Jeffrey Dahmer

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Jeffrey Dahmer was born May 21, 1960 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Joyce and Lionel Dahmer. As a little boy, he was a happy and bubbly boy who loved stuffed animals and wooden blocks. When Jeffrey was 4, his father swept out from under their house the remains of some small animals that had been killed by civets. As his father gathered the tiny animal bones, Jeff seemed oddly thrilled by the sound they made. His small hands dug deep into the pile of bones. By the age of 6, he went into minor surgery to correct a double hernia which seemed to effect a change on him. In 1966, Lionel had completed his graduate work in Iowa and gotten a job as a research chemist in Akron, Ohio. Joyce was pregnant with their second son, David. By that time, Jeff was in the first grade and a strange fear had begun to creep into his personality, a dread of others that was combined with a general lack of self-confidence. The thought of going to school frightened him. The little boy who had once seemed so happy had been replaced by a different person, now deeply shy, distant, nearly uncommunicative. By his early teens, he was disengaged, tense and largely friendless. He claimed that his compulsions of necrophilia and murder began at the age 14. Just after he graduated from high school, Jeffrey picked up a hitchhiker by the name of Steven Hicks, who became his first victim to his killings. In January 1979, he dropped out of college due to his excessive drinking. His father then told his to enlist in the Army where he was posted to Germany, 2 years later the army discharged his for alcoholism. He then moved in with his grandmother and got a job, but then he was arrested for drunkenness and disorderly conduct. The offenses got worse as his alcoholism and emotional problems intensified: indecent exposure, then child molesting and finally, the most horrible discovery of all, when the police arrested him for multiple murders. Dahmer was sentenced to 15 consecutive life terms, or 957 years...
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