SERIAL killer Jeffery Dahmer was sentenced to life in prison on February 17, 1992, for murdering and dismembering 15 young men and boys.
The 31-year-old failed in his attempt to convince a jury in Wisconsin, USA, that his cannibalism and necrophelia was a result of madness.
He was given 15 consecutive life sentences with no eligibility for parole.
Dahmer’s trial, which included some of the most gruesome evidence ever heard in an American courtroom, became a test case of the insanity defence.
He escaped the death sentence only because Wisconsin was one of the few states not to have capital punishment.
After his sentencing, Dahmer read a statement to the court in which he declared: “I never want freedom. Frankly, I wanted death for myself. I knew I was sick or evil or both.
“Doctors have told me about my sickness and now I have some peace. I know how much harm I have caused. I feel so bad for what I did to those poor families.”
During his reign of terror, Dahmer preyed mostly on young gay black men. The court heard how he drugged them with sleeping pills before carrying out crude lobotomies on the brains of three of them. Various body parts were found when police raised his flat.
Dahmer confessed to 17 killings, and became increasingly religious in prison.
But, less than three years after his sentencing, he was murdered by a fellow inmate, who bludgeoned him to death with a metal bar.
His killer, Christopher Scarver, was a black man who was diagnosed with mental illness and later convicted of the murder.
In his will, Dahmer requested no funeral or service of any kind.
ON February 16, 1959, Cuba’s revolutionary leader Fidel Castro (pictured) became the country’s youngest ever premier.
At the age of 32, he was sworn in as Prime Minister in the Cabinet Room of the Presidential Palace in Havana.
Castro led the resistance against the seven-year military rule of President Fulgeneio Batista and commanded the 26 July Army, a guerrilla force that drove the old regime into exile on New Year’s Day.
But it was the first time he had assumed administrative responsibilities within the new, provisional government.
According to Cuban newspaper Revolution, “now the government, the revolution and the people will take the same path.”
Castro, sworn in wearing his trademark rebel army fatigues and cap, told supporters: “We have great plans and we suffer when we cannot put these into effect rapidly, but technical preparations take time.”