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Jeffrey Dahmer’s Parents Describe What He Was Like Growing Up In Exclusive Interview

By looking at his childhood photo, you’d never imagine Jeffrey Dahmer would turn into one of America’s most notorious and horrendous serial killers. Many people couldn’t believe Dahmer, who was described as “gentle” and “kind” by his family, was capable of murdering, raping and dismembering 17 boys and men.

In Oxygen’s two-night special “Dahmer On Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks,” Dahmer’s father, Lionel, and stepmother, Shari, discuss what Dahmer was like as a kid growing up in suburban Ohio. For the first time in more than 10 years, the two give interviews about their son Jeff that shed light on who Dahmer was before his 13-year killing spree.

Below, we’ve compiled some interview footage with Lionel and Shari that’s exlcusive to Oxygen.com.

Lionel explains that as a young boy, Dahmer seemed — by all accounts — completely normal.

“He went to Boy Scout camp and all these sorts of activities… soccer. He loved

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‘My Friend Dahmer’ Film Explores The Limits Of Empathy For Evil People

When the trailer for Marc Meyers’ My Friend Dahmer dropped months ago, reaction was certainly mixed. Some praised the film’s obvious seriousness and sensitivity to an issue often sensationalized, while others criticized the ongoing trend of the romanticization of serial killers. Teen Vogue editor Sandra Song came down harshly against the film: “We are continually fed this idea that white male serial killers are charming, debonair characters — that they’re just misunderstood, incomprehensibly complex people who also happen to have a strange proclivity for the dark and macabre,” Song writes. “And while there’s nothing wrong with being curious about what drove them to commit acts of this nature, that curiosity becomes an issue when movie or TV producers opt to completely gloss over the lives of the victims in favor of an easily digestible ‘outsider’ narrative.”

Fair enough, but that criticism hardly applies to My Friend Dahmer, as would be evident to anyone

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9 Mind-Blowing Quotes Made By Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer

Jeffrey Dahmer is one of America’s most infamous serial killers. Known for eatings parts of some of his victims, he was nicknamed the Cannibal Killer and the Milwaukee Cannibal. Oxygen will premiere a two-part series “Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks” which promises a new details and unseen interviews on the case, on November 11 at 7pm ET/PT. The killer took the lives of 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991. We’ve compiled a list of some of his most disturbing quotes.

1. “I had these obsessive desires and thoughts wanting to control them [victims], to–I don’t know how to put it–possess them permanently,” he said during an Inside Edition interview.

2. “I had a box in my bedroom closet and it contained the mummified head and genitals of a young man i met in one of the bars down in Milwaukee,” Dahmer told MSNBC while sitting next to his father.

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5 Of The Most Shocking Moments From The Jeffrey Dahmer Trial

On February 19, 1992 Jeffrey Dahmer was sentenced to 15 consecutive life terms in prison after he confessed to killing, dismembering and sometimes eating 17 boys and men. As Wisconsin no death penalty, it was the maximum sentence allowed. The three-week long trial had no shortage of sad and unsettling moments. Here are some of the most shocking.

On November 11, Oxygen will air a special two-night event, Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks, with new revelations about the infamous serial killer.

1. When a victim’s sibling lunged at Dahmer

Nine relatives of Dahmer’s victims spoke on the stand to describe the pain they’ve endured because of the serial killer’s actions. The statements were heartbreaking, but none more than Rita Isbell’s (which starts at 2:19 in the video below.) Dahmer killed her brother Errol Lindsey and Isbell’s grief erupted into an emotional outburst.

“Whatever your name is, Satan! I don’t ever want to

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5 Of The Most Shocking Moments From The Jeffrey Dahmer Trial …

On February 19, 1992 Jeffrey Dahmer was sentenced to 15 consecutive life terms in prison after he confessed to killing, dismembering and sometimes eating 17 boys and men. As Wisconsin no death penalty, it was the maximum sentence allowed. The three-week long trial had no shortage of sad and unsettling moments. Here are some of the most shocking.

On November 11, Oxygen will air a special two-night event, Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks, with new revelations about the infamous serial killer.

1. When a victim’s sibling lunged at Dahmer

Nine relatives of Dahmer’s victims spoke on the stand to describe the pain they’ve endured because of the serial killer’s actions. The statements were heartbreaking, but none more than Rita Isbell’s (which starts at 2:19 in the video below.) Dahmer killed her brother Errol Lindsey and Isbell’s grief erupted into an emotional outburst.

“Whatever your name is, Satan! I don’t ever want to

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/dahmer-on-dahmer-a-serial-killer-speaks/blogs/5-of-the-most-shocking-moments-from-the-jeffrey-dahmer

‘Dahmer On Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks’ Premieres November 11 On Oxygen

Oxygen Media, the new destination for high-quality crime programming, ventures into the mind of America’s most notorious serial killer when its two-night special “Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks” premieres Saturday, November 11 at 7pm ET/PT. Twenty-five years ago, Milwaukee resident Jeffrey Dahmer was tried and convicted of 17 gruesome murders, shaking the public’s perception of evil to its core. The shocking nature of his crimes – luring young men into his home, where he drugged, sexually violated, killed and eventually consumed his victims – unmasked a madman walking in the shadows and launched the question: how did a once mild-mannered, handsome young man become one of history’s most terrifying and unexpected serial killers? During his time behind bars, one of the nation’s leading investigative journalists, Nancy Glass, secured both exclusive access and the first televised interview with Dahmer, developing a candid relationship in which he divulged the darkest

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‘Dahmer On Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks’ Premieres November …

Oxygen Media, the new destination for high-quality crime programming, ventures into the mind of America’s most notorious serial killer when its two-night special “Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks” premieres Saturday, November 11 at 7pm ET/PT. Twenty-five years ago, Milwaukee resident Jeffrey Dahmer was tried and convicted of 17 gruesome murders, shaking the public’s perception of evil to its core. The shocking nature of his crimes – luring young men into his home, where he drugged, sexually violated, killed and eventually consumed his victims – unmasked a madman walking in the shadows and launched the question: how did a once mild-mannered, handsome young man become one of history’s most terrifying and unexpected serial killers? During his time behind bars, one of the nation’s leading investigative journalists, Nancy Glass, secured both exclusive access and the first televised interview with Dahmer, developing a candid relationship in which he divulged the darkest

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/dahmer-on-dahmer-a-serial-killer-speaks/blogs/dahmer-on-dahmer-a-serial-killer-speaks-premieres

Full Trailer For Upcoming ‘My Friend Dahmer’ Film Criticized For Romanticizing Serial Killing

Earlier this week, a full trailer for the upcoming film My Friend Dahmer was released. The movie, based on the graphic novel by John “Derf” Backderf, tells the story of the socially awkward teenager who would grow up to become one of America’s most notorious serial killers.

Backderf’s book was based on his real life experiences of befriending the young outcast with a penchant for collecting dead animals. While the graphic novel concludes with Backderf receiving a call about Dahmer’s killings (many years after losing touch with his friend) the film will end with Dahmer’s first murder.

Alex Lynch, known for more wholesome roles on the Disney Channel, will play Dahmer in the upcoming movie: “I think you’re not going to be able to see the teen heartthrob in this role,” explains Backderf. “It’s not a slasher film – it’s a very melancholy tale full of regret and remorse that shows this young kid

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Full Trailer For Upcoming ‘My Friend Dahmer’ Film Criticized For …

Earlier this week, a full trailer for the upcoming film My Friend Dahmer was released. The movie, based on the graphic novel by John “Derf” Backderf, tells the story of the socially awkward teenager who would grow up to become one of America’s most notorious serial killers.

Backderf’s book was based on his real life experiences of befriending the young outcast with a penchant for collecting dead animals. While the graphic novel concludes with Backderf receiving a call about Dahmer’s killings (many years after losing touch with his friend) the film will end with Dahmer’s first murder.

Alex Lynch, known for more wholesome roles on the Disney Channel, will play Dahmer in the upcoming movie: “I think you’re not going to be able to see the teen heartthrob in this role,” explains Backderf. “It’s not a slasher film – it’s a very melancholy tale full of regret and remorse that shows this young kid

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/full-trailer-for-upcoming-my-friend-dahmer-film-criticized-for-romanticizing-serial-killing