Jeffrey Dahmer’s Killer speaks out, Christopher Scarver Why I Killed Gay Cannibal Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer. Jeffrey Dahmer was convicted of raping, killing, and eating 17 men and boys–most of them black– between 1978 and 1991. He was sentenced to 15 life sentences in 1992 and was beaten to death while in prison in November 1994.
Christopher Scarver, the prison inmate who killed Dahmer, is speaking out on what led him to kill Dahmer. Scarver says the two had had no interaction prior to that day.
Christopher Scarver — who fatally beat the serial killer and another inmate in 1994 — said he grew to despise Dahmer because he would fashion severed limbs out of prison food to taunt the other inmates. He’d drizzle on packets of ketchup as blood. It was very unnerving. “He would put them in places where people would be,” Scarver, 45, recalled in a low, gravelly voice. “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 goes on to describe what took place on Nov. 28, 1994, the day he killed Dahmer. Scarver, Dahmer, and another inmate Jesse Anderson were tasked with cleaning the bathrooms and left unattended by corrections officers. Dahmer typically had one guard escorting him at all times. Scarver, who was repulsed by the youth-molesting cannibal’s lust for flesh, kept in his pocket a newspaper article detailing how Dahmer killed, dismembered — and in some cases ate — 17 men and boys from 1978 to 1991. Scarver, then a 25-year-old convicted murderer, had just retrieved his mop and was filling a bucket with water when someone poked him in the back.
“I turned around, and [Dahmer] and Jesse were kind of laughing under their breath,” Scarver recounted. “I looked right into their eyes, and I couldn’t tell which had done it.” The three men then split up, and Scarver followed Dahmer toward a staff locker room. Scarver grabbed a metal bar from the weight room and confronted Dahmer with the news story he had been carrying in his pocket. “I asked him if he did those things ’cause I was fiercely disgusted. He was shocked. Yes, he was,” Scarver said. “He started looking for the door pretty quick. I blocked him,” Scarver said. With two swings of the bar, Scarver crushed Dahmer’s skull. “He ended up dead. I put his head down,” he said.
Scarver then found Anderson in a locker room and bludgeoned him to death as well.
Scarver maintains that it wasn’t a coincidence that he was left alone with an unguarded Dahmer. Scarver believes it was no accident that he ended up alone with Dahmer — since prison officials knew he hated the madman and they wanted him dead.
“They had something to do with what took place. Yes,” said Scarver, noting that the guards disappeared just before he clobbered Dahmer with the 20-inch, 5-pound metal bar.
He initially pleaded insanity, but later changed his plea to no-contest. He was sentenced to two more life terms in addition to the one life sentence he was already serving for murdering his boss during a robbery.
Scarver says he’s since been evaluated by 10 to 20 doctors to better understand his mental health issues, but so far they’ve gone undiagnosed.
According to NYP he partly blames prison food for his insanity. “I found out in my own research what the problem is: Certain foods I eat cause me to have a psychotic break — bread, refined sugar,” he said. “Those are the main culprits.”
Scarver now spends his days writing poetry and has self-published his work on Amazon