Excerpts from other letters Jeffrey Dahmer wrote his mother from prison:
“Dear Mom, I’ve been thinking and worrying about you lately. It’s about 3 a.m. as I write this letter. Just one of these nights when I can’t sleep.
It hurts me to hear that you’re sick and in pain. I don’t mean that I don’t want to hear about how you really feel, because I do. I just wish that things were better for you. I wish with everything in me that I could have given you happiness instead of pain…I never meant to bring you pain.
I just wanted to let you know that I love you very much and think of you often. It seems strange that summer is almost over, it went by so fast. I always liked to see the leaves change color in the fall.
I wish that I had quit my job at Ambrosia years ago and looked for work in Callif. so that I could be near you. I just fell into a rut at work. I never liked the job, but the money was OK. I never thought that I could find a job that paid as well if I moved to Calif. I should have just taken the chance, then maybe things would have been different.
Mom, I hope and pray that the cancer and pain will leave you and that the years ahead will bring you hope and joy. I really wish that I could somehow make that happen for you. Please take care, I’ll always love you Mom. Love, Jeff.”