Jeffrey Dahmer is one of the most notorious serial killers in American history, claiming the lives of 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991. Most horrifically of all, Dahmer sexually assaulted and even ate many of his victims after killing them, and he was sentenced to life in prison back in 1992.
Just two years after being locked up, 34-year-old Dahmer was brutally murdered at the Columbia Correctional Institution in Wisconsin, where a fellow inmate beat him to death with a metal bar. 22 years after carrying out the vigilante justice, Dahmer’s killer has finally opened up, revealing why he did it.
In an interview with the New York Post, Christopher Scarver says that Dahmer would taunt the other inmates about his crimes, making his prison food look like severed limbs and using ketchup packets to make it appear as if the food was covered in blood. According to Scarver, himself a murderer, everyone was unnerved by Dahmer, and they all wanted him gone.
“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,” noted Scarver (above).
On the morning of November 28th, 1994, Scarver had enough of Dahmer’s twisted behavior, bludgeoning him to death in the prison’s gym. He also killed another inmate in the violent spree, noting that both Dahmer and the other man were taunting and laughing at him. Scarver feels that prison staff intentionally left him alone with Dahmer, so that he would kill him.
Scarver, who was initially locked up for killing his former boss during a robbery, received two additional life sentences for the murder of Dahmer. He is currently 45-years-old, serving out his sentence at the Centennial Correctional Facility in Canon City, Colorado.