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Dahmer arrested by police

Daily Mirror 22/07/1991

Jeffrey Dahmer was a serial killer who dismembered and ate many of his victims. He was arrested on July 22nd 1991 after an escaped intended victim, Tracy Edwards, took police officers to the apartment he had escaped from.

Dahmer was convicted of fifteen murders in Wisconsin and sentenced to fifteen terms of life imprisonment, which was later increased to sixteen life sentences for a murder committed in Ohio. On November 28th 1994 a fellow inmate, Christopher Scarver, beat Dahmer to death in prison.

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