This “sweet, matronly looking woman” killed her partner John Price, skinned him, boiled his head in a pot and served up his body parts to his children with baked potatoes and gravy in February 2000. Katherine Knight – a woman who proudly kept knives above her bed so that they “would always be handy if [she] needed them” – was the first Australian to be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole in October 2001.
A mother of four and an enthusiastic “cutter up of offal” at her local abattoir, Knight was described as having a “screw loose somewhere” by her own mother and even tried to strangle her husband on their wedding night. She unsuccessfully attempted to appeal her sentence in 2006, continues to show no signs of remorse and will rot in jail for the rest of her life.
How do you find these people Matthew? This is the kind of thing I love to come across when I look around The Steeple Times.
Exactly! My 88 year old Father, who doesn’t have a computer, looks forward to me reciting the weekly ST stories when I see him every Sunday!
An embarrassment to my nation!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She should have been euthanised!!!!!!!!! Skin her alive — what she did to that poor man and his children was SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Baked potatoes and gravy? how uncouth.
I couldn’t agree more Dodge. Tomato ketchup would surely have been a better choice over gravy?
Could she have not at least served him up with a tin of caviar?