Jeffrey Dahmer’s Killer Explains Why He Did It: “I Asked Him If He Did Those Things”
“I asked him if he did those things.”
The individual who was accountable for Jeffrey Dahmer’s death claims that the legendary serial murderer ‘crossed the line’ when he taunted other convicts about his desire to eat human flesh.
In 1994, Christopher Scarver, age 53, was responsible for the deaths of the Milwaukee Cannibal, age 34, and another inmate.
In 2015, he gave an interview to the New York Post in which he said that he “despised” Dahmer because the latter would “fashion severed limbs out of food” and then drop ketchup on them to make them seem as though they were soaked in blood.
Scarver said: “He would put them in places where people would be. 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.”
After killing a supervisor in 1992 due to unpaid salary, Scarver was sentenced to life in prison at the same time as Dahmer and sent to the Columbia Correctional Institution in Wisconsin.
He claims that he “knew to keep his distance” from the notorious murderer, who had a personal security guard with him at all times due to his tense relationships with the other convicts.
He added: “I saw heated interactions between [Dahmer] and other prisoners from time to time.”
Because Scarver was reluctant to be a victim of the serial killer’s sick sense of humor, they did not interact until November 1994, when Scarver, Dahmer, and another inmate, Jesse Anderson, noticed themselves left unattended and unshackled while having to carry out cleaning tasks.
While incarcerated, Scarver, who was 25 years old at the time, carried about in his pocket a newspaper article that described the heinous deeds that Dahmer had performed.
It detailed how Dahmer murdered, mutilated, and in some instances consumed a total of 17 males and male children between the years 1978 and 1991.
Evan Peters plays the role of Jeffrey Dahmer in the blockbuster Netflix series Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, which focuses on his murderous rampage and tells the story of his life.
According to The Post, Scarver was refilling a pail with water when Dahmer and fellow murderer Anderson “poked in the back” as they were “kind of laughing under their breath.” Later on, he confronted Dahmer, who was 34 at the time, by taking a metal bar from the weight room and walking up to him.
He said: “I asked him if he did those things ’cause I was fiercely disgusted. He was shocked. Yes, he was. He started looking for the door pretty quick. I blocked him. He ended up dead. I put his head down.”
A short time later, medical staff at a neighboring hospital confirmed that Dahmer had passed away. He had many fractures to his face and head as a result of the attack.
Scarver then assaulted Anderson, who was 37 years old, and said that “Pretty much the same thing [happened] — got his head put out.”
Anderson, who was found guilty of killing his wife, passed just two days later from the same injuries she had had.
According to a story published in the Chicago Tribune in 1996, Scarver originally explained his actions to a jail officer by claiming that “God told him to do it.”
He claimed to the staff that he did not plan the actions nor did he discuss them with anyone else, and that he assaulted the two guys because ‘the spirit’ came upon him. He denied planning the activities or discussing them with anybody else.
“You will hear about it on the 6 o’clock news. Jesse Anderson and Jeffrey Dahmer are dead,” he reportedly said.
Scarver later claimed to The New York Post that he had killed Anderson shortly after killing Dahmer because Anderson had tarnished a portrait of Martin Luther King and tried to frame black men for the killing of his wife.
According to what was stated in The Post, this prompted Scarver, who is black, to conclude that Anderson was a racist.
Additionally, he asserts that he was purposefully left alone with Dahmer by prison guards because they “knew he despised him.”
Scarver has received a huge amount of attention from viewers ever since the documentary Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story was shown and began making news. He is incarcerated at the Centennial Correctional Facility in Colorado, where he is serving three life sentences without the possibility of release.
In an interview with CNN in 2014, Scarver’s son, who also goes by the name Christopher Scarver, provided his thoughts on the matter.
When questioned by reporter Jean Casarez whether his father had been “set up” by guards at the facility, he responded by stating that his father should never have been left alone in the jail with the two other inmates. The answer that Scarver Jr. provided was, “I think about it all the time.”
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