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February 18, 1992 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a frequent expert witness, Dr. Park Dietz has delved into the psyches of John Hinckley, Betty Broderick, Robert Bardo, William Bonin and a host of other notorious criminal figures. But none strikes a scarier chord than his latest interviewee--Jeffrey Dahmer--if only because the Milwaukee serial killer assumed such a calm and "normal" facade, the Newport Beach psychiatrist said Monday at a news conference.
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November 28, 1992 | From Associated Press
Two police officers fired for returning a drugged, naked Laotian boy to serial killer Jeffrey L. Dahmer lost a bid Friday to get their jobs back. "The extent of their disregard for basic police procedure constitutes gross negligence," said M. Nicol Padway, chairman of the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission. "Their conduct cannot and will not be excused as an error in judgment."
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NEWS
February 17, 1992 | From Associated Press
In the end, the jurors who decided Jeffrey Dahmer was sane when he killed and dismembered 15 young men and boys cast aside the opinions of medical experts and heeded the words of the serial killer himself. Dahmer told police he killed "for my own warped, selfish desires for self-gratification," and the jury concurred.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 1992 | Andy Marx
The case of killer Jeffrey Dahmer was almost made for the movies, but one project currently being pitched to Hollywood has a surprising perspective: It's the story as seen by the judge who presided at Dahmer's trial. The movie rights to "The Jeffrey Dahmer Case," a book now being written by Judge Laurence C. Gram Jr.
NEWS
February 1, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
An intended victim of serial killer Jeffrey L. Dahmer testified Friday that Dahmer terrorized him with a large knife and threatened to eat his heart. The testimony from Tracy Edwards, 32, at the defendant's sanity trial recounted the night last July 22 when he narrowly escaped after spending several harrowing hours in Dahmer's apartment. Edwards said Dahmer changed from a friendly man, who offered him money and beer to pose nude for photographs, to a crazed killer.
NEWS
January 31, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
Jeffrey L. Dahmer's bloody pattern of sexually motivated murder, dismemberment and cannibalism led him to feel that he was the devil, his attorney said Thursday. "He became enamored, overwhelmed, caught up in the character in the (horror movie) 'Exorcist III.' The character was Satan because he was the personification of evil," attorney Gerald Boyle said in his opening statement in Dahmer's sanity trial.
NEWS
August 2, 1991 | From Associated Press
Three police officers were inside Jeffrey L. Dahmer's apartment two months before body parts were found there, and one said they let a naked boy stay because they thought he was an adult and it was "a boyfriend-boyfriend thing," it was disclosed Thursday. The 14-year-old Laotian boy's remains were found July 22 among 11 dismembered bodies in Dahmer's apartment.
NEWS
August 7, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jeffrey L. Dahmer was charged with eight more murders, including that of the teen-age brother of a boy he previously molested and a man killed when Dahmer was waiting to be sentenced for sexual assault, according to a revised criminal complaint. It also alleges that Dahmer had sex with several of his victims, including four after they had died.
NEWS
July 25, 1991 | BOB SECTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Authorities said Wednesday that paroled child molester Jeffrey L. Dahmer had confessed to drugging, chopping up and even boiling at least 11 men whose body parts were found in his apartment, while Dahmer's lawyer called his client sick and remorseful. Meanwhile at a custody hearing, the 31-year-old Dahmer was ordered held in lieu of a $1-million cash bond after a prosecutor read a nauseatingly graphic synopsis from a statement that Dahmer allegedly gave police.
NEWS
August 4, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
An intense fear of loneliness that goes back to his parents' divorce led Jeffrey L. Dahmer to kill homosexual men he lured to his apartment and keep their dismembered remains, a police investigator said Saturday. That intense fear of being alone apparently surfaced each time one of the men wanted to leave his apartment, causing Dahmer to kill and dismember the victim, the investigator told the Associated Press.
NEWS
March 7, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The parents of one of Jeffrey L. Dahmer's victims can proceed with their lawsuit against the city and three police officers, but similar suits were dismissed by a judge. The suit that U.S. District Judge Terence Evans let stand was filed in Milwaukee by Sounghone and Somdy Sinthasomphone, the parents of 14-year-old Konerak Sinthasomphone, who was killed by Dahmer after the three officers led the naked boy back to Dahmer's apartment May 27. They said they believed he was Dahmer's lover.
NEWS
February 18, 1992 | From Associated Press
Serial killer Jeffrey L. Dahmer was sentenced Monday to 15 consecutive life terms in prison after relatives of his victims called him a devil and Dahmer told the judge: "I know society will never be able to forgive me." Dahmer was stone-faced and spoke in a low monotone as he described his crimes not as acts of hate but the work of a sick man. "I take all the blame for what I did," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1992 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a frequent expert witness, Dr. Park Dietz has delved into the psyches of John Hinckley, Betty Broderick, Robert Bardo, William Bonin and a host of other notorious criminal figures. But none strikes a scarier chord than his latest interviewee--Jeffrey Dahmer--if only because the Milwaukee serial killer assumed such a calm and "normal" facade, the Newport Beach psychiatrist said Monday at a news conference.
NEWS
February 17, 1992 | From Associated Press
In the end, the jurors who decided Jeffrey Dahmer was sane when he killed and dismembered 15 young men and boys cast aside the opinions of medical experts and heeded the words of the serial killer himself. Dahmer told police he killed "for my own warped, selfish desires for self-gratification," and the jury concurred.
NEWS
February 16, 1992 | EDWARD WALSH, THE WASHINGTON POST
As the relatives of his victims quietly wept, a jury decided Saturday that confessed serial killer Jeffrey L. Dahmer was legally sane when he murdered and dismembered 15 boys and men in one of the nation's most grotesque killing sprees. Dahmer, who faces mandatory life imprisonment for each of the murders, will be sentenced Monday. Wisconsin law does not permit capital punishment.
NEWS
February 15, 1992 | EDWARD WALSH, THE WASHINGTON POST
After 12 days of some of the most grisly testimony ever heard in a courtroom, a jury was asked Friday to decide whether confessed serial killer Jeffrey L. Dahmer is a depraved monster driven by lust or the pathetic victim of a mental illness that gave him an "insatiable appetite" to have sex with the dead. In closing arguments in Dahmer's sanity trial here, Milwaukee County Dist. Atty. E.
NEWS
August 23, 1991 | From Associated Press
Prosecutors filed charges Thursday against Jeffrey L. Dahmer in three more dismemberment slayings, raising to 15 the number of people he is formally accused of killing. No charges have been filed in two other slayings, one in Wisconsin and one in Ohio, that authorities say Dahmer has admitted committing. A prosecutor said that he did not plan any more charges.
NEWS
August 3, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Milwaukee Mayor John O. Norquist said that racial insensitivity partly explains why police officers returned a naked Laotian boy to Jeffrey L. Dahmer's apartment even though neighbors told the officers that the boy needed help. The 14-year-old's body was later found in the apartment among 11 dismembered corpses. "There's no way you can't conclude racial sensitivity is an issue," Norquist said. "There is no question in my mind the relationship has to be improved."
NEWS
February 14, 1992 | From Associated Press
The prosecution in the insanity trial of confessed serial killer Jeffrey L. Dahmer rested its case Thursday, and closing arguments were scheduled to begin this morning. Defense attorney Gerald Boyle told the judge that Dahmer had decided against taking the stand. Dahmer, 31, has confessed to killing and dismembering 17 young males since 1978. He pleaded guilty but insane to 15 Milwaukee County slayings, and a jury must decide if he will be sent to prison or a mental institution.
NEWS
February 1, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
An intended victim of serial killer Jeffrey L. Dahmer testified Friday that Dahmer terrorized him with a large knife and threatened to eat his heart. The testimony from Tracy Edwards, 32, at the defendant's sanity trial recounted the night last July 22 when he narrowly escaped after spending several harrowing hours in Dahmer's apartment. Edwards said Dahmer changed from a friendly man, who offered him money and beer to pose nude for photographs, to a crazed killer.
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