In his seemingly tireless quest to accept full responsibility for his son’s actions, Lionel talks about Jeffrey’s home life and how he regretted some of the things his son witnessed. “There were times when he heard screaming [between Lionel and Dahmer’s mother, Joyce]And he came out. He just left home.”
Lionel couldn’t be more amazed at how his son was brought up. “I feel sick because we didn’t have another Ozzy and Harriet family,” he said. Despite this, Lionel loved his children.