On December 12, 1995 a judge ordered the cremation of serial
killer Jeffrey Dahmer's brain, which
been preserved at the request of Dahmer's mother in hopes of having
Columbia County Circuit Judge Daniel George made his ruling during
an hourlong hearing to decide
what to do with the brain
The killer's mother, Joyce Flint of Fresno, hoped to determine
whether biological factors were behind
her son's behavior.
Dahmer's father, Lionel, of Akron, Ohio, sought the cremation
because his son had requested it.
Dahmer's body, except for the brain, was cremated in September, as
Dahmer had requested.
The ashes were split among Dahmer's parents, who are divorced.