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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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Parents Of Starved Teen Found In Diaper Took Out Life Insurance Policies Before Her Death

More unsettling details are emerging in the case of Natalie Finn, a teenager who died last October after allegedly being starved and abused. Her adoptive parents, who have been charged in Finn’s death, took out two life insurance policies on the girl before she died in their Des Moines, Iowa home, according to the Des Moines Register.

One Hartford Life Insurance policy carried a $10,000 benefit, according to a court filing. Another policy from Modern Woodmen of America carried a $25,000 benefit, according to USA Today.

A court petition filed this month reveals that Natalie’s adoptive father, 46-year-old Joseph M. Finn II, called about the $25,000 policy just one day after Natalie died in October 2016. Natalie’s adoptive brother, Alexander Finn, also called about the policy. The sibling has not been charged with anything.

Joseph has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping, neglect, abandonment

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Natalie Finn’s Parents Took Out Life Insurance Policies Before …

More unsettling details are emerging in the case of Natalie Finn, a teenager who died last October after allegedly being starved and abused. Her adoptive parents, who have been charged in Finn’s death, took out two life insurance policies on the girl before she died in their Des Moines, Iowa home, according to the Des Moines Register.

One Hartford Life Insurance policy carried a $10,000 benefit, according to a court filing. Another policy from Modern Woodmen of America carried a $25,000 benefit, according to USA Today.

A court petition filed this month reveals that Natalie’s adoptive father, 46-year-old Joseph M. Finn II, called about the $25,000 policy just one day after Natalie died in October 2016. Natalie’s adoptive brother, Alexander Finn, also called about the policy. The sibling has not been charged with anything.

Joseph has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping, neglect, abandonment

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Parents Fly From India To Florida To Brutally Beat Son’s Wife For Being ‘Disobedient’

Police in Florida said they rescued a woman on Saturday after she was beaten up by her husband and his parents who flew all the way from India to participate in the abuse.

According to Fox News, Devbir Kalsi, 33, asked his parents for help to “counsel and discipline his wife for being disobedient,” according to Fox 13. His parents, Jasbir, 67, and Bhupinder Kalsi, 61, then flew 8,000 miles to come to his aid.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that the wife, Silky Gaind, 33, was battered “repeatedly and forcefully.” Her 1-year-old infant was also accidently assaulted in the attack.

After the woman was assaulted, her cell phone was taken from her before she was allegedly locked in a room. Gaind was also threatened with a kitchen knife by her father-in-law, according to the arrest report cited by WUSA.

“Awful, nobody should go through that,” an unidentified neighbor told Fox 13.

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August 20, 1989: The Menendez Brothers Killed Their Wealthy Parents

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On August 20, 1989, the Menendez brothers brutally murdered their wealthy parents inside their Beverly Hills mansion. That evening, Jose and Kitty Menendez were tired after a long day of shark fishing on a yacht. Their sons were supposedly out for the night at the local movie theater, so they figured they’d snuggle up and watch The Spy Who Loved Me, a James Bond film. But what happened next was unimaginable.

Jose was shot point-blank in the back of the head with a 12-gauge shotgun, almost decapitating him. Kitty was first shot in the leg. Reportedly, she slipped and fell on her own blood, and was shot several more times on her face and body. In fact, Kitty, a former beauty queen, was unrecognizable after the crime. And both parents were shot in

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Daughter Discovers Mom Dead In Car After Note Reveals ‘Suicide Pact’ Parents Made Together

A Florida man is accused of helping his girlfriend kill herself after the couple made a “suicide pact.”

According to News-Journal, 52-year-old Bruce Haughton and his 52-year-old girlfriend, Katherine Goddard, tried to kill themselves by carbon monoxide poisoning twice in June. She died during the second attempt, while he survived. Her daughter found the couple during the incident.

On June 30, Haughton and Goddard were both found in a car unresponsive. Haughton helped plan the suicide by placing duct tape around the garage door and attaching a dryer vent to the exhaust pipe of a vehicle so the car would fill with carbon monoxide. “I just got home and I just found my mom and my step-dad in the garage, in the car,” the daughter said, “and I don’t know if the car’s been on or what but … he’s barely breathing and I can’t get a pulse off of her.”

The daughter also found

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Parents Of Texting Suicide Victim React To Michelle Carter’s Light Sentencing: ‘We Want To Put It Past Us’

Conrad Roy’s mother is ready to move on following the suicide death of her son. “We want to put it past us. We want to move on. Best way we can,” Lynn Roy tells 48 Hours after hearing Roy’s girlfriend, Michelle Carter, may never have to serve jail time for her role in the death. 

Roy and Carter were on the phone together when the 18-year-old was dying of carbon monoxide poisoning inside his truck in July 2014. She never called for help. When Roy apparently got out of his car, she told him to get back inside. Carter sent several texts encouraging Roy, who suffered from depression, to kill himself. One stated, “Hang yourself, jump off a building, stab yourself I don’t know there’s a lot of ways.”

“Michelle Carter exposed my son’s weaknesses and used him as a pawn. Where was her humanity?” asked Roy’s father.

Prosecutors in Plainville, Massachusetts charged her with involuntary manslaughter.

Carter

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Parents Of Bullied 12-Year-Old Cheerleader Who Killed Herself Sue School

The parents of Mallory Grossman, a 12-year-old girl from New Jersey, blamed her school for a lack of action against her bullies at a Tuesday press conference.

NJ.com reported that Bruce Nagel, the Grossmans’ attorney, said that the girl received text messages telling her to kill herself, and calling her a loser. However, the school allegedly neglected to take any action. The family plans to sue the district and school administrators for  “gross negligence.”

“This small device can be a lethal weapon in the hands of the wrong child,” Nagel said while holding up an iPhone at the press conference. The Grossmans said that in addition to receiving “mean texts” their daughter was bullied through posts on Instagram and Snapchat.

Mallory’s mother, Dianne Grossman, said she’d been in contact with school administrators over her daughter’s bullying since October. She claims the school officials failed to take action, and failed to file harassment

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Parents Caught Abusing Their Disabled Kids After Daughter …

A Facebook video caught a pair of parents allegedly abusing some of the disabled children they adopted. John, 55, and Joyce Bell, 57 share nine adopted children together. One of them, Krystal Bell, shot a video which showed screaming and a child being hit. On the video, John can be seen hitting his 16-year-old autistic son while screaming, “I will hit you in the f***ing mouth.”

It wasn’t the first time alleged violence took place in the home. According to WHO-TV, police have responded to the address over 50 times since 2008. In one call, one of the children was “threatening to kill everyone and was hitting a sibling and the father.” In another, the parents were “smacking the brothers around and threatening to put them in the hospital.”

After Krystal gave the video to Watchdog, in addition to others she taped secretly to document abuse, the parents were charged with

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Parents Caught Abusing Their Disabled Kids After Daughter Secretly Films Facebook Video Of The Assault

A Facebook video caught a pair of parents allegedly abusing some of the disabled children they adopted. John, 55, and Joyce Bell, 57 share nine adopted children together. One of them, Krystal Bell, shot a video which showed screaming and a child being hit. On the video, John can be seen hitting his 16-year-old autistic son while screaming, “I will hit you in the f***ing mouth.”

It wasn’t the first time alleged violence took place in the home. According to WHO-TV, police have responded to the address over 50 times since 2008. In one call, one of the children was “threatening to kill everyone and was hitting a sibling and the father.” In another, the parents were “smacking the brothers around and threatening to put them in the hospital.”

After Krystal gave the video to Watchdog, in addition to others she taped secretly to document abuse, the parents were charged with

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