Jeffrey Dahmer, the infamous American serial killer and sex offender who raped, murdered, dismemberment and ate several of his seventeen victims, was beaten to death in 1994 by a fellow inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution. The inmate, Christopher Scarver, recently opened up about why he killed Dahmer in an exclusive piece written by The New York Post.
Entitled ‘Why I Killed Jeffrey Dahmer,’ the Post writes: “Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was done in by his uncontrollable lust for human flesh, the man who whacked him in prison 20 years ago told The Post, revealing for the first time why the cannibal had to die. Christopher Scarver — who fatally beat the serial killer and another inmate in 1994 — said he grew to despise Dahmer because he would fashion severed limbs out of prison food to taunt the other inmates.”
According to the 45-year-old Scarver, he kept his distance from Dahmer, as did the other inmates when Dahmer arrived in 1992. But the psychologically disturbing things Dahmer did began to infuriate the prisoners. Among the worst things Scarver said Dahmer would do – arrange his prison food like severed body parts and display them like a sickening show-and-tell.
“He would put them in places where people would be,” Scarver said, adding that Dahmer would even use ketchup to simulate blood on his “creations.”
“He crossed the line with some people — prisoners, prison staff. Some people who are in prison are repentant — but he was not one of them,” Scarver claimed.
Scarver, 25 years old at the time and already serving a life sentence for murder, said he never interacted with Dahmer, but was “repulsed” by his actions, even claiming to keep a newspaper clipping detailing Dahmer’s murders in his back pocket.
The Post picks up the story:
But that all changed on the morning of Nov. 28, 1994, when Scarver doled out his vigilante justice in a gymnasium of the Portage, Wis., prison. Dahmer, 34, Scarver and a third inmate, Jesse Anderson, were led unshackled to clean the bathrooms by correction officers, who left them unattended.
Scarver, who was repulsed by the youth-molesting cannibal’s lust for flesh, kept in his pocket a newspaper article detailing how Dahmer killed, dismembered — and in some cases ate — 17 men and boys from 1978 to 1991. Scarver, then a 25-year-old convicted murderer, had just retrieved his mop and was filling a bucket with water when someone poked him in the back.
“I turned around, and [Dahmer] and Jesse were kind of laughing under their breath,” Scarver recounted. “I looked right into their eyes, and I couldn’t tell which had done it.”
That was enough to push Scarver over the edge. He said he confronted Dahmer with the newspaper clipping, then grabbed a 20-inch metal weight bar from the exercise room and took two full swings at Dahmer’s head. After the second, the serial killer was dead. Scarver also then killed Jesse Anderson.
According to Scarver, his actions that day were anticipated by prison officials, whom he says hated Dahmer and wanted him dead.
“They had something to do with what took place. Yes,” said Scarver, adding that the guards “disappeared” after they led the three men to clean the bathroom.
Scarver, sentenced to multiple life terms, is now a published writer; his poetry books are available on Amazon. He spends his time in prison writing poems for his website.
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