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Jeffrey Dahmer killed in prison by inmate

A photograph showing prison bars in a jail


Milwaukee Monster’ Jeffrey Dahmer killed 17 men between 1978 and 1991. In the course of his awful crimes, he carried out some truly unspeakable acts of torture as well as several acts of cannibalism and necrophilia.

By 1992, he was safely ensconced in the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage, Wisconsin. Well, ‘safely’ for the young men of Wisconsin, anyway. Dahmer himself was far from safe. In 1994, an inmate called Osvaldo Durruthy slashed his throat with a razor melted into a toothbrush. Dahmer survived the ambush. He did not, however, survive the second attempt on his life.

Christopher Scarver bludgeoned him to death one day in the prison gymnasium because he was ‘fiercely disgusted’ by Dahmer’s sick crimes. Scarver would go on to claim that he was left alone with Dahmer by prison guards who were only too happy to see the serial killer violently attacked or even killed. This allegation was never proven.

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