Jeffrey Dahmer, 1991.
Charged with 3 more killings: Jamie Doxtator (age 14), Richard Guerrero (age 25) and Eddy Smith (age 28).
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"When I see a pretty girl walking down the street, I think two things: one part of me wants to take her home, be real nice and treat her right; the other part wonders what her head would look like on a stick."- Edmund Kemper
“The look of terror and almost hysteria that he had on his face in the interrogation room that first night as he was coming down off the alcohol and finally realizing that the gig was up, he was caught—He did cry several times. He went into a rage. Besides asking to kill himself, he stood up and pounced around a couple times. He made this statement: ‘When I tell you what I’m gonna tell you, you’re gonna be famous.’ And I tried to say, ‘Look, Jeff, there’s nothing that you can tell me that’s gonna freak me out.’ And he laughed at that. He said, ‘You don’t know. You don’t know what I’ve done.”
- Detective Patrick Kennedy talking about Jeffrey Dahmer on the night of his arrest
Jeffrey Dahmer—whose greatest urge was to have a person who was “totally compliant, willing to do whatever I wanted”— one day, after reading the obituary of an eighteen-year-old, he went to the funeral home to view the young man’s body (which he found so attractive that he immediately hurried to the bathroom and masturbated). After the funeral, Dahmer sneaked into the cemetery late one night with a shovel and wheelbarrow, intending to take the corpse back home, but gave up because the ground was frozen.