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UNITED STATES: SERIAL KILLER JEFFREY DAHMER THOUGHT HE WAS THE DEVIL, CLAIMS DEFENCE LAWYER.

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Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer's pattern of sexually motivated murder, dismemberment and cannibalism led him to believe he was the devil, his lawyer said at a sanity trial on Thursday (January 30). "He became enamoured, overwhelmed, caught up in the character in the (horror movie) 'Exorcist III'," defence lawyer Gerald Boyle said at the trial in Milwaukeee, United States. "The character was Satan because he was the personification of evil," said Boyle. Dahmer, 31, has pleaded guilty, but insane to murdering 15 young men and boys and has confessed to killing two more. Under Wisconsin law, the sanity trial will determine whether he spends the rest of his life in prison or a mental institution. Addressing a trial attended by some victims' relations and Dahmer's father and stepmother, Boyle described how his client was controlled by his raging sexual desires, which focused on the dead.

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Tape: 1230

Timecode: 00:42:47:00 - 00:44:00:00

Duration: 00:01:13:00 sec.

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MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, UNITED STATES (JANUARY 30, 1992) 1. SVS DAHMER WALKING INTO COURTROOM (2 SHOTS) 0.05 2. LV GERALD BOYLE GIVING OPENING STATEMENT (ENGLISH) 0.11 3. SVS DAHMER LISTENING TO BOYLE/ VICTIM'S RELATIVE IN COURTROOM (3 SHOTS) 0.26 4. SV/CUS PEOPLE LISTEN TO DETECTIVE PATRICK KENNEDY DESCRIBING MURDERS (ENGLISH) (4 SHOTS) 0.55 5. SV DAHMER'S FATHER AND STEPMOTHER LISTENING 0.58 TRANSCRIPT SEQUENCE 2. GERALD BOYLE: "HE WANTED TO CREATE ZOMBIES, PEOPLE THAT WOULD BE THERE FOR HIM. ALL KINDS OF SEXUAL CONTACT WITH THE DEAD BODIES; ORAL, ANAL, INTO THE VISCERA, ALL KINDS." TRANSCRIPT SEQUENCE 4. DETECTIVE PATRICK KENNEDY: "WHEN THE BLACK MALE FELL ASLEEP HE STABBED HIM WITH A LARGE HUNTING KNIFE WHICH HE DESCRIBED AS HAVING A SIX INCH BLADE AND A BLACK HANDLE. HE STABBED HIM IN THE NECK. AFTER THE GUY WAS DEAD HE PUT THE BODY IN THE BATH TUB AND DISMEMBERED IT. HE STATES HE USED THE KNIFE TO DISMEMBER HIM. THE SUBJECT STATES HE USED A PLASTIC TRASH CONTAINER OR GARBAGE BAG AND PUT THE BONES IN IT WITH HYDROCHLORIC ACID AND LET THEM SIT FOR ABOUT THREE DAYS UNTIL THEY TURNED TO A MUSHY SUBSTANCE." Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.

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MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, UNITED STATES (JANUARY 30, 1992) 1. SVS DAHMER WALKING INTO COURTROOM (2 SHOTS) 0.05 2. LV GERALD BOYLE GIVING OPENING STATEMENT (ENGLISH) 0.11 3. SVS DAHMER LISTENING TO BOYLE/ VICTIM'S RELATIVE IN COURTROOM (3 SHOTS) 0.26 4. SV/CUS PEOPLE LISTEN TO DETECTIVE PATRICK KENNEDY DESCRIBING MURDERS (ENGLISH) (4 SHOTS) 0.55 5. SV DAHMER'S FATHER AND STEPMOTHER LISTENING 0.58 TRANSCRIPT SEQUENCE 2. GERALD BOYLE: "HE WANTED TO CREATE ZOMBIES, PEOPLE THAT WOULD BE THERE FOR HIM. ALL KINDS OF SEXUAL CONTACT WITH THE DEAD BODIES; ORAL, ANAL, INTO THE VISCERA, ALL KINDS." TRANSCRIPT SEQUENCE 4. DETECTIVE PATRICK KENNEDY: "WHEN THE BLACK MALE FELL ASLEEP HE STABBED HIM WITH A LARGE HUNTING KNIFE WHICH HE DESCRIBED AS HAVING A SIX INCH BLADE AND A BLACK HANDLE. HE STABBED HIM IN THE NECK. AFTER THE GUY WAS DEAD HE PUT THE BODY IN THE BATH TUB AND DISMEMBERED IT. HE STATES HE USED THE KNIFE TO DISMEMBER HIM. THE SUBJECT STATES HE USED A PLASTIC TRASH CONTAINER OR GARBAGE BAG AND PUT THE BONES IN IT WITH HYDROCHLORIC ACID AND LET THEM SIT FOR ABOUT THREE DAYS UNTIL THEY TURNED TO A MUSHY SUBSTANCE." Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.

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