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Murder is not a thing that we have no regard for or is not something that we find justifiable. But when the world came to know that Jeffrey Dahmer, the serial killer who horrified the world was killed in prison, people didn’t feel the need to condone it or find it an injustice. Because when the world found out what Dahmer had done, the world wanted him dead and it happened at the hand of a person called Christopher Scarver.
But who is Christopher Scarver, the individual who brought an end to America’s most notorious serial murderer Jeffrey Dahmer’s reign of terror? Learn more in this essay.
Christopher Scarver was born on July 9, 1969 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to working-class parents. He has an older and a younger sister. Christopher’s early education took place mostly in black neighborhood schools. When he was sixteen years old, he dropped out of James Madison High School during his eleventh grade year…
Scarver said that once he completed the program, his supervisor Edward Patts promised to hire him full-time as a carpenter. But then Patts reneged on this offer, leaving Scarver jobless. This led to increased addiction problems and mental instability for Scarver who started hearing voices that called him ‘the chosen one.’
After his application for employment with the Wisconsin Conservation Corps was rejected by the supervisor, Scarver returned to the facility on June 1, 1990. Christopher discovered a new supervisor at Wisconsin Conservation Corps named Steve Lohman who had taken over for Edward Pitts, the previous supervisor, who had promised him a full-time position.
When Scarver found Lohman, he demanded money from the supervisor at gunpoint and Lohman gave $15 to Scarver for his demand.
This made Christopher very enraged and he shot Lohman in the head and killed him. He then demanded money from the site manager John Feyen and when Feyen hesitated to give the money, Scarver shot Lohman twice again.
Feyen gave Scarver $3000 and after getting the money, Christopher ran away. In 1992, Christopher Scarver was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison at the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage, Wisconsin.
In 1994, after he was sentenced to life in prison for his second and third murders, Jeffry Dahmer assigned Mark Scarver to work with two cellmates. On November 28, Scarver was given the opportunity to work with one of the inmates.
The other one was a murderer named Jesse Anderson who was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his wife. It is said that the three murderers were assigned to clean the prison gymnasium toilet and the officers had left the three of them unattended while they were working.
Scarver killed both Jeffry Dahmer and Jesse Anderson by beating them with a 20-inch that he had removed from one of the equipment in the gymnasium room.
After killing the two, Scarver returned to his cell, and then when an officer asked him why he wasn’t doing his task, the officials found both Jesse Anderson and Jeffry Dahmer beaten up. Jeffry Dahmer was confirmed dead on spot and Jesse Anderson died two days after.
Christopher Scarver murdered Jeffry Dahmer, the notorious serial murderer, in November 1992. In 1992, Jeffry was sentenced to life imprisonment and has remained isolated in prison ever since. Neither Jeffry nor Christopher paid attention to each other during this period.
It was after Jeffry started becoming violent in the prison that Christopher started observing him. Christopher started digging about the convicted murder of Jeffry Dahmer but some say that Christopher Scarver killed Jeffry Dahmer because of the crime Dahmer has done.
Some say that the motive behind the killing was because of the racism of Jeffry Dahmer and Jesse Anderson. Jeffry’s victims were mostly black young men and Jesse Anderson who killed his wife tried to frame two black men as the people behind the murder of his wife.
Some indicate that this can be the motive behind Christopher’s killing of Jeffry Dahmer and Jesse Anderson and it can be both. Christopher once said that he had heard voices telling him to kill Jeffry Dahmer for the crimes he had done and this is why he killed Jeffry Dahmer.
Following his conviction of two murders, he was sentenced totwo more life sentences. In an interview with Christopher Scarver in 2015, he confessed that Dahmer’s unapologetic attitude towards his crimes led him to kill him.
After being transferred from the Wisconsin Secure Program Facility, Jeffrey Scarver is still incarcerated and serving a life sentence at Centennial Correctional Facility in Colorado. He was moved from the facility after filing a suit alleging that he was subjected to unusual punishment and tortured by officials.
His years in prison made Scarver more religious and he started writing poems and books. In 2012, it was announced that Christopher Scarver will release a book on his murder of Jeffry Dahmer.