It’s a story that came back to the fore on September 21st. The American platform Netflix has unveiled its series entitled Dahmer – Monster: The Story of Jeffrey Dahmer. In it, the murders of the serial killer were depicted and the actors chosen looked a lot like the victims. She has been a hit on social networks and has been talked about a lot since her release. However, the series is also at the heart of many criticisms, in particular by Lionel Dahmer, the father of the serial killer. In the columns of US Sun, he first criticized Netflix for having “glamorized” the image of his son and his various murders. He also deplores the fact that he was not contacted by the platform before this series saw the light of day. Thus, he would consider filing a complaint, also specifying that in the second documentary proposed, many personal recordings were revealed but that none of the relatives of Jeffrey Dahmer gave his authorization. A situation that bothers him a lot and seems to take a very unpleasant turn for him. “From what I understand and from everything I have personally seen, Lionel has not been contacted about any of these shows on Netflix”, initially confided his representative before clarify: “I personally spoke to a few lawyers and we also spoke to his editor because of all the chaos that is happening and the stories that we have seen”. Will Lionel Dahmer be heard?

Lionel Dahmer is very angry with Netflix, but he refuses to speak directly. According to his representative, he would be in a moment of “nervousness” in particular because of the attention that is brought to Jeffrey Dahmer. He laments the fact that many have become “serial killer fans” and some viewers have even entered Lionel Dahmer’s home. What he also criticizes the platform for is the way it was represented. In 1994, he published a book in which he wished to tell his point of view in this affair. He said he never had any idea that his son could be a murderer and was very surprised when he was arrested. Lionel Dahmer’s representative assures that in the series he was shown in a very different way from reality. “He was a loving father who was just trying to do his best at the time,” he said before adding, “He feels that none of these programs should have been done, that all the necessary information is already in his book”. According to Lionel Dahmer, this is all “glamorization and details that have never been proven”. The series looks back on Jeffrey Dahmer’s childhood, his traumas and his years before the crimes, which allows viewers to discover a new side to the serial killer.

Jeffrey Dahmer: how did the serial killer die?

Jeffrey Dahmer is a serial killer who killed seventeen young men, more precisely young black or Hispanic men, and most often homosexuals, between 1978 and 1991. To get rid of the bodies of his victims, he used to to dismember them, to eat them or to dissolve their flesh in acid. He had been nicknamed the “Cannibal of Milwaukee”. He tries to commit his last murder in July 1991 but does not succeed since his victim escapes. In 1992, he was sentenced to 15 life sentences and incarcerated at the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage, Wisconsin. He was attacked for the first time in July 1994 by an inmate who tried to cut his throat with a razor blade. A few months later, in November 1994, Christopher Scarver, convinced that Jeffrey Dahmer did not regret his crimes, beat him with a central barbell. The serial killer dies of his injuries in the ambulance.

Jeffrey Dahmer: his father, very nervous, plans to make a heavy decision

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