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What happened to Joyce Dahmer?, the mother of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer

etradefactory.comJoyce Dahmer, the mother of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, was born in 1936 and raised her son with her husband Lionel since they gave birth to him in 1960. Joyce Dahmer, the mother of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, was born in 1936 and raised her son with her husband Lionel since they gave birth to him in 1960. The question is what became of her, since her family is now news after the premiere of the Netflix series, about the brutal crimes of his offspring.

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In the book published by her husband in 1994, “The story of a father”, she recounts how her wife suffered from depression, was a hypochondriac. Subsequently, after her second pregnancy, she was diagnosed with postpartum psychosis. She spent most of her childhood in Wisconsin. Joyce married Lionel and the couple gave birth to her first child, Jeffrey Dahmer, on May 21, 1960. Six years later, they welcomed her second child, David. She was married 19 years until she filed for divorce in 1978, she gained custody of David and moved to Fresno, California, where she worked in a retirement home. In 1991, she became an administrator for the Central Valley AIDS Team, where her co-workers found her »capable of great empathy for people with HIV«. The reaction after knowing the murders After the arrest of his son and the accusation of 17 murders, his mother wanted to commit suicide but she survived the attempt. According to All That’s Interesting, she turned on her gas oven, left the door open, and wrote a suicide note that read: It’s been a lonely life, especially today. Please believe me… I love my sons, Jeff and David.” When Jeffrey was sentenced to 15 life sentences, he admits that he spoke on the phone with his son at least once a week. On one occasion he asked her if he still had these urges and he replied, “Yes, Mom, I’m so glad I’m locked up. I would be afraid of what I would do if he wasn’t in jail.” He believed that his impulses came from something external to him and that he wanted to be a good person. His desire to do good was one of the main reasons Joyce fought to save Dahmer’s brain after his remains were cremated. However, the death of her son in prison in 1994 by another prisoner would haunt her and she tried to take her own life on more occasions. Her desire to help others encouraged her to found “The Living Room”, an HIV center that opened its doors in 1996. On November 27, 2000, Joyce herself passed away at the age of 64 from breast cancer. Her friends and coworkers, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, said they will remember her as a kind and compassionate woman known for helping AIDS patients. Her ex-husband Lionel de ella is still alive today at 87 years old, but for 2 years she stopped being in the spotlight of public opinion and did not want to participate in the Netflix series in any way

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