The following is a few excerpts extracted and condensed from the local Sydney Australia news papers following this macabre story.
According to her barrister, Katherine Knight's murder of her husband was a unremarkable domestic killing.
The fact that she stabbed her De-facto husband John Price 37 times and skinned and mutilated his body was not heinous enough to deserve spending the rest of her life behind bars. John Stratton SC public defender stated, in a bid to have her sentence reduced.
Knight 50 sat in the dock wearing a silver cross and heard she would be the first Australian woman to be jailed for the term of her natural life.
Defence lawyer John Stratton stated, what took her crime outside the ordinary range of gravity of a domestic murder, was what she did to John Price after the murder but it was not enough to take it into the worst kind of murder.
Now this will make your hair curl.
Knight, a slicer and packer at the Aberdeen Abattoir meticulously skinned Mr Price's body and hung the skin on a hook in a doorway in his house.
She cooked parts of his buttocks and served them up with vegetables and gravy on a dining room table set with name cards for Mr Price's three children.
His decapitated head was found in a pot on the stove.
The defence claimed that a maximum of two years is usually awarded for interfering with a corpse, and the judge had not taken into consideration that she had been a victim of domestic violence.
However crown prosecutor said that the judge had concluded it had been Knight not her three previous partners who was the aggressor. A case like this has features of barbarism that we have never heard of in this state. The crown prosecutor concluded stating that, Knight was a cruel vindictive and violent woman who killed her husband out of revenge because he had ended their relationship.
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