A FAMILY member of one of Jeffrey Dahmer’s victims has slammed Netflix for its new documentary.
The new show, which tells the story of American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, has left one family ‘retraumatised’.
Netflix’s new show has ‘retraumatised’ one family
Dahmer killed and dismembered 17 men and boys during his killing spree over a decade
Murderer Dahmer, also known as the ‘Milwaukee Cannibal’, raped and killed 17 men and boys.
The crimes occurred between 1978 and 1991 and involved the dismemberment of his victim’s bodies.
Jeffrey was found to be legally sane at the time of his trial, despite being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and psychotic disorder.
While serving sixteen life terms in prison for murder, Dahmer was beaten to death by fellow inmate Christopher Scarver.
As Netflix tell the story of the crazed monster, a family member of one of his victims has condemned the series.
The programme recreates a scene where Rita Isbell – the older sister of Errol Lindsey, who was 19 when he was murdered by Jeffrey – break down in court.
However, Rita’s cousin Eric has hit out at the show for its impression of Errol’s heartbroken sister.
He said: “I’m not telling anyone what to watch, I know true crime media is huge rn, but if you’re actually curious about the victims, my family (the Isbell’s) are pissed about this show.
Netflix Jeffrey Dahmer’s victim’s sister and the real Rita in 1992 #jeffreydahmer #serialkillers #truecrime #truecrimecommunity pic.twitter.com/t8fZe1S2oT— Carol DaRonch (@CarolDaRonch) September 21, 2022
“It’s retraumatizing over and over again, and for what? How many movies/shows/documentaries do we need?”
The synopsis for the new Netflix series is as follows: “The series exposes these unconscionable crimes, centered around the underserved victims and their communities impacted by the systemic racism and institutional failures of the police that allowed one of America’s most notorious serial killers to continue his murderous spree in plain sight for over a decade.”
Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is available to stream now on Netflix.
The murder series recreates Rita Isbell’s courtroom breakdown
While serving sixteen life terms in prison for murder, Dahmer was beaten to death by fellow inmate Christopher Scarver