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Jeffrey Dahmer used to drug his victims with sleeping pills before performing the heinous crimes

Netflix’s new series Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story surprised audiences as they wondered how he was able to carry out his heinous killing with such ease.

Here’s everything you need to know.

What medication did Jeffrey Dahmer take?

According to an article in Women’s Health, Jeffrey Dahmer drugged his victims with sleeping pills. The drugs, called Halcion, consist of the sedative triazolam.

As viewers have already seen in the Netflix series, Dahmer usually gives his victims a drink laced with Halcion.

Additionally, Dahmer has reportedly contradicted the safe ways to use these drugs. His victims would drink juice with added juice without knowing they were ingesting Halcion. Therefore, they cannot control their actions.

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When and how was Jeffrey Dahmer arrested?

Jeffrey Dahmer was detained on July 22, 1991 after one of his victims, Tracy Edwards, escaped from his control.

Fortunately, he caught two Milwaukee police officers. They accompanied Edwards back to Dammer’s apartment.

In addition, after investigation, police found disturbing Polaroid photos of mutilated victims in one of Dahmer’s rooms. Therefore, he was immediately arrested.

In addition, after his arrest, Dahmer pleaded guilty to 16 counts of murder. He was sentenced to 16 life sentences over 900 years. He then revealed that he had killed 17 men and boys.

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Timeline of Jeffrey Dahmer’s Victims

According to The Sun, the timeline of Jeffrey Dahmer’s known victims is as follows:

  • Steven Hicks was killed in 1978. He was 18 at the time.
  • Steven Tuomi was killed in 1987 when he was 24 years old.
  • James Doxtator was also killed in 1987, three months after Tuomi. He is 14 years old.
  • Richard Guerrer was killed in 1988. He was 22 years old at the time.
  • Anthony Sears was murdered in 1989. He was 24 years old at the time.
  • Raymond Lamont Smith and Edward Smith were both killed in 1990. The former is 32 years old and the latter is 27 years old.
  • Ernest Miller and David C. Thomas were killed in September 1990. They are both 22 years old.
  • Curtis Strout was killed in February 1991. He was 17 at the time.
  • Errol Lindsey was murdered in April 1991. He was 19 at the time.
  • Anthony Hughes (31) and Konerak Sinthasomphone (14) were both murdered in May 1991.
  • Matt Turner was killed in June 1991. He was 20 years old at the time.
  • Oliver Lacy, Jeremiah Weinberger and Joseph Bradehoft were all killed in July 1991.


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