The 10-episode series, released in September 2022, has been called “gruesome, disturbing, and unnervingly precise in re-creating Dahmer’s history and the legend that has arisen around him” by critics.
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On Oct. 7, Netflix also released a docuseries titled Conversations with a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes. Here’s a closer look at the actors who played their real-life counterparts in the DAHMER dramatization.
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Dahmer pleaded insanity (but the court declared him sane). He was sentenced to 15 life terms. He was taken to Columbia Correctional Institution, where inmates fatally attacked him in November 1994.
Niecy Nash portrays Glenda Cleveland, Jeffrey Dahmer’s neighbor who called the police over Dahmer taking in 14-year-old Konerak Sinthasomphone in 1991. The police rebuffed her claims, which would cost Konerak his life.
If the police took her report seriously, four other people might have been saved from Dahmer. “If anything, I would want people to know that Glenda Cleveland was special. That was a special woman,” Nash said of Glenda Cleveland, who died in 2011 at age 56.