"That day I went back to that apartment, it was like some kind of mystical experience. It was all quiet and still and hot in there. You could smell the dried blood. Particles of dust just seemed to hover in the air. I looked at the place where Jessie had fallen and died, and I got this kind of tingly feeling. …Then my father told me to look in her pocket book for the jewelry my cousin wanted, and I dumped Jessie’s pocketbook on the bed and looked through her things. It gave me the weirdest feeling - I mean, I knew her, and these were her things, and she was dead. Murdered. Gone. And I was touchin’ her things." - Richard Ramirez on the murder of his cousin’s wife, Jessie. He witnessed this crime when he was twelve years old.
It was time to arrest Jeffrey Dahmer. Officers Rauth and Mueller told him to place his hands behind his back so that they could handcuff him, and that was the first time he resisted them. As the two officers put their hands on his arms, Dahmer stiffened and forced his arms forward. Suddenly the three of them began spinning and tumbling into the living room, crashing across the floor, and yelling as they fought for control. The whole building seemed to shake, some of the residents remembered, and there were terrible screams from inside the apartment…Then they heard Dahmer’s voice bellowing and a different voice, maybe one of the cops, yelled that he’d been scratched. There were more violent crashes and shaking as Dahmer tried to force himself up against the combined weight of the two detectives.
Then there was a sudden, long, earsplitting scream that seemed to penetrate through the walls and out into the street. It was a scream so profound in its misery that the people who heard it were frightened and saddened at the very same time. This was Dahmer’s scream of acquiescence, a primal scream, a death scream.
- Joel Norris, Jeffrey Dahmer: A Bizarre Journey into the Mind of America’s Most Tormented Serial Killer
"It’s just a nightmare, let’s put it that way. It’s been a nightmare for a long time, even before I was caught … for years now, obviously my mind has been filled with gruesome, horrible thoughts and ideas … a nightmare." - Jeffrey Dahmer