Netflix’s new limited series, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, tells the experiences of Dahmer’s victims from their own viewpoints while simultaneously detailing the horrifying actions of the legendary American serial killer.
One of Jeffrey’s victims, Tony Hughes, a guy who is deaf and has never spoken, has been given the chance to “tell” his story.
Tony, played by Rodney Burford, is the protagonist of the sixth episode, which centres on Tony’s encounters with Jeffrey Dahmer and their eventual murder.
Who was Tony Hughes?
1960 was the birth year for Tony Hughes.
As an infant, he experienced irreversible hearing loss as a result of adverse reactions to medications. Hughes relocated to Madison for both school and the opportunity to become a fashion model.
The Netflix movie claims that he had difficulty finding job due to his disability, but that he eventually found work in clothes stores where he used sign language to communicate with his management.
Hughes was open about his sexual orientation and enjoyed spending time at gay establishments.
He couldn’t speak because he was deaf
Anthony “Tony” Hughes’s FBI profile states that he was born on August 26th, 1959. Reports in The Sun claim that he went deaf as a young boy as a result of adverse reactions to medications he was given. As far as I can tell, he was likewise deafeningly deafeningly deafeningly deafening.
One Wisconsin School for the Deaf alumnus is reported to have attended Gallaudet University. Tony’s mom, Shirley Hughes, says her son “could easily make friends” because of his “outgoing, merry, and pleasant” personality.
How did Tony and Jeffrey meet?
Reports have it that the two first crossed paths at a homosexual pub where Tony used a notepad to engage with patrons. The same was true of his interactions with his killer Jeffrey Dahmer.
Tony’s trip to Madison, Wisconsin, was to see his relatives. On May 24th, 1991, I went out dancing at a homosexual bar in Milwaukee. According to “the most recent Associated Press news reports,” Jeffrey Dahmer abducted, drove home, drugged, dismembered, and kept the victim’s skull.
The show describes their initial attraction to one another and even has Jeffrey turn up at some of Hughes’ photoshoots, but it’s not clear how much of this is based in reality.
The boy’s mother told the AP that her son had “started a new job two weeks earlier but never got his first salary” and that “she was unable to reach the friend since she only knew a first name—Jeffrey.”
Tony was murdered by Jeffrey in 1991
Even in the show, there aren’t many specifics regarding how Jeffrey Dahmer killed Tony.
FBI documents show that on May 31, 1991, Hughes, then 31 years old, disappeared without a trace. His last known sighting was on May 24 when friends ran into him at the “219-Club.” His skull and vertebrae were among several others found in Dahmer’s apartment in July 1991, two months after his death.
Tony’s mother was notified of his death in early July when he was first recognized by his dental records.
His mother, Shirley Hughes, told The Associated Press in 1992, “I thought I was going nuts when it first happened.” She said, “I just prayed to the Lord to reveal me where my son was,” in another interview. All I cared about was finding out if he was still alive or not. The manner of his death makes it especially painful. There are no words to describe it.
What was wrong with him?
Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer and Anthony Hughes met in a Milwaukee homosexual bar in May of 1991. Dahmer frequented these places, and he often lured his victims with the promise of sexual encounters and favors.
Hughes, who was 31 at the time, allegedly agreed to accompany Dahmer back to his apartment. There is a common misconception that Dahmer explicitly requested a nude photo shoot. Dahmer drugged the man and strangled him to death once they were inside. Dahmer may have lost his body to acid, but he managed to keep his head.
Who were the other people Jeffrey Dahmer killed?
Dahmer, popularly known as the “Milwaukee Monster,” murdered at least 17 adolescents and men between 1978 and 1991. He cannibalized a few of them, saving their skulls and genitalia as mementos. There was a wide age range among the men, from 14 to 32. Hughes was one of many openly gay members of minority groups.
This killer counted among his victims:
18-year-old Hicks, Steven.
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25-year-old There are 14 years between Joseph Bredehoft and the next birthday. Doxtator, James
25-year-old R. Guerrero Richard
31-year-old Anthonio Hughes
23-year-old lvaro Lacy
19-year-old To paraphrase Errol Lindsey
A 22-year-old man named Ernest Miller
26-year-old Tony Sarris’s 14-Inch Konerak Sinthasomphone
28-year-old John Edward W. Smith
18-year-old C. Straughter, Curtis
23-year-old Thomas, David C.
20-year-old Mike Turner’s Matt Turnings
23-year-old In the words of Jeremy Weinberger
The terrible murders were committed on July 21, 1991, and he was caught by police in Milwaukee on July 22, 1991, after Tracy Edwards had managed to escape from his clutches. Dahmer was found guilty and given 16 consecutive life sentences the following year. Prison prisoner Christopher Scarver killed him in 1994.