Murdered, skinned and cooked
Women who kill
It’s hard to imagine anyone skinning and then cooking parts of another human being, it is even more difficult to imagine a woman doing just that.
Meet Katherine Knight born in 1955 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, who just so happened to kill and then proceed to cook parts of the man she professed to have loved.
Katherine had a history with domestic violence and she was the aggressor. Judging from her past however, it is not difficult to see how she became someone who could be capable for such a brutal crime.
Katherine’s mother was an adulterous woman, who had an affair with her husband’s co-worker, the affair at the time caused such a scandal that her mother and her lover were forced to move away.
Katherine’s father was known to be abusive and a drunk and he would rape Katherine’s mother. While Katherine’s mother would overshare with her young daughters. She would give them intimate details about sex with Ken, and tell the girls how much she hated men.
As you can imagine, Katherine was not getting a good impression of men during her younger years due to her mother. But to make matters worse for Katherine, she claims that she was sexually assaulted by several members of her family and that is quite possible given her inability to handle certain situations.
It also seems that Katherine’s relationship with her mother was not your typical loving, mother/daughter relationship. Katherine would go on to seek love but the relationships she ended up in never quite lived up to her idea’s of what love had to be.
Katherine dropped out of school at age 15 despite having been described as a good student. She eventually went on to what she described as her dream job, she became a butcher.
Katherine was the dom in her first marriage to one Mr. David Stanford Kellett. She was controlling, abusive and he did as he was told. She was also the tough guy in the relationship, if her husband got into any type of altercation it was Katherine who did the ass kicking so as to defend her husband.
Katherine’s mother offered David the following motherly advice with regards to her daughter; “You better watch this one or she’ll fucking kill you. Stir her up the wrong way or do the wrong thing and you’re fucked, don’t ever think of playing up on her, she’ll fuckin’ kill you.”
The marriage to David did not start off well, Katherine tried to strangle David the night of the their wedding because fell asleep instead of have sex with her. Keep in mind they did in fact already have sex that night…3 times so the guy did need a rest.
Katherine by all accounts completely lost her mind after the birth of her first child, she pushed the baby on train tracks, grabbed an axe and did threaten to kill several people. A few days after that she slashed the face of a woman, took a young boy hostage and was eventually disarmed by police.
Katherine had a little hospital stay for all of that.
After being released she eventually left her husband after having another child. She would later meet David Saunders, where they had a volatile relationship, in fact in 1987 Katherine slashed the throat of David’s dog as an example of what would happen to him if he ever screwed around on her. She then promptly knocked him out with a frying pan.
She had another daughter later, David was the father. Eventually she stabbed David in the stomach. She did not kill him but it would seem that did kill that relationship.
By 1990 she was in a relationship with John Chillingworth, the couple had a son but Katherine left John Chillingworth for John Price.
Poor John Price had not idea what he had gotten himself into. They had a spat it seems over his refusal to marry Katherine so to get him back for that, she videotaped property that John had stolen from his job and sent the tape to John’s boss.
John was promptly fired so he kicked her out. But, he decided to rekindle the relationship months later.
A decision that would prove fatal, in 2000 the violent relationship again ended after Katherine lost it and stabbed John in the chest. He again ended the relationship with her and that did not go over very well with Katherine.
Katherine stabbed John 37 times with a butcher’s knife, she skinned him and then hung his hide from a meat hook in their lounge.
She then decapitated him and put his head in a pot on the stove, baked flesh from his buttocks and cooked vegetables and gravy as side dishes.
She was going to serve him to his children.
Katherine was the first Australian woman to be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole.
Clearly Katherine had a few issues, most of which can be traced right back to her childhood.
Children are impressionable and individuals like Katherine are not simply born that way but rather, they are shaped and made into what they will eventually become.
Cristal M Clark
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