Dahmer, Jeffrey Lionel, 1960-1994

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Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer (/ˈdɑːmər/; May 21, 1960 – November 28, 1994), also known as the Milwaukee Cannibal or the Milwaukee Monster, was an American serial killer and sex offender who committed the murder and dismemberment of 17 men and boys from 1978 to 1991. Many of his later murders involved necrophilia, cannibalism, and the permanent preservation of body parts—typically all or part of the skeleton.

Although he was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, schizotypal personality disorder, and a psychotic disorder, Dahmer was found to be legally sane at his trial. He was convicted of 15 of the 16 murders he had committed in Wisconsin, and was sentenced to 15 terms of life imprisonment on February 15, 1992. Dahmer was later sentenced to a 16th term of life imprisonment for an additional homicide committed in Ohio in 1978.

On November 28, 1994, Dahmer was beaten to death by Christopher Scarver, a fellow inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage, Wisconsin.

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referencedIn Luckovich, Mike, 1960-. If Jeffrey Dahmer had been a football hero [editorial cartoon], 1994. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Coleman, Jonathan. Jonathan Coleman papers, 1976-1997. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, UWM Libraries
referencedIn Feldmeyer, Scott, 1953-2000. Scott Feldmeyer papers, 1976-1999. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, UWM Libraries
referencedIn Towart, Sanford. Sanford Towart scrapbooks, 1983-1999. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, UWM Libraries
referencedIn Milwaukee Gay/Lesbian Cable Network. Milwaukee Gay/Lesbian Cable Network records, 1987-1994. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, UWM Libraries
referencedIn Lamda Rights Network. Lambda Rights Network records, 1987-1993. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, UWM Libraries
referencedIn Queer Nation Milwaukee (Organization). Queer Nation Milwaukee records, 1991-1992. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, UWM Libraries
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referencedIn Official Military Personnel File for Jeffrey L. Dahmer. 1978-1981. National Archives at St. Louis
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associatedWith Coleman, Jonathan. person
associatedWith Feldmeyer, Scott, 1953-2000. person
associatedWith Lamda Rights Network. corporateBody
associatedWith Luckovich, Mike, 1960- person
associatedWith Milwaukee Gay/Lesbian Cable Network. corporateBody
associatedWith Queer Nation Milwaukee (Organization) corporateBody
associatedWith Towart, Sanford. person
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Milwaukee WI US
Wisconsin WI US
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Birth 1960-05-21

Death 1994-11-28

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