Jeffrey Dahmer’s Final Words: “I Knew I Was Sick”

( Netflix miniseries Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is presently the seventh most viewed program in the platform’s history and has one of the largest debuts ever.

However, it has also come under fire for glorifying the real-life serial murderer, who between 1978 and 1991, murdered and ate 17 people in Wisconsin and Ohio.

Mail Online recounts the real Dahmer story

What made this boy become a cold-blooded serial killer?

He was a shy, bespectacled man with fair hair and blue eyes who worked at Ambrosia Chocolate Factory in Milwaukee. He paid his rent on time and was such an ordinary guy.

That is the scary part-  he seemed perfectly normal.

Long before he confessed to killing and dismembering his 17 male victims, there were signs something was not quite right with him. Dahmer grew up in Ohio; his parents divorced when he was a teenager. His father was a chemist, and his mother was a teletype machine instructor.

Some say he was deprived of attention because of his mother’s mental health issues. One classmate said he was one weird dude. Another described him as a lost soul who was sexually abused by another boy when he was 8.

After graduating at 18, he carried out his first murder.

He is not known to have had any serious romances. He took a girl to prom but later admitted to her he was gay and left to go and meet a boyfriend. One friend said Dahmer told him he didn’t seem to fit in anywhere and blamed it on being gay. They said he hated himself and he hated homosexuals.

Dahmer was fascinated with dead animals and bones growing up. He started drinking alcohol as a teenager and became a recluse between carrying out some of his murderers.

Dahmer was convicted of indecent exposure and was charged with molesting a 13-year-old boy.

He offered a guy $50 to pose nude. They returned to his grandmother’s place and were intimate, and he put sleeping pills in his drink. When the guy fell asleep, he strangled him with his hands, took the body down the basement by the drain, and used a knife to dismember him and a sledgehammer to break up the bones. The remains of 11 decapitated men were found in his apartment.

Dahmer’s last words were, “I knew I was sick or evil. Now I believe I was sick. I feel so bad for what I did to those poor families.”