Jeffrey Dahmer was a notorious serial killer who killed about seventeen young males and boys. Most of the victims were African-American or other minorities, but they were also homosexuals. Dahmer, a 31-year-old good-looking man from Milwaukee, would cruise gay bars and choose his victims by their skin color (mostly dark), attractiveness, and their physique. Jeffrey Dahmer would lure them into his apartment and that’s where he would begin his infatuation with his supposedly new lover. Dahmer would perform some of the most horrifying acts a human being could ever commit. In some cases Dahmer would drill holes in the victims head and then pour acid through the skull, he would keep the heads as a “souvenir”. He would also tear the bodies’ limb from limb and keep a certain body part from the victim to remind him of their endless beauty.
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I would have to consider Jeff Dahmer has a brilliant yet wicked psychopath. Dahmer eventually got his ways but what the judge didn’t realized is that Dahmer would continue to hunt and kill even after Dahmer’s father wrote the judge a letter pleading him not to release his son until he received proper psychiatric treatment.
On July 13, 1992 Jeffrey Dahmer went against his lawyer’s words and pleaded guilty but insane. His lawyer was left in an awkward state, he would have to completely turn around his defense case to prove now that his client was truly insane and only a mentally deranged individual would commit such distasteful lurid acts. Jeff Dahmer took the words insanity to the whole next level. The jury was forced to hear the Dahmer’s outlandish acts towards the victims. For instance how Dahmer kept his apartment crammed up with skeletons, 11 skulls, packages of genitals, and preserved and frozen hearts, muscles, and innards from his 17 slaughtered victims. Dahmer convinced himself that his acts were not sadistic but merely acts of enjoyment. The jury was left in disgust they felt though they were in a funeral and not at a trial for murder charges.
The court rejected his plea of insanity and sentenced Dahmer to fifteen consecutive life sentences, which meant his punishment would consist of 936 years' in prison. He has escaped the death sentence because Wisconsin is one of the few states which do not have capital punishment. I think a life sentence wasn’t justifiable for a man who knew right from wrong but still continued to do his heinous acts. Dahmer was a man with no soul. The State of Wisconsin should have maybe an exception on Jeffrey Dahmer, and sentenced him to death.
Dahmer was transformed from a “seemingly harmless” young man into a savage killer who kidnapped, tortured, murdered, and cannibalized his victims. Jeff Dahmer was a man who could not kill enough.