Who was Jeffrey Dahmer?


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Jeffrey Dahmer was an American sex offender and serial killer who murdered 17 boys and men before he was caught in 1991. He molested and tortured his victims and was a necrophiliac. Dahmer's penchant for collecting skeletal souvenirs and eating his victims' organs earned him the nickname the Milwaukee Cannibal.

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Jeffrey Dahmer killed his first victim shortly after graduating from high school in 1978. He developed a drinking problem, which led to Dahmer dropping out of Ohio State University and to his discharge from the military. He lived with his grandmother for a short time afterward and began killing more men in her basement in 1987 until she kicked him out due to drunkenness. He was arrested after a victim escaped and notified the police. Dahmer was found guilty and sentenced to 15 life terms. He was killed in 1994 by a fellow inmate.

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