Biography of Jeffrey Dahmer, A Murderer Essay

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Biography of Jeffrey Dahmer, A Murderer

Jeffrey Dahmer was born May 21, 1960 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He had a typical family, which consisted of his father Lionel Dahmer, his mother Joyce Dahmer, and his little brother David.

When Jeffrey was eight years old, he and his family moved to the small town of Bath Township, Ohio. Since Jeffrey didn't have any friends there, he would spend most of his time in the woods behind their house. There he would mutilate and decapitate small animals, mostly dogs, cats, and squirrels. His parents worried but figured it was just a boy thing.

When Jeffrey started high school, everybody tried to keep their distance from him. They thought he was kind of
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When Jeffrey thought his abandonment was over, his father came back on July 24, 1978, to tell him that he and Jeffrey's mother were getting a divorce. Jeffrey took the divorce hard, as most children do. At this time Jeffery was eighteen so the court didn't decide which parent he would live with. Lionel and Joyce were fighting over who would get custody of David. This enraged Jeffrey because once again he felt unwanted, like they didn't care where he lived. To him he just saw it as being abandoned by his own parents. It ended up that Joyce got full custody of David and they moved to Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Jeffrey stayed in the same house in Bath Township and his father was nowhere to be found. A while later Lionel returned with a new girlfriend to live in the same house with Jeffrey.

Shortly after, Jeffrey started college at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He stayed there only long enough to finish out the first quarter of his freshman year. On December 29, 1978, Jeffrey started a three-year hitch in the U.S. Army. Not even a year later Jeffrey completed his training as a medical specialist and was assigned post in Baumholder, Germany. About two years later, on March 26, 1981, he was discharged from the army in South Carolina because he was drinking so heavily and was always depressed. After that he somehow found his way to South Florida. In 1982 Jeffrey moved

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