One of the most heartbreaking episodes of “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” was when the serial killer took the life of Tony Hughes. The young man was deaf and was part of the long list of victims of this infamous character.
Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 teenage boys and young men between the years 1978 and 1991. Unfortunately, Anthony Hughes crossed paths with him in a gay bar and it is rumored that they began a friendship.
Tony was deaf and dumb, but even that did not save him from the insatiable hunger of the “Milwaukee Cannibal”. Her mother, Shirley Hughes, told the “State Journal” that “they thought he was back in madison when he didn’t come home” and that they didn’t find out about his disappearance until their work called them to tell him that he hadn’t shown up.
Since then, they began to search tirelessly and they put up a “Missing Person” sign all over the neighborhood. This generated that Dahmer changed his modus operandi and stopped going to the gay bar on South 2nd Street where she first met him.
Jeffrey Dahmer was tried after Tracy Edwards managed to escape from his apartment and call the police. In his home, they found dismembered body parts and photographs of the victims.
During this legal process, the relatives of various victims gave their testimony and one of them was Shirley Hughes, Tony’s motherwho recited a poem in honor of his son.
“Why am I a victim in your cruel and merciless world,
even though I can’t speak out loud?
listen to me anyway
try to have mercy on my moans
Look at the tears that spill down my face
Realize that each one is a cry for help
Realize that my signs are showing you that I want to live
tell me what i did to you
to become a monster
to become a maniac
to become a demon
My god, who are you? What are you?
You’ve never shown me this side of you
I put my trust in you
I thought you were my friend until the end
But I didn’t know you as well as I thought
I never felt the end would be like this
Is there someone who can help me?
Mom, dad, sister, brother, anyone?
Please help me
What is happening to me?
everything seems to slow down
I’m confused, I’m sleepy
My coordination has been contaminated
My friend, what is it that you have given me?
What are you doing to me?
I am helpless
Is it exciting for you to know that I can’t defend myself?
And that the hardest fight of my life
is fighting to keep your eyes open,
hoping to see the dawn of a new day?
Yet you have full control over me
My life is in the hands of someone who was a friend,
but he became a stranger
who has become my worst nightmare
But one day I know you’ll get caught
you think you’re good at what you’re doing
Remember that whatever was done in the dark,
it will come out and the whole world will know how ugly you really are
Mom, I’m gone
My hope, my breath, my will to live,
has been taken from me against my will and emotionally
I know there is a thorn that pierces your heart day and night because of this
but i’m not very far
When you’re cold, I put my arms around you to keep you warm.
If you get sad, I will gently take your heart and cheer you up
If you smile, I will smile with you
and when you’re happy, I’ll become
I’ll know, because you’re thinking about it
2 fingers and a thumb mean “I love you” in sign language
my son was deaf
When you cry, take a tear
and place it outside on your window sill
And when it passes, I’ll trade it for one of my two fingers and a thumb, mama.”
- Original name: Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
- Gender: biographical crime drama miniseries
- Country of origin: USA
- Idiom: English
- Creators: Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan
- Producers: David McMillan, Mathew Hart, Reilly Smith, Lou Eyrich, and Richard Jenkins
- Photography: Jason McCormick
- Editor: Stephanie Philo
- Production companies: Prospect Films and Ryan Murphy Productions
According to the official description of Netflix“Between 1978 and 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer horrifically claimed the lives of seventeen innocent victims. DAHMER – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is a series that exposes these unconscionable crimes, focusing on the underserved victims and their communities affected by the systemic racism and institutional failures of policing that allowed one of the United States’ most notorious serial killers to United will continue with its wave of murders. in plain sight for over a decade”.