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Jeffrey Dahmer

Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer

Profession: Serial Killer

United States of America

Biography: Known as the Milwaukee Cannibal, Jeffrey Dahmer committed the rape, murder and dismemberment of 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991.

At his trial, Dahmer pleaded guilty but insane which the court dismissed, finding him legally sane and sentencing him to 16 terms of life imprisonment.

Born: May 21, 1960
Birthplace: West Allis, Wisconsin, USA

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: November 28, 1994 (aged 34)
Cause of Death: Clubbed to death with a metal bar by fellow inmate Christopher Scarver

Historical Events

  • 1991-07-22 Jeffrey Dahmer confesses to killing 17 men in 1978
  • 1992-01-13 American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer pleads guilty but insane
  • 1992-02-15 Jeffrey Dahmer found sane and guilty of killing 15 boys
  • 1994-11-28 Convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is clubbed to death by fellow inmate Christopher Scarver in the Columbia Correctional Institution gymnasium in Portage, Wisconsin

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