Who is Christopher Scarver and how did Jeffrey Dahmer die?
According to Ryan Murphy's portrayal in his series, Dahmer's encounter with fellow inmate Christopher Scarver at Wisconsin's Columbia Correctional Institution takes a grim turn. Inside the weight room, Scarver approaches Dahmer, who visibly senses his impending demise. An anxious expression quickly gives way to silent acceptance. Without warning, Scarver delivers a forceful blow to Dahmer, accompanied by taunting remarks. Provoking the serial killer further, Scarver grabs a barbell and repeatedly strikes Dahmer until his life is extinguished. This brutal and gory climax in the series left viewers disturbed. However, it raises the question of how accurately Monster depicts the actual circumstances surrounding Dahmer's death, especially considering the varying degrees of accuracy in the portrayals of other real-life figures like Tony Hughes and Dahmer's brother, David.
The Fatal Encounter: Scarver's Vengeance Ends Dahmer's Life Behind Bars
Firstly, it is important to establish that Scarver did indeed kill Dahmer. Scarver found himself in prison following his shooting of Steven Lohman, an employee at Wisconsin Conservation Corps. The tragic events unfolded when Scarver was left unsupervised with Dahmer and another inmate, Jesse Anderson, while cleaning the prison gym. Scarver murdered both men. Shedding light on his motives, Scarver shared his perspective with The New York Post. "Dahmer crossed boundaries with prisoners and prison staff. While some inmates express remorse, he was not one of them," Scarver explained. He further recounted, "As I turned around, I noticed Dahmer and Jesse exchanging secret laughter. When our eyes met, I couldn't discern which one of them was responsible."
Scarver's Brutal Blow: How a Metal Bar Ended Dahmer's Life in Prison
The Post verified that Scarver used a 20-inch-long, five-pound metal bar for the fatal act. Scarver vividly recollected, "He ended up lifeless. I struck his head." However, Scarver expressed limitations on disclosing additional details, stating, "To prevent any retaliatory measures by Wisconsin officials or to extricate myself from any potential retribution, I would require proficient legal representation." The absence of the death penalty in Wisconsin, abolished as early as 1853, explains why Dahmer did not face a fate similar to that of notorious serial killers like Ted Bundy.
Monster and Conversations With A Killer Paint a Chilling Picture of Dahmer's Death
In light of the aforementioned information, it can be affirmed that Monster largely captures the essence of Dahmer's demise. This portrayal is also echoed in Conversations With A Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes, recently released on Netflix. So, for those seeking a fresh dose of Dahmer-related content, the series is available for streaming now.