Few crime tales are as unbelievably horrific as that of Jeffrey Dahmer and his string of deceased victims.
As Star Magazine readers know, the serial killer was responsible for killing, raping and dismembering at least 17 young gay men—most of them African-American—between 1978 and 1991in Wisconsin.
While the psychotic criminal died from severe head trauma in prison in 1994, REELZ’s new docuseries, Murder Made Me Famous: Jeffrey Dahmer, looks back at the Milwaukee native’s brutal crimes, and details exactly how the Milwaukee Monster was able to seduce his victims.
“He was killing these people for an hour or two of sexual pleasure,” says Milwaukee District Attorney E. Michael McCann in the show teaser.
Dahmer would get himself in the mood and prepare the drugs before stepping out early in the evening to begin his man-hunt. As soon as he identified his next victim, he would lure the man into an intimate space, drug him, strangle him and have sex with his corpse.
When police finally caught Dahmer in 1992, they found that the killer even kept some of his victims’ genitals and heads as souvenirs inside his home.
“Eventually, these people would wake up, and he would have to kill them. And then he was left with the body again. So it became a process,” says Dahmer biographer, Anne E. Schwartz, in the clip.
Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested in 1992 and given 15 life sentences in connection to his 17 crimes.
Murder Made Me Famous: Jeffrey Dahmer airs Saturday, August 25th at 9:00 ET/PT on REELZ.