The Inmate Who Killed Infamous Serial Murderer And Cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer Explains His Motive

Jeffrey Dahmer, more commonly known as the Milwaukee Cannibal, is one of the most deranged documented people to ever roam the Earth. Between 1978 and 1991, the dude killed 17 men and boys in the Wisconsin area, had sex with the corpses, and kept some of the body parts while eating others.

Daher was sentenced to life in prison in 1992. Just two years later, Christopher Scarver, a fellow inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution, killed him in the showers by repeatedly bashing him over the head with a metal bar taken from the prison gym.

Scarver, who was also serving a life sentence for murder, says he did it because of Dahmer’s creepy sense of humor — which included turning prison food into fake limbs covered with ketchup to resemble blood, reports the New York Post.

As CNN points out, Dahmer’s former prison minister revealed that almost all inmates kept their distance from him, and even the guards were frightened by him.

“If he saw a guard that was nervous and standing near enough to hear him, he would say, ‘I bite,'” the newspaper quoted the pastor, Roy Ratcliff, as saying. “Usually the guard would jump away and that would make Jeff laugh.”

“He sort of played with his persona to exaggerate it and make people more fearful,” Ratcliff said. “This was just his way — a morbid humor to deal with his hopeless situation.”

Great, now I’m going to have to sleep with a night light tonight.

[h/t New York PostCNN]

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