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Buried Lede: Jeffrey Dahmer’s Killer Says Guards Wanted Them Alone Together

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Jeffrey Dahmer‘s killer says prison guards allowed them to be alone together in a bathroom, knowing damn well what would happen.

In a exclusive story published in the New York Post in the middle of the night Tuesday, Christopher Scarver lays out why he felt he had to kill the serial killer in 1994.

Some 13 graphs into the story, the author recounts that guards assigned Scarver, Dahmer and another inmate to clean the bathrooms of a gymnasium. Correction officers who allegedly knew how much Scarver detested Dahmer left them unguarded.

(Just to refresh your Dahmer history, the serial killer murdered 17 boys between 1978 and 1991. He cut his victims up into pieces and ate some of them.)

One of the inmates poked Scarver in the back and that was as good a reason as any. Scarver, himself a convicted murderer, took a 5-pound metal bar and smashed Dahmer twice in the head. He insists that his time alone with Dahmer was no accident.

Scarver believes it was no accident that he ended up alone with Dahmer — since prison officials knew he hated the madman and they wanted him dead.
“They had something to do with what took place. Yes,” said Scarver, noting that the guards disappeared just before he clobbered Dahmer with the 20-inch, 5-pound metal bar.

A few really notable details about Scarver don’t come until the last few graphs of the story.

1. He doesn’t do well on the bread and refined sugar found in a lot of prison cuisine. He thinks it makes him psychotic. You’ve gotta love this guy — an Atkins guy to the bone.

2. He has poetry for sale on Amazon.