Friday, July 29, 2011

Jeffrey Dahmer

When I chose this documentary I got a sick feeling in my stomach. Then I burped and felt great! Must have been the burrito.
OK, enough of the comedy. This is one of a few different documentaries on the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. This was a truly deranged individual who is responsible for one of the most horrific murder sprees in history.
Jeffrey Dahmer was born in West Allis, Wisconsin. The son of Joyce and Lionel, Dahmer was a troubled boy and turned to alcohol early in life. He had a habit of bringing home dead animals to dissect. He was a full blown alcoholic by the age of 17 and it was this addiction that plagued him into adult life as he was discharged from the Navy and had trouble holding down a job.
Dahmer killed his first victim Steven Hicks when he was only 18. He ended up bludgeoning Hicks to death because Hicks wanted to leave Dahmer’s home. Thus began a spree that ended on July 22, 1991 when his final victim was a little too much for Dahmer to handle. Tracy Edwards ended up escaping from Dahmer’s apartment half naked and dazed from drugs. He flagged down police and by nightfall Jeffrey Dahmer was behind bars.
Dahmer killed 17 male victims from 1978 to 1991. These were macabre murders as Dahmer practiced such things as dismemberment, necrophilia and weird zombie experiments on the poor unfortunates who happened into his lair. If that wasn’t enough he also dabbled in cannibalism.
Who can fathom doing such things to another human being? What kind of deranged mind does it take to be able to commit such terrible, unspeakable acts? This documentary will shed some light on those questions and more as it examines the life of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.