May 29, 1996 |
Serial killer Jeffrey L. Dahmer's belongings are headed for the incinerator, not the auction block, parties involved in the case said. Thomas Jacobson, a lawyer who represents eight of the 11 families of Dahmer's victims seeking money from the killer's estate, said the families decided to accept an offer from a Milwaukee civic group that has pledged $407,225 to buy Dahmer's belongings rather than allowing them to be auctioned. The settlement needs court approval.
May 7, 1996 |
A Milwaukee civic group offered at least $400,000 to buy and destroy Jeffrey Dahmer's belongings. But Thomas Jacobson, a lawyer representing families of 11 of Dahmer's victims, said that if the civic group doesn't come up with $1 million he will proceed with the auction. The group of business people formed last week to try to prevent an auction and "close the book" on one of the country's worst murder cases.
April 25, 1996 |
Jeffrey Dahmer's hatchet, saws and the refrigerator that held the skulls of some of his victims must be turned over to a Milwaukee lawyer who plans to sell the items, a judge has ruled. Circuit Judge Daniel George on Tuesday ordered the city of Milwaukee to release the belongings to Robert Steuer, who plans to auction them off to settle claims filed by the families of some of Dahmer's victims. Prosecutors objected to the sale on the grounds it might glorify Dahmer and his crimes.
December 13, 1995 |
A judge on Tuesday ordered the cremation of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer's brain, which had been preserved at the request of Dahmer's mother in hopes of having it studied. Columbia County Circuit Judge Daniel George made his ruling during an hourlong hearing to decide what to do with the brain. The killer's mother, Joyce Flint of Fresno, hoped to determine whether biological factors were behind her son's behavior.
November 29, 1994 |
Jeffrey L. Dahmer, who confessed to killing 17 men and boys in a cannibalistic, homoerotic murder spree that horrified the world, was beaten to death Monday in a prison bathroom. Dahmer suffered massive head injuries--possibly inflicted with a broom handle--while he was on cleanup duty in the gymnasium at the Columbia Correctional Institute in Portage, Wis. He died at nearby Divine Savior Hospital, prison officials said. Christopher J.
March 14, 1994 |
You want it, you get it. Complaints pour in about how some news programs and much of the rest of television are turning tabloid. Greasy, twisted, hideous, frightening, irresponsible, screw-the-public, make-a-buck-at-any-cost tabloid. Such sanctimonious hand wringing by critics, such scowls, such shrieks of protest. So what happens?