The chocolate factory worker prowled for victims at malls, bus stops, gay bars and adult bookstores.
He'd lure prey to his rundown apartment with the promise of beer and money, saying he wanted them to pose nude for pictures.
Once behind closed doors, Dahmer would spike their drinks and kill them. He'd cut up the bodies and store organs to be eaten later. He'd often keep genitals and skulls as souvenirs.
After his capture, Dahmer said cannibalism "made me feel like they (his victims) were a permanent part of me. It also gave me sexual satisfaction."
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Before the young men died, he'd frequently drill holes into their skulls and pour acid or boiling hot water on their brain.
"Killing wasn't the objective," Dahmer explained. "I just wanted to have the person under my complete control to do with as I wanted. I tried to create living zombies."
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Finally, his reign of murder ended on July 22, 1991, when his last victim, Tracy Edwards, escaped and flagged down a cop car.
Lawmen followed him to Dahmer's den of death where they discovered Polaroid photos of dismembered corpses stashed in the bedroom, body parts in the freezer and a head in the refrigerator!
Dahmer was convicted in 1992 and sentenced to 957 years in prison. But two years into his sentence, another inmate bludgeoned him to death.
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