Jeffrey Dahmer on Netflix: Who were Konerak Sinthasomphone and his brother Somack?
Dahmer was still on probation when he murdered Konerak
Konerak Sinthasomphone was one of the victims of Jeffrey Dahmer and people have recently learnt Jeffrey Dahmer also knew Konerak’s brother, Somack. As shown in Ryan Murphy’s latest Netflix series about the serial killer cannibal from Milwaukee, Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested for sexually assaulting Konerak’s brother prior to the 14-year-old boy’s death in 1991. Here’s everything you need to know about the Sinthasomphone brothers and how Jeffrey Dahmer was connected to them both.
Who was Konerak Sinthasomphone?
Konerak Sinthasmophone was a 14-year-old boy who grew up in Wisconsin. He was born into a family that immigrated to the United States from Laos. According to news sources, Konerak’s family faced several financial challenges which is why he and his brother, Somsack, tried to help their family.
Konerak Sinthasomphone met Jeffrey Dahmer who then lured him into his apartment for a few drinks by offering money in exchange for photographs. According to the Chicago Tribune, Konerak was naked, bruised, bleeding and heavily under the influence of drugs when he escaped from Dahmer’s apartment.
Ryan Murphy’s newest Netflix documentary, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story reveals how Jeffrey Dahmer went as far as even drilling a hole into the victim’s skull which he then filled with acid. After he escaped he was found by neighbours who called the police. Officers John Balcerzak and Joseph Gaberish responded to the call but ultimately they allowed Konerak to go back into Dahmer’s flat after he convinced them Konerak was his 19-year-old lover.
Was Konerak’s brother Somack also abused by Jeffrey Dahmer?
Dahmer came across Konerak’s brother in September 1988, Somack was only 13 when he was persuaded into Dahmer’s apartment for money in exchange for nude photos. Somack was reportedly drugged and sexually abused before he managed to escape. Dahmer was arrested on 27th September 1988 but pleaded guilty in January the following year to second-degree assault. He was sentenced to one year in prison with work release and five years of probation in May of the same year.
Dahmber was still on probation for molesting Somack when he murdered his brother Konerak. Somack apparently now lives in Wisconsin with his wife.
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