Netflix newest true crime series ‘Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’ has become the streaming platform’s latest hit since its release last week.
The television drama series delves deep into the life and crimes of one of American most notorious serial killers and cannibals, Jeffrey Dahmer.
Born in Milwaukee, Dahmer was convicted of the killing and dismemberment of 17 men and boys between the years of 1978 and 1991. His first victim – Steven Hicks – is thought to be have been murdered when the killer was just 18-years-old.
One of the American’s most feared and infamous serial killers, Dahmer reportedly kept his victim’s body parts in jars as ‘trophies’ and was also known to practice cannibalism.
Netflix's latest true crime addition delves into the life and crimes of the man dubbed the Milwaukee Monster and has taken the streaming platform by storm.
The series explores the killer’s early life and his relationships with his father Lionel, mother Joyce, stepmother Shari, grandmother Catherine and the largely unknown relationship with his younger brother, David.
Jeffrey Dahmer actor – who plays the serial killer in Netflix series?
The infamous serial killer is played by American Horror Story actor Evan Peters.
The 35-year-old Missouri actor has also featured in superhero franchise X-Men as the character Quicksilver. He reprised the role in Deadpool 2 and Dark Pheonix.
His early career say him play roles in popular television sitcoms such as One Tree Hill, Phil Of The Future and The Office before he found worldwide fame in American Horror Story, where he featured prominently in Asylum, Freakshow, Coven, Hotel, Cult and Roanoke.
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The rest of the show’s cast is completed by Matthew Alan, Niecy Nash, Richard Jenkins, Khetphet Phagnasay, and Michael Learned, who stars as Dahmer’s grandmother.
Who killed Jeffrey Dahmer
Jeffrey Dahmer only spent a total of three years in jail before his death, dying being bars on November 28, 1994.
The state of Wisconsin was the first in American to abolish capital punishment (in 1853) meaning, despite his crimes, Dahmer was not handed the death penalty.
Due to this, authorities were concerned the notorious killer would be a target of fellow inmates.
This concern meant Dahmer was given protective isolation for his first year behind bars. However, he was later released from isolation and put amongst a 600-strong prisoner population.
Shortly after this, in 1992, a prisoner attempted to slit Dahmer’s throat with a plastic spoon. He was eventually murdered after an attack by fellow inmate Christopher Scarver in the Columbia Correctional Facility in Wisconsin.
Scarver, who was serving a 25-year-sentence for an armed robbery-turned-murder, killed Dahmer in the weight room of the prison gym after crushing his skull with a metal bar.
Where is Jeffrey Dahmer brother now - David Dahmer
In the Netflix series ‘Monster – The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’, it is revealed that Jeffrey had a younger brother by the name of David.
The series reveals the David was actually named by his older brother – a fact which was confirmed by Jeffrey Dahmer’s parents Shari and Lionel.
The duo’s parents also revealed in a 2004 interview with Larry King that two brother’s “enjoyed themselves as brothers”, though the personalities of the two were very opposite, with David much more outgoing and sociable.
Some sources reported that David’s personality angered Jeffrey, though the serial killer’s parent denied this, with his father Lionel telling King that he loved David very much, adding that whenever Jeffrey got angry, he did not direct it towards his younger sibling and that he never physically harmed him.
David Dahmer has not been seen, nor heard of, since that interview on American TV. It is understood that David changed his name following his brother’s horrendous crimes and that he now lives a new life, away from public scrutiny.