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Jeffrey Dahmer explained why he took a nine year break from brutal killings

Anna Verdon

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Jeffrey Dahmer explained why he took a nine year break from brutal killings

Jeffrey Dahmer explained in a prison interview why he stopped his brutal killings for nine years. You can find out the chilling reason in the video below:

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Also known as the Milwaukee Cannibal or the Milwaukee Monster, Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991.

Netflix series Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story dropped last week and offers a fictionalised account of the serial killer's horrific crimes.

Naturally, the new show has seen many people hooked in disbelief at what had happened, and now a clip of an interview with Dahmer by Inside Edition's Nancy Glass has been going viral on TikTok.

Jeffrey Dahmer in court. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo
Jeffrey Dahmer in court. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo

In the interview, Glass asks Dahmer what he was doing during the nine years he stopped his killings and his answer is shocking.

Glass asks: “What happened to you in the nine years in between that you were able to stop? That you were able to control yourself?”

With a calm and collected demeanour, Dahmer replies: “There just wasn’t an opportunity to fully express what I wanted to do. There was just not that physical opportunity to do it then.”

Jeffrey Dahmer's mugshot. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo
Jeffrey Dahmer's mugshot. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo

He added: “When I moved to Milwaukee in ’81, I started reading pornography, going to the bookstores… eventually that led to frequenting the gay bars.

"One time I brought this young man back to the hotel room, the Ambassador Hotel, was just planning on drugging him and spending the night with him. I had no intention of hurting him.

“I woke up in the morning he had a broken rib here, he was heavily bruised. Apparently, I had beaten him to death with my fists.”

“And you have no memory of it?” the interviewer asked.

“I have no memory of it,” said Dahmer.

“But that’s what started the whole spree all over again.”

The brutal killings have been made into a Netflix series. Credit: Netflix
The brutal killings have been made into a Netflix series. Credit: Netflix

Commenting on the clip, many TikTok users noted the way Dahmer held himself during the interview.

One user said: “What scares me most about this man was how honest and blunt he was when he got caught, he had nothing to lose. Feel so bad for the victims."

Another said: “The scariest part of Dahmer has always been his self-awareness.”

Others said they thought that he was relieved he got caught.

Another wrote: “I feel like in real life he is more self-aware and expressive than the series.”

While others said they felt for the families of his victims, particularly now they have to relive it all again.

One wrote: “I feel so sorry for the victims’ families! Constantly having to relive this every time they bring out a new documentary."

Featured Image Credit: NBC / Netflix

Topics: Netflix, Crime, True Crime

Anna Verdon
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