A VICTIM who was brutally attacked by a Jeffrey Dahmer copycat has revealed the disturbing moments that led up to the crime.
Holden White went over to Chance Seneca’s home to play video games after meeting on Grindr – White said there were no red flags until the Dahmer admirer had a cord around his throat.
On June 20, 2020, White was left fighting for his life after a date with Seneca ended in violence.
Seneca was using an LGBT+ dating app as part of a months-long scheme to target gay men, torture them, and dismember their bodies, prosecutors said.
Prosecutors claim that his fantasies mirrored that of serial killer Dahmer, and he had planned to preserve and eat the bodies of future victims.
He has since been found guilty of kidnapping and attempted murder and was hit with 45 years in prison last month.
On January 22, 2021, White opened up about the horrific day that led to months of recovery and a lifetime of emotional scars.
The two had been chatting for nearly a month before White agreed to come over and meet up at the then-19-year-old’s Lafayette, Louisiana, home.
“Everything seemed fine,” he told local outlet KLFY.
“Nothing seemed weird, and then we decided after a month of talking we should meet.”
They were playing video games in Seneca’s room when a surprise attack left White stunned.
“He left the room to get something, and then he came back,” the victim said.
“And when he came back, he had came up behind me and that’s when he wrapped a cord around my throat.”
White started fighting for his life and burst almost all the blood vessels in his face while Seneca attempted to subdue him.
“The next thing I remember I was in the bathtub, and he was slicing open my left wrist.”
With nothing left to give, White fell in and out of consciousness while naked and bloodied inside the bathroom.
“I was saying my final words to myself which were just, ‘Stay calm,'” White said.
After slitting his wrists and failing to remove White’s hands, Seneca reportedly told his victim to “let go … I’m setting you free.”
The next thing he knew, White was waking up in a hospital bed where he had been in a coma for three days.
A devastating photo following the incident shows White hospitalized, bloodied, and bruised with a reddish face from the devastating struggle.
He claims he was never given a rape kit in the hospital and was left with many unanswered questions.
Following the assault, Seneca reportedly called the police and confessed to the crime.
“I really f*cked my life up tonight,” said Seneca according to Oxygen.com.
“It’s my fault…I didn’t want all this to happen.”
Police found Seneca smoking a cigarette at his house.
Inside, they found White’s body, whose wrists were “slit to the bone” and was “severely injured”, with “strangulation marks” on his neck.
Police claim Seneca’s assault was inspired by Jeffrey Dahmer, and that he had planned to “remove and preserve” his victims’ body parts and eat them.
Following his assault, he’s been pushing for hate crime charges in order to keep Seneca in prison and ensure that an assault like his wouldn’t happen to another person.
“My one goal that I would say would be to keep him in prison, and then number two, to let everyone know if you have a traumatic experience happen to you, it’s okay to be sad about it but you need to not stay sad the whole time,” said White in 2021.
In January of this year, the Department of Justice determined that Seneca had attacked White due to his sexuality.
“The facts of this case are truly shocking, and the defendant’s decision to specifically target gay men is a disturbing reminder of the unique prejudices and dangers facing the LGBTQ+ community today,” said Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke.
“The internet should be accessible and safe for all Americans, regardless of their gender or sexual orientation.”