The killing was a means to an end. That was the least satisfactory part. I didn't enjoy doing that. That's why I tried to create living zombies with uric acid in the drill [to the head], but it never worked. No, the killing was not the objective. I just wanted to have the person under my complete control, not having to consider their wishes, being able to keep them there as long as I wanted.
Dahmer explains how he tried to create human zombies. Interview with Stone Phillips, “Dateline NBC,” 11/29/1994. Dahmer’s last interview.