Skinned, Boiled and Fed to the Children: The Murder of John Price

The Silverwater Women’s Correctional Facility has one inmate that is like no other. In 2001, one of the most gruesome murders in the history of Australia occurred. Katherine Mary Knight was the first woman in Australia to be sentenced to life imprisonment, with her file marked “never to be released.”

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An abattoir worker from the Hunter Valley, NSW, Knight had an obsession with knives. This obsession led her to, on March 1st 2001, stab her then de facto partner John Price 37 times. Earlier that day, Katherine had bought new black lingerie. Price returned home after being away because of a previous fight to find that Knight had sent the kids to their friend’s house for a sleepover. Price sat and watched TV, had a shower and went to sleep. Katherine woke Price up with her new sexy negligee on and they engaged in intercourse. Price then fell asleep.

He awoke after being stabbed multiple times. Terrified, he ran down the hall, leaving bloody handprints on the walls. He made it to the front of the house, almost escaping, spewing blood all over the screen door. Knight, however, had a much more sinister plan. Her motive was revenge for constantly leaving her with the kids, but Knight also derived a sick pleasure from Price’s death.

Several hours after Price had been killed, Knight skinned him as she’d learned how to in the abattoir. The skin was hung on a meat hook on the architrave of a door to the lounge room. She then decapitated him and cooked parts of his body, serving up the meat with baked potato, pumpkin, zucchini, cabbage, yellow squash and gravy in settings at the dinner table. Notes were also placed beside each plate of food, each having the name of one of Price’s children on it; she was preparing to serve his body parts to the children.

 

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Police intervened before the children got home from school. They observed that the victim’s head was boiling in a pot on the stovetop, and that he had attempted to escape. There were bloodstains on the floor and walls of the house. During sentencing, Justice Barry O’Keefe said Price would have suffered immeasurably.

 

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Video footage of the crime scene is locked away for good. So horrific are the contents, it’s believed anyone who views the tapes would forever be damaged. The police officers who had the misfortune of being first at the scene have complained, years later, of still being affected by the horrors they saw; one officer endured years of therapy to try to wipe the visions from his head. Another, Detective Bob Wells, who was called to the crime scene, said “it’s an image that I’m still trying to come to grips with today.”

 

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Cody Michael Brown
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I’m gonna start a grind band called Potatoes and the first album is gonna be called “Skinned, Boiled, and fed to the children”

Nico Wussy
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Pibe Nue spiral awaits

Ste Wilcock
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Whas the episode called please

Derek Jelsma
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Michael Edvard Oynes

Pablo Reyes
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The original outback steak house

Ryanna Scrundy
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shits crazy

Atziri Anaya
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Anaya Gutierrez Miguel Aaron

Anaya Gutierrez Miguel Aaron
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Still not as bad as Albert Fisher.

Atziri Anaya
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nope, but the whole feeding the dad to her kids was interesting

Seana Kamp
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Jay

Alan Beanz
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Santi S Iñiguez
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Skinned, boiled and ALMOST fed to the children.

James Williams-Vales
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Yawn. Stabbing, mutilation, boring lol

Rick B. Rázuri
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Alan, el de la foto no es Toñyn?

Alan Lester Perez
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Hahahahaha justo cuando esta en ..ehhh ajaaammm esteeeee..

Tony Esposito
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Dani yikes!

Sara Slaughter
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…and here I am expecting a photo or two. 💩

Mauricio Mendez
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Shiiit

João Martin Jr
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Thiago Vakka

Mickey Marie
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Listen to the Casefile podcast episode about this woman…so terrifying

Robert Payton
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Rob Nicola

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Wane Oneightytwo
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i need the video…

Lauren Hewitt
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Sam Audet

Eloise Lucretia Melissa Howlett
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The book about Katherine Knight (and this crime) is disturbing reading, but I am glad I read it.

Vicky Farrell
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What is the book called?

Eloise Lucretia Melissa Howlett
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Beyond Bad. I think the author was Sandra Lee.

Robert Coughlin
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That article sucks balls….. High school horror….at best. Anyone who reads Cvlt .. whatever…is usually pretty jaded….let’s keep it 100. Come at us harder then that fluff.

Carson Byrd
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Let’s keep it 100? Are you a 17 year old girl? 😂 Out here saying 100 and yet you’re calling people jaded 😂

Đorđe Skorupan
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zucchini? that woman is crazy!

Naomi Coronel
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Manuel Kriegsherr

Manuel Kriegsherr
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Interesting…:)

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Magda

Magda Mendes
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Nhamy 😈

Margaret Abbott
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Andrew Thompson
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Ashleigh Rycen from NSW…your favorite right?

Ashleigh Rycen
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Always knew there was a reason i never warmed to that side of the border lol

Karen Challinor
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Shaan Johari a scene from one of your horror movies. No wonder the cops were freaked out 🙁

Chris Zahrobsky
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brutal

Cameron Overend
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Simön, a headline like that just makes me want to see it so bad.

Simön Greentree
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Katherine Knight. Nuckin’ Futs. Doesn’t really cover it.

Alex Grey
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Scum

Jade Elizabeth
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Your mate Sarah

Zdravko Lovrić
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Straya!

Clint Willis
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Insane

Melodie Lynn
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Crazy!

Davey Slattery
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🤘🏻https://aeturnusdominion.bandcamp.com/track/37-stab-wounds-the-butcheress-of-aberdeen

Don Karlito Kamino
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Robbielara Oya Ade 😉

Robbielara Oya Ade
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Yes. And more. Could you imagine all the kiddies come from school/ eating their delightful gruel/then getting that it’s uncool?… To eat their dad/… by the way, desert’s still cooking. Lol