Jesse Michael Anderson (1957 – November 30, 1994) was a convicted American murderer who was himself murdered in prison, along with infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, by fellow inmate Christopher Scarver.
On April 21, 1992, Anderson stabbed his wife, Barbara E. Anderson, thirty-seven times. After going into a coma, Barbara died from her wounds on April 23. Anderson blamed two African-American men for attacking him and his wife as they left a Milwaukee restaurant, T.G.I. Friday's, at the Northridge Mall. Anderson presented police with a Los Angeles Clippers basketball cap he claimed to have knocked off the head of one of the assailants. When details of the crime and the cap were made public, a local teenager told police Anderson had purchased the hat from him a few days earlier. Anderson was tried for the murder, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison. Prior to his arrest for the murder of his wife, Anderson lived in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.
Anderson and infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer were left unattended whilst cleaning the prison gymnasium restroom with inmate Christopher Scarver, when he beat the two men over the head with a 20 inch pipe. Dahmer died on the way to the hospital and Anderson died two days after Dahmer when doctors at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison removed him from life support.
Prison officials held 25-year-old Christopher J. Scarver as the sole suspect in the murders of Dahmer and Anderson.
- Cary Spivak, "Young Anderson 'was just another kid'". Milwaukee Sentinel, April 28, 1992 at A5. http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1368&dat=19920428&id=9JYWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=1RIEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5729,7188646
- "Hancuffed suspect views open casket." Milwaukee Sentinel, April 28, 1992 at A1. http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1368&dat=19920428&id=9JYWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=1RIEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5729,7188646
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- "INMATE WHO WAS BLUDGEONED WITH DAHMER DIES." Albany Times Union [Albany, NY] 1 Dec. 1994: A6.
- "Man hurt in Dahmer attack dies; Jesse Anderson." Times [London, England] 1 Dec. 1994: 14.
- "NEWS BRIEFING Witness to Dahmer attack dies." Globe & Mail [Toronto, Canada] 1 Dec. 1994: A16.
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- NewsBank shows 443 newspaper articles from 1994 that match a search of "Jesse Anderson".