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Episode 16: Jeffrey Dahmer Trial Part 3

In the following day of testimony, Dr. Berlin is attacked by prosecutor Michael McCann, and criticized on a number of counts, including the amount of time he spent with Jeffrey Dahmer. McCann tries to argue that Dahmer did not suffer from primary necrophilia because it was clear that he preferred live sexual partners to dead ones, as evidenced by his efforts to create unresistant, submissive, “zombie” sexual partners devoid of rational thought and to whose needs he did not have to cater. McCann argues that Dahmer was without mental disease or defect at the time he committed the murders, and simply had a preference for inert partners–a preference that he was perfectly able to control. McCann suggests that Dahmer is a calculating and cunning individual, able to differentiate between right and wrong, with the ability to control his actions. Dr. Berlin gets angry at McCann’s implication that he is inexperienced, and is acting as a hired gun for the defense.

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Criminal Complaint against Jeffrey Dahmer

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