Who was Tony Hughes and what happened to him? | The Sun

TONY Hughes was one of seventeen men killed and butchered by notorious US serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

The 31-year-old’s life and death was depicted in the latest Netflix drama series Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.

Who was Tony Hughes?

Tony (Anthony) Hughes was born in 1960.

He permanently lost his hearing as an infant because of the side effects of medicines given to him as a child.

An aspiring model, Hughes moved to Madison for college and to pursue a modelling career in the fashion industry.

According to the Netflix biopic, he struggled to secure a job due to his disability – eventually winding up at clothes stores where he communicated with his manager through sign language.

Hughes also identified as gay and was a regular at gay bars.

What happened to him?

Anthony Hughes met serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer at a Milwaukee gay bar in May 1991.

Dahmer was a regular and had previously lured his victims with the promise of sex and sexual favours.

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According to the sources, Hughes, then 31, agreed to go home with Dahmer.

It is thought that Dahmer had proposed a nude photo shoot by written request.  

Once inside Dahmer drugged him and then strangled him to death.

His body was reportedly dissolved in acid, with Dahmer retaining his skull.

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Who were Jeffrey Dahmer's other victims?

In total, Dahmer, known as the “Milwaukee Monster”, butchered at least 17 young men and boys between 1978 and 1991.

He even cannibalized some of them – keeping body parts as souvenirs, including skulls and genitals.

The men were all young, ranging in age from 14 to 32.

Many of them, like Hughes, were gay ethnic minorities.

His victims included:

  • Steven Hicks, 18
  • Steven Tuomi, 25
  • Ricky Beeks, 33
  • Joseph Bradehoft, 25
  • James Doxtator, 14
  • Richard Guerrero, 25
  • Anthony Hughes, 31
  • Oliver Lacy, 23
  • Errol Lindsey, 19
  • Ernest Miller, 22
  • Anthony Sears, 26
  • Konerak Sinthasomphone, 14
  • Edward W. Smith, 28
  • Curtis Straughter, 18
  • David C. Thomas, 23
  • Matt Turner, 20
  • Jeremy Weinberger, 23

After committing the grisly slayings he was eventually arrested by Milwaukee police officers on July 22, 1991. 

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Dahmer would be convicted the following year and sentenced to 16 consecutive life terms in prison.

He died in prison in 1994 at the hands at of fellow inmate Christopher Scarver.

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