect any hidden agenda. If he was trying to make himself look sympathetic he probably wouldn't have led with the fact that he'd eaten a human human bicep and if he was trying to brag he wouldn't have mentioned the countless victims that got away or shared so many embarrassing details about his personal personal life were left to assume then that Dahmer really was telling the truth or his version of it. What we get is a chillingly honest look at the thought process of a murderer even though he was aware that his crimes were horrifying? It didn't didn't seem to fully register for him on a personal level. Over the years killing had become mundane to the point. Where chipping frozen organs hands off? The bottom of the freezer fell under cleaning the fish tank on his weekend to do list his final self-assessment while speaking with a court appointed appointed psychiatrist was I should have gotten a college degree and gone into real estate and got myself an aquarium. That's what I should have done. Dahmer's frankness sets him apart from most other serial killers from Ted Bundy who denied all the charges against him until after his trial to the self-aggrandizing. btk Killer Dennis. Rader who sentencing statement was compared to an academy awards acceptance speech and `was Ella's honesty didn't win him any favors from the courts. It did add an interesting dimension to the media coverage of his case of Vanity Fair Article Muse Dahmer Distress about his crimes compounds the mystery by lifting him from the simple category of a monster who we can view from fascinated and safe distance into an uncomfortably recognizable human being this conflict coalesced on the first day of his insanity trial in January nineteen nineteen ninety two when he strode into the courtroom wearing a white button-down shirt Khakis and brown suit jacket looking more like a timid mid high school teacher than a mass murderer despite believing that there was no hope for his Defense Dahmer's attorney convinced him to try an insanity sanity play for the next two weeks. A parade of psychiatrists would debate to legal. Questions did Dahmer have the capacity to appreciate appreciate the wrongfulness of his conduct and was he capable of conforming his conduct to the requirements of the law. The first question was a non-starter since Dahmer readily admitted that he knew his crimes were wrong. The real debate was whether he was capable of controlling his behavior. This is a tricky question. The fact that he kept killing even as he lost everything in the process suggest that no he wasn't able to stop himself on the other hand the nine years between his first and second murders proves that at least at one point point in time he was able to control himself for the defense. The argument was that Dahmer's violent thoughts were compulsive and without proper treatment treatment. He had no hope of controlling them permanently. Dr Fred Berlin testified that Dahmer Necrophilia was a cancer of the mind mind. He couldn't choose to have those thoughts and he couldn't stop them from coming there next expert. Dr Karl Wallstrom pointed out that Dahmer had a long history of serious mental illness which was essentially untreated leading to bizarre delusional ideas. Like using a power drill to turn a person into a Zombie by Wallstrom's analysis Dahmer's condition requires continuous treatment. And and without it he couldn't have possibly pulled himself out of his psychotic state on his own. The prosecution side The star witness was Dr Park. Dietz who had recently gained fame for consulting on John. Hinckley Juniors trial. Defense argued that even though Dahmer's necrophilic thoughts weren't a choice choice he did make a choice to give into them he said most para files never act on their paraphernalia in a criminal way. The Parasol is as free as any other human being to choose whether to commit a crime to gratify his wishes. He pointed out the premeditated. Nature of Dahmer's murderers with the exception of the first to careful planning went into every step of the process. These were not crimes of impulse or compulsion if he was has ever mentally unable to control his behavior it was because of his alcohol abuse not his necrophilia. This sounds logical. But it may not be medically correct in nineteen ninety sexologist. John Money explained that paraphernalia affects the brain's limbic system mm-hmm which is responsible for sexual drives as well as aggression. Pleasure repetitive behaviors and forming memories. While there's is no clear answer on what causes this to happen. In patients with paraphernalia an error in the brain's pathways caused sexual arousal signals to be mixed up with often aggressive brain signals on a neurological level. This bears close resemblance to temporal lobe seizures. In which a person enters an altered state of consciousness without the convulsions typically associated with seizures in that altered state a person may engage gauge activities. That appear to be purposeful and voluntary but are actually involuntary. They might have no memory of what happened during the seizure or be only partially aware of what they're doing doctor. Money suggested the same thing might happen during episodes of parasitic behavior like like sexually motivated murders. This calls to mind Dahmer's first murder in which he said something just came over him. That betty couldn't control as well as the second murder of Stephen Tomi which he didn't remember at all. However this research wasn't brought up at Dahmer's trial Dr Money points out that forensic sexology is a specialization? That general forensic psychiatrists and psychologists often Kevin Arnold familiar with so instead of explaining the neurological workings of Necrophilia. These offenders are often misrepresented as being by their own choice psychopathic or sociopathic deviates. While this pair of Philip Fugu state theory doesn't excuse violent Alan behavior morally or legally. It also doesn't help anyone to insist with no evidence that these offenders could just stop if they tried to. Dahmer tried a variety of tactics to prevent himself from killing and it's abundantly clear that they didn't work as for what else he could have done to stop himself. No one at the trial offered a suggestion. Of course this loops back around to the question of Responsibility Fugu State or no few state state. Dahmer was fully aware that what he was doing was wrong if he truly felt. He couldn't stop himself. He could have sought help by actually cooperating during his therapy sessions or even by turning himself into the police in the end even Dahmer himself agreed he was the only one to blame for his actions. On February Fifteenth Nineteen Ninety two the jury concluded that he was legally sane and guilty of fifteen counts of first degree murder. He would be tried for. Stephen Hicks murder in Ohio at a later. Date and couldn't be charged for Stephen Tommy's because none of his remains were ever found and in his final address to the court dahmer commonly accepted his fifteen life sentences. So you're on her. It is over now. This has never been a case of train to get free. I didn't ever ever want freedom. Frankly I wanNA death for myself. This was a case to tell the world that I did what I did. Not for reasons of hate. I hated no one. I knew I was sick or evil or both now. I believe I was sick. I know how much harm I have caused. I tried to do the best. I could after the arrest to make amends but no matter what I did I could not undo the terrible harm I have caused. I wanted to find out just what it was. It caused me to be so bad and evil but most of all Mr Boyle and I decided that maybe there was a way for us to tell the world that if there are people out there with these these disorders. Maybe they can get some help before they end up being hurt or hurting someone. It was a moving sentiment but in Dahmer or signature monotone. It didn't quite ring true to everyone. Once he was transferred to the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage Wisconsin He. He spent a year in solitary confinement out of fear that he'd be assaulted by his fellow inmates. That fear was proven correct in November nineteen ninety four when another prisoner beat him to death with a metal bar at just thirty four years. Old Old Dahmer's life was brief but eventful nearly two decades after his arrest he still a household name. He's been the subject of ten books. WCHS four films six documentaries a comic book and an experimental theatre piece that uses him as a metaphor for governmental indifference to the AIDS crisis. This media attention is a double edged sword on one hand much of it focuses on the police misconduct. Racism mm-hmm Homophobia and lack of mental health services that led to Dahmer's multi-year killing spree by bringing those issues to public attention attention. It's far more likely that we can prevent another Jeffrey Dahmer from happening on the other hand. There's a fine line between understanding understanding a criminal and glorifying them by portraying their acts of violence as fascinating and attention worthy. We unintentionally hold up the the point of view that led them to kill in the first place. That murder is a means of gaining power. It's an ironic twist. That Dahmer himself himself became a victim of murder and his killer. Christopher scarver became something of a folk hero as a result as recently as two thousand fifteen gene scarver has made international headlines with lurid new details about Dahmer's murder the cycle of violence and sensationalization keeps turning and in some ways. This podcast is a part of it but it can be argued that the benefits of understanding a criminal outweighs the danger of dwelling on them. In the words of Dahmer's attorney Gerald Boyle if we can illuminate the condition which afflicts flick's people like. Jeffrey Dahmer. We might have done some little thing for humanity. Thanks for listening. If you enjoyed this episode road check out the PODCAST original serial killers which you can listen to for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream serial killers for free a on spotify. Just open the APP and type serial killers in the search bar and don't forget to follow us on facebook and instagram at podcast and twitter. Here at podcast network. We'll see you next time. Dahmer is a special podcast duty. Original episode created by Max Cutler her it is executive produced by Max Cutler. Sound design by Russell Nash With Production Assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly Madden Freddie Beckley and Joel Stein nine. This episode was written by Kate. Gallagher with writing assistance by drew coal and stars. Greg Paulson and Vanessa Richardson.

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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

"Dan Do the graphic nature of this killer's crimes listener. Discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions of murder torture her sexual assault necrophilia. Cannibalism and violence against children. That some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children. Children under thirteen in May nineteen ninety-one twenty five year. Old Daemon was found strangled in his own home. At Milwaukee's he's Oxford apartments. The building had a locked entrance. So every tenant immediately became a suspect including the quiet man in unit two thirteen Jeffrey Dahmer. When dumber opened his door to see a detective on the other side he panicked? He had a closet full of skulls organs in the freezer. His latest victims flayed skin was was still soaking in a barrel of salt water. He was sure he was about to be arrested. He tried to remain calm as the detective asked him about a recent homicide. A black male mid twenties named Dean van but tension lifted. Dahmer didn't have anything to do with that murder. He gave an honest statement provided an alibi and the cop was on his way. Dahmer may not have killed his neighbor Dean Vaughan but he had already killed eleven other people and by the end of the month he would kill two two more. None of these homicides would ever be investigated by the Milwaukee Police. Hi I'm Greg pulsing Elson. And I'm Vanessa Richardson every Monday. Vincent I co host serial killers a podcast original. This is the final episode of our special on Jeffrey Free Dahmer. The Milwaukee Chemical at par cast. Were grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook look and instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network. And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review. Wherever you're you're listening? It really does help. In the past two episodes we discussed Dahmer's evolution from troubled child to NECROPHILIAC murderer. After killing five men assaulting dozens more dumber spree came to a pause in nineteen eighty nine when one of his victims got aww away. He was convicted of sexual assault but in March nineteen ninety. He was released two months early. In this this episode. We'll look at the spiral of violence. That occurred while Dahmer was out on probation. We'll also look at the chance of vent that finally led to his arrest and the media spectacle that followed Jeffrey. Dahmer walked walked out of prison on March. Second nineteen ninety feeling like his actions would never have consequences in the past few years. Here's the twenty nine year old serial rapist and murderer had committed an untold number of felonies. He only ever been convicted of one and and for that he only spent ten months behind bars on daily work release nonetheless he was still technically on probation but as usual he was able to game that system as a maximum supervision. Client his probation officer. Donna Chester would typically have to make make a home visit at least once every thirty days the total number of home visits Chester made was zero Chester determined that Dahmer was a lower risk sex offender because the crime he'd been convicted of wasn't overtly violent. She submitted a request to wave home. Visits and her supervisor approved it if she had bothered to stop by his new apartment even once she would have seen evidence of overtly advertently violent crimes after his release. Dahmer moved into the Oxford apartments in central Milwaukee taking his skull box with him mm-hmm and with his own abode. He had the privacy to commit more murders than ever before in May a nine thousand nine hundred ninety just two months after his release from prison. Dahmer met thirty-three-year-old Raymond Smith Outside Club to nineteen eighteen. He offered him fifty dollars to come home with him. Within thirty minutes. Smith was drugged and strangled. Then it was time for Dahmer's new favorite hobby photography. He'd used a photo session as a ruse to lure in his previous. Es Victim thirteen-year-old some socks in Foshan Pong this time the photos fitted different purpose. He posed Smith's corpse in a variety of positions positions and took polaroid's to serve as mementos. The bodies themselves had to be disposed of pretty quickly but a picture is forever the polaroid's along with the skulls. Let him relive the experience in the time between kills regarding the skulls now that Dahmer had his own place he had his sights on a diy project he'd acquired a long black table and a statue of a griffin the mythical winged creature that often symbolizes the devil. Dahmer said he bought the Griffin because it represented how he felt evil. Once once he was done with Raymond Smith he would have to skulls to add to the display. This would be his alter a monument to his victims. He explained if I couldn't keep them there with me whole. At least I felt that I could keep their skeletons. Of course a table full of skulls goals was bound to get him in trouble so we went to the craft store and bought an off white paint to cover the skulls so they would look less realistic. If anyone asked heede say they were just props but he still had to dispose of the rest of the body his old process of using a sledgehammer chalmer to grind up. The bones wouldn't fly in an apartment complex and leaving the remains in the community. Dumpster was risky to say the least instead he bought an eighty gallon. Steel Kettle boiled the flesh and dissolved the bones with acid once it was liquefied he simply employees poured it down the toilet less than a week after Raymond. Smith's murder Dahmer was ready to kill again. His time line was escalating severely but his success rate was falling due to his own bungling incompetents in late. May Dahmer brought a victim home. Nixed the sleeping pills into a drink and accidentally took the wrong glass drugging himself instead. He woke up disoriented missing three hundred dollars and a watch on June twenty third. He tried again. twenty-seven-year-old Eddie Smith was lured in by Dahmer's claim that he was a movie v Producer. Eddie agreed to go home with him and posed for pictures. None of the photos. Dahmer took Eddie. Either dead or alive turned out well and his experimental attempts to dry the skull by heating it in the oven failed spectacularly the skull exploded and there were no relics left of the crime. Dahmer recalled that this was one of the only murderers he felt bad about because it was a waste. It was one thing to kill for a purpose even if that purpose was adding another skull to the collection but since nothing tangible had come from the murder he felt that the suffering he'd caused Eddie was all for nothing on July. Sixth came Louis Penny. May they took photos had sex and fell asleep together all night. Dahmer kept waiting for Pineda's say he was going home. That was his cue to offer one one more drink but the moment never came penny was the first person to stay until morning and agreed to see him again. Dahmer was so surprised he let him leave in peace but he couldn't let the good one get away the next night the two met up again and went back to Dahmer's apartment. Dahmer happened to be out of sleeping pills so in a pinch. He snuck up behind play with a giant Rubber Mallet and hit him over the head in Dahmer's words. Obviously he got upset about that. Fisticuffs ensued but the men were evenly matched in strength so there was no easy winter after a few minutes. They were both worn out and agreed to a truce once. They had both calmed down. Dahmer gave a half baked excuse for why he'd hit with a mallet. panay apparently accepted the apology because the two spent the entire rest of the night eight talking at a certain point. Dahmer came to the realization that I just didn't have the ability to do him any harm at about seven. Am Penny promised. He wouldn't tell anyone what happened and Dahmer walked him to the bus stop. Penny broke that promise and went to the police but the story was so bizarre is are. They simply didn't believe him. This strange saga is telling when it comes to Dahmer's motivations and mental state at a certain point joint back when he'd killed Stephen Hicks he was motivated by loneliness. A need for a partner who wouldn't reject him and wouldn't leave. Finally a he had that in Lewis Pillay. If they'd met a few years earlier perhaps he would have seen this as the beginning of a normal relationship. But as as biographer. Brian Masters writes by Nineteen Ninety. Dahmer was incapable of such normal reasoning because the partner was not at that that stage a person to him at all but a putative object a thing to stimulate his fantasy during the course of their night long discussion. The object gradually took on being the fantasy dissolved and Dahmer found himself face to face with a human human being. The encounter apparently threw him off his game because it was two months before he learned in another victim in early September. Twenty three year old Ernest Miller became the third skull on Dahmer Shrine. This time he also kept a few limbs and organs. Thanks for another purpose. He started with the bicep beating it with a meat tenderizer than frying it. Up in a pan of CRISCO in in a bizarre way he thought of cannibalism as honoring his victims not degrading them. Dahmer explained I suppose in an odd way it made me feel as if they were even more a part of me. This was the ultimate in togetherness. They were literally inside of him. An and in-depth. They nourished his life over the coming months. Dahmer's Fridge would fill with several more victims on September number twenty fourth. He met twenty three year old. David Thomas at the mall and offered him money to come back to his apartment and pose for photos after drugging him. Dahmer suddenly changed his mind and decided. Thomas wasn't his type but he realized Thomas would inevitably wake up and be pissed off at him so he killed him anyway. February eighteenth nineteen ninety one seventeen year old curtis straughter was approached at the bus. Stop with the same. By this point the routine becomes tedious. He was drugged strangled dismembered and disposed of his skull hands and genitals were kept as souvenirs April seventh nineteen year old air. Lindsey struck up a conversation with Dahmer Armor outside a local Gay Bookstore after Lindsay was strangled. Dahmer flayed the skin from his entire body and attempted to preserve it in saltwater under the experiment failed May twenty fourth thirty one year old. Tony Hughes met Dahmer Outside Club to nineteen. Tony was deaf and his two friends drove the group home from the club. He and dumber sat in the backseat scribbling notes to each other. Tony's Tony's friends dropped him off at Dahmer's apartment and never saw him again in the course of a year. Dahmer ahead killed seven people and attempted to kill several more but no one seemed to notice the wave of disappearances at least in part this was due due to the transient nature of the gay community. At the time. A bartender at a Milwaukee Gay club commented many people. Don't use their real names. They don't have close contact with their families. We have a hard time keeping track. Additionally this was during the height of the AIDS epidemic around one hundred hundred fifty Wisconsin residents died of AIDS in nineteen ninety-one and the majority of them were gay and bisexual men living in Milwaukee with with so many healthy young men suddenly dropping dead. The extra disappearances didn't raise any eyebrows that's doubly true because Dahmer Congress passed seven victims were all part of the most at risk demographic for HIV. In Milwaukee Black men this was also the demographic least Michael to be investigated by the reportedly prejudiced Milwaukee police in the early ninety s of all the men. Dahmer would eventually kill all but but to were people of Color. It's hard to say what to make of this criminologist Jonathan James and John Proof found that eighty six point point eight percent of cereal sexual murderers target victims who are the same race as themselves and half of them searched for new victims who resembled pulled their previous victims so going after a wide range of white black Latino and Asian victims is highly unusual dahmer or insisted that he chose his victims based solely on attraction and opportunity since the area he lived in was heavily black his victims skewed skewed that way as well he emphatically denied any racial motivation. Although how much we can trust Jeffrey. Dahmer Word is anyone's guess. Furthermore some of Dahmer's acquaintances recalled him making racist comments in daily conversation. We can't ignore the possibility that at least on some level he mainly chose people of color because he felt less empathy for them. The race of the victims may have helped keep them under the police radar but the murders didn't escape the notice of Dahmer's neighbors during the spree of killings. The property manager confronted. Dahmer are several times about the terrible smell coming from his apartment the first time. He explained that his freezer had broken and some meat had spoiled. The story was accepted but when the smell didn't go away. Dahmer got another visit this time. He insisted that as tropical fish tank had malfunctioned and a few of the fish died. He even showed the property manager the large barrel in the closet. We're an unidentifiable mass was decomposing and Murrieta acid. Dahmer promised to get rid of the peril and he made good on that promise but that meant that after he killed Tony Hughes he had to leave the body lying out in the open been until the at the time and energy to dispose of him. Naturally this lead to more complaints about the odor this carelessness with the disposal process us was a sign that Dahmer was devolving over the coming months his crimes became more and more reckless on May twenty seventh just a few days after he killed Tony Hughes. Dahmer found his next victim outside the Grand Avenue Mall. He had no idea who the boy was but he guessed he was in his late teens and probably East Asian in heritage he was actually fourteen and Laotian Russian. His name was Kona. Rock Sim bossom pawn. The younger brother of some sock after this. We'll look Dahmer's most notorious run in with the Milwaukee Police now back to the story on Sunday may twenty seventh nineteen ninety. One Jeffrey Dahmer picked up fourteen year. Old Co oh Narok sinthasomphone at the local mall. He offered him fifty dollars to come to his apartment and posed for some photos and cone Iraq. DOC agreed he apparently didn't know that less than three years earlier his older brother Soem sock had been lured in with the exact same ruse. Some sock of course escaped before the sleeping pills kicked in leading Dahmer's arrest for sexual assault. Dahmer Armor was totally unaware that the two were related. He commented if I'd known who I was dealing with. I sure as hell wouldn't have bothered asking him back. That's that's for sure. They went back to Dahmer's apartment where Tony Hughes body was still decomposing in the bedroom. Unlike his brother Kona Rock rock fell unconscious before he realized anything was wrong then he became the next subject of an experiment. Dahmer had tried on a few view other victims with no success. The main problem with corpses is that they have to be disposed of quickly. That's why Dahmer kept photos and skulls. It's too tight him over between kills but he recalled. I didn't want to keep killing people and have nothing left except the skull. He wondered if there is a way. Eighty keep someone alive. But in permanently subdued compliant state to that end he purchased a power drill and a marinade injector once cone Iraq had passed out. Dahmer drilled a small hole into the top of his head aiming for the frontal lobe which controls all speech motor skills and decision making he then filled the whole with Murray attic acid. If all went as planned Kona rock could become something of a Zombie fully conscious but unable to communicate or physically resist at about one thirty in the morning. Uh Dahmer left the unconscious boy in the living room and went out for a beer. He planned to come back soon to check on the progress but while he was gone Kona Rock woke up. He could barely walk but he managed to stumble out of the apartment and down the street naked and disoriented most passersby by assumed. He was just drunk but eventually three women stopped to help him. He couldn't speak coherently but it was obvious he was in trouble. Just then Dahmer rounded the corner to see Kona rock talking with the women. This was bad. He hurried over and through an arm around Kerak shoulder pretending he was his drunk friend. He promised the women he take care of him and tried to drag him back to the apartment but KUNARAC fought brought back. He managed to form one coherent word. No Dahmer twisted him into a full headlock and pulled the naked Achot boy down the street as the women shouted after him pretty soon. A crowd had gathered to watch the spectacle and then a police car arrived the two officers who stepped out were white men. The three women screaming at Dahmer more black. What happened next was perhaps inevitable evitable? Dahmer calmly explained. That Kona Rock was his boyfriend. He'd had a little too much whiskey that night and he always pulled these kind of hijinks thinks when he was drunk running through the streets naked. He didn't have any identification for his boyfriend here but he provided his own correct name. I'm an address cooperating. Fully the three women kept loudly insisting that this was clearly child not a twenty year. Old Adult has dahmer claimed one of the offices replied that they should shut the hell up and stop telling him how to do his job. Con- orrock did look like he might be older. According to police records the officers and observers estimated his age is anywhere between thirteen and twenty dumber. Explain this spy saying that. Asian people quote Look Young. It's hard to tell their age. We can imagine the officers thought the same way taking a massive gamble. Dahmer invited the police back to his apartment. Maria the photos he'd taken earlier that night photos were corner. Rock was awake. Cooperative give and in his underwear in a tragic twist. Those photos would support the story that they were in a consensual relationship corner. I WanNa rock sat compliantly on the couch. While the police examined the photos his consciousness was waning and he'd stopped fighting. The officers serves accepted that this was a domestic incident and given the department's contentious history with the LGBT community. They decided it was best to stay out of it. They were about to leave. When one of the officers noticed a strange smell coming from the bedroom Tony Hughes decomposing corpse? The officer briefly poked his head into the unlocked bedroom but didn't bother to turn on the light he decided it wasn't any of his business. The pair of officers left telling Dahmer. Well you just take care of him. Within in an hour Kona Rock was dead. If the police had bothered to run a background check they would have found out that Dahmer was on probation for the sexual assault of cone. Iraq's brother but of course they did not the same day cone Iraq Iraq was killed probation officer. Donna Chester sent Dahmer for a psychiatric evaluation. The doctor concluded he had no serious mental disorders orders and wasn't a danger to himself or others. He was fooling everyone. Even as his life spiraled. Further out of control on in June thirtieth. He met twenty year old Matt. Turner after a Gay Pride Parade. Turner's head and organs ended up in dumbers freezer freezer a week later twenty-three-year-old Jeremiah. Weinberger met the same fate once again. Dahmer tried drilling a hole in his skull. L. Filling it with boiling water instead of acid. This time Weinberger lived for two days before eventually dying. His head was tossed lost in the freezer and his body was left in a bleach solution in the bathtub. Eight days after that on July Fifteenth Dahmer Are Brought Home Twenty four year old. Oliver Lacy Weinberger's body was still decomposing in the bathtub. Because Dahmer hadn't had the time time to dispose of it once lacy was subdued. He called into work and asked for a personal day. Unfortunately he'd taken so many days days off in the past year for the sake of disposing of bodies that his supervisor wouldn't take it anymore he was fired for poor attendance it. It was obvious even to Dahmer that he was in way over his head. He recalled if I'd been thinking rationally. I would've stopped. It was almost like I wanted to get to a point where it was out of my control and there was no return the very next day July Sixteenth Dahmer. Dahmer called his probation officer to apologize for missing an appointment on July tenth. He told officer Chester that he'd recently lost his job. They met on the eighteenth and Dahmer confessed that he was seriously contemplating suicide officer. Chester sent him for another psychiatric appointment that same afternoon. The doctor prescribed him and anxiety medication and made no recommendations for further action to the Probation Office on his way home from that appointment dahmer approached another man at invited him back to the apartment. He turned him down less than twenty four Hours later on July nineteenth. Dahmer picked up twenty five year old. Joseph Break Off at a bus stop due to the stress of the past couple of weeks. Jeremiah Weinberger's headless. Body was still in the bathtub. Oliver Lacy was piled on top of him and and once Joseph Brady was dead his body had to be left on the bed by July twenty first. The corpse was covered word in maggots. Dahmer woke up late tonight. twenty-second he hadn't showered in a while because of the bathtub situation leaving leaving as den of human remains. He staggered out for a beer. The property manager once again accosted him in the hallway and warned him if that's smell coming from his this unit didn't immediately he be victim. That was the least of his problems with no job. He wouldn't be able to make rent the next month anyway away. After he'd had a few beers dahmer wandered the city trying to pick up another victim. He approached met at the bus. Stop at the mall in public restrooms. uh-huh it was a Monday afternoon and no one was rearing to follow this drunk. smelly man home for fifty dollars. Eventually he gave up and sat down at the Mall Food Court with a slice of pizza and a beer at about five pm. He saw three men hanging out near the entrance and one of them he recognized could guys a few days earlier thirty two year old Tracy Edwards had encountered Dahmer at the bus stop and asked him for a cigarette. They made small small talk for a while before going their separate ways dade run into each other again a couple of days after that. This third meeting seemed like fate eight. Dahmer went over to Edward Sentence friends and started up a conversation. He told them he was bored. And he'd give them each one hundred dollars whereas if they came back to his place naturally one of them asked if sex would be involved and Dahmer said that part wouldn't be necessary. All he really wanted was to handcuff someone. Tracy took him up on the offer. The moment they got to Dahmer's apartment Tracy realized he'd made eight a mistake. There were multiple locks on both the inside and outside of the door and alarm system that had to be disengaged before they could enter inside. The living room was fairly clean and orderly but there was a terrible stench and of vaguely unsettling energy. There were artistic photos of nude men on the walls to gargoyles statues adorned the long black table in the living room. There was as an aquarium. Full of exotic fish kept in perfectly meet condition exorcist three was playing on the TV in the bedroom and and in the kitchen there were four big boxes of Miri Attic. Acid something was definitely off. Edwards wandered over to get a closer look at the fish tank. Dahmer went into the kitchen and started mixing some Roman Cokes. While his back was turned handcuffs clinked around Tracy Edwards left wrist Edwards asked what was happening. Dahmer led him into the bedroom and said I won't hurt if you if you let me handcuff you and take some pictures then. He pulled out a knife realizing how precarious the situation was Edwards decided to cooperate. He complied with the command to take off. His shirt lay. Sat down on the bed and watch the movie and the TV then Dahmer. Dahmer lowered his head Edwards chest and listened to his heartbeat. Dahmer was clearly losing his grip on reality not only did he. Fail L. to drug or fully handcuff Edwards. Before threatening him with the knife he left his unrestrained victim alone while he went to the fridge inch to grab a beer. Unsurprisingly Edwards used the opportunity to make a dash for the door. It was eleven thirty at night down the block. Milwaukee Police Officers Ralph Miller and Robert Roth were making their rounds. When they saw Edwards running down the street with a handcuff hanging from his wrist Edwards flagged on the squad car and ask them if they could remove the handcuff? He didn't tell them anything else about what had happened. His only goal was to get the handcuffs off and get out of there but when the police couldn't open the lock he begrudgingly agreed to lead them back to Dahmer's place to retrieve the key when the police leased knocked on the door Dahmer realized it was all over. He later recalled obviously a power higher than myself. Had I've been fed up with my deeds and decided it was time for me to be stopped so he stepped aside and invited them in when officer Muller stepped into the Bedroom. The first thing he noticed was the knife lying just under the edge of the bed then he he saw the open drawer full of Polaroid's of naked men upon closer inspection. Some of the photos weren't entire bodies they were severed heads and limbs and they were all taken in that same bedroom officer. Muller was standing in Muller called his partner over and showed him the pictures. Dahmer remained calm until he heard one of the officers. Mutter cuff him finally snapping back to reality reality. Dahmer began to struggle. The two officers wrestled him to the ground and slap the hand cuffs around his wrists. Officer Roth Breath kept him pinned to the floor. While Muller searched the rest of the apartment opening the fridge he saw cardboard box on the bottom shelf containing a severed head looking up from the floor. Dahmer told him for what I did and I should be dead after this will look at the aftermath of Dahmer's arrest now the conclusion of our story thirteen years after committing his first murder. Jeffrey Dahmer was is finally apprehended on July. Twenty Second Nineteen ninety-one at the age of thirty one. His killing spree had gone completely unnoticed by the Milwaukee police who didn't even realize they had a serial killer on their hands until they walked into Dahmer's the local and national media descended upon on the Oxford apartments almost immediately capturing footage is the police lugged boxes full of body parts out of the building. The scant details that lead to the press were shocking a local. TV News report described decapitated heads in a refrigerator freezer and a psychotic mass murderer who neighbors never suspected to be a killer regarding Dahmer himself they reported all we really know about him is that he is thirty one years old. Who is Jeffrey? Dahmer would be the question of the year. The Milwaukee Journal estimated that four hundred fifty reporters came to Milwaukee to cover the case many debated whether he was a man Ormond. stor comparisons to the silence of the lambs which had just been released. Six months earlier were frequent. The Associated Press went to Bath Township Township Ohio to interview everyone from his childhood neighbors to his high school. Prom date who helpfully commented. He didn't even kiss me. Good night. The Milwaukee Police came under close examination as well. The synth awesome phone. Family was horrified to learn that their missing sons remains and were found in Dahmer's apartment he'd been killed by the same men who assaulted their older son just three years earlier. Even even more horrifying was the fact that police had hand delivered the boy. Back Dahmer's doorstep after. He tried to escape due to the public uproar uproar the officers who responded to the call. We're fired but they were later reinstated. The symphonic components sued the city of Milwaukee for blatant eight misconduct and eventually one eight hundred fifty thousand dollar settlement as for the other grieving families. All they could hope for was closure and justice. The quest to identify Dahmer's victims was led by the killer himself. Once once he was taken into custody he spent two weeks dictating what his attorney called the longest confession in the history of America. His initial interview lasted from one thirty. Am to seven fifteen am in the early morning hours. After he was arrested during that time he drank four or five cups of coffee. Two cans of coke and confessed to fifteen murders. Even though police had only only charged him with ten once he'd signed a statement. He asked the detectives if they would just sit in the interview room and talk with him so so he can have a couple of cigarettes some coffee and think as to what had occurred over the next two weeks. The interrogation room became his personal snow therapy session. He confessed to more murders but he'd forgotten to mention in the first interview. He talked about his childhood. He confirmed that he knew the crimes crimes he was committing. Were wrong and that he drank excessively to try to forget the nightmare he felt he was living. He even told them about the time time he gone. Bar Hopping blacked out and bulk up Hog tied in a strange man's apartment with a candlestick in part of his body where he didn't want it to be. Nothing was off the table now. Dahmer stated that he realized it would be impossible to make amends for his crimes but that maybe by telling the truth he could start to make things right the only way he could start to change himself was to admit exactly what he had done to state that he was sorry for what he had done and to swear that he would try to change his life in the future. Naturally one has to wonder how sorry a serial killer can be but from the matter of fact tone of the confession and the wide range of horrific details he shared. It's hard to detect any hidden agenda. If he was trying to make himself look sympathetic he probably wouldn't have led with the fact that he'd eaten a human human bicep and if he was trying to brag he wouldn't have mentioned the countless victims that got away or shared so many embarrassing details about his personal personal life were left to assume then that Dahmer really was telling the truth or his version of it. What we get is a chillingly honest look at the thought process of a murderer even though he was aware that his crimes were horrifying? It didn't didn't seem to fully register for him on a personal level. Over the years killing had become mundane to the point. Where chipping frozen organs hands off? The bottom of the freezer fell under cleaning the fish tank on his weekend to do list his final self-assessment while speaking with a court appointed appointed psychiatrist was I should have gotten a college degree and gone into real estate and got myself an aquarium. That's what I should have done. Dahmer's frankness sets him apart from most other serial killers from Ted Bundy who denied all the charges against him until after his trial to the self-aggrandizing. btk Killer Dennis. Rader who sentencing statement was compared to an Academy Awards acceptance speech and while Ella's honesty didn't win him any favors from the courts. It did add an interesting dimension to the media coverage of his case of Vanity Fair Article Muse Dahmer Distress about his crimes compounds the mystery by lifting him from the simple category of a monster who we can view from fascinated and safe distance into an uncomfortably recognizable human being this conflict coalesced on the first day of his insanity trial in January nineteen nineteen ninety two when he strode into the courtroom wearing a white button down shirt Khakis and brown suit jacket looking more like a timid mid high school teacher than a mass murderer despite believing that there was no hope for his Defense Dahmer's attorney convinced him to try an insanity sanity play for the next two weeks. A parade of psychiatrists would debate to legal questions. Did Dahmer have the capacity to appreciate appreciate the wrongfulness of his conduct and was he capable of conforming his conduct to the requirements of the law. The first question was a non-starter since Dahmer readily admitted that he knew his crimes were wrong. The real debate was whether he was capable of controlling his behavior. This is a tricky question. The fact that he kept killing even as he lost everything in the process suggest that no he wasn't able to stop himself on the other hand the nine years between his first and second murders proves that at least at one point point in time he was able to control himself for the defense. The argument was that Dahmer's violent thoughts were compulsive and without proper treatment treatment. He had no hope of controlling them permanently. Dr Fred Berlin testified that Dahmer Necrophilia was a cancer of the mind mind. He couldn't choose to have those thoughts and he couldn't stop them from coming there next expert. Dr Karl Wallstrom pointed out that Dahmer had a long history of serious mental illness which was essentially untreated leading to bizarre delusional ideas. Like using a power drill to turn a person into a Zombie by Wallstrom's analysis Dahmer's condition requires continuous treatment. And and without it he couldn't have possibly pulled himself out of his psychotic state on his own. The prosecution side The star witness was Dr Park. Dietz who had recently gained fame for consulting on John. Hinckley Juniors trial. Defense argued that even though Dahmer's necrophilic thoughts weren't a choice choice he did make a choice to give into them he said most para files never act on their paraphernalia in a criminal way. The Parasol is as free as any other human being to choose whether to commit a crime to gratify his wishes. He pointed out the premeditated. Nature of Dahmer's murderers with the exception of the first to careful planning went into every step of the process. These were not crimes of impulse or compulsion if he was has ever mentally unable to control his behavior it was because of his alcohol abuse not his necrophilia. This sounds logical. But it may not be medically correct in nineteen ninety sexologist. John Money explained that paraphernalia affects the brain's limbic system mm-hmm which is responsible for sexual drives as well as aggression. Pleasure repetitive behaviors and forming memories. While there's is no clear answer on what causes this to happen. In patients with paraphernalia an error in the brain's pathways caused sexual arousal signals to be mixed up with often aggressive brain signals on a neurological level. This bears close resemblance to temporal lobe seizures. In which a person enters an altered state of consciousness without the convulsions typically associated with seizures in that altered state a person may engage gauge activities. That appear to be purposeful and voluntary but are actually involuntary. They might have no memory of what happened during the seizure or be only partially aware of what they're doing doctor. Money suggested the same thing might happen during episodes of parasitic behavior like like sexually motivated murders. This calls to mind Dahmer's first murder in which he said something just came over him. That betty couldn't control as well as the second murder of Stephen Tomi which he didn't remember at all. However this research wasn't brought up at Dahmer's trial Dr Money points out that forensic sexology is a specialization? That general forensic psychiatrists and psychologists often Kevin Arnold familiar with so instead of explaining the neurological workings of Necrophilia. These offenders are often misrepresented as being by their own choice psychopathic or sociopathic deviates. While this pair of Philip Fugu state theory doesn't excuse violent excellent behaviour morally or legally. It also doesn't help anyone to insist with no evidence that these offenders could just stop if they tried to. Dahmer tried a variety of tactics to prevent himself from killing and it's abundantly clear that they didn't work as for what else he could have done to stop himself. No one at the trial offered a suggestion. Of course this loops back around to the question of Responsibility Fugu State or no few state state. Dahmer was fully aware that what he was doing was wrong if he truly felt. He couldn't stop himself. He could have sought help by actually cooperating during his therapy sessions or even by turning himself into the police in the end even Dahmer himself agreed he was the only one to blame for his actions. On February Fifteenth Nineteen Ninety two the jury concluded that he was legally sane and guilty of fifteen counts of first degree murder. He would be tried for. Stephen Hicks murder in Ohio at a later. Date and couldn't be charged for Stephen Tommy's because none of his remains were ever found and in his final address to the court dahmer commonly accepted his fifteen life sentences. So you're on her. It is over now. This has never been a case of train to get free. I didn't ever ever want freedom. Frankly I wanNA death for myself. This was a case to tell the world that I did what I did. Not for reasons of hate. I hated no one. I knew I was sick or evil or both now. I believe I was sick. I know how much harm I have caused. I tried to do the best. I could after the arrest to make amends but no matter what I did I could not undo the terrible harm I have caused. I wanted to find out just what it was. It caused me to be so bad and evil but most of all Mr Boyle and I decided that maybe there was a way for us to tell the world that if there are people out there with these these disorders. Maybe they can get some help before they end up being hurt or hurting someone. It was a moving sentiment but in Dahmer for signature monotone. It didn't quite ring true to everyone. Once he was transferred to the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage Wisconsin He. He spent a year in solitary confinement out of fear that he'd be assaulted by his fellow inmates. That fear was proven correct in November nineteen ninety four when another prisoner beat him to death with a metal bar at just thirty four years. Old Old Dahmer's life was brief but eventful nearly two decades after his arrest he still a household name. He's been the subject of ten books. WCHS four films six documentaries a comic book and an Experimental Theatre piece that uses him as a metaphor for governmental indifference to the AIDS crisis. This media attention is a double edged sword on one hand much of it focuses on the police misconduct. Racism mm-hmm Homophobia and lack of mental health services that led to Dahmer's multi-year killing spree by bringing those issues to public attention attention. It's far more likely that we can prevent another Jeffrey Dahmer from happening on the other hand. There's a fine line between understanding understanding a criminal and glorifying them by portraying their acts of violence as fascinating and attention worthy. We unintentionally hold up the the point of view that led them to kill in the first place. That murder is a means of gaining power. It's an ironic twist. That Dahmer himself himself became a victim of murder and his killer. Christopher scarver became something of a folk hero as a result as recently as two thousand fifteen gene scarver has made international headlines with lurid new details about Dahmer's murder the cycle of violence and sensationalization keeps turning and in some ways. This podcast is a part of it but it can be argued that the benefits of understanding criminal outweighs the danger of dwelling on them. In the words of Dahmer's attorney Gerald Boyle if we can illuminate the condition which afflicts flick's people like. Jeffrey Dahmer. We might have done some little thing for humanity. Thanks for listening. If you enjoyed this episode road check out the PODCAST original serial killers which you can listen to for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream serial killers for free a on spotify. Just open the APP and type serial killers in the search bar and don't forget to follow us on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter. Here at podcast network next time. Dahmer is a special podcast duty. Original episode created by Max Cutler her it is executive produced by Max Cutler. Sound design by Russell Nash With Production Assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly Madden Freddie Beckley and Joel Stein nine. This episode was written by Kate. Gallagher with writing assistance by drew coal and stars. Greg Paulson and Vanessa Richardson.

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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

"Dan Do the graphic nature of this killer's crimes listener. Discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions of murder torture her sexual assault necrophilia. Cannibalism and violence against children. That some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children. Children under thirteen in May nineteen ninety-one twenty five year. Old Daemon was found strangled in his own home. At Milwaukee's he's Oxford apartments. The building had a locked entrance. So every tenant immediately became a suspect including the quiet man in unit two thirteen Jeffrey Dahmer. When dumber opened his door to see a detective on the other side he panicked? He had a closet full of skulls organs in the freezer. His latest victims flayed skin was was still soaking in a barrel of salt water. He was sure he was about to be arrested. He tried to remain calm as the detective asked him about a recent homicide. A black male mid twenties named Dean Vaughan but tension lifted. Dahmer didn't have anything to do with that murder. He gave an honest statement provided an alibi and the cop was on his way. Dahmer may not have killed his neighbor Dean Vaughan but he had already killed eleven other people and by the end of the month he would kill two two more. None of these homicides would ever be investigated by the Milwaukee Police. Hi I'm Greg pulsing Elson. And I'm Vanessa Richardson every Monday. Vincent I co host serial killers a podcast original. This is the final episode of our special on Jeffrey Free Dahmer. The Milwaukee Chemical at par cast. Were grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook look and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network. And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review. Wherever you're you're listening? It really does help. In the past two episodes we discussed Dahmer's evolution from troubled child to NECROPHILIAC murderer. After killing five men assaulting dozens more dumber spree came to a pause in nineteen eighty nine when one of his victims got aww away. He was convicted of sexual assault but in March nineteen ninety. He was released two months early. In this this episode. We'll look at the spiral of violence. That occurred while Dahmer was out on probation. We'll also look at the chance of vent that finally led to his arrest and the media spectacle that followed Jeffrey. Dahmer walked walked out of prison on March. Second nineteen ninety feeling like his actions would never have consequences in the past few years. Here's the twenty nine year old serial rapist and murderer had committed an untold number of felonies. He only ever been convicted of one and and for that he only spent ten months behind bars on daily work release nonetheless he was still technically on probation but as usual he was able to game that system as a maximum supervision. Client his probation officer. Donna Chester would typically have to make make a home visit at least once every thirty days the total number of home visits Chester made was zero Chester determined that Dahmer was a lower risk sex offender because the crime he'd been convicted of wasn't overtly violent. She submitted a request to wave home. Visits and her supervisor approved it if she had bothered to stop by his new apartment even once she would have seen evidence of overtly advertently violent crimes after his release. Dahmer moved into the Oxford apartments in central Milwaukee taking his skull box with him mm-hmm and with his own abode. He had the privacy to commit more murders than ever before in May a nine thousand nine hundred ninety just two months after his release from prison. Dahmer met thirty-three-year-old Raymond Smith Outside Club to nineteen eighteen. He offered him fifty dollars to come home with him. Within thirty minutes. Smith was drugged and strangled. Then it was time for Dahmer's new favorite hobby photography. He'd used a photo session as a ruse to lure in his previous. Es Victim thirteen-year-old some socks in Foshan Pong this time the photos fitted different purpose. He posed Smith's corpse in a variety of positions positions and took polaroid's to serve as mementos. The bodies themselves had to be disposed of pretty quickly but a picture is forever the polaroid's along with the skulls. Let him relive the experience in the time between kills regarding the skulls now that Dahmer had his own place he had his sights on a diy project he'd acquired a long black table and a statue of a griffin the mythical winged creature that often symbolizes the devil. Dahmer said he bought the Griffin because it represented how he felt evil. Once once he was done with Raymond Smith he would have to skulls to add to the display. This would be his alter a monument to his victims. He explained if I couldn't keep them there with me whole. At least I felt that I could keep their skeletons. Of course a table full of skulls goals was bound to get him in trouble so we went to the craft store and bought an off white paint to cover the skulls so they would look less realistic. If anyone asked heede say they were just props but he still had to dispose of the rest of the body his old process of using a sledgehammer chalmer to grind up. The bones wouldn't fly in an apartment complex and leaving the remains in the community. Dumpster was risky to say the least instead he bought an eighty gallon. Steel Kettle boiled the flesh and dissolved the bones with acid once it was liquefied he simply employees poured it down the toilet less than a week after Raymond. Smith's murder Dahmer was ready to kill again. His time line was escalating severely but his success rate was falling due to his own bungling incompetents in late. May Dahmer brought a victim home. Nixed the sleeping pills into a drink and accidentally took the wrong glass drugging himself instead. He woke up disoriented missing three hundred dollars and a watch on June twenty third. He tried again. twenty-seven-year-old Eddie Smith was lured in by Dahmer's claim that he was a movie v Producer. Eddie agreed to go home with him and posed for pictures. None of the photos. Dahmer took Eddie. Either dead or alive turned out well and his experimental attempts to dry the skull by heating it in the oven failed spectacularly the skull exploded and there were no relics left of the crime. Dahmer recalled that this was one of the only murderers he felt bad about because it was a waste. It was one thing to kill for a purpose even if that purpose was adding another skull to the collection but since nothing tangible had come from the murder he felt that the suffering he'd caused Eddie was all for nothing on July. Sixth came Louis Penny. May they took photos had sex and fell asleep together all night. Dahmer kept waiting for Pineda's say he was going home. That was his cue to offer one one more drink but the moment never came penny was the first person to stay until morning and agreed to see him again. Dahmer was so surprised he let him leave in peace but he couldn't let the good one get away the next night the two met up again and went back to Dahmer's apartment. Dahmer happened to be out of sleeping pills so in a pinch. He snuck up behind play with a giant Rubber Mallet and hit him over the head in Dahmer's words. Obviously he got upset about that. Fisticuffs ensued but the men were evenly matched in strength so there was no easy winter after a few minutes. They were both worn out and agreed to a truce once. They had both calmed down. Dahmer gave a half baked excuse for why he'd hit with a mallet. panay apparently accepted the apology because the two spent the entire rest of the night eight talking at a certain point. Dahmer came to the realization that I just didn't have the ability to do him any harm at about seven. Am Penny promised. He wouldn't tell anyone what happened and Dahmer walked him to the bus stop. Penny broke that promise and went to the police but the story was so bizarre is are. They simply didn't believe him. This strange saga is telling when it comes to Dahmer's motivations and mental state at a certain point joint back when he'd killed Stephen Hicks he was motivated by loneliness. A need for a partner who wouldn't reject him and wouldn't leave. Finally a he had that in Lewis Pele. If they'd met a few years earlier perhaps he would have seen this as the beginning of a normal relationship. But as as biographer. Brian Masters writes by Nineteen Ninety. Dahmer was incapable of such normal reasoning because the partner was not at that that stage a person to him at all but a putative object a thing to stimulate his fantasy during the course of their night long discussion. The object gradually took on being the fantasy dissolved and Dahmer found himself face to face with a human human being. The encounter apparently threw him off his game because it was two months before he learned in another victim in early September. Twenty three year old Ernest Miller became the third skull on Dahmer Shrine. This time he also kept a few limbs and organs. Thanks for another purpose. He started with the bicep beating it with a meat tenderizer than frying it. Up in a pan of CRISCO in in a bizarre way he thought of cannibalism as honoring his victims not degrading them. Dahmer explained I suppose in an odd way it made me feel as if they were even more a part of me. This was the ultimate in togetherness. They were literally inside of him. An and in-depth. They nourished his life over the coming months. Dahmer's Fridge would fill with several more victims on September number twenty fourth. He met twenty three year old. David Thomas at the mall and offered him money to come back to his apartment and pose for photos after drugging him. Dahmer suddenly changed his mind and decided. Thomas wasn't his type but he realized Thomas would inevitably wake up and be pissed off at him so he killed him anyway. February eighteenth nineteen ninety one seventeen year old curtis straughter was approached at the bus. Stop with the same offer. By this point the routine becomes tedious. He was drugged strangled dismembered and disposed of his skull hands and genitals were kept as souvenirs April seventh nineteen year old air. Lindsey struck up a conversation with Dahmer Armor outside a local Gay Bookstore after Lindsay was strangled. Dahmer flayed the skin from his entire body and attempted to preserve it in saltwater under the experiment failed May twenty fourth thirty one year old. Tony Hughes met Dahmer Outside Club to nineteen. Tony was deaf and his two friends drove the group home from the club. He and dumber sat in the backseat scribbling notes to each other. Tony's Tony's friends dropped him off at Dahmer's apartment and never saw him again in the course of a year. Dahmer ahead killed seven people and attempted to kill several more but no one seemed to notice the wave of disappearances at least in part this was due due to the transient nature of the gay community. At the time. A bartender at a Milwaukee gay club commented many people. Don't use their real names. They don't have close contact with their families. We have a hard time keeping track. Additionally this was during the height of the AIDS epidemic around one hundred hundred fifty Wisconsin residents died of AIDS in nineteen ninety-one and the majority of them were gay and bisexual men living in Milwaukee with so many healthy young men suddenly dropping dead. The extra disappearances didn't raise any eyebrows that's doubly true because Dahmer Congress passed seven victims were all part of the most at risk demographic for HIV. In Milwaukee Black men this was also the demographic least Michael to be investigated by the reportedly prejudiced Milwaukee police in the early ninety s of all the men. Dahmer would eventually kill all but but to were people of Color. It's hard to say what to make of this criminologist Jonathan James and John Proof found that eighty six point point eight percent of cereal sexual murderers target victims who are the same race as themselves and half of them searched for new victims who resembled pulled their previous victims so going after a wide range of white black Latino and Asian victims is highly unusual dahmer or insisted that he chose his victims based solely on attraction and opportunity since the area he lived in was heavily black his victims skewed skewed that way as well he emphatically denied any racial motivation. Although how much we can trust Jeffrey. Dahmer Word is anyone's guess. Furthermore some of Dahmer's acquaintances recalled him making racist comments in daily conversation. We can't ignore the possibility that at least on some level he mainly chose people of color because he felt less empathy for them. The race of the victims may have helped keep them under the police radar but the murders didn't escape the notice of Dahmer's neighbors during the spree of killings. The property manager confronted. Dahmer are several times about the terrible smell coming from his apartment the first time. He explained that his freezer had broken and some meat had spoiled. The story was accepted but when the smell didn't go away. Dahmer got another visit this time. He insisted that as tropical fish tank had malfunctioned and a few of the fish died. He even showed the property manager the large barrel in the closet. We're an unidentifiable mass was decomposing and Murrieta acid. Dahmer promised to get rid of the peril and he made good on that promise but that meant that after he killed Tony Hughes he had to leave the body lying out in the open been until the at the time and energy to dispose of him. Naturally this lead to more complaints about the odor this carelessness with the disposal process us was a sign that Dahmer was devolving over the coming months his crimes became more and more reckless on May twenty seventh just a few days after he killed Tony Hughes. Dahmer found his next victim outside the Grand Avenue Mall. He had no idea who the boy was but he guessed he was in his late teens and probably East Asian in heritage he was actually fourteen and Laotian Russian. His name was Kona. Rock Sim bossom pawn. The younger brother of some sock after this. We'll look at Dahmer's most notorious run in with the Milwaukee Police now back to the story on Sunday may twenty seventh nineteen ninety one. Jeffrey Dahmer picked up fourteen year. Old Co oh Narok sinthasomphone at the local mall. He offered him fifty dollars to come to his apartment and posed for some photos and cone Iraq. DOC agreed he apparently didn't know that less than three years earlier his older brother Soem sock had been lured in with the exact same ruse. Some sock of course escaped before the sleeping pills kicked in leading Dahmer's arrest for sexual assault. Dahmer Armor was totally unaware that the two were related. He commented if I'd known who I was dealing with. I sure as hell wouldn't have bothered asking him back. That's that's for sure. They went back to Dahmer's apartment where Tony Hughes body was still decomposing in the bedroom. Unlike his brother Kona Rock rock fell unconscious before he realized anything was wrong then he became the next subject of an experiment. Dahmer had tried on a few view other victims with no success. The main problem with corpses is that they have to be disposed of quickly. That's why Dahmer kept photos and skulls. It's too tight him over between kills but he recalled. I didn't want to keep killing people and have nothing left except the skull. He wondered if there is a way. Eighty keep someone alive. But in permanently subdued compliant state to that end he purchased a power drill and a marinade injector once cone Iraq had passed out. Dahmer drilled a small hole into the top of his head aiming for the frontal lobe which controls all speech motor skills and decision making he then filled the whole with Murray attic acid. If all went as planned Kona rock could become something of a Zombie fully conscious but unable to communicate or physically resist at about one thirty in the morning. Uh Dahmer left the unconscious boy in the living room and went out for a beer. He planned to come back soon to check on the progress but while he was gone Kona rock woke up. He could barely walk but he managed to stumble out of the apartment and down the street naked and disoriented most passersby by assumed. He was just drunk but eventually three women stopped to help him. He couldn't speak coherently but it was obvious he was in trouble. Just then Dahmer rounded the corner to see Kona rock talking with the women. This was bad. He hurried over and through an arm around Kerak shoulder pretending he was his drunk friend. He promised the women he take care of him and tried to drag him back to the apartment but Kona rock fought brought back. He managed to form one coherent word. No Dahmer twisted him into a full headlock and pulled the naked Achot boy down the street as the women shouted after him pretty soon. A crowd had gathered to watch the spectacle and then a police car arrived the two officers who stepped out were white men. The three women screaming at Dahmer more black. What happened next was perhaps inevitable evitable? Dahmer calmly explained. That Kona Rock was his boyfriend. He'd had a little too much whiskey that night and he always pulled these kind of hijinks thinks when he was drunk running through the streets naked. He didn't have any identification for his boyfriend here but he provided his own correct name. I'm an address cooperating. Fully the three women kept loudly insisting that this was clearly child not a twenty year. Old Adult has dahmer claimed one of the offices replied that they should shut the hell up and stop telling him how to do his job. Con- orrock did look like he might be older. According to police records the officers and observers estimated his age is anywhere between thirteen and twenty dumber. Explain this spy saying that. Asian people quote Look Young. It's hard to tell their age. We can imagine the officers thought the same way taking a massive gamble. Dahmer invited the police back to his apartment. Maria the photos he'd taken earlier that night photos were corner. Rock was awake. Cooperative give and in his underwear in a tragic twist. Those photos would support the story that they were in a consensual relationship corner. I WanNa rock sat compliantly on the couch. While the police examined the photos his consciousness was waning and he'd stopped fighting. The officers serves accepted that this was a domestic incident and given the department's contentious history with the LGBT community. They decided it was best to stay out of it. They were about to leave. When one of the officers noticed a strange smell coming from the bedroom Tony Hughes decomposing corpse? The officer briefly poked his head into the unlocked bedroom but didn't bother to turn on the light he decided it wasn't any of his business. The pair of officers left telling Dahmer. Well you just take care of him. Within in an hour Kona Rock was dead. If the police had bothered to run a background check they would have found out that Dahmer was on probation for the sexual assault of cone. Iraq's brother but of course they did not the same day cone Iraq Iraq was killed probation officer. Donna Chester sent Dahmer for a psychiatric evaluation. The doctor concluded he had no serious mental disorders orders and wasn't a danger to himself or others. He was fooling everyone. Even as his life spiraled. Further out of control on in June thirtieth. He met twenty year old Matt. Turner after a Gay Pride Parade. Turner's head and organs ended up in dumbers freezer freezer a week later twenty-three-year-old Jeremiah. Weinberger met the same fate once again. Dahmer tried drilling a hole in his skull. L. Filling it with boiling water instead of acid. This time Weinberger lived for two days before eventually dying. His head was tossed lost in the freezer and his body was left in a bleach solution in the bathtub. Eight days after that on July Fifteenth Dahmer are brought home twenty four year old. Oliver Lacy Weinberger's body was still decomposing in the bathtub. Because Dahmer hadn't had the time time to dispose of it once lacy was subdued. He called into work and asked for a personal day. Unfortunately he'd taken so many days days off in the past year for the sake of disposing of bodies that his supervisor wouldn't take it anymore he was fired for poor attendance it. It was obvious even to Dahmer that he was in way over his head. He recalled if I'd been thinking rationally. I would've stopped. It was almost like I wanted to get to a point where it was out of my control and there was no return the very next day July Sixteenth Dahmer. Dahmer called his probation officer to apologize for missing an appointment on July tenth. He told officer Chester that he'd recently lost his job. They met on the eighteenth and Dahmer confessed that he was seriously contemplating suicide officer. Chester sent him for another psychiatric appointment that same afternoon. The doctor prescribed him and anxiety medication and made no recommendations for further action to the probation office on his way home from that appointment dahmer approached another mad at invited him back to the apartment. He turned him down less than twenty four Hours later on July nineteenth. Dahmer picked up twenty five year old. Joseph Break Off at a bus stop due to the stress of the past couple of weeks. Jeremiah Weinberger's headless. Body was still in the bathtub. Oliver Lacy was piled on top of him and and once Joseph Brady was dead his body had to be left on the bed by July twenty first. The corpse was covered word in maggots. Dahmer woke up late tonight. twenty-second he hadn't showered in a while because of the bathtub situation leaving leaving as den of human remains. He staggered out for a beer. The property manager once again accosted him in the hallway and warned him if that's smell coming from his this unit didn't immediately he be victim. That was the least of his problems with no job. He wouldn't be able to make rent the next month anyway away. After he'd had a few beers dahmer wandered the city trying to pick up another victim. He approached met at the bus. Stop at the mall in public restrooms. uh-huh it was a Monday afternoon and no one was rearing to follow this drunk. smelly man home for fifty dollars. Eventually he gave up and sat down at the Mall Food Court with a slice of pizza and a beer at about five pm. He saw three men hanging out near the entrance and one of them he recognized could guys a few days earlier thirty two year old Tracy Edwards had encountered dahmer at the bus stop and asked him for a cigarette. They made small small talk for a while before going their separate ways dade run into each other again a couple of days after that. This third meeting seemed like fate eight. Dahmer went over to Edward Sentence friends and started up a conversation. He told them he was bored. And he'd give them each one hundred dollars whereas if they came back to his place naturally one of them asked if sex would be involved and Dahmer said that part wouldn't be necessary. All he really wanted was to handcuff someone. Tracy took him up on the offer. The moment they got to Dahmer's apartment Tracy realized he'd made eight a mistake. There were multiple locks on both the inside and outside of the door and alarm system that had to be disengaged before they could enter inside. The living room was fairly clean and orderly but there was a terrible stench and of vaguely unsettling energy. There were artistic photos of nude men on the walls to gargoyles statues adorned the long black table in the living room. There was as an aquarium. Full of exotic fish kept in perfectly meet condition exorcist three was playing on the TV in the bedroom and and in the kitchen there were four big boxes of Miri Attic. Acid something was definitely off. Edwards wandered over to get a closer look at the fish tank. Dahmer went into the kitchen and started mixing some Roman Cokes. While his back was turned handcuffs clinked around Tracy Edwards left wrist Edwards asked what was happening. Dahmer led him into the bedroom and said I won't hurt if you if you let me handcuff you and take some pictures then. He pulled out a knife realizing how precarious the situation was Edwards decided to cooperate. He complied with the command to take off. His shirt lay. Sat down on the bed and watch the movie and the TV then Dahmer. Dahmer lowered his head Edwards chest and listened to his heartbeat. Dahmer was clearly losing his grip on reality not only did he. Fail L. to drug or fully handcuff Edwards. Before threatening him with the knife he left his unrestrained victim alone while he went to the fridge inch to grab a beer. Unsurprisingly Edwards used the opportunity to make a dash for the door. It was eleven thirty at night down the block. Milwaukee Police Officers Ralph Miller and Robert Roth were making their rounds. When they saw Edwards running down the street with a handcuff hanging from his wrist Edwards flagged on the squad car and ask them if they could remove the handcuff? He didn't tell them anything else about what had happened. His only goal was to get the handcuffs off and get out of there but when the police couldn't open the lock he begrudgingly agreed to lead them back to Dahmer's place to retrieve the key when the police leased knocked on the door Dahmer realized it was all over. He later recalled obviously a power higher than myself. Had I've been fed up with my deeds and decided it was time for me to be stopped so he stepped aside and invited them in when officer Muller stepped into the bedroom. The first thing he noticed was the knife lying just under the edge of the bed then he he saw the open drawer full of Polaroid's of naked men upon closer inspection. Some of the photos weren't entire bodies they were severed heads and limbs and they were all taken in that same bedroom officer. Muller was standing in Muller called his partner over and showed him the pictures. Dahmer remained calm until he heard one of the officers. Mutter cuff him finally snapping back to reality reality. Dahmer began to struggle. The two officers wrestled him to the ground and slap the hand cuffs around his wrists. Officer Roth Breath kept him pinned to the floor. While Muller searched the rest of the apartment opening the fridge he saw cardboard box on the bottom shelf containing a severed head looking up from the floor. Dahmer told him for what I did and I should be dead after this will look at the aftermath of Dahmer's arrest now the conclusion of our story thirteen years after committing his first murder. Jeffrey Dahmer was is finally apprehended on July. Twenty Second Nineteen ninety-one at the age of thirty one. His killing spree had gone completely unnoticed by the Milwaukee police who didn't even realize they had a serial killer on their hands until they walked into Dahmer's the local and national media descended upon on the Oxford apartments almost immediately capturing footage is the police lugged boxes full of body parts out of the building. The scant details that lead to the press were shocking a local. TV News report described decapitated heads in a refrigerator freezer and a psychotic mass murderer who neighbors never suspected to be a killer regarding dahmer himself they reported all we really know about him is that he is thirty one years old. Who is Jeffrey? Dahmer would be the question of the year. The Milwaukee Journal estimated that four hundred fifty reporters came to Milwaukee to cover the case many debated whether he was a man ormond. stor comparisons to the silence of the lambs which had just been released. Six months earlier were frequent. The Associated Press went to Bath Township Township Ohio to interview everyone from his childhood neighbors to his high school. Prom date who helpfully commented. He didn't even kiss me. Good night. The Milwaukee Police came under close examination as well. The synth awesome phone. Family was horrified to learn that their missing sons remains and were found in Dahmer's apartment he'd been killed by the same men who assaulted their older son just three years earlier. Even even more horrifying was the fact that police had hand delivered the boy. Back Dahmer's doorstep after. He tried to escape due to the public uproar uproar the officers who responded to the call. We're fired but they were later reinstated. The symphonic components sued the city of Milwaukee for blatant eight misconduct and eventually one eight hundred fifty thousand dollar settlement as for the other grieving families. All they could hope for was closure and justice. The quest to identify Dahmer's victims was led by the killer himself. Once once he was taken into custody he spent two weeks dictating what his attorney called the longest confession in the history of America. His initial interview lasted from one thirty. Am to seven fifteen am in the early morning hours. After he was arrested during that time he drank four or five cups of coffee. Two cans of coke and confessed to fifteen murders. Even though police had only only charged him with ten once he'd signed a statement. He asked the detectives if they would just sit in the interview room and talk with him so so he can have a couple of cigarettes some coffee and think as to what had occurred over the next two weeks. The interrogation room became his personal snow therapy session. He confessed to more murders but he'd forgotten to mention in the first interview. He talked about his childhood. He confirmed that he knew the crimes crimes he was committing. Were wrong and that he drank excessively to try to forget the nightmare he felt he was living. He even told them about the time time he gone. Bar Hopping blacked out and bulk up Hog tied in a strange man's apartment with a candlestick in part of his body where he didn't want it to be. Nothing was off the table now. Dahmer stated that he realized it would be impossible to make amends for his crimes but that maybe by telling the truth he could start to make things right the only way he could start to change himself was to admit exactly what he had done to state that he was sorry for what he had done and to swear that he would try to change his life in the future. Naturally one has to. You wonder how sorry a serial killer can be but from the matter of fact tone of the confession and the wide range of horrific details. He shared it's hard to detect any hidden agenda. If he was trying to make himself look sympathetic he probably wouldn't have led with the fact that he'd eaten a human human bicep and if he was trying to brag he wouldn't have mentioned the countless victims that got away or shared so many embarrassing details about his personal personal life were left to assume then that Dahmer really was telling the truth or his version of it. What we get is a chillingly honest look at the thought process of a murderer even though he was aware that his crimes were horrifying? It didn't didn't seem to fully register for him on a personal level. Over the years killing had become mundane to the point. Where chipping frozen organs hands off? The bottom of the freezer fell under cleaning the fish tank on his weekend to do list his final self-assessment while speaking with a court appointed appointed psychiatrist was I should have gotten a college degree and gone into real estate and got myself an aquarium. That's what I should have done. Dahmer's frankness sets him apart from most other serial killers from Ted Bundy who denied all the charges against him until after his trial to the self-aggrandizing. btk Killer Dennis. Rader who sentencing statement was compared to an academy awards acceptance speech and `was Ella's honesty didn't win him any favors from the courts. It did add an interesting dimension to the media coverage of his case of Vanity Fair Article Muse Dahmer distress about his crimes compounds the mystery by lifting him from the simple category of a monster who we can view from fascinated and safe distance into an uncomfortably recognizable human being this conflict coalesced on the first day of his insanity trial in January nineteen nineteen ninety two when he strode into the courtroom wearing a white button-down shirt khakis and brown suit jacket looking more like a timid mid high school teacher than a mass murderer despite believing that there was no hope for his Defense Dahmer's attorney convinced him to try an insanity sanity play for the next two weeks. A parade of psychiatrists would debate to legal. Questions did Dahmer have the capacity to appreciate appreciate the wrongfulness of his conduct and was he capable of conforming his conduct to the requirements of the law. The first question was a non-starter since Dahmer readily admitted that he knew his crimes were wrong. The real debate was whether he was capable of controlling his behavior. This is a tricky question. The fact that he kept killing even as he lost everything in the process suggest that no he wasn't able to stop himself on the other hand the nine years between his first and second murders proves that at least at one point point in time he was able to control himself for the defense. The argument was that Dahmer's violent thoughts were compulsive and without proper treatment treatment. He had no hope of controlling them permanently. Dr Fred Berlin testified that Dahmer Necrophilia was a cancer of the mind mind. He couldn't choose to have those thoughts and he couldn't stop them from coming there next expert. Dr Karl Wallstrom pointed out that Dahmer had a long history of serious mental illness which was essentially untreated leading to bizarre delusional ideas. Like using a power drill to turn a person into a Zombie by Wallstrom's analysis Dahmer's condition requires continuous treatment. And and without it he couldn't have possibly pulled himself out of his psychotic state on his own. The prosecution side The star witness was Dr Park. Dietz who had recently gained fame for consulting on John. Hinckley Juniors trial. Defense argued that even though Dahmer's necrophilic thoughts weren't a choice choice he did make a choice to give into them he said most para files never act on their paraphernalia in a criminal way. The Parasol is as free as any other human being to choose whether to commit a crime to gratify his wishes. He pointed out the premeditated. Nature of Dahmer's murderers with the exception of the first to careful planning went into every step of the process. These were not crimes of impulse or compulsion if he was has ever mentally unable to control his behavior it was because of his alcohol abuse not his necrophilia. This sounds logical. But it may not be medically correct in nineteen ninety sexologist. John Money explained that paraphernalia affects the brain's limbic system mm-hmm which is responsible for sexual drives as well as aggression. Pleasure repetitive behaviors and forming memories. While there's is no clear answer on what causes this to happen. In patients with paraphernalia an error in the brain's pathways caused sexual arousal signals to be mixed up with other often aggressive brain signals on a neurological level this bears close resemblance to temporal lobe seizures in which a person enters an altered state of consciousness without the convulsions typically associated with seizures in that altered state a person may engage gauge activities. That appear to be purposeful and voluntary but are actually involuntary. They might have no memory of what happened during the seizure or be only partially aware of what they're doing doctor. Money suggested the same thing might happen during episodes of parasitic behavior like like sexually motivated murders. This calls to mind Dahmer's first murder in which he said something just came over him. That betty couldn't control as well as the second murder of Stephen Tomi which he didn't remember at all. However this research wasn't brought up at Dahmer's trial Dr Money points out that forensic sexology is a specialization? That general forensic psychiatrists and psychologists often Kevin Arnold familiar with so instead of explaining the neurological workings of Necrophilia. These offenders are often misrepresented as being by their own choice psychopathic or sociopathic deviates. While this pair of Philip Fugu state theory doesn't excuse violent Alan behavior morally or legally. It also doesn't help anyone to insist with no evidence that these offenders could just stop if they tried to. Dahmer tried a variety of tactics to prevent himself from killing and it's abundantly clear that they didn't work as for what else he could have done to stop himself. No one at the trial offered a suggestion. Of course this loops back around to the question of responsibility Fugu State or no few state state. Dahmer was fully aware that what he was doing was wrong if he truly felt. He couldn't stop himself. He could have sought help by actually cooperating during his therapy sessions or even by turning himself into the police in the end even Dahmer himself agreed he was the only one to blame for his actions. On February Fifteenth Nineteen Ninety two the jury concluded that he was legally sane and guilty of fifteen counts of first degree murder. He would be tried for. Stephen Hicks murder in Ohio at a later. Date and couldn't be charged for Stephen Tommy's because none of his remains were ever found and in his final address to the court dahmer commonly accepted his fifteen life sentences. So you're on her. It is over now. This has never been a case of train to get free. I didn't ever ever want freedom. Frankly I wanNA death for myself. This was a case to tell the world that I did what I did. Not for reasons of hate. I hated no one. I knew I was sick or evil or both now. I believe I was sick. I know how much harm I have caused. I tried to do the best. I could after the arrest to make amends but no matter what I did I could not undo the terrible harm I have caused. I wanted to find out just what it was. It caused me to be so bad and evil but most of all Mr Boyle and I decided that maybe there was a way for us to tell the world that if there are people out there with these these disorders. Maybe they can get some help before they end up being hurt or hurting someone. It was a moving sentiment but in Dahmer for signature monotone. It didn't quite ring true to everyone. Once he was transferred to the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage Wisconsin He. He spent a year in solitary confinement out of fear that he'd be assaulted by his fellow inmates. That fear was proven correct in November nineteen ninety four when another prisoner beat him to death with a metal bar at just thirty four years. Old Old Dahmer's life was brief but eventful nearly two decades after his arrest he still a household name. He's been the subject of ten books. WCHS four films six documentaries a comic book and an Experimental Theatre piece that uses him as a metaphor for governmental indifference to the AIDS crisis. This media attention is a double edged sword on one hand much of it focuses on the police misconduct. Racism mm-hmm Homophobia and lack of mental health services that led to Dahmer's multi-year killing spree by bringing those issues to public attention attention. It's far more likely that we can prevent another Jeffrey Dahmer from happening on the other hand. There's a fine line between understanding understanding a criminal and glorifying them by portraying their acts of violence as fascinating and attention worthy. We unintentionally hold up the the point of view that led them to kill in the first place. That murder is a means of gaining power. It's an ironic twist. That Dahmer himself himself became a victim of murder and his killer. Christopher scarver became something of a folk hero as a result as recently as two thousand fifteen gene scarver has made international headlines with lurid new details about Dahmer's murder the cycle of violence and sensationalization keeps turning and in some ways. This podcast is a part of it but it can be argued that the benefits of understanding a criminal outweighs the danger of dwelling on them. In the words of Dahmer's attorney Gerald Boyle if we can illuminate the condition which afflicts flick's people like. Jeffrey Dahmer. We might have done some little thing for humanity. Thanks for listening. If you enjoyed this episode road check out the PODCAST original serial killers which you can listen to for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream serial killers for free a on spotify. Just open the APP and type serial killers in the search bar and don't forget to follow us on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter. Here at podcast network next time. Dahmer is a special podcast duty. Original episode created by Max Cutler her it is executive produced by Max Cutler. Sound design by Russell Nash With Production Assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly Madden Freddie Beckley and Joel Stein nine. This episode was written by Kate. Gallagher with writing assistance by drew coal and stars. Greg Paulson and Vanessa Richardson.

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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 3

"Dan Do the graphic nature of this killer's crimes listener. Discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions of murder torture her sexual assault necrophilia. Cannibalism and violence against children. That some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children. Children under thirteen in May nineteen ninety-one twenty five year. Old Daemon was found strangled in his own home. At Milwaukee's he's Oxford apartments. The building had a locked entrance. So every tenant immediately became a suspect including the quiet man in unit two thirteen Jeffrey Dahmer. When dumber opened his door to see a detective on the other side he panicked? He had a closet full of skulls organs in the freezer. His latest victims flayed skin was was still soaking in a barrel of salt water. He was sure he was about to be arrested. He tried to remain calm as the detective asked him about a recent homicide. A black male mid twenties named Dean Vaughan but tension lifted. Dahmer didn't have anything to do with that murder. He gave an honest statement provided an alibi and the cop was on his way. Dahmer may not have killed his neighbor Dean Vaughan but he had already killed eleven other people and by the end of the month he would kill two two more. None of these homicides would ever be investigated by the Milwaukee Police. Hi I'm Greg pulsing Elson. And I'm Vanessa Richardson every Monday. Vincent I co host serial killers a podcast original. This is the final episode of our special on Jeffrey Free Dahmer. The Milwaukee Chemical at par cast. Were grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook look and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network. And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review. Wherever you're you're listening? It really does help. In the past two episodes we discussed Dahmer's evolution from troubled child to NECROPHILIAC murderer. After killing five men assaulting dozens more dumber spree came to a pause in nineteen eighty nine when one of his victims got aww away. He was convicted of sexual assault but in March nineteen ninety. He was released two months early. In this this episode. We'll look at the spiral of violence. That occurred while Dahmer was out on probation. We'll also look at the chance of vent that finally led to his arrest and the media spectacle that followed Jeffrey. Dahmer walked walked out of prison on March. Second nineteen ninety feeling like his actions would never have consequences in the past few years. Here's the twenty nine year old serial rapist and murderer had committed an untold number of felonies. He only ever been convicted of one and and for that he only spent ten months behind bars on daily work release nonetheless he was still technically on probation but as usual he was able to game that system as a maximum supervision. Client his probation officer. Donna Chester would typically have to make make a home visit at least once every thirty days the total number of home visits Chester made was zero Chester determined that Dahmer was a lower risk sex offender because the crime he'd been convicted of wasn't overtly violent. She submitted a request to wave home. Visits and her supervisor approved it if she had bothered to stop by his new apartment even once she would have seen evidence of overtly advertently violent crimes after his release. Dahmer moved into the Oxford apartments in central Milwaukee taking his skull box with him mm-hmm and with his own abode. He had the privacy to commit more murders than ever before in May a nine thousand nine hundred ninety just two months after his release from prison. Dahmer met thirty-three-year-old Raymond Smith Outside Club to nineteen eighteen. He offered him fifty dollars to come home with him. Within thirty minutes. Smith was drugged and strangled. Then it was time for Dahmer's new favorite hobby photography. He'd used a photo session as a ruse to lure in his previous. Es Victim thirteen-year-old some socks in Foshan Pong this time the photos fitted different purpose. He posed Smith's corpse in a variety of positions positions and took polaroid's to serve as mementos. The bodies themselves had to be disposed of pretty quickly but a picture is forever the polaroid's along with the skulls. Let him relive the experience in the time between kills regarding the skulls now that Dahmer had his own place he had his sights on a diy project he'd acquired a long black table and a statue of a griffin the mythical winged creature that often symbolizes the devil. Dahmer said he bought the Griffin because it represented how he felt evil. Once once he was done with Raymond Smith he would have to skulls to add to the display. This would be his alter a monument to his victims. He explained if I couldn't keep them there with me whole. At least I felt that I could keep their skeletons. Of course a table full of skulls goals was bound to get him in trouble so we went to the craft store and bought an off white paint to cover the skulls so they would look less realistic. If anyone asked heede say they were just props but he still had to dispose of the rest of the body his old process of using a sledgehammer chalmer to grind up. The bones wouldn't fly in an apartment complex and leaving the remains in the community. Dumpster was risky to say the least instead he bought an eighty gallon. Steel Kettle boiled the flesh and dissolved the bones with acid once it was liquefied he simply employees poured it down the toilet less than a week after Raymond. Smith's murder Dahmer was ready to kill again. His time line was escalating severely but his success rate was falling due to his own bungling incompetents in late. May Dahmer brought a victim home. Nixed the sleeping pills into a drink and accidentally took the wrong glass drugging himself instead. He woke up disoriented missing three hundred dollars and a watch on June twenty third. He tried again. twenty-seven-year-old Eddie Smith was lured in by Dahmer's claim that he was a movie v Producer. Eddie agreed to go home with him and posed for pictures. None of the photos. Dahmer took Eddie. Either dead or alive turned out well and his experimental attempts to dry the skull by heating it in the oven failed spectacularly the skull exploded and there were no relics left of the crime. Dahmer recalled that this was one of the only murderers he felt bad about because it was a waste. It was one thing to kill for a purpose even if that purpose was adding another skull to the collection but since nothing tangible had come from the murder he felt that the suffering he'd caused Eddie was all for nothing on July. Sixth came Louis Penny. May they took photos had sex and fell asleep together all night. Dahmer kept waiting for Pineda's say he was going home. That was his cue to offer one one more drink but the moment never came penny was the first person to stay until morning and agreed to see him again. Dahmer was so surprised he let him leave in peace but he couldn't let the good one get away the next night the two met up again and went back to Dahmer's apartment. Dahmer happened to be out of sleeping pills so in a pinch. He snuck up behind play with a giant Rubber Mallet and hit him over the head in Dahmer's words. Obviously he got upset about that. Fisticuffs ensued but the men were evenly matched in strength so there was no easy winter after a few minutes. They were both worn out and agreed to a truce once. They had both calmed down. Dahmer gave a half baked excuse for why he'd hit with a mallet. panay apparently accepted the apology because the two spent the entire rest of the night eight talking at a certain point. Dahmer came to the realization that I just didn't have the ability to do him any harm at about seven. Am Penny promised. He wouldn't tell anyone what happened and Dahmer walked him to the bus stop. Penny broke that promise and went to the police but the story was so bizarre is are. They simply didn't believe him. This strange saga is telling when it comes to Dahmer's motivations and mental state at a certain point joint back when he'd killed Stephen Hicks he was motivated by loneliness. A need for a partner who wouldn't reject him and wouldn't leave. Finally a he had that in Lewis Panay. If they'd met a few years earlier perhaps he would have seen this as the beginning of a normal relationship. But as as biographer. Brian Masters writes by Nineteen Ninety. Dahmer was incapable of such normal reasoning because the partner was not at that that stage a person to him at all but a putative object a thing to stimulate his fantasy during the course of their night long discussion. The object gradually took on being the fantasy dissolved and Dahmer found himself face to face with a human human being. The encounter apparently threw him off his game because it was two months before he learned in another victim in early September. Twenty three year old Ernest Miller became the third skull on Dahmer Shrine. This time he also kept a few limbs and organs. Thanks for another purpose. He started with the bicep beating it with a meat tenderizer than frying it. Up in a pan of CRISCO in in a bizarre way he thought of cannibalism as honoring his victims not degrading them. Dahmer explained I suppose in an odd way it made me feel as if they were even more a part of me. This was the ultimate in togetherness. They were literally inside of him. An and in-depth. They nourished his life over the coming months. Dahmer's Fridge would fill with several more victims on September number twenty fourth. He met twenty three year old. David Thomas at the mall and offered him money to come back to his apartment and pose for photos after drugging him. Dahmer suddenly changed his mind and decided. Thomas wasn't his type but he realized Thomas would inevitably wake up and be pissed off at him so he killed him anyway. February eighteenth nineteen ninety one seventeen year old curtis straughter was approached at the bus. Stop with the same. By this point the routine becomes tedious. He was drugged strangled dismembered and disposed of his skull hands and genitals were kept as souvenirs April seventh nineteen year old air. Lindsey struck up a conversation with Dahmer Armor outside a local Gay Bookstore after Lindsay was strangled. Dahmer flayed the skin from his entire body and attempted to preserve it in saltwater under the experiment failed May twenty fourth thirty one year old. Tony Hughes met Dahmer Outside Club to nineteen. Tony was deaf and his two friends drove the group home from the club. He and dumber sat in the backseat scribbling notes to each other. Tony's Tony's friends dropped him off at Dahmer's apartment and never saw him again in the course of a year. Dahmer ahead killed seven people and attempted to kill several more but no one seemed to notice the wave of disappearances at least in part this was due due to the transient nature of the gay community. At the time. A bartender at a Milwaukee Gay club commented many people. Don't use their real names. They don't have close contact with their families. We have a hard time keeping track. Additionally this was during the height of the AIDS epidemic around one hundred hundred fifty Wisconsin residents died of AIDS in nineteen ninety-one and the majority of them were gay and bisexual men living in Milwaukee with with so many healthy young men suddenly dropping dead. The extra disappearances didn't raise any eyebrows that's doubly true because Dahmer Congress passed seven victims were all part of the most at risk demographic for HIV. In Milwaukee Black men this was also the demographic least Michael to be investigated by the reportedly prejudiced Milwaukee police in the early ninety s of all the men. Dahmer would eventually kill all but but to were people of Color. It's hard to say what to make of this criminologist Jonathan James and John Proof found that eighty six point point eight percent of cereal sexual murderers target victims who are the same race as themselves and half of them searched for new victims who resembled pulled their previous victims so going after a wide range of white black Latino and Asian victims is highly unusual dahmer or insisted that he chose his victims based solely on attraction and opportunity since the area he lived in was heavily black his victims skewed skewed that way as well. He emphatically denied any racial motivation. Although we can trust Jeffrey Dahmer Word is anyone's guess. Furthermore some of Dahmer's acquaintances recalled him making racist comments in daily conversation. We can't ignore the possibility that at least on some level he mainly chose people of color because he felt less empathy for them. The race of the victims may have helped keep them under the police radar but the murders didn't escape the notice of Dahmer's neighbors during the spree of killings. The property manager confronted. Dahmer are several times about the terrible smell coming from his apartment the first time. He explained that his freezer had broken and some meat had spoiled. The story was accepted but when the smell didn't go away. Dahmer got another visit this time. He insisted that as tropical fish tank had malfunctioned and a few of the fish died. He even showed the property manager the large barrel in the closet. We're an unidentifiable mass was decomposing and Murrieta acid. Dahmer promised to get rid of the peril and he made good on that promise but that meant that after he killed Tony Hughes he had to leave the body lying out in the open been until the at the time and energy to dispose of him. Naturally this lead to more complaints about the odor this carelessness with the disposal process us was a sign that Dahmer was devolving over the coming months his crimes became more and more reckless on May twenty seventh just a few days after he killed Tony Hughes. Dahmer found his next victim outside the Grand Avenue Mall. He had no idea who the boy was but he guessed he was in his late teens and probably East Asian in heritage he was actually fourteen and Laotian Russian. His name was Kona. Rock Sim bossom pawn. The younger brother of some sock after this. We'll look Dahmer's most notorious run in with the Milwaukee Police now back to the story on Sunday may twenty seventh nineteen ninety. One Jeffrey Dahmer picked up fourteen year. Old Co oh Narok sinthasomphone at the local mall. He offered him fifty dollars to come to his apartment and posed for some photos and cone Iraq. DOC agreed he apparently didn't know that less than three years earlier his older brother Soem sock had been lured in with the exact same ruse. Some sock of course escaped before the sleeping pills kicked in leading Dahmer's arrest for sexual assault. Dahmer Armor was totally unaware that the two were related. He commented if I'd known who I was dealing with. I sure as hell wouldn't have bothered asking him back. That's that's for sure. They went back to Dahmer's apartment where Tony Hughes body was still decomposing in the bedroom. Unlike his brother Kona Rock rock fell unconscious before he realized anything was wrong then he became the next subject of an experiment. Dahmer had tried on a few view other victims with no success. The main problem with corpses is that they have to be disposed of quickly. That's why Dahmer kept photos and skulls. It's too tight him over between kills but he recalled. I didn't want to keep killing people and have nothing left except the skull. He wondered if there is a way. Eighty keep someone alive. But in permanently subdued compliant state to that end he purchased a power drill and a marinade injector once cone Iraq had passed out. Dahmer drilled a small hole into the top of his head aiming for the frontal lobe which controls all speech motor skills and decision making he then filled the whole with Murray attic acid. If all went as planned Kona rock could become something of a Zombie fully conscious but unable to communicate or physically resist at about one thirty in the morning. Uh Dahmer left the unconscious boy in the living room and went out for a beer. He planned to come back soon to check on the progress but while he was gone Kona Rock woke up. He could barely walk but he managed to stumble out of the apartment and down the street naked and disoriented most passersby by assumed. He was just drunk but eventually three women stopped to help him. He couldn't speak coherently but it was obvious he was in trouble. Just then Dahmer rounded the corner to see Kona rock talking with the women. This was bad. He hurried over and through an arm around Kerak shoulder pretending he was his drunk friend. He promised the women he take care of him and tried to drag him back to the apartment but KUNARAC fought brought back. He managed to form one coherent word. No Dahmer twisted him into a full headlock and pulled the naked Achot boy down the street as the women shouted after him pretty soon. A crowd had gathered to watch the spectacle and then a police car arrived the two officers who stepped out were white men. The three women screaming at Dahmer more black. What happened next was perhaps inevitable evitable? Dahmer calmly explained. That Kona Rock was his boyfriend. He'd had a little too much whiskey that night and he always pulled these kind of hijinks thinks when he was drunk running through the streets naked. He didn't have any identification for his boyfriend here but he provided his own correct name. I'm an address cooperating. Fully the three women kept loudly insisting that this was clearly child not a twenty year. Old Adult has dahmer claimed one of the offices replied that they should shut the hell up and stop telling him how to do his job. Con- orrock did look like he might be older. According to police records the officers and observers estimated his age is anywhere between thirteen and twenty dumber. Explain this spy saying that. Asian people quote Look Young. It's hard to tell their age. We can imagine the officers thought the same way taking a massive gamble. Dahmer invited the police back to his apartment. Maria the photos he'd taken earlier that night photos were corner. Rock was awake. Cooperative give and in his underwear in a tragic twist. Those photos would support the story that they were in a consensual relationship corner. I WanNa rock sat compliantly on the couch. While the police examined the photos his consciousness was waning and he'd stopped fighting. The officers serves accepted that this was a domestic incident and given the department's contentious history with the LGBT community. They decided it was best to stay out of it. They were about to leave. When one of the officers noticed a strange smell coming from the bedroom Tony Hughes decomposing corpse? The officer briefly poked his head into the unlocked bedroom but didn't bother to turn on the light he decided it wasn't any of his business. The pair of officers left telling Dahmer. Well you just take care of him. Within in an hour Kona Rock was dead. If the police had bothered to run a background check they would have found out that Dahmer was on probation for the sexual assault of cone. Iraq's brother but of course they did not the same day cone Iraq Iraq was killed probation officer. Donna Chester sent Dahmer for a psychiatric evaluation. The doctor concluded he had no serious mental disorders orders and wasn't a danger to himself or others. He was fooling everyone. Even as his life spiraled. Further out of control on in June thirtieth. He met twenty year old Matt Turner after a Gay Pride Parade. Turner's had and organs ended up in dumbers freezer freezer a week later twenty-three-year-old Jeremiah. Weinberger met the same fate once again. Dahmer tried drilling a hole in his skull. L. Filling it with boiling water instead of acid. This time Weinberger lived for two days before eventually dying. His head was tossed lost in the freezer and his body was left in a bleach solution in the bathtub. Eight days after that on July Fifteenth Dahmer Are Brought Home Twenty four year old. Oliver Lacy Weinberger's body was still decomposing in the bathtub. Because Dahmer hadn't had the time time to dispose of it once lacy was subdued. He called into work and asked for a personal day. Unfortunately he'd taken so many days days off in the past year for the sake of disposing of bodies that his supervisor wouldn't take it anymore he was fired for poor attendance it. It was obvious even to Dahmer that he was in way over his head. He recalled if I'd been thinking rationally. I would've stopped. It was almost like I wanted to get to a point where it was out of my control and there was no return the very next day July Sixteenth Dahmer. Dahmer called his probation officer to apologize for missing an appointment on July tenth. He told officer Chester that he'd recently lost his job. They met on the eighteenth and Dahmer confessed that he was seriously contemplating suicide officer. Chester sent him for another psychiatric appointment that same afternoon. The doctor prescribed him and anxiety medication and made no recommendations for further action to the Probation Office on his way home from that appointment dahmer approached another man at invited him back to the apartment. He turned him down less than twenty four Hours later on July nineteenth. Dahmer picked up twenty five year old. Joseph Break Off at a bus stop due to the stress of the past couple of weeks. Jeremiah Weinberger's headless. Body was still in the bathtub. Oliver Lacy was piled on top of him and and once Joseph Brady was dead his body had to be left on the bed by July twenty first. The corpse was covered word in maggots. Dahmer woke up late tonight. twenty-second he hadn't showered in a while because of the bathtub situation leaving leaving as den of human remains. He staggered out for a beer. The property manager once again accosted him in the hallway and warned him if that's smell coming from his this unit didn't immediately he be victim. That was the least of his problems with no job. He wouldn't be able to make rent the next month anyway away. After he'd had a few beers dahmer wandered the city trying to pick up another victim. He approached met at the bus. Stop at the mall in public restrooms. uh-huh it was a Monday afternoon and no one was rearing to follow this drunk. smelly man home for fifty dollars. Eventually he gave up and sat down at the Mall Food Court with a slice of pizza and a beer at about five pm. He saw three men hanging out near the entrance and one of them he recognized could guys a few days earlier thirty two year old Tracy Edwards had encountered Dahmer at the bus stop and asked him for a cigarette. They made small small talk for a while before going their separate ways dade run into each other again a couple of days after that. This third meeting seemed like fate eight. Dahmer went over to Edward Sentence friends and started up a conversation. He told them he was bored. And he'd give them each one hundred dollars whereas if they came back to his place naturally one of them asked if sex would be involved and Dahmer said that part wouldn't be necessary. All he really wanted was to handcuff someone. Tracy took him up on the offer. The moment they got to Dahmer's apartment Tracy realized he'd made eight a mistake. There were multiple locks on both the inside and outside of the door and alarm system that had to be disengaged before they could enter inside. The living room was fairly clean and orderly but there was a terrible stench and of vaguely unsettling energy. There were artistic photos of nude men on the walls to gargoyles statues adorned the long black table in the living room. There was as an aquarium. Full of exotic fish kept in perfectly meet condition exorcist three was playing on the TV in the bedroom and and in the kitchen there were four big boxes of Miri Attic. Acid something was definitely off. Edwards wandered over to get a closer look at the fish tank. Dahmer went into the kitchen and started mixing some Roman Cokes. While his back was turned handcuffs clinked around Tracy Edwards left wrist Edwards asked what was happening. Dahmer led him into the bedroom and said I won't hurt if you if you let me handcuff you and take some pictures then. He pulled out a knife realizing how precarious the situation was Edwards decided to cooperate. He complied with the command to take off. His shirt lay. Sat down on the bed and watch the movie and the TV then Dahmer. Dahmer lowered his head Edwards chest and listened to his heartbeat. Dahmer was clearly losing his grip on reality not only did he. Fail L. to drug or fully handcuff Edwards. Before threatening him with the knife he left his unrestrained victim alone while he went to the fridge inch to grab a beer. Unsurprisingly Edwards used the opportunity to make a dash for the door. It was eleven thirty at night down the block. Milwaukee Police Officers Ralph Miller and Robert Roth were making their rounds. When they saw Edwards running down the street with a handcuff hanging from his wrist Edwards flagged on the squad car and ask them if they could remove the handcuff? He didn't tell them anything else about what had happened. His only goal was to get the handcuffs off and get out of there but when the police couldn't open the lock he begrudgingly agreed to lead them back to Dahmer's place to retrieve the key when the police leased knocked on the door Dahmer realized it was all over. He later recalled obviously a power higher than myself. Had I've been fed up with my deeds and decided it was time for me to be stopped so he stepped aside and invited them in when officer Muller stepped into the bedroom. The first thing he noticed was the knife lying just under the edge of the bed then he he saw the open drawer full of Polaroid's of naked men upon closer inspection. Some of the photos weren't entire bodies they were severed heads and limbs and they were all taken in that same bedroom officer. Muller was standing in Muller called his partner over and showed him the pictures. Dahmer remained calm until he heard one of the officers. Mutter cuff him finally snapping back to reality reality. Dahmer began to struggle. The two officers wrestled him to the ground and slap the hand cuffs around his wrists. Officer Roth Breath kept him pinned to the floor. While Muller searched the rest of the apartment opening the fridge he saw cardboard box on the bottom shelf containing a severed head looking up from the floor. Dahmer told him for what I did and I should be dead after this will look at the aftermath of Dahmer's arrest now the conclusion of our story thirteen years after committing his first murder. Jeffrey Dahmer was is finally apprehended on July. Twenty Second Nineteen ninety-one at the age of thirty one. His killing spree had gone completely unnoticed by the Milwaukee police who didn't even realize they had a serial killer on their hands until they walked into Dahmer's the local and national media descended upon on the Oxford apartments almost immediately capturing footage is the police lugged boxes full of body parts out of the building. The scant details that lead to the press were shocking a local. TV News report described decapitated heads in a refrigerator freezer and a psychotic mass murderer who neighbors never suspected to be a killer regarding Dahmer himself they reported all we really know about him is that he is thirty one years old. Who is Jeffrey? Dahmer would be the question of the year. The Milwaukee Journal estimated that four hundred fifty reporters came to Milwaukee to cover the case many debated whether he was a man Ormond. stor comparisons to the silence of the lambs which had just been released. Six months earlier were frequent. The Associated Press went to Bath Township Township Ohio to interview everyone from his childhood neighbors to his high school. Prom date who helpfully commented. He didn't even kiss me. Good night. The Milwaukee Police came under close examination as well. The synth awesome phone. Family was horrified to learn that their missing sons remains and were found in Dahmer's apartment he'd been killed by the same men who assaulted their older son just three years earlier. Even even more horrifying was the fact that police had hand delivered the boy. Back Dahmer's doorstep after. He tried to escape due to the public uproar uproar the officers who responded to the call. We're fired but they were later reinstated. The symphonic components sued the city of Milwaukee for blatant eight misconduct and eventually one eight hundred fifty thousand dollar settlement as for the other grieving families. All they could hope for was closure and justice. The quest to identify Dahmer's victims was led by the killer himself. Once once he was taken into custody he spent two weeks dictating what his attorney called the longest confession in the history of America. His initial interview lasted from one thirty. Am to seven fifteen am in the early morning hours. After he was arrested during that time he drank four or five cups of coffee. Two cans of coke and confessed to fifteen murders. Even though police had only only charged him with ten once he'd signed a statement. He asked the detectives if they would just sit in the interview room and talk with him so so he can have a couple of cigarettes some coffee and think as to what had occurred over the next two weeks. The interrogation room became his personal snow therapy session. He confessed to more murders but he'd forgotten to mention in the first interview. He talked about his childhood. He confirmed that he knew the crimes crimes he was committing. Were wrong and that he drank excessively to try to forget the nightmare he felt he was living. He even told them about the time time he gone. Bar Hopping blacked out and bulk up Hog tied in a strange man's apartment with a candlestick in part of his body where he didn't want it to be. Nothing was off the table now. Dahmer stated that he realized it would be impossible to make amends for his crimes but that maybe by telling the truth he could start to make things right the only way he could start to change himself was to admit exactly what he had done to state that he was sorry for what he had done and to swear that he would try to change his life in the future. Naturally one has to. You wonder how sorry a serial killer can be but from the matter of fact tone of the confession and the wide range of horrific details. He shared it's hard to detect any hidden agenda. If he was trying to make himself look sympathetic he probably wouldn't have led with the fact that he'd eaten a human human bicep and if he was trying to brag he wouldn't have mentioned the countless victims that got away or shared so many embarrassing details about his personal personal life were left to assume then that Dahmer really was telling the truth or his version of it. What we get is a chillingly honest look at the thought process of a murderer even though he was aware that his crimes were horrifying? It didn't didn't seem to fully register for him on a personal level. Over the years killing had become mundane to the point. Where chipping frozen organs hands off? The bottom of the freezer fell under cleaning the fish tank on his weekend to do list his final self-assessment while speaking with a court appointed appointed psychiatrist was I should have gotten a college degree and gone into real estate and got myself an aquarium. That's what I should have done. Dahmer's frankness sets him apart from most other serial killers from Ted Bundy who denied all the charges against him until after his trial to the self-aggrandizing. btk Killer Dennis. Rader who sentencing statement was compared to an Academy Awards acceptance speech and while Ella's honesty didn't win him any favors from the courts. It did add an interesting dimension to the media coverage of his case of Vanity Fair Article Muse Dahmer Distress about his crimes compounds the mystery by lifting him from the simple category of a monster who we can view from fascinated and safe distance into an uncomfortably recognizable human being this conflict coalesced on the first day of his insanity trial in January nineteen nineteen ninety two when he strode into the courtroom wearing a white button down shirt Khakis and brown suit jacket looking more like a timid mid high school teacher than a mass murderer despite believing that there was no hope for his Defense Dahmer's attorney convinced him to try an insanity sanity play for the next two weeks. A parade of psychiatrists would debate to legal questions. Did Dahmer have the capacity to appreciate appreciate the wrongfulness of his conduct and was he capable of conforming his conduct to the requirements of the law. The first question was a non-starter since Dahmer readily admitted that he knew his crimes were wrong. The real debate was whether he was capable of controlling his behavior. This is a tricky question. The fact that he kept killing even as he lost everything in the process suggest that no he wasn't able to stop himself on the other hand the nine years between his first and second murders proves that at least at one point point in time he was able to control himself for the defense. The argument was that Dahmer's violent thoughts were compulsive and without proper treatment treatment. He had no hope of controlling them permanently. Dr Fred Berlin testified that Dahmer Necrophilia was a cancer of the mind mind. He couldn't choose to have those thoughts and he couldn't stop them from coming there next expert. Dr Karl Wallstrom pointed out that Dahmer had a long history of serious mental illness which was essentially untreated leading to bizarre delusional ideas. Like using a power drill to turn a person into a Zombie by Wallstrom's analysis Dahmer's condition requires continuous treatment. And and without it he couldn't have possibly pulled himself out of his psychotic state on his own. The prosecution side The star witness was Dr Park. Dietz who had recently gained fame for consulting on John. Hinckley Juniors trial. Defense argued that even though Dahmer's necrophilic thoughts weren't a choice choice he did make a choice to give into them he said most para files never act on their paraphernalia in a criminal way. The parasol is as free as any other human being to choose whether to commit a crime to gratify his wishes. He pointed out the premeditated. Nature of Dahmer's murderers with the exception of the first to careful planning went into every step of the process. These were not crimes of impulse or compulsion if he was has ever mentally unable to control his behavior it was because of his alcohol abuse not his necrophilia. This sounds logical. But it may not be medically correct in nineteen ninety sexologist. John Money explained that paraphernalia affects the brain's limbic system mm-hmm which is responsible for sexual drives as well as aggression. Pleasure repetitive behaviors and forming memories. While there's is no clear answer on what causes this to happen. In patients with paraphernalia an error in the brain's pathways caused sexual arousal signals to be mixed up with other often aggressive brain signals on a neurological level this bears close resemblance to temporal lobe seizures in which a person enters an altered state of consciousness without the convulsions typically associated with seizures in that altered state a person may engage gauge activities. That appear to be purposeful and voluntary but are actually involuntary. They might have no memory of what happened during the seizure or be only partially aware of what they're doing doctor. Money suggested the same thing might happen during episodes of parasitic behavior like like sexually motivated murders. This calls to mind Dahmer's first murder in which he said something just came over him. That betty couldn't control as well as the second murder of Stephen Tomi which he didn't remember at all. However this research wasn't brought up at Dahmer's trial Dr Money points out that forensic sexology is a specialization? That general forensic psychiatrists and psychologists often Kevin Arnold familiar with so instead of explaining the neurological workings of Necrophilia. These offenders are often misrepresented as being by their own choice psychopathic or sociopathic deviates. While this pair of Philip Fugu state theory doesn't excuse violent Alan behavior morally or legally. It also doesn't help anyone to insist with no evidence that these offenders could just stop if they tried to. Dahmer tried a variety of tactics to prevent himself from killing and it's abundantly clear that they didn't work as for what else he could have done to stop himself. No one at the trial offered a suggestion. Of course this loops back around to the question of responsibility Fugu State or no few state state. Dahmer was fully aware that what he was doing was wrong if he truly felt. He couldn't stop himself. He could have sought help by actually cooperating during his therapy sessions or even by turning himself into the police in the end even Dahmer himself agreed he was the only one to blame for his actions. On February Fifteenth Nineteen Ninety two the jury concluded that he was legally sane and guilty of fifteen counts of first degree murder. He would be tried for. Stephen Hicks murder in Ohio at a later. Date and couldn't be charged for Stephen Tommy's because none of his remains were ever found and in his final address to the court dahmer commonly accepted his fifteen life sentences. So you're on her. It is over now. This has never been a case of train to get free. I didn't ever ever want freedom. Frankly I wanNA death for myself. This was a case to tell the world that I did what I did. Not for reasons of hate. I hated no one. I knew I was sick or evil or both now. I believe I was sick. I know how much harm I have caused. I tried to do the best. I could after the arrest to make amends but no matter what I did I could not undo the terrible harm I have caused. I wanted to find out just what it was. It caused me to be so bad and evil but most of all Mr Boyle and I decided that maybe there was a way for us to tell the world that if there are people out there with these these disorders. Maybe they can get some help before they end up being hurt or hurting someone. It was a moving sentiment but in Dahmer for signature monotone. It didn't quite ring true to everyone. Once he was transferred to the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage Wisconsin He. He spent a year in solitary confinement out of fear that he'd be assaulted by his fellow inmates. That fear was proven correct in November nineteen ninety four when another prisoner beat him to death with a metal bar at just thirty four years. Old Old Dahmer's life was brief but eventful nearly two decades after his arrest he still a household name. He's been the subject of ten books. WCHS four films six documentaries a comic book and an Experimental Theatre piece that uses him as a metaphor for governmental indifference to the AIDS crisis. This media attention is a double edged sword on one hand much of it focuses on the police misconduct. Racism mm-hmm Homophobia and lack of mental health services that led to Dahmer's multi-year killing spree by bringing those issues to public attention attention. It's far more likely that we can prevent another Jeffrey Dahmer from happening on the other hand. There's a fine line between understanding understanding a criminal and glorifying them by portraying their acts of violence as fascinating and attention worthy. We unintentionally hold up the the point of view that led them to kill in the first place. That murder is a means of gaining power. It's an ironic twist. That Dahmer himself himself became a victim of murder and his killer. Christopher scarver became something of a folk hero as a result as recently as two thousand fifteen gene scarver has made international headlines with lurid new details about Dahmer's murder the cycle of violence and sensationalization keeps turning and in some ways. This podcast is a part of it but it can be argued that the benefits of understanding criminal outweighs the danger of dwelling on them. In the words of Dahmer's attorney Gerald Boyle if we can illuminate the condition which afflicts flick's people like. Jeffrey Dahmer. We might have done some little thing for humanity. Thanks for listening. If you enjoyed this episode road check out the PODCAST original serial killers which you can listen to for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream serial killers for free a on spotify. Just open the APP and type serial killers in the search bar and don't forget to follow us on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter. Here at podcast network next time. Dahmer is a special podcast duty. Original episode created by Max Cutler her it is executive produced by Max Cutler. Sound design by Russell Nash With Production Assistance by Ron Shapiro Carly Madden Freddie Beckley and Joel Stein nine. This episode was written by Kate. Gallagher with writing assistance by drew coal and stars. Greg Paulson and Vanessa Richardson.

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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 1

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Jeffrey Dahmer Special Pt. 1

"PODCAST listeners get ready to feast your ears on this. You know the name but you know the whole story. Join me and my co host Vanessa. Richardson for an exclusive three part special event dissecting the true tale of one of America's most heinous serial killers. Jeffrey Dahmer. All three episodes can now be heard within any podcast. True crime related shows so put down the ham past the figgy pudding and make some room. I'm for Dahmer. Due to the graphic nature of this killer's crimes listener. Discretion is advised. This episode includes discussions discussions of murder assault sexual situations and animal cruelty that some people may find offensive. We advise extreme caution for children under Andrew. Thirteen I would like to say to Jeffrey down that he don't no the pain the hurt loss and the mental state that he has family in took my seventeen year. Old Son away from me. I'll I'll never get a chance to Cheltenham. Love Heff chess challenge that I love and the last song which will be a year tomorrow and I just wanted to know you know. Just why why would it be fun. This is you ever see my mother out golden list again Never Jeffrey. Those were the families of Jeffrey Dahmer Victims Coming coming face to face with the killer during sentencing hearing throughout the two week televised trial a parade psychiatrists took the stand trying and to answer the question on everyone's tongues by the experts described Dahmer with the litany of diagnoses paraphernalia borderline personality Schizo. TYPO sexual sadist the media pride into his family history trying to pinpoint the trauma that turned a normal boy into a cold blooded killer but is there any way to explain how Dahmer could drug. Kill commute a late and cannibalize seventeen young men or was he just born evil was he simply as one victim sister. Your call him the pure devil that walks our streets. Hi I'm Greg polcy and I'm Vanessa. Richardson every every Monday. Vanessa and I co host serial killers a podcast original this week apart cast is giving our listeners. A holiday gift a three episode special on on Jeffrey Dahmer the Milwaukee Accountable many of you have asked for this and for good reason Dahmer is one of the most infamous serial killers in recent history between nineteen seventy eight and nineteen ninety one. He killed seventeen young men and turned his Milwaukee apartment into do a shrine of human remains all while remaining totally undetected by the police at podcast. We're grateful for you our listeners. Yes you will allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network. And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us to leave a five star review wherever you're listening it really does help in this episode were looking at Dahmer's origins and the psychological and cultural factors that led to his first murder. We'll try to understand how a child from a normal loving midwestern family family became a compulsive killer next in part to we'll tackle the question of how he kept killing for over a decade without getting getting caught. We'll explore his many failed attempts to stop himself. And the red flags that wet ignored by his family psychiatrists neighbors and the Milwaukee police in part three will discuss the downward spiral that finally led to Dahmer's arrest will also look at his place in the cultural consciousness and lie. He became such a source of fascination for true crime. Fans like us like all serial killers. Jeffrey Dahmer was at least partially a product of his environment but unlike many of those other killers his childhood was relatively normal and free of trauma. He was born into a middle-class Midwestern family with two parents who loved him despite a few unproven rumors swirled after his arrest. Dahmer maintains that he was never abused in any way. The factors that shape this man into a monster or wider than his own individual circumstances. They were rooted in racism. Homophobia police misconduct looked and a host of other social issues. That can be difficult to confront so in searching. For the root of Dahmer's Behavior Society was forced into to a deeply uncomfortable self-reflection Dahmer's crimes displayed the failings of the culture. He lived in and how dangerous those failings can be if left unaddressed but to understand where all those cultural factors come into play. We have to start at the very beginning. Jeffrey Free Dahmer's childhood was not perfect but it was perfectly ordinary after his birth in May nineteen sixty his mother Joyce recorded accorded all his milestones in a baby scrapbook for his first few years he was a healthy happy toddler. Joyce on the other hand had a hard hard time coping as a new mother. She had a history of anxiety and depression and the stress of raising a child didn't help she and Jeff's father. Lionel argued argued incessantly. From the moment the baby was born lionel a chemist working toward his PhD. He spent nearly all of his time at the LAB A to avoid dealing with choices unstable moods so jeff was mostly left alone with his mother who was sometimes so depressed. She couldn't even get out of bed to make matters worse. The Dahmer family was constantly uprooted due to Lionel's research not long. After Jeff was born born. The family moved from Milwaukee to Ames Iowa then to Doylestown Ohio then again to the rural bath township all in the span of eight years the frequent moves did not help him socially as early as first grade. His teacher noted that he was has withdrawn uncommunicative and seemed deeply unhappy. He never engaged in conversation with the other children and during recess they just walked around the playground by himself. In fact Lionel Dahmer had already noticed these problems. Jeff often sat motionless for long long periods of time and spoke without any facial expression even as a toddler he didn't enjoy playing games with others. Instead he preferred games whose rules were highly defined and non-confrontational games full of repetitious actions. Like hide and seek Lionel. Didn't think much of it. He assumed jeff was just shy and he would grow out of it eventually. However these behaviors might have been early signs of developmental mental or personality disorder? Vanessa is going to take over on the psychology here and throughout the episode. Please note Vanessa is not a licenced psychiatrist Chris I collagen much. She has a lot of research for the show. Thanks Greg as an adult. Dahmer was diagnosed with a combination of schizoid Schizo Typo and antisocial personality disorders the most prominent of these was schizoid according to the DSM five this disorder order is marked by a pattern of detachment from social relationships and a restricted range of emotional expression someone with schizoid personality analogy disorder will be uninterested. Forming close relationships prefers spending time by themselves and have difficulty expressing their emotions either verbally or through body language Dahmer's flat expression an unwillingness to socialize fifties criteria perfectly. But there's also another possibility worth mentioning schizoid personality. Disorder is incredibly difficult to distinguish from autism spectrum disorder formerly known as Asperger's Asperger's syndrome in fact adults with autism spectrum disorder or a S. D are often misdiagnosed with personality disorders because the symptoms uh-huh can appear nearly identical according to psychiatrist j Arturo Silva a diagnosis of ASD would fit dahmer because his social problems problems were rooted in an inability to participate in the interests of others or reciprocate so behavior people with a ISD tend to have very intense and restricted interests which often involve mechanical tasks rigid rules and structures and repetitive actions. Just I like the kind of games. The young Dahmer preferred in many cases the intense interests of people with ast can be normal mundane hobbies like stamp collecting acting or computer programming for Dahmer. It was collecting bones throughout his childhood. Jeff's father tried to get him interested interested in everything from playing tennis to joining the boy scouts but after briefly humoring Lionel's requests. Jeff always abandoned these hobbies. The the only thing he seemed interested in was dissecting dead animals Lionel. Who of course was a chemist? Didn't see anything wrong with this. He took it as a sign. That jet was interested in science one evening during dinner ten year. Old Jeff ask his father what would happen if they took the chicken bones and put them in bleach. Each lionel jumped on this as an opportunity to connect with his son after dinner he collected the scraps and showed Jeff how to put them in a bleach solution to separate the bones from the flesh. It was a lesson Jeff would keep with him for the rest of his life. mm-hmm happy moments like this were increasingly rare in the Dahmer Household Joyce was taking massive doses of sedatives to cope with anxiety often. When Jeff I came home from school in the afternoons she would still be asleep in bed when she was awake she and Lionel were having screaming matches throwing objects at each other and musing about a divorce? The tension reached a breaking point in July nineteen seventy when Joyce was hospitalized in a mental ward for a month. Jeffrey Jeffrey called. It made me feel on edge unsure of the solidity of the family. I decided early on that. I wasn't ever going to get married because I never wanted on it to go through anything like that. Jeff blamed himself for his mother's emotional problems. He knew that she'd been depressed. Ever since he was born so so he concluded that his birth was the cause of her distress family mediator Kathleen O'CONNELL Corcoran says that because so much marital. Oh conflict may be related to the stress of parenting. Children often feel that somehow their behavior contributed to it so instead of sharing his troubles with his family and causing even more attention he retreated further into his own private world. He invented the solitaire game. Called Infinity Land it involved marching little stick figurines around a black hole represented by tightly drawn spiral if the figures touched each other they would be swallowed up by the black hole and obliterated we should be careful not to draw too many conclusions from ten year olds imaginary ordinary game but in hindsight the implications here seem obvious in infinity. Land any kind of closeness or contact would result bolt in total destruction as a child. Jeff solution to this feeling was to keep himself as far away from others as possible but human interaction can't be avoided forever and as he entered his teenage years that mutual destruction started to seem inevitable inevitable up next. We'll look at Dahmer's ill-fated high school years and his first taste of violence now now back to the story. By the time Jeffrey Dahmer Started High School in one thousand. Nine hundred seventy four. He'd figured out how to keep anyone from getting too who close. He rolled into school wearing army fatigues and generally kept to himself except in moments of bizarre class clown ary bleeding like a goat drink class pretending to have epileptic seizures the kind of stupid pranks classmates referred to as doing dahmer as we mentioned earlier earlier. Dahmer's strange behavior could be a sign of any of the several personality disorder. He was diagnosed with or possibly autism spectrum disorder in in any case he clearly had no regard for social conventions. It certainly didn't help that. He started drinking at age fourteen than before long he was downing a pint pint of liquor a day. He kept a bottle of GIN and his locker than filled up a Styrofoam Cup to sip on during class on the rare occasion when anyone asked what he was drinking he simply replied my medicine while most teenagers would think of alcohol as a social lubricant for Dahmer. It was a way to disconnect connect even further from the world around him biographer. Brian Masters wrote that. By this point he had given up on the idea of contact and already ready secret at himself. From the world the new character he now displayed to the world. That of the unpredictable prankster was an invention manufactured. factured to conceal and submerge his real self beyond detection and concealing. His real self was an urgent matter at around the same same time he started drinking. Dahmer also realized he was gay. Being gay was not really an option in nineteen seventies Ohio. In dumbers words it was something that was to be kept hush hush not talked about not even thought about so he kept it secret constructing yet another another barrier between himself and the rest of the world. This was irrational choice to avoid discrimination and violence but it didn't mean he was free from in psychological stress. According to Alon H Meyer and Laura Dean at the Columbia School of Public Health. Queer individuals can be affected by internalized analyzed homophobia the direction of negative social attitudes toward the self leading to internal conflicts and poor self regard. Hard hiding one sexuality can protect against discrimination but those negative social attitudes can become self generating and persist I even when individuals are not experiencing direct external evaluation in fact psychologist Joanne D. Placido notes that self concealment is related to increased physical and psychological symptoms of stress and negative attitudes and feelings toward same sex attraction fraction in oneself have been linked to depression alcoholism and other substance abuse for the fourteen year. Old Jeff Dahmer that also led him deeper into his favorite hobby dissecting dead animals. He started collecting road kill and taking the animals back to the shed behind the family house where he would cut them open and separate the bones from the flesh just like his father had shown him notably. Dahmer never killed animals himself or hurt. Hurt them while they were alive. He was apparently driven by curiosity not cruelty in his own words. I wanted to see what the insides looked like AAC so I cut it open if all had gone. Well Dahmer would've made an excellent taxidermist but before long he was wondering what it would be like to cut open a person now that he had his daydreams about dissecting a dead man on one hand and his daydreams about sleeping with the living man on the other. It was only a matter of time before the wires got crossed. Eventually dead bodies started to crop up in his sexual fantasies. These urges would be classified as NECROPHILIA. A sexual interest in deceased bodies or body parts would causes. NECROPHILIA isn't exactly known. But it's often related to a need for control psychiatrists. Jonathan P Rosman and Philip J resnick found that among the one hundred twenty the two cases they studied the most common motive was to possess an unresisted and on rejecting partner. This makes sense for Dahmer Armor whose home life was spiralling out of control and who social life was nearly nonexistent according to psychiatrists William H J Martins and George which be Palermo. Dahmer social isolation led to extreme loneliness along with sentiments of failure. Shame low self esteem feelings of rejection and of not being good enough for others because he felt unwanted and incapable of relating to others. He he fantasized about situations where he wouldn't have to be wanted and where he would have complete control over his partner at age sixteen eighteen in one thousand nine hundred seventy six. Dahmer found the perfect target for these violent fantasies. There was a Jogger who ran past his house every day like clockwork. Dahmer didn't have any designs on killing or mutilating the soccer while he wanted to do was lying next to him and cuddle really but the only foreseeable way that would happen as if he knocked the man unconscious once that idea had taken root it blossomed. Awesome D- into a fully-fledged fantasy. How would he do it? Hit The jogger over the head drag him into the woods lie there with him until he woke up only minimal harm done. Of course. Dahmer wasn't actually going to do this every time me thought about putting his plan into action he chicken out but he had an eye for patterns. Andy couldn't ignore that. The doctor kept running by day after day until after a few weeks. Jeff finally worked up the nerve by this point. Dahmer Strategy was already already planned out to the detail right before the jogger was due to make his rounds. He concealed himself behind the bushes with a baseball bat hat and waited and waited but the jogger never showed for the first time in weeks he had taken a rest day. Dahmer was so thrown off by the change in routine. He just went home. His first attempt at a violent assault had had been thwarted but it was only a matter of time until things boiled over during his final years of high school. His life spiraled even further further out of Control Lionel and Joyce finally pulled the trigger on a divorce in nineteen seventy eight and Lionel moved out while they're lawyers. I fought over. Who would keep the house? Jeff had turned eighteen by this point but the parents battled viciously for custody of his twelve year. Old Brother other David. Jeff had never been especially tied to the world around him but during the divorce proceedings. He disconnected entirely what his parents were. We're fighting. He went out into the backyard and hit sticks against the trees until they broke at school. He was too drunk to stay coherent. Let alone finish. Its Work Doc. And none of the teachers even seem to care. There were still occasional. Flashes of his old prankster self during a class trip to Washington. D You See. He called the office of Vice President. Walter Mondale and somehow arranged a private tour of the White House for himself and a few of his friends. He even went to Prom although he ditched his date disappeared for an hour and came back drunk explaining that he went to McDonald's to get a cheeseburger Birkir but for the most part during his senior year just classmates described him as hollow and removed what he wasn't around. They gossip about how he'd eventually Shauwie snapped and either killed himself or kill someone else. They weren't wrong. According to Martin's and Palermo loneliness. This is a significant trigger for violent behavior and Dahmer was showing most of the warning signs depression. Social withdrawal a chaotic family family life and substance abuse if those signs are recognized early children and adolescents can be helped before they grow into violent adults. Unfortunately Dahmer's parents and teachers were sorely unfit for the task. A few weeks before graduation in the spring of Nineteen seventy eight a teacher mistress Mesko was walking out to his car after school. He saw Jeff Dahmer sitting alone on the grass ass working. Its Way through a twelve pack of beer. Three cans were already empty but he did not look like he was having a good time. Mr Cem ESCO told told Jeff for years too late that he shouldn't be bringing alcohol to school. He'd have to report it to the guidance. Counselor Jeff responded. He was having a lot of problems and he'd already told the guidance counselor about it. Mr semes- Co reasonably assumed the problems were related to Jeff's parents divorce so oh he didn't bother to pry any further he left and let Jeff continue his solitary picnic. It seems inconceivable that this kind of behavior behavior could go ignored for so long. Multiple Teachers had seen Jeff drinking liquor during class which was not only dangerous but illegal even even the school librarian had voiced concerns about Jeff's lack of social adhesion and yet nothing was done it. The school counselor had bothered hard to intervene. Dahmer could have been helped before he became a danger to himself and others according to the American Counseling Association. While while counselors typically aren't licensed psychiatrists. They can teach coping skills to help students avoid internalizing their negative emotions before before their inner turmoil turns into aggression. A study by the University of Chicago found that counseling programs that focused on self-regulation impulse control and taking personal responsibility for behavior significantly helped to reduce violence within schools but in the nineteen seventies seven days in rural Ohio. There was a lot less awareness about mental health and its connection to violence. What of Dahmer's classmates compared their town to the movie? The STEPFORD wives they were pretending that everything was wonderful and life was perfect. But that wasn't the truth of what was going on. Beneath the facade problems like drug drug abuse and suicide were commonplace but went totally ignored as one example. The School Faculty address the problem of students. Smoking cigarettes send marijuana during class by creating a designated smoking area outside and despite the gossip about when Dahmer would finally snap no no one really believed he was dangerous one high school friend later recalled. He was obviously pretty damaged. From the get-go there was strange behavior going on but he was a smart guy and he just made us laugh he continued on. It didn't surprise me that he became a serial killer but he wasn't my first first choice from our class when I heard the news that a classmate was accused of being a serial killer. Dahmer was my second guess. We can only hope that the first I pick got the help that Dahmer didn't. We tend to talk about students like Dahmer slipping through the cracks as long as they keep to themselves and don't cause any serious trouble. Teachers will turn a blind eye to their behavior. Problems mental health or learning disabilities. But in this case there weren't really the any cracks to slip through there was no system in place at all to handle troublesome behavior before it got out of hand when the school year ended in in May of nineteen seventy-eight. Jeff barely slid by and graduated over the summer while Lionel enjoys were finalizing their divorce. Joyce took young. I'm David and moved to Wisconsin. Line all was still living on his own at a motel about ten miles away which meant Jeff had the house to himself self now literally abandoned by his entire family. Dahmer's sense of rejection kicked into overdrive. He he later recalled. It was at this time that he remembers having strong desires of not wanting to have people leave him and he began hating to sleep deep alone at night with nothing else to occupy. His time. Jeff's mind was haunted by fantasies about that. Jogger he'd come so close to attacking his desire for closeness with another person was growing stronger until it consumed almost every moment of his day and and with those innocent thoughts darker urges to kill and dismember were never far behind. He tried to push the violin and thoughts down by drinking. This became a self perpetuating cycle. The more he drank the deeper he was drawn into his inner world and there was no one around to pull him out at this point he'd lost nearly all hope for a sexual outlet that didn't involve hurting killing killing or otherwise incapacitating people but he thought that if he somehow stumbled upon a willing partner. Say a handsome hitchhiker from out of town. He could handle that without any violence. He could just pick the hitchhiker up. Invite him back to his place for a few beers and there were a few different waist. Thinks could go from there. But at least a few of them didn't end with any casualties. This was a pretty tame fantasy compared to the rest and it would've been fairly realistic if there were more gay hitchhikers in rural Ohio but as it stood. Dahmer resigned himself to the fact that his dreams would never become reality for the first few weeks after graduation. Jeff fell into a steady in solitary routine waking waking up drinking himself into a stupor and falling asleep one afternoon. In the middle of June he decided to liven things up by driving to a theater to see a movie and as he was driving home at about five o'clock that evening he saw a lone figure in the evening Sun Walking along the side. The road a young hitchhiker shirtless in the summer heat. Jeff couldn't believe it dreams. Do come true coming up. Jeffrey Dahmer. Fantasy turns into a nightmare. Now back back to the story. Nineteen year old. Stephen Mark Hicks was on his way to Chippewa Lake. Ohio for a rock concert. It was thirty miles west from his is home in Coventry Township. Too Far to walk but not too far to Hitchhike by five PM. He had made it to bath. Township which was sixteen miles north. Not West in finding another ride in the right direction was proving difficult. He stuck out his thumb as another car passed. Miraculously miraculously. It stopped and circled back. The driver was a young man about his age. He told Steve to hop in he didn't have anywhere to be so he could drive him all the way to Chippewa Lake actually. They had some time before the concert. Why didn't they go back to his house house and have some beers before getting back on the road? His parents were out of town and he had the place to himself. Stephen accepted accepted. The driver introduced himself as Jeff. Dahmer at the Dahmer House Jefferson Steven grabbed a few beers from the fridge fridge which was otherwise empty and took them up to jeff spectrum as it turned out the two of them had both graduated from high school. Earlier that month Stephen had just turned nineteen he'd liked rock music and he was on his way to meet up with his girlfriend. Just like that Dahmer's Ulmer's hopes came crashing down. This was the perfect chance encounter. He'd been dreaming of for months a good-looking hitchhiker from the next town town. Over right around his age they get along. Well they're alone together. Having a good time and it would only end in rejection. Steven had his girlfriend and Jeff would be alone forever after a couple of hours. Here's The sky was getting dark and Stevens. said he'd better get back on the road. That was when Jeff snapped. He couldn't let him leave. He couldn't bear another rejection so he grabbed a barbell and hit Stephen. In the back of the head. Stephen was still conscious he started fighting back. And Jeff panicked. He knocked Stephen over the head again. Then pressed the bar bell against his his throat strangling him until he stopped breathing two hours ago. Jeff thought he'd met the love love of his life now. He was standing over a dead body in his parents house. This was a disaster but maybe things more doll bad. At least Steven didn't leave. He was still here. Andy wasn't going anywhere. Jeff hadn't planned to kill Stephen. He claimed that something just came over him. But even if the murder wasn't totally premeditated it was alarmingly similar to the fantasies fantasies. He'd been hiding for years and now that he done it he was going to make the most of the situation wants his panic subsided. Did Jeff laid down next to Steven's body and ran a hand over his lifeless chest after a while he stood up and masturbated onto the corpse when he was done he had to confront reality. He killed a man. There was no way to undo it now all he he could do was dispose of the evidence. As soon as it was dark he dragged Stevens body outside and stashed it in the crawlspace all space beneath the house until they could figure out what to do with it he didn't sleep at all. Wracked with panic over what he'd done he later recalled. I was out of my mind with fear that night. I didn't know what to do. I had gone to such an extreme. The next morning he went down into the crawlspace with a knife he hunched over and set to work dismembering. Stephen Hicks exactly as he'd done to dozens of animals. Before for this I the arms and legs then the head then he slid open the torso and looked inside. When everything was cut up into manageable? Pieces the body parts were tossed into triple lined garbage bags. Jeff took the clothes in. Id out into the yard. It and burn them in a trash barrel so they'd never be found. Later that night he would dump the body in the ravine about ten miles away. No one would see him and even if the body was found they'd never suspect him. Jeff Dahmer the quiet kid on the other other side of town. After a few beers for strength he loaded the garbage bags into his car at about three. AM He'd only made it a few you miles down the empty rural road when he saw flashing lights in the rear view mirror police. Jeff pulled over the cop told him he was swerving onto the wrong side of the road. Had he been drinking soon. Another police car was pulling up on the shoulder. The officer had called for backup. Jeff tried to remain calm as if there wasn't a dismembered body in the back seat. Luckily he was lucid enough to ace the sobriety sobriety test. He got out of the car. Walk the line put his finger on his nose and the cops were satisfied. He was free to go. Then when one of the officers sniffed the air and asked. What's that smell? He shined his flashlight into the back seat. And the beam team reflected off the black plastic bags. The officer asked what was in the trash bags in a stroke of inspiration. Jeff replied trash. He explained that his parents were going through a rough divorce. And they're screaming was keeping him awake. He needed to get out of the house and his mom asked him to take the trash to the Tom earlier earlier that afternoon so he figured he might as well use that as an excuse to take a drive it was an impressive story. Perfectly designed to paint paint himself as harmless and sympathetic. The strategy worked and it would continue to keep him out of prison for thirteen years. Here's the cop told him. The dump was closed at that hour. so He'd better go back home. He wrote chef a ticket and they were on their way. If the the police had bothered to look in the bags the story of Jeffrey Dahmer would have ended there. Instead this same failure to intervene gene would repeat itself over and over in the coming years as the body count rose from one to to to a dozen and and more dumber recalled that night in Ohio that won impulsive night. Nothing's been normal since then. It taints paints your whole life after it happened. I thought that I'd just try to live as normally as possible and bury it but things like that. Don't stay day buried once it happens the first time it just seemed like it had control of my life from there on in in our next episode. We're look at Dahmer's desperate attempts to keep himself from killing again in the moment when he finally gave in from. There is violence spiraled out of control while police social workers family and the community at large ignored. All the clues. There was a serial killer on the loose. Thanks for listening if you enjoyed this episode. CHECK OUT OUR PODCAST serial killers which you can listen to for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream serial killers freon spotify. Just open the APP and type serial killers in the search bar car and don't forget to follow us on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network. We'll see you next time. Dahmer is a special parkhouse studios original episode created by Max Cutler it is executive produced by Max Cutler. Sound design by Russell Mash with production assistance inspire on Shapiro Carly Madden Freddie Beckley. And Joel Stein. This episode was written by Kate. Gallagher with writing assistance by drew coal and stars Greg. Poulsen and Bonanza Richardson.

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Ep. 2: I Tried to Warn You

Truth and Lies: Jeffrey Epstein

46:18 min | 1 year ago

Ep. 2: I Tried to Warn You

"This podcast includes graphic descriptions of sexual assault it may not be suitable for all listeners. The one thing that I wanted to do color CH- just trying to figure out what color when he uses a base. Sorry this is Maria farmer. She's standing in front of a large wooden easel in her living room. Slash Art Studio. The room room is open and airy flooded with light from Florida's ceiling windows that overlook a beautiful lake out front so we're in my studio two new new studio for Manse very well lit which is such a treat and so I'm taking advantage of that For a couple of reasons one thing for the series I really want it to be five rent. Maria is working with a new set of soft pastels thumbing through a wooden box for the perfect base color to use in a portrait. That she's drawing Roy. I want to draw people's attention to it and I also feel like there's a lot of strength and power in this. You know being very colorful once on the path to a promising art career. Only in recent years has maria been able to stand before an easel again primary green again the portrait. She's working on is part of a series on the wall next to her are seven others that make up what. She's calling the survivors this project. Seven portraits all different women. Each one of them with piercing eyes set on top of bright vibrant hues. There's Turquoise there's pink purple yellow there's a blue green and orange and so that's each each color behind the girl represents her each one of the women survivors of Jeffrey Epstein on the leftist Sarah. And then you have Virginia and then Michelle. I want these girls to be honored. I individually Julie I wanted to portray. How beautiful these women are and how strong they are but there is one portrait? That's missing marinas. I'm GONNA be blank. Thanks you paper in mine. She says she too is a survivor of Jeffrey Epstein. But there's a reason why she'll simply be a blank canvas I I am just a blank sheet of paper according to the government and the FBI. And I have felt like a blank sheet of paper for twenty four years. That's how I feel. I feel invisible. That's because well before authorities and Florida would investigate Jeffrey Epstein and his system designed to bring him underage girls. Maria farmer says she tried to sound the alarm if the FBI had listened to me in nineteen ninety-six when I called them and gave them all the details about the perpetrators and their crimes up to that point if they had listened at all and cared none of the women would have been harmed if the the FBI done their job a decade before more than a dozen young girls and women in Palm Beach would share their stories race of abuse at Epstein's Mansion Maria farmer would speak up I she says she told the NYPD and the FBI about Jeffrey Epstein who she says wedged himself into her life into her career even into her family. Maria told me that he was a very generous person who liked to help academically gifted students and he also was very interested in furthering her art art career. He definitely was manipulating us. And she alleges that Epstein along with his one time girlfriend Glenn Maxwell with take advantage of her she he sold it to me. I mean like Hook Line and sinker. I thought this woman really cared. And even when she spoke up says nothing happened. I gave them everything they needed. All the bad actors the FBI has known about this. And that's why when I look at those other girls they were into and I can see they were all broken from ABC News. I'm Mark Remillard. And this is truth in Lies Jeffrey Free Epstein Chapter Two. I tried to warn you so Carlos this where am I going. Second Gem I just sitting. Okay okay it's now. September twenty nine thousand nine hundred and Maria farmer has spent eighteen hours in a car to be here in New York City really. So you're just GonNa look at me nor the fact she's driven with two close friends as well as ABC News senior producer and our lead reporter James Hill all all the way from Kentucky. Maria had to drive the twelve hundred miles to get here because a brain tumor prevents her from flying. Okay my name is Maria farmer. She's here in New York where she lived. Twenty five years ago to tell us about how she came to meet Jeffrey Epstein. At the time she says that she was in her. Mid Twenty s pursuing her dreams of becoming an artist something her mother Janice Swain says Maria had wanted since she was a child. Maria was foreign to be an artist is she was coloring pictures in her honour crib sheets when she was just baby by the time she was two years old altschuler drawing very recognizable characters. By the time she was three years old she had her own easel in Table Art Room and just as much as Maria wanted it to be an artist. She wanted to be one in New York. She also went to New York when she was about five and decided right then that she would grow up to be an artist and live in New York. Actually I have my journal over there says when I when I grow up I have the potential to be a great artist and and I wrote that when I was in the third grade so I also put when I grow up I would like to move to New York and studied painting. Maria would get that chance in nineteen ninety-three free after she heard about a graduate program in New York to study are just knew I was going to go there and study painting and so I just told everyone I got into graduate school and I went there so nobody would be worried and I moved there with fourteen dollars soon. She was living in the heart of New York City. Yeah it was the best thing that ever happened to me. I lived on Barrow Street in Greenwich Village. I was so proud of it. I'd like swing my keys. Walking up to the stoop I wanted everyone to know via live here and she says she would spend a lot of time in museums was just about being near the museums and being near all these great artists this and learning from them and being able to study with them and being able to hold my gosh study from these paintings most cities. You can't go and just look at Data Geico or you know a vermeer and then go home and and and implement that and that city had so much energy in the arts back then especially in Manhattan was really energetic. She'd eventually come to get the scholarship. She'd need to attend the New York account. Ame- of Art. It was just. Her dream was being realized when she was able to attend the academy. She did want to go to New York more than anywhere else. It was all coming together for Maria. She had the talent and she was getting the education and the support that she needed the one thing. She didn't have was money with a rigorous academic schedule and multiple jobs. Maria was burning earning the candle at both ends pretty much painted twelve hours a day and then I worked side jobs but by nineteen ninety five after two years at the academy in her art career was picking up. Steam and success came quickly. I was selling my paintings for over twenty thousand out of my studio. Nothing was going to stop me. I just knew I was going to be an art star and everyone knew it around me. It was really strange. Her hard work and round. The clock painting was building toward one. Pivotal event. Her thesis assists show for a whole year. She'd been working on three paintings as part of a series based on Lewis Carroll's through the looking glass and in May nineteen nineteen ninety-five. She debuted them in an art show. Set up by the New York Academy of art and marinas work was a hit. All three of my painting sold old. The night of the opening people just walking by came in a guy who was A director from Los Angeles he loved it he bought one. Another guy was German and he bought two luke paintings and they were at twelve thousand piece. He was shaping up to be an incredible evening for the young artist. But Little Chino it would also be a life changing aging event because it was during this art show that she says she was introduced to a man and a woman whom she was told. Were important patrons in the art world job. He looked kind of a distinguished because he had gray hair and he always had the smirk like he knew something that other people didn't know now so he was always wearing this little smirk but not not in a really Intimidating way or rude way. It was almost like inviting you to ask him. What are you thinking about right now? And he went to shake my hand and he said you're so talented. I love your painting. But here's the thing you're gonNA give us a discount because we're going to pay full price but we're GONNA make it up to you. That man was Jeffrey Epstein. And the woman farmer says it was socialite Glenn Maxwell Keelan Maxwell to his head very short hair styled it was sort of upper east side flashy tassels chicken of an androgynous look shouldn't a lot of makeup. She wasn't beautiful Europol but she had this way of charming everyone with her words and her voice. You mentioned the way. You talk the Queen's English. Yes she had the queen's Inguri elegant. I mean Sherry the elephants right extraordinarily While educated Maria says she would end up taking back one of the paintings she previously sold to instead sell it to Epstein for half the price. It's a powerful piece. The viewer is looking through a doorway into a room with deep shadows in the foreground and illuminating light in the background background the doorway makes almost frame within a frame in the background. There's a woman in a purple dress lost in thought on an antique couch. So that was me. He's sitting there and a contemporary of Manner Lying there on the Sofa and I'm fully clothed. I'm in the back tiny on the SOFA. But I'm a real size but the viewer sees me a small. There's a red carpet. The rolls across the floor to a man standing in the foreground a man entering through the doorway. His back to you and he's wearing nothing but white boxers you can't see his face and this imaginary man but you can see that he's Leering at the woman as she lies on the couch. Not long after the art show Maria received a call it it was Epstein on the line and he said that he had a job for her and he said to me Maria. Meet me tomorrow morning at the office and I'll explain the job to you thrilled right I think. Oh Wow this is great. So the next morning Maria made her way here. I'm standing on the corner of Fiftieth Fiftieth Street and Madison Avenue in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. And this is where Jeffrey Epstein had his offices at four fifty seven and Madison Avenue a beautiful historic stone building. This is the same building as the historic Hemsley Palace and the Villard houses. This is and it is directly across from one of the most regal churches in all of New York City Saint Patrick's Cathedral. I get all the way up there and the office staff seem really nice. Seemed like a real office. You know people answering phones that were women there typing and people all Jovial Roland smiling at me. And they all knew my name and I walked in. And he's like come on in despite Maria Meeting Epstein in some of the most coveted office. Space in midtown Manhattan epsteins attire is laid back and opens the door wearing sweats and like a button downers and not at all address. Stop and I'm thinking this guy is so casual. He told her he had a job for her that he wanted her to acquire art for him. I find him the best deal. I ran Dan on the best art. Well I'm thinking this is fabulous. I can help out my friends who are artists. And I've met a lot of really great artist. Recently I can take their work mark and bring it to Jeffrey. And then it'll help them right. I just thought great. I'M GONNA make a thousand dollars a month and I thought it was going to actually be. I paid and all that good stuff for Maria. The job sounded perfect and it sounded like a great opportunity when her mother Janice heard about it as well. I didn't didn't think of her job as unusual because I thought that if they had a lot of money and a lot of houses they probably didn't have time to purchase Therapeutic Art Epstein came across as friendly and accessible in fact he'd often spend time speaking on the phone with Janice telling her about how happy happy he was with Maria. That was a very casual conversation. It didn't really lead anywhere and he didn't have any questions actions for me or anything. He's simply with telling me that Maria was doing a great job. He talked about marinas talents and how he wanted the best for her. He thought she was extremely talented. And he hoped to be able to help her with her career as Janice learn more about Epstein. She was left with the impression that he was was nothing. More than a very wealthy and charitable man. Maria told me that he was a very generous person who liked to help academically academically gifted students and he also is very interested in her in furthering her art career but it didn't take long for Maria to to begin to see cracks in epsteins facade. I was like third day on the job and I was already getting anxious. Because he had acquired this painting and he had not paid for it and Maria says says the artist was getting frustrated and the guy was really giving me a hard time and I also just really wanted him to get his money food and Jeffrey was like. Don't you worry about it. It all pay him. Don't you worry about it. It wouldn't be the only time that Maria says that artists that she had acquired paintings from were not paid the job. Bob was burdensome. I think there were a lot of people that I lost. I lost their respect and their friendship. These are people that I really cared about. Because Geoffrey wouldn't pay them she wanted to call it quits but Epstein convinced her to stay. As soon as I found out they weren't getting paid I I called him to quit and he said No. No no no no. Don't don't quit. Don't quit Maria. I've got an idea I'm going to do something for you. You'RE GONNA actually not even really work. I mean you're just barely early GONNA be working. You're going to be at my desk. I mean at a desk at the front just manning the door Epstein meant the front door of his palatial home on east seventy first street. The very gorgeous block here on the east side of Manhattan tucked right between Madison Avenue and the East side of Central Park Fifth Avenue in. This is the home home where Jeffrey Epstein used to live. And this is supposedly the largest private residence in Manhattan to give you a sense of the size Prior to becoming a residence it was a schoolhouse. It's got to be four or five stories tall. Each story is maybe fifteen twenty feet tall credible stonework on the front front that decorate the front of the building this huge wooden door and on the side and the stonework in brass the letters j e and it was here where Maria it came to work sitting at a desk signing in visitors to Epstein's home. Okay so you walk in the into the building. There's this long long long hallway very long actually really like longer than most departments in Europe. Whatever so I'd say two thousand square feet of all at the end of the Hallway was a desk where Maria sat on the right? Was this big white desk where I would sit and just with a ledger and sign. People in. There was no way for anyone to enter. Except through that Front Door Maria says Epstein Toltar- alter it would be an easy gig. He told her she could even draw while she worked. But in reality there were constantly people coming and going and every one of them had to sign the ledger and she quickly noticed some odd things about her employer's home when I first started working for Jeffrey Epstein at manning the door The first day there he wanted me to get a little tour and so he showed me. He was very proud of this that within the limestone stone lining the hallway dugout inside and there were pinhole cameras everywhere and he would point them out to me and he said. Do you see that like we're going to be able to watch you right here. There's a pinhole camera. Oh there's another one and I thought that was odd. Why are you pointing them out to me? I said well where does all this go and he said well it's right there. Let me take you in the room. And so there's like a hidden doorway going back out the door and it's to the left and he had he opens up room and he said it was leaded and there were for all these cameras in their televisions like actual old. TV straight stacked up like this and there were like four or five men in there and they. We're working constantly pinhole cameras observing everything that went on inside. Jeffrey Epstein's home everything at this point when I'm in the security room I realize I won't be going to the bathroom here. I won't lie down for a NAP because look there's the bed upstairs. The other bet the toilet the bathroom shower. It's all on the screens. These very very private moments people should have on these screens Maria asked Epstein. Why why are you doing this? Why are you recording? There's no one even here and he said I just keep it all I just record it and I keep it. That was weird. You know I thought that was strange but again not quite that strange like maybe he's just paranoid it. But there were strange things about Epstein as well Maria says he was reclusive and for a man of such wealth he never seemed to be working at one point. I told told Jeffrey I would really like to go upstairs to see where you are all day. And what what are you doing all day. What's going on at this place? It was weird. This man was never working and it just baffled me like how's he earning all this money right so he said Oh we'll have to get three at least three massages a day and I do it up here and I'm like who gets massaged all day and he said why work doing it just there and most of the day at the time. Maria says she was under the impression Russian. That Epstein was a financial manager but it seems strange that he didn't appear to have many clients. I said your financial manager you know I have friends that are financial managers that are billionaires and they have a lot of clients and he said no I have one client. I only need one client and my client is a billionaire and his name is les. wexner billionaire Les Wexner the founder and CEO of L. Grants a retail giant. That owns brands. Brands like Victoria's secret and bath and body works but Epstein's work habits weren't the only strange thing that Maria noticed in the home in a a lawsuit filed in Federal Court Against Jeffrey Epstein's estate. Maria says that one day she was working the front desk at Epstein's home when she saw something that horrified her one day. I saw a little girl in her uniform walking down the stairs crying. Maria says that the young girl had been upstairs with Epstein Stein and she came down bawling and I was so uncomfortable that I ask you lan. What in the heck is going on? And she said Maria she didn't get the audition. Okay way she's going to have to learn to deal with the modeling world's tough. She needs to toughen up in her lawsuit. Maria says Maxwell told her that she and Epstein were model scouts and that they were auditioning models for Victoria's secret and she said well Maria this all day long. It's my job I work for Les Wexner and I'm picking being out. Victoria's secret models. She made absolutely. I mean that was one hundred percent. She made it clear she worked for Les Wexner. Jeffrey worked for Les Wexner and they were just acquiring models. For Victoria's secret I need the new box. That was her word in meritas lawsuit. She says seeing young girls around EPSTEINS home became a regular recurrence young girls coming in signing the ledger and going upstairs. But I remember sometimes thinking. Couldn't they have less auditions. You know it's just so annoying. They have so so many and on a typical day you would have between three and eight. Why would I not believe it? I had an. I don't know anything about the way. The company is run and as strange as all this was it was nineteen ninety five Jeffrey Epstein Sexual Abuse wouldn't be publicly known for years to come. ABC News reached out to L. Brands to ask if Epstein and Maxwell had in fact ever been model scouts for the company but representatives haven't provided a response but last year L. Brands told business insider that it had hired an outside law firm to review. Jeffrey Epstein's relationship with the company adding that it did not believe Epstein was ever employed by L. Brands or served as an authorized representative during her time working for Epstein Maria Says she'd come to know Maxwell and Epstein and in her lawsuit against Epsteins estate she says that Epstein and Maxwell were inquisitive. They'd ask of questions about her family and I remember one day Gilan saying she was like playing with my hair making me feel special and she asked me about my family and and I said well actually I have the most amazing sister in the world and of course. I began bragging about her. Because I'm so proud of her. Maria says at one point she showed a picture of her younger younger sister to Epstein and after seeing it he insisted that Maria sister come to New York for a visit marinas. Younger sister is antifarmer. Who was sixteen at the time and lived in Arizona? What I understood was that Maria had a very wealthy boss sort of thought at the time? Who Do you know? She was working for who was sort of larger than life ended a mansion and he was always flown flying all over the world roll. epsteins offered to bring any out to New York seem generous. Maria had been missing her sister in was excited to see her. And what seemed even more generous was that Epstein Austin had been offering to help any get into college in December of Nineteen Ninety five. I learned that Jeffrey Epstein was interested in buying new ticket ticket to come out to visit and I hadn't seen Ria that point almost a year and so I was really excited just to be able to visit her but I also knew because Maria Maria had had let me know that he was he was interested in meeting me and that he had said he might want to help me with school so really believed that these people wanted to help my sister sure with her education. I explained that she's incredibly intelligent. And I was led to believe that they wanted to educate her Maria says Epstein even been told her mother that he and Maxwell were married something that was untrue and that Maria believes was meant to make her mother. Feel more comfortable. Jeffrey always spoke so highly of her whereas his wife made my mom feel very safe that this man and this woman are married they never got to have children. This was another ploy and so they really wanted to help other other people's Children Epstein would purchase tickets and soon any was on a plane to New York City. I believe my mom didn't drop me off at the airport. It was after after Christmas that year of Nineteen Ninety five today. Any farmer is a psychologist in Texas but twenty four years ago. She was a high school student excited to see her a big sister in New York. I was really excited to go on this trip. To New York and It really lived up to mack's vacations for the most part we you got to go to theater productions and I remember shopping for a prom dress and going to the flea market and just thinking like New York was this magical place. And he didn't know much about Maria boss at the time and recalls being surprised at how casual he was just what I had heard about his wealth and his importance since I pictured that he would be wearing a suit and But of course he was always just really casually like. If it wasn't sweatpants it might as well has been banned. Yeah he did a good job of AH. I think presenting himself in a way for a teenage girl. That would you know just seemed like very Daddy warbucks was like a dream. mm-hmm yeah funds. In fact that was their nickname for Epstein old fonzie. I remember he seemed really interested in me and asking me questions about my future and what I wanted and you know what kind of schools I was considering applying to and he brought up the fact that he thought it'd be beneficial official to me to go on some kind of international trip as a way of making myself a more appealing candidate for getting into college and like Maria. Any didn't find epsteins generosity strange. I felt very lucky but I also think the context of Maria experience in New York in the fact that she he always seemed to you know Newark. You see famous people or you know these kind of wild things happen that in in the world I was living completely you know Implausible Roll Epstein would send the two of them to see the Phantom of the opera he even arranged for a driver to pick them up and take them to the show any would later write in her journal that it was the highlight of her trip but while Epstein on the surface seemed nothing more than Maria kind and generous boss for Anne things would change quickly. There is one other interaction with them during the trip and that was when he invited Maria night to go to the movies. It was just the three of us. And we went to go see the movie twelve monkeys Epstein Forty two years old at the time took Anne Marie to the movies and to Anne's surprise when they arrived in the theater he sat in between between the two of them and then are sitting there watching the movie and he just sort of put his hand out like you know for for me to hold his hand and and I definitely had a reaction to that. I also just kind of went along with it and I remember my hand being being you know sweaty because I was very nervous about what why he was doing. You know. The whole time was just a kind of disconnected from watching the movie. Because I was like what is. This is very odd. Why would he be wanting to hold my hand? Maybe maybe he's thinking of me. Maybe this is a father gesture. Then he sort of you know kind of rubbed my arm and he would rub my foot and my leg a little but what I noted that if Maria was look over Or would did you know. kind of engage with him. He would talk to her then he would like go and so that was troubling to me because of course it makes realize that. Ah He didn't want her to know. Anne Sat quietly through the movie worried that if she did say anything she could ruin things for her sister. I didn't talk to her about it at all. I really didn't want to upset her and I also I knew it would create problems for her. I thought it could jeopardize her Her career or her. You know her working for him so any kept it to herself. She didn't tell her sister and she didn't tell l. her mom when she returned home from New York she'd write about it in her journal but says that soon she even started doubting her interpretation of events and I also because I was doubting myself I think I don't want to say anything that would sully his reputation if if maybe I'm just totally reading this the wrong way and so it's probably better if I just don't if I don't say anything and all the while Maria would continue to work for Epstein none the wiser but it wouldn't be long after that that she too would would see Epstein's other side this episode of Truth and Lies Jeffrey Epstein is brought to you by ABC's for life from executive producer. Curtis Fifty Cent Jackson comes a powerful. The new series inspired by a true story. One man's journey from wrongly convicted prisoner to jailhouse lawyer. Battling corrupt system from within all in the name mm-hmm of freedom a legal procedural family drama unlike any other for life premieres Tuesday February eleventh ten nine central on ABC. In the summer of Nineteen ninety-six. Maria was still working for Epstein and painting in her free time when she was given a big opportunity to provide some artwork for a feature film. She couldn't work for Epstein and complete her art so she told Epstein she was quitting. I had told him that I got this job and I was really honored was really exciting fighting for me and I thought man I'm GonNa pour my heart out into these paintings so I quit and I said every I'm turning in my notice I'll be here another two weeks. I was being polite and he said No. No no no no no no no. I'm so sorry you're unhappy with this. Oh my Gosh I want you to be Happy Maria. That's when she says Epstein insisted that she go to Ohio to pain. Hey that's where Epstein had home he acquired in Nineteen ninety-two and Maria says that Epstein told her it was situated on the massive estate of his client Les Wexner Epstein said Great. You could do the paintings at Les Wexner. There's a statement from a spokesperson for Les. Wexner says that the home was not on land owned by the Wexner and property records. Show that the home sits adjacent to wexner estate. Maria wasn't sold on the idea. But she says that Epstein insisted saying it would be a great place for her to work. Ohio are you kidding me How did boyfriend in New York Mark? I didn't want to leave and go to Ohio. They said listen. You'll have more light there tons of space right. We'll pay for your supplies. So Maria agrees to go arrives at Epstein's home in New Albany. Ohio an affluent suburb of Columbus. The home sits on acres of land tucked away from the main road road just to the north of Les Wexner sprawling estate and thirty room mansion. And as soon as we get there we pull in. And there's beautiful estate. Were driving forever ever on it. We pass the stables that are being built in this mansion wexner estate is massive. His home sits in the center of three hundred sixty acres of land with stables and Evergreen hedgerows and a little more than a third of a mile away sits the ten thousand square foot house. Then owned by Jeffrey Jeffrey Epstein. And we get around to the front this neoclassical tacky home right tacky. Because it's again like not old but trying to be old and these huge columns just kind of over the top. Maria says when she arrives she's greeted by a member of wexner security. She says he tells Sir that if she needs anything to contact him or Abigail Wexner Les Wexner Wife and Maria says he gave her a warning. There's armed security security on the property. And it's patrolled by dogs so you can't go outside at all unless she got our permission in the two months that Maria stayed on the property she says she never met less less or Abigail wexner but says she did speak on the phone with Abigail Wexner a few times when I first got to the proper Abigail did call me to thank me for coming to do this artist in residency. She said we're huge supporters of the arts in a statement a spokesperson for the Wexner said that until recent news coverage both Leslie Asleep and Abigail Wexner had never heard of Maria and the spokesperson added that they have never met. Maria never spoken with her and adds that they never spoke about about Maria to Epstein epsteins. Home would seem to provide the space that Maria needed to work Maria says that Epstein and told her she'd have more time to relax that she'd be able to play tennis or golf in her free time that she'd eat food from a nearby country clubs but she says none none of those things happen and instead she says she felt isolated and control. She says she often felt like she had to stay inside. EPSTEINS home even taking her runs for size indoors and feeling like a prisoner. Maria says she got little work done. According to Marinas Lawsuit At one point Jeffrey Epstein and Glenn Maxwell came to Ohio for a visit and stayed at the home with Maria and it was during this visit. The Maria says everything changed it began when Epstein requested that Maria give him a foot massage. Maria was in her room when she says she was summoned by Maxwell not not not. It's Keelan Maxwell. She knocks on the door and she some rain. We need you for just a minute. She says Maxwell swell was in a row and that struck her as unusual. It was like I knew something was up. She walked down the hall to Epstein's room. And they're on the bed was Epstein lying in his socks and boxers and I knew I I knew I knew I was in trouble. Maria says she felt uncomfortable. This was her boss. Never rubbed my bosses fee. So I don't think I'm very good at this. And he goes sit right here and it was actually over here. We're here and I thought. Oh God that's that's when in her lawsuit Maria says that Glenn Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein proceeded to violently sexually assault her and I sat down and on the other side of me and they proceeded to touch me and I don't remember the assault. I remember being in a lot of pain. I remember having some bruises. I don't remember everything they touched. But they didn't get my clothes off. They tried and one point. I started to cry a little bit. And she grabbed my hand which was she's like reassuring me rubbing my face and it was sickening to me. What's happening? I was in an absolute panic to the point where I was able to get myself up and get out of that room and then came after me but I literally took these big pieces of furniture and I pushed them against the doors. He and I stayed up all night. Terrified Maria says she barricaded herself in her room and claims she called police for help but to I know avail. Maria is not sure which police agency she spoke with and we attempted to find out if there are any records of meritas. Call the new Albany. Police Police Department says it doesn't retain nine one one records going back to the nineteen nineties and attempts to find records at other. Local departments were unsuccessful. Maria stayed in her room all night and by the next day when she emerged she says Epstein and Maxwell were gone they'd already left to return to New York and it was later in the day that she says she got a call from Epstein. He said Maria. I will do whatever you want I. I'm so sorry what can I give you. I will give you any amount of money. He offered to do anything. The man would have given me millions of dollars and I hung up on are you. You're kidding me what is this. Why would you touch me like that? I'm your employees. There was no amount of money. Nothing no we weren't gonNA talk. Maria knew she needed to leave. We've she says she was worried about her safety but says in her lawsuit that one of wexner security guards stood in her way and that she was held on the property for several hours against her will when Maria call me she was crying and she was very upset obviously very upset from what happened to her. Her Mother Mother Janice Swain remembers getting a frantic phone call from Maria. I was actually in Germany at the time. Maria called me to tell me that she was at the wexner state and that something had happened with Gaylon Jeffrey because because I was out of the country I couldn't even imagine how I how part so she reached out to her father and he did come to the state marinas lawsuit says she was finally allowed to leave after her father arrived at the property he driven from his home in Kentucky to Ohio to get her in a statement. ABC News a wexner spokesperson said that marinas allegations of being being held on the property against her will are quote contrary to the professional obligations of the security team. After leaving leaving the property. Maria says she wanted nothing to do with Epstein or Maxwell but says she'd soon find out that being free of them would not be he so easy upon returning to New York. Maria claims in court documents that she would receive threatening phone calls from Maxwell on behalf of Epstein Steam. I get a call from Gillan Maxwell telling me that all of my art is going to be burnt. It has been marked. Anything I ever make will be burned. My home will burn. I will die and she would say like. Be careful when you walk on. I know you like to go running on the risk side. I way. So He's watch over your back because you know what you can get killed a lot of ways on the west side highway. We attempted to reach Glenn Maxwell as part of our reporting for this story but her lawyers lawyers did not respond to requests for comment despite the threats Maria decided she would go to the police and I was dreading it. Because how do you tell someone and I was living on. This estate. Couldn't go outside for three months but I stayed there you know. How do you tell people this? It's so creepy and bizarre. And who's going to believe me on. August twenty ninth ninth nineteen ninety-six at the six precinct of the New York City. Police Department just one year. After meeting Jeffrey Epstein Maria filed the earliest known. Police report against him. Much of the report is redacted but it mentions that Maria was afraid that Epstein would burn her paintings and sent her polaroid's of the ashes it also says that Epstein had keys to her apartment. They weren't dismissive but they did laugh a little bit. They thought it was kind of a funny story. And they said Oh come on you know and they said you know what they realized. We can't handle this. We can file a report for you about art bath or whatever you want. Marinas lawsuit says says she was told by the NYPD that they couldn't do anything about the alleged sexual assault in Ohio and they referred her to the FBI so Maria says she called the FBI later that very day gave them everything they needed to know the very people I was reporting very powerful but then then she says nothing happened. Well I think no one listening was frustrating for her we asked the FBI. Why if they had any record of reas nineteen ninety-six report but as a matter of policy the FBI declined to comment and it wouldn't confirm or deny whether are there any record exists? Maria tells us it took one evening for the course of her life to change. She gone from living her dream as an artist artist in New York pulling in twenty thousand dollar commissions to someone who wouldn't even pick up a brush. She was threatened and she was afraid. She suddenly didn't WanNa live in New York anymore to change your name a couple of times just because she was afraid she was more reclose. If I think back at her home as we're sitting in her art studio she told Arlene reporter James Hill that it's taken her a long time to finally be able to talk about what happened to her and so I stopped painting from that time period of the early two thousands thousands until a year ago and really I didn't I was just kind of going through the motions of life so not painting for twenty years was was very caused me to have depression and it was very painful trying not to cry so yeah it was just very painful to not be able to paint and to not do the one thing that I was here to do and I feel like I have a lot of catching up to do because you know it's been so long so I have a great deal of work that I need to accomplish and I feel a lot of pressure because somebody says is why. Why did you stop? I actually stopped because I felt like my art had been violated. Rea- shows us some photographs from before she went to Ohio. What else okay? So here I have. This is when I went to Eric. ficials workshop in New Mexico and we all went to Taus to his ranch on that trip and this is me sitting in the studio talking to Erik and sunglasses yeah. It was Santa Fe very nineties. He's James Hill Asks Maria if she ever found out what happened to the painting that she sold Epstein back in Nineteen ninety-five. Where's the original? I don't know I don't know if say as far as I know. Jeffrey had it is in the estate looking back all these years later. Maria says she thinks she knows what Drew Epstein to her painting of the girl on the couch with the man in the doorway and what drew him to her in the first place so is playing with these ideas of a voyeur. ISM and that's disturbing to me. I think that's obviously what compelled him he saw in this vulnerable woman and a man in his boxers blocking doorway getting ready to take advantage of that woman. That's what I think he saw. And that's not what it was about. Only recently as Maria started painting again. Dan Dedicating her work to other women like her survivors of Jeffrey Epstein. And today when she talks about them she cannot hold back her emotions. When I look at those other girls they were into and I can see it all broken? I spotted in and it kills me me but the thing. She can't get over. The thing that still haunts is that what could have been the first alarm about Epstein. Instead became the first first of many times. He appears to slip through the cracks as she puts it. I tried to warn you if the authorities had heeded my report and done something complain about it. None of these women would have been learned next time on Truth and Lies Jeffrey Epstein Jeffrey Epstein had a way of dodging trouble. And some say he may have been doing it for most of his adult life. If you look at Epstein's life it feels a little bit like a rags to riches story but there's still a lot missing from it. There's a lot of mystery for some reason. I was told that he was like a brain surgeon. He said well you know I made all my money Inventing a non invasive liposuction machine next week we look at Epstein's this climb from a middle class Brooklyn boy into the world's top one percent and those who say there were victims left in the wake. Nobody really knew to who he was but yet he had all of these rich and powerful friends a financial Predator and he was also a sexual Predator he was connected he let people know how connected he was and how powerful. He was Eichel criminal mischief. Truth in lies Jeffrey. The APP Stein is a production of the ABC News Investigative Unit and ABC audio written and hosted by me Mark Remillard produced an edited bye. Kate McAuliffe reporting for this podcast is led by senior producer. James Hill additional reporting by producers Pete Madden Caitlin infomer- and Chris Francesconi associate producer. Is Emily Rich. Hausky additional production assistance by Halle Freighter Prithvi Tocchet Kate Holland and Caroline Highland Mixing and scoring by Evan Viola special. Thanks to Terry Exciting Josh Cohen. Lauren Ephron Fron stationed deceased Goo and Sandy Evans. Sending Galley is our chief investigative projects and Chris. vlasto is our senior executive producer. You do sir.

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