Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was killed behind bars while locked up for the horrific murder of seventeen men and boys.
Inmate Christopher Scarver bludgeoned the Milwaukee Cannibal to death at the Columbia Correctional Institution in 1994.
Who is Christopher Scarver?
Christopher J Scarver was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on July 6, 1969.
He dropped out of high school in the eleventh grade, before struggling with alcohol dependency – seeing his mother kick him out.
Scarver had bagged a role as a trainee carpenter under the Wisconsin Conservation Corps job program, under the guise he would be hired full-time upon completion.
He claims he struck the deal with his supervisor, Edward Patts, who was later dismissed from his position.
As a result, his permanent employment never materialized and he again began to drink heavily.
Scarver later decided to confront Patts’ replacement, Steve Lohman, at the training program office on June 1, 1990.
He demanded money from the supervisor at gunpoint, but Lohman only offered him $15 – seeing Scarver fly into a fit of rage.
The Milwaukee native shot his boss once in the head, killing him instantly, before approaching the site manager John Feyen.
He again demanded more cash, before firing two more shots at Lohman’s lifeless body.
Feyen handed the gunman a $3,000 check and fled, before the then-21-year-old was arrested by police.
He was convicted of the murder and sentenced to life in prison, before being jailed at the Columbia Correctional Institution in 1992.
Shortly after he was locked up, Scarver’s girlfriend gave birth to their son, who was also named Chris.
Where is Christopher Scarver now?
Scarver, now 53, remains behind bars following his triple murders.
He was handed two additional life sentences for beating Jeffrey Dahmer and another convict to death in 1994.
He is serving his time in Centennial Correctional Facility in Canon City, Colorado.
In April 2015, the convicted murderer released a novel from prison titled, “God Seed: Poetry of Christopher J. Scarver”.
The Amazon description describes the book as a “poetic vision of the world as seen through prison walls”.
What has Christopher Scarver said about Jeffrey Dahmer?
Around the same time Scarver was imprisoned, Jeffrey Dahmer was also handed a life sentence at the same jail.
He confessed to despising the serial killer, but “never interacted with him” – instead watching Dahmer’s bizarre behaviour from afar.
However, he kept a newspaper article detailing the cannibal’s sickening crimes in his pocket.
In a 2015 interview with the New York Post, Scarver claimed that the madman taunted other inmates by shaping body parts out of food and using ketchup as blood.
He explained: “He would put them in places where people would be. He crossed the line with some people — prisoners, prison staff.
“Some people who are in prison are repentant — but he was not one of them.
“I saw heated interactions between [Dahmer] and other prisoners from time to time.”
On the morning of November 28, 1994, the pair were assigned to a work detail alongside another inmate, Jesse Anderson.
The trio were tasked with cleaning the prison’s gymnasium toilets when correctional officers left them alone.
Scarver, then aged 25, believed the two men were taunting him and turned around to see them “laughing under their breath”.
He and Dahmer then headed into a different room, where he confronted the evil murderer about his vile crimes.
The dad had armed himself with a metal bar from the weight room, and told Dahmer he was “fiercely disgusted” by his 17 murders.
He recalled: “I asked him if he did those things ’cause I was fiercely disgusted. He was shocked. Yes, he was.”
He described how the depraved cannibal frantically began looking for the door, but he blocked his exit – and delivered two fatal blows to his head with a 20-inch, 5-pound metal bar.
“He ended up dead. I put his head down,” the inmate said.
Scarver then crossed the gym and delivered the same fate to Anderson, who was serving a life term for killing his wife in 1992.
After confessing to the murders, Scarver was handed two additional life sentences.