DAHMER — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story focuses on Dahmer's early years, youth, and how he charmed, dismembered, and occasionally ate his victims.
Christopher Scarver, a fellow prisoner, murdered Jeffrey Dahmer in 1994 when both were incarcerated in a Portage, Wisconsin prison serving 16 consecutive life sentences.
In 2015, the inmate opened up about his motivation for killing the Milwaukee cannibal and how Dahmer made fun of the other convicts.
Jeffrey Dahmer's Life in Prison
The true crime drama DAHMER — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story Episode 10 gives a glimpse at life in jail with the serial killer. Scarver detailed what Dahmer was like at Columbia Correctional Institution in a 2015 interview with The New York Post.
Dahmer teased the other detainees and tried to sell his autograph. According to the inmate, Dahmer made severed limbs out of prison food and then splashed packets of ketchup on them to make them look like blood.
"He would put them in places where people would be," Scarver told the New York Post. "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."
Scarver stated that he avoided the serial killer but saw Dahmer's interactions with others.
"I saw heated interactions between [Dahmer] and other prisoners from time to time," Scarver said. "I never interacted with him."
How Jeffrey Dahmer Died
On Nov. 28, 1994, prison guards directed Dahmer, Scarver, and another inmate named Jesse Anderson to clean the restrooms in the gym and weight room. The three men were not restrained and were left alone. According to Scarver, he was filling a bucket with water when he was poked in the back. He wasn't sure if Anderson or Dahmer was responsible.
"I turned around, and [Dahmer] and Jesse were kind of laughing under their breath," Scarver recalled. "I looked right into their eyes, and I couldn't tell which had done it."
Scarver claimed he followed Dahmer into a staff toilet and threatened him with a weight room metal bar. He asked Dahmer if he was the perpetrator of the crimes, alluding to a newspaper item in his pocket.
"I asked him if he did those things 'cause I was fiercely disgusted," Scarver said. "He was shocked. Yes, he was," Scarver said. "He started looking for the door pretty quick. I blocked him."
Jeffrey Dahmer's Cause of Death
Scarver admitted using a metal bar to strike Dahmer during the interview. The serial killer was declared deceased by hospital staff.
Dahmer was discovered by prison guards lying in a pool of blood in a staff restroom next to the basketball court. A bloodied broom handle was discovered next to the body.
Skull fractures and brain damage were listed as Dahmer's causes of death by investigators. But they additionally think that his head might have been struck against a wall or the ground (via New York Times).
DAHMER — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is now streaming on Netflix.