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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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February 4, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
Former Green Bay Packer tight end Mark Chmura was acquitted Saturday night of sexually assaulting a former baby-sitter at a drunken post-prom party last April. The jury of seven men and five women deliberated for 2 hours 15 minutes before finding Chmura not guilty on charges of third-degree sexual assault and child enticement. The charges carried a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and $20,000 in fines.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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
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.
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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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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
November 11, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A court-appointed psychiatrist has been given permission to electronically scan the brain of Jeffrey L. Dahmer, 31, to help determine if he was criminally insane during his admitted slayings of 17 people in the last 13 years. Circuit Judge Laurence C. Gram Jr., who will preside over Dahmer's trial in January, signed an order in Milwaukee approving a request by psychiatrist George B. Palermo to perform a CAT scan to analyze Dahmer's brain.
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July 28, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
The gruesome trail left by confessed mass murderer Jeffrey L. Dahmer began while he was an Ohio high school student and may include five states and Germany, police said Saturday. Police sources told Reuters news service that Dahmer killed the first of his victims in 1978, the year he was graduated from high school near Akron, Ohio.
NEWS
September 14, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Smashed bones scattered around the childhood home of Jeffrey L. Dahmer in Akron, Ohio, were those of a teen-ager he said was the first of his 17 victims, Summit County Coroner William Cox said. The identification was made by comparing a molar, a molar fragment and a neck vertebra with X-ray records of Steven Hicks, a hitchhiker who disappeared at the age of 18 in 1978, Cox said.
NEWS
September 7, 1991 | From Associated Press
The police chief fired two officers Friday for leaving an "obviously incapacitated" naked boy in the hands of Jeffrey L. Dahmer two months before dismembered bodies were found in Dahmer's apartment. A third officer was technically fired, but his dismissal was stayed. Chief Philip Arreola cited "acts of omission" by the officers in the May 27 encounter. They included a failure to take witnesses' names at the scene and failure to take the 14-year-old boy into protective custody.
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