Netflix's newest true crime series, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, details the life of one of the United States' most infamous serial killers. Jeffrey Dahmer killed 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991 before being apprehended in July of that year. One of his victims, Tracy Edwards, had escaped and reported to the police that he believed he was in grave danger.
Dahmer pled guilty but was insane for 15 of the 17 murders he admitted to perpetrating, and in February 1992, the jury judged him sane in every case; he was given 15 consecutive life terms. Dahmer was sentenced to 957 years in prison, although he only served a little over three years before he passed away as a cannibal serial killer.
Christopher Scarver, another inmate at Wisconsin's Columbia Correctional Facility, beat Dahmer to death in 1994. Everything we know about Christopher Scarver and his whereabouts is listed here.
Who is Christopher Scarver?
Convicted American murderer Christopher Scarver. Famously, in 1994 while both were inmates at Columbia Correctional Institution, he murdered serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.
Scarver was a trainee carpenter with the Wisconsin Conservation Corps, but after his supervisor left, he was no longer permitted to work there full-time.
After that, in 1990, Scarver held the Wisconsin Conservation Corps' then-new boss, Steve Lohman, at gunpoint and demanded money, claiming he was hearing voices. Scarver was so incensed that he shot Lohman in the head, killing him because he had only been given $15.
After Scarver had shot Lohman twice more, the site manager, John Feyen, gave him a $3,000 check after he had requested more money.
Scarver, who initially fled the scene but was later apprehended, convicted, and given a life sentence for Lohman's murder, was ultimately unable to avoid a conviction.
Scarver spent 1992 behind bars at Columbia Correctional Institution.
Scarver was first convicted of murder in 1990
The Post states that Scarver received a life sentence for the 1990 murder of Wisconsin Conservation Corps employee Steven Lohman. According to the publication, Scarver's drinking and hearing voices calling him “the chosen one” both began after he was fired from a job-training program with the corps.
The next day, Scarver came to the office armed with a weapon and demanded cash from a site manager. Scarver shot Lohman three times when the site manager handed him merely $15.
He received a life sentence and was transferred to Wisconsin's Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage. The Telegraph-Herald reported that in 2003, Scarver was transferred to the Centennial Correctional Facility in Colorado because “Judge Barbara Crabb ordered the state to transfer Scarver and three dozen other mentally ill inmates from the prison in 2001 in response to a class-action lawsuit filed by the inmates.”
Why Did Christopher Scarver Kill Jeffrey Dahmer?
Christopher Scarver reportedly killed Jesse Anderson and Jeffrey Dahmer while they were unattended for 20 minutes on November 28, 1994, while cleaning the prison gym. In Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, Furly Mac's character, Scarver, is shown killing Dahmer and Anderson by beating them both to death with a weight bar.
Scarver allegedly attacked Dahmer because the cannibalistic serial murderer would mock other inmates by “fashion[ing] dismembered limbs out of prison food” and then drizzling ketchup on top to make it look like blood, as reported in an interview with the New York Post from 2015.
Scarver, who was 45 at the time, said, “He would position them in places where people would be.” “With some inmates and personnel, he behaved inappropriately. But he was not one of the penitent inmates who spend their time behind bars thinking about their wrongdoings and trying to make amends.”
Where is Christopher Scarver These Days?
Currently, Christopher Scarver can be found serving time at Colorado's Centennial Correctional Facility.
Following Dahmer's death in 2004, he filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Wisconsin Secure Program Facility, alleging that he had been subjected to inhumane treatment in violation of his constitutional rights.
Neither the original court nor the appeals court sided with Scarver.