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Journalist reveals Jeffrey Dahmer’s real cause of death

"He wanted to die."
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Journalist Nancy Glass has revealed serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s true cause of death during an on-air interview with Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O.

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It’s widely understood that the American serial killer was beaten to death by a fellow inmate at Wisconsin’s Columbia Correctional Institution, a man named Christopher Scarver.

Scarver was in jail for shooting a man and was cleaning the prison gym when he was left unsupervised with Dahmer and one other inmate.

He killed Dahmer and the other man, Jesse Anderson, with a 50-centimetre-long metal bar that weighed just over 2 kilos according to the New York Post.

“[Dahmer] crossed the line with some people—prisoners, prison staff. Some people who are in prison are repentant—but he was not one of them,” Scarver later told the outlet.

“I turned around, and [Dahmer] and Jesse were kind of laughing under their breath. I looked right into their eyes, and I couldn’t tell which had done it… he ended up dead.”

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Dahmer was beaten to death by a fellow inmate at Wisconsin’s Columbia Correctional Institution. (Credit: Getty)

However, Glass claims there was more to it, insisting that Dahmer had a role in his own death in jail.

She told the Kyle and Jackie O Show that Dahmer “wanted to die” and would regularly antagonise other inmates.

“He stayed up all night and slept all day because he couldn’t face the daylight,” she said of the killer, who she interviewed several times before his death.

“He couldn’t do what he wanted to do, what motivated him, so he really wanted to die. And he aggravated every other inmate until somebody finally killed him.”

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When asked by the radio hosts if she meant Dahmer wanted to die because he couldn’t pursue his passions of killing people, she responded “yeah”.

“He couldn’t control these urges, he still had them, he couldn’t face what he did and yet there was this dichotomy in him… he wanted to continue,” she said.

Glass also touched on Dahmer’s faith, noting that he was a deeply religious man and devoted time to his faith while in prison.

“He wanted to die, and I did ask him, ‘are you going to go to heaven or hell?’ And he said ‘well, that’s a good question’,” Glass revealed.

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