‘Monster’: Jeffrey Dahmer survivor never recovered after harrowing escape from killer, defense attorney says
Defense attorney Paul Ksicinski doesn’t need to watch Netflix’s "Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story" to understand the lasting trauma the serial killer has caused.
His former client, Tracy Edwards, escaped Dahmer's Milwaukee, Wisconsin home on the night of July 22, 1991.
A pair of handcuffs hung from one of Edwards’ wrists as he told officers Dahmer had tried to kill him.
A subsequent investigation led police to an apartment full of preserved human heads, body parts and photographs of mutilated men.
His story is chronicled in the first episode of the Ryan Murphy-helmed streaming series which stars Evan Peters as Dahmer.
But Ksicinski told Fox News Digital that Edwards’ life took a downward spiral following the horrifying encounter.
"The way that I’ve characterized it, in a nutshell, is that the incident with Dahmer made Tracy into Humpty Dumpty – he was never able to put the pieces back together in his life," Ksicinski explained.
"At that point, he told me he was going to eat my heart," Edwards told the court.
The people who had seen it didn’t really have, in our viewpoint, the best ability to see what had happened."
‘HOMICIDE HUNTER' STAR JOE KENDA RECALLS ‘EXTREME’ MURDER OF SOLDIER: ‘WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR HERE, DRACULA?’"He called Dahmer the devil," Ksicinski explained.
He described smelling death when he entered Dahmer’s apartment, how Dahmer put his head on his chest, so he can hear his heartbeat.
Ksicinski claimed that Edwards always "took responsibility for the things he’s done in the past."