True crime fans are talking about Netflix’s Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, but they all want to know the same thing: What happened to Jeffrey Dahmer? What happened to his brother David, his mother Joyce and his father Lionel is tragic enough.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin serial killer Evan Peters (played in the drama by Tony Hughes and Konerak Sintasofon) was convicted of murdering 15 young men and women between 1978 and 1991. The 10-part Netflix series has been the streaming service’s most popular since its premiere in September 21.
However, Dahmer’s portrayal of the murders has sparked controversy, with one victim’s family member calling the series “crude and reckless.” “chatting with Insider, Hughes expressed confusion about the show’s feasibility in an October interview with The Guardian.
Hughes stated, “I don’t see how they can do that.” I don’t see how they can use our names to spread false information. The life of convicted murderer Jeffrey Dahmer is chronicled in Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, with each episode spanning his early years to his heinous crimes and subsequent trial.
The story ends with Dahmer serving time in prison and the public and convicts reacting to his highly publicized trial. The latest episode takes place after Dahmer’s death in 1994, when his parents are embroiled in a bitter legal battle over whether or not to freeze their son’s brain. The Netflix series left out a few details about Dahmer’s death behind bars. What the Ryan Murphy-created series fails to capture is this.
How did Jeffrey Dahmer die?
The New York Times reported that on November 29, 1994, Dahmer, who was 34 at the time of his murder, was attacked and killed in a Wisconsin prison. According to the New York Times, Michael Sullivan, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, said he died of “severe head injuries” he suffered between 7:50 and 8:10 a.m.
According to the article, Dahmer was found in a pool of blood near the restrooms at the Columbia Correctional Institute. A bloodied broom was also found, according to The New York Times. Christopher Scarver, an inmate at the same prison where Dahmer was killed, told the New York Post in 2015 why he committed the crime.
Now the 53-year-old claims Dahmer “would make severed limbs out of prison food to humiliate other inmates.” He went too far with several inmates and staff members at the facility. However, he is not one of the few repentant prisoners,” the newspaper said.
After his death, there was a debate about what to do with his brain
Dahmer’s parents were torn over what to do with his body, especially his brain, which had been stored in formaldehyde for a year. His mother, Joyce, expressed an interest in brain research to determine the influence of biology on her son’s behavior in the Journal Sentinel in 1995. According to the Los Angeles Times, Lionel Sr. requested that his brain be cremated after his death. As a last resort, cremation was used to dispose of the brain.
Where is Christopher Scarver now?
Scarver was originally incarcerated for the 1990 killing of another Wisconsin Conservation Corps employee. For the 1995 murders of Dahmer and another inmate, Jesse Anderson, Scarver received two additional life sentences plus 30 years in prison. He’s still behind bars, serving multiple life sentences, but he’s turning to poetry and self-publishing it.
According to the Amazon bio for his 2015 poetry collection, Scarver currently spends his time making art and writing in a wide variety of genres, including songs, music, short stories, poems, and prison protocols. According to his bio, “(Scarver’s) goal is to get an education and create a second chance for those who want one in the current American prison system.”