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Apparently, a fellow inmate tried to save Jeffrey Dahmer’s soul. Milwaukee’s most infamous citizen and one of the world’s most reviled serial killers, Dahmer spent his last days conversing with fellow convict Herman Martin, according to a new book, “Serial Killer’s Soul,” co-written by Martin and author Patricia Lorenz. The book, released by Green Bay […]

Apparently, a fellow inmate tried to save Jeffrey Dahmer’s soul.

Milwaukee’s most infamous citizen and one of the world’s most reviled serial killers, Dahmer spent his last days conversing with fellow convict Herman Martin, according to a new book, “Serial Killer’s Soul,” co-written by Martin and author Patricia Lorenz.

The book, released by Green Bay independent outfit Titletown Publishing, plumbs the depths of a dark soul, but Lorenz is known for cheerier fare. She’s a top contributor to the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series of books. But this book describes Martin’s “quest to save the soul” of a “notorious cannibal serial killer,” says the official synopsis, by converting him to Christianity.

The summary continues, “From prison cell no. 2, Herman Martin frantically works to convert Dahmer, who lives in cell no. 1 and knows his death is rapidly approaching as the rest of the inmates can’t wait to get him.” The two talked each day through a vent at Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage, Wis., before other inmates attacked and killed Dahmer in 1994.

The book has been a long time coming, and poses the semi-philosophical question, “Can a man like Dahmer ask for peace and be forgiven in his final moments?”

Martin, imprisoned for theft, was eventually released. This spring, however, sometime after completing the book, he was jailed against on a new theft charge, according to the Associated Press.

The 176-page book is available for sale online for about $12.

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