Woman tries to feed boyfriend’s corpse to children after skinning him.
Catherine was born on October 24, 1955.
Catherine is the younger of twins born to her mother, Barbara, by her husband’s colleague, Ken Knight. Barbara lived in Aberdeen, but when everyone in the country found out about her relationship with Ken, she moved to Moray, taking only the children she had with him. Apart from these two, Barbara had four more children with her husband. As a child, Catherine lived with her aunt in Sydney.
Ken’s brother Oscar was Barbara’s best friend when she was young. Oscar Knight was a well-known horseman in the country. But for some reason he committed suicide in 1969 without telling anyone. Although Catherine was deeply shaken by the death, she began to see Oscar’s spirit several times at night. Catherine has told many people, many times, that Oscar often comes to comfort her. The family moved back to Aberdeen that same year. Catherine has said that she was often abused by several members of her family when she was young. Ken, a drunkard, has forced Barbara into submission several times a day, but he has never treated Katherine like that.
But Barbara was not like that, she used to tell the children in detail about her relationship with her husband, and she also instilled her misogyny into the children’s minds from time to time.
During her studies, Catherine was often a model student, but she lost her temper. Exceedingly violent, Catherine’s hobby was harming those smaller than her. She even tried to attack a teacher once. When Catherine stopped school at the age of fifteen, she could neither read nor write. She then worked in a textile mill for a year, then quit when she got a job at her “dream company” and started a new job. It was a meat factory.
Catherine quickly proved adept at the job. She was also promoted within a short period of time. It was there that she met David for the first time. In no time at all, Catherine was out of pocket with David. But no matter what trouble David jumps into, whether it’s a beating or a fight, Catherine jumps right into it without a second thought. If anyone teases or criticizes her in the slightest, Catherine will attack them with whatever she can get her hands on. So many cases have been reported in the name of Catherine. It was a situation where people changed if they saw Catherine enter a hotel or a bar.
That day came. Catherine and David’s wedding day. Catherine arrived at the church on her bike, leaving a drunken David behind. That same day, David’s mother and mother-in-law (Barbara) gave him advice: “You better watch
this one or she”ll f**king kill you. Stir her up the wrong way or do the wrong thing and you”re f**ked, don”t ever think of playing up on her, she”ll f**kin” kill you.”
[ “You better pay attention to this one thing; Or she will kill you. or stir her the wrong way; Don’t misbehave. Likewise do not think of playing with her, she will kill you” .]
Barbara had specifically told David’s mother to tell David that Marumol had something up his sleeve. David understood the incident that night. Catherine didn’t notice that it was the wedding night, and Catherine tried to kill him by tying her belt around her neck. The reason for that is the fact that David contacted her only three times that day. David’s crime was to fall asleep without stopping to do more. The next day, they somehow solved it.
On one occasion, Catherine hit David on the head with a frying pan, saying that he was late for coming home. David, who escaped from there, contacted the police with the help of his neighbors and got medical help. The skull was severely damaged in the blow. But that beating did not stop Catherine’s anger, she collected all of David’s clothes and shoes and burned them.
Although the incident was a police case, Catherine herself spoke and withdrew the case with David. Catherine was pregnant at the time, but her behavior soon returned to normal.
David left them soon after the first birth. There is a limit to his tolerance. He left the country without taking their daughter, Melissa, out of fear that she would become like her mother, and because she was an infant. The last she heard was that he was living comfortably in Queensland with another woman.
Catherine could not bear this separation. Despite all the hurt, she still had love for David, a crazy kind of love.
The next day, the locals saw Catherine walking along the road without Luck and Lagan with the baby carriage in which her daughter was placed. Hearing the baby’s cry, many people went to pick it up, but Catherine scared them all away by screaming. In the end, people subdued her and put her in the hospital.
Catherine stayed there for only a few weeks. Catherine was able to quickly convince the doctors that everything was caused by the depression caused by David’s departure, and that she was now in good mental health. Catherine’s ability to suddenly stop being aggressive and become normal, and that too a person of exemplary character, was unique to her.
Catherine was released from the hospital, but this time she did something that no mother would ever think of; She also hangs an ax to take revenge on the locals who put her own daughter Melissa on the railway tracks and put her in the hospital. Melissa was saved only because the train was late, Ted, who heard the baby’s cry, ran and pulled Melissa from the tracks when the train was only minutes away.
Catherine was arrested again and released from the hospital the next day. But they lost custody of the baby.
Days later, Catherine again acted out of character, fatally wounding a woman in the face with her cleaver and driving them to Queensland. Her goal was to go there and fix David and his mother. By the time she reached a service station to fill up petrol, the woman managed to escape and informed the police.
When the police got there, they saw; Catherine holds a knife to a little boy’s neck and threatens to kill him. The police somehow subdued her. When the police were informed, David and his mother went to the mental health center where she had been admitted and said they were ready to accept her.
David knows she’s doing all of this because she’s madly in love with him, and there’s a good chance she’ll still come after him once he gets out. So if you want to escape now, the only way is to accept her and look at her without getting irritated. Catherine was also shocked by David’s change of heart.
So Catherine decided to live with David and they moved to Brisbane as they could no longer go to Aberdeen.
For years afterward, Catherine was a good girl, and apart from a few bumps and bruises, she didn’t develop any serious problems. Meanwhile, they had another child, Natasha. When the baby was four years old, Catherine left David and moved back to Aberdeen, where she continued in her old job.
Four years later, Catherine began living with a man named David Saunders, whom she met there.
Catherine goes to the Saunders’ house with her daughters. Saunders had the same fate as David.
Catherine’s suspicion and possessiveness did not bother Saunders a bit. Although Saunders eventually leaves her, Catherine follows and grabs his leg, bringing him back.
The following year, when she felt that Saunders was lying to her, Catherine responded; His puppy’s throat was slitting. Catherine warned him that this would be his fate if he cheated on her.
The following year Catherine gave birth to her third child, Sarah. Soon Saunders also left them.
Catherine tried to find him several times, but Saunders was afraid of her and kept hiding.
Months later, Saunders returns to see his daughter, Sarah, only to be greeted by the news that Catherine has filed a police complaint against him.
Even the court has issued an order against Saunders on the complaint that he is harassing her and her children. That’s how the relationship ended there.
The following year Catherine found her next, John Chillingworth. (John Chillingworth) by whom she has a son, Eric.
That relationship didn’t last long either, as Catherine found her next man, John Price. (John Charles Thomas Price) Father of three children, John was beloved by all the locals.
Knowing all of Catherine’s problems, John was ready to accept her, so in 1995, Catherine came to John’s house. John’s children also liked Catherine, and they quickly became close. Their life was happy for the next three years except for a few problems.
One day after three years they had a big fight over getting married. What started out as a minor issue quickly escalated into a verbal argument, and Catherine became really violent that day. But she did not harm anyone. She reacted strangely to John, who openly told her that he could not marry her. She collected the things that John often stole from work and took a video of it and sent it to John’s boss. Even though those things were cheap and old, John lost his job because of them. John kicked her out of the house.
Catherine soon returned, apologizing and begging to be admitted. John slowly accepted her again but did not take her home. And the rest of the fights were about it. Often they used to fight in bars and on the road. Because of this, even John’s friends stopped talking to him.
By the end of two years, the feud had escalated, and finally, when Catherine fatally stabbed John, John called it quits and sued her.
John managed to get a restraining order against Catherine, although the case went through a few hoops and she escaped unpunished. That means Catherine cannot come near John or his house.
John, who went to work the day he received the order, told his colleagues as follows; “Bet she’ll kill me if I don’t come to work or call to take leave.” John was sure that when he got home that day, a vengeful Catherine would be waiting for him. Colleagues held John’s leg and told him not to go home. But if his children weren’t there, John couldn’t help but go.
When John got home, Catherine was not there and the house was empty. She had gone to take John’s children to stay the night at a friends house, and Catherine didn’t forget to videotape the whole thing for evidence. John didn’t go home at first, spent the night at a friend’s house across the street, and went home to bed around 11 p.m. Kathryn came back just as John was falling asleep, she watched TV for a while and got ready for a shower before she woke him up wearing his favorite black underwear. That night they had sex for a long time and went to bed late.
The next day it was six o’clock, the time when John usually had to go to work. Neighbors were suspicious when they saw John’s car lying at home. When he did not come to work even after the time passed, the people there were also afraid, so they left him at John’s house to look after someone. The visitor and the neighbor knocked on the window of John’s room several times, but there was no answer. Suddenly they saw blood lying near the front door and immediately informed the police.
When the police arrived at 8 o’clock, many of them could not bear the sight, it was the most gruesome crime scene the Australian police had ever seen.
They entered through the back door and the first thing they saw was Catherine, who was lying in a coma. They got to this point by taking too much sleeping pills or something. John’s headless body lay a little further away.
The body had no head and no skin. Catherine had skinned John cleanly and hung it as a curtain over the door like a scene from a movie (Texas Chainsaw Massacre).
The police were unable to locate the head at first, only to find it after much earlier searching. John’s head was in the kitchen, in a pot on the stove, with all the vegetables being cooked.
On the dining table was a few bowls of hot food on a plate, tightly covered with aluminum foil. When I opened it, I realized that it was meat. John’s chutney was precisely cut off the fat, dipped in oil and pan-fried, and served on a plate with vegetables and sauce like a beef steak.
Next to the plate were each small cards, three small cards with the names of John’s children. In short, this is food for them. He killed his own father and cooked it and served it to his children.
Some of the cooked meat was later found abandoned in the back of the house, which police say was likely left when Catherine tried to eat it and failed.
A note covered in blood and flesh was also found inside the house, which Catherine said was “revenge for John trying to sexually assault her daughter and John’s children”. John’s children and neighbors all denied this claim.
As John sleeps with the evidence, Catherine stabs him with a knife.
Judging by the bloodstains, John tried to escape from the bed and reached the front door, but Catherine, who followed him, quickly subdued him. John bled to death in the hall of the house. Judging by the depth of the punctures, it is possible that John had passed out by the time the front door opened. There were 37 stab wounds in the front and back of the body, many of which pierced the heart, liver and kidney. That night, Catherine went out and withdrew a thousand dollars from John’s account. Catherine may have bought sleeping pills and cooking supplies there.
When the case came to court, Catherine vehemently denied all the allegations against her.
The judge and Catherine’s lawyer later changed their minds, and Catherine is said to have pleaded guilty at the next hearing.
Anyway, the judge went ahead with the case after having a psychologist examine Catherine’s mental state and giving her a good understanding of the punishment she would get if she confessed. But Katherine’s lawyer had different intentions. Many doctors and experts appeared for Catherine and explained her condition to the court. Kathryn, who suffers from frequent amnesia and disorientation, often cannot even remember what she is doing when she is so angry, the lawyer argued in court. The lawyer emphasized that she was an ideal person when she was in a good mood, and that John, who fought on her behalf, forgot everything and accepted her back many times, to reduce her sentence as much as possible.
October 15, 2001. In court, Justice Barry O’Keefe asks jurors when photographic evidence of the
murders will be presented to the jury.
“If anyone finds it difficult to look at these pictures, they can stay away for a while.” Hearing that
, about five people stayed away. After a while, some others left the jury board because they could not bear the details of the case. The pictures produced by the prosecution and their interpretations were so horrific. Still she stood motionless in the dock, Catherine Knight. While many looked at Catherine with astonishment after hearing the prosecution’s arguments, those who knew her personally had no surprise.
After a four-month trial, Justice O’Keefe ruled that Catherine “deserved a severe sentence”. On account of the nature of the crime and the state of mind of the criminal, the court ordered that they should be kept in special confinement till death, without parole or the privileges of other prisoners, who showed no sign of guilt. The court also specifically mentioned that “never to be released” was written on top of Catherine’s case files. Catherine is the first woman in the country to receive such punishment. On the day of the verdict, John’s younger brother came to court armed to kill Catherine, but was caught during an autopsy.
Four years later, Catherine filed an appeal through her lawyer asking for a review of her sentence, which was quickly rejected by the court. The then Chief Justice McClellan wrote the judgment as follows.
“This was an appalling crime, almost beyond contemplation in a civilized society.”
Sixty-year-old Catherine is now in the Silverwater Women’s Correctional Centre, about 21 kilometers from Sydney.