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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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Cult movie collector, punk and hardcore fanatic. True crime obsessed. Lives in Australia.

52 Comments

52 Comments

  1. Serena Doe Mazzini

    September 2, 2016 at 1:04 pm

  2. Cody Michael Brown

    September 1, 2016 at 9:35 pm

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

  3. Nico Wussy

    September 1, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Pibe Nue spiral awaits

  4. Ste Wilcock

    September 1, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Whas the episode called please

  5. Derek Jelsma

    September 1, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Michael Edvard Oynes

  6. Pablo Reyes

    September 1, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    The original outback steak house

  7. Ryanna Scrundy

    September 1, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    shits crazy

  8. Atziri Anaya

    September 1, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Anaya Gutierrez Miguel Aaron

  9. Seana Kamp

    September 1, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Jay

  10. Alan Beanz

    September 1, 2016 at 8:21 am

    Andy M Cannon

  11. Santi S Iñiguez

    September 1, 2016 at 7:42 am

    Skinned, boiled and ALMOST fed to the children.

  12. James Williams-Vales

    September 1, 2016 at 7:39 am

    Yawn. Stabbing, mutilation, boring lol

  13. Rick B. Rázuri

    September 1, 2016 at 6:46 am

    Alan, el de la foto no es Toñyn?

    • Alan Lester Perez

      September 1, 2016 at 9:08 am

      Hahahahaha justo cuando esta en ..ehhh ajaaammm esteeeee..

  14. Tony Esposito

    September 1, 2016 at 6:21 am

    Dani yikes!

  15. Sara Slaughter

    September 1, 2016 at 6:01 am

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

  16. Mauricio Mendez

    September 1, 2016 at 5:51 am

    Shiiit

  17. João Martin Jr

    September 1, 2016 at 5:04 am

    Thiago Vakka

  18. Mickey Marie

    September 1, 2016 at 4:44 am

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

  19. Robert Payton

    September 1, 2016 at 3:59 am

    Rob Nicola

  20. Adam Cser

    September 1, 2016 at 3:49 am

    Máthé Brigitta

  21. Wane Oneightytwo

    September 1, 2016 at 3:49 am

    i need the video…

  22. Lauren Hewitt

    September 1, 2016 at 3:32 am

    Sam Audet

  23. Eloise Lucretia Melissa Howlett

    September 1, 2016 at 3:10 am

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

  24. Robert Coughlin

    September 1, 2016 at 3:10 am

    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

      September 1, 2016 at 9:06 am

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

  25. Đorđe Skorupan

    September 1, 2016 at 2:45 am

    zucchini? that woman is crazy!

  26. Naomi Coronel

    September 1, 2016 at 2:44 am

    Manuel Kriegsherr

  27. Fernando Castro

    September 1, 2016 at 2:41 am

    Magda

  28. Margaret Abbott

    September 1, 2016 at 2:36 am

    Vincent Houde

  29. Matthew Aaron Ashcroft

    September 1, 2016 at 2:25 am

    Laura Marie

  30. Rhys Ware

    September 1, 2016 at 2:11 am

    Sandy Duncan Macpherson

  31. Andrew Thompson

    September 1, 2016 at 2:05 am

    Ashleigh Rycen from NSW…your favorite right?

    • Ashleigh Rycen

      September 1, 2016 at 4:40 am

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

  32. Karen Challinor

    September 1, 2016 at 2:04 am

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

  33. Chris Zahrobsky

    September 1, 2016 at 2:03 am

    brutal

  34. Cameron Overend

    September 1, 2016 at 1:40 am

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

    • Simön Greentree

      September 1, 2016 at 2:55 am

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

  35. Alex Grey

    September 1, 2016 at 1:27 am

    Scum

  36. Jade Elizabeth

    September 1, 2016 at 1:27 am

    Your mate Sarah

  37. Zdravko Lovrić

    September 1, 2016 at 1:23 am

    Straya!

  38. Clint Willis

    September 1, 2016 at 1:19 am

    Insane

  39. Melodie Lynn

    September 1, 2016 at 1:16 am

    Crazy!

  40. Davey Slattery

    September 1, 2016 at 1:14 am

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

  41. Don Karlito Kamino

    September 1, 2016 at 1:09 am

    Robbielara Oya Ade 😉

    • Robbielara Oya Ade

      September 1, 2016 at 7:24 pm

      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

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