Monday, May 31, 2010
In The Jeffrey Dahmer Story author Don Davis depicts Dahmer as a prankish drunk at Revere who was shy around girls. So well-known were the future murderer's gags that classmates referred to generally outrageous behavior as "Doing a Dahmer." During the senior class trip to Washington, D.C. Davis writes that Dahmer finessed a group invitation to Vice President Walter Mondale's office (Mondale was not present for the students' visit).
Jeffrey Dahmer was convicted on 15 counts of murder in 1992 and sentenced to 15 life terms. In prison his favorite television show was NYPD Blue. On November 28, 1994 Dahmer was bludgeoned to death by a fellow inmate named Christopher Scarver. Dahmer's body was cremated thirteen months after his death and his ashes were shared between his parents.
In 2002 the film Dahmer starring Jeremy Renner (later Oscar nominated for The Hurt Locker) in the lead role was released.