Today, we have news that might excite our readers that are into true crime. Odds are you may have heard about Austrailian killer Katherine Knight, but if you haven’t you’re about to get a lesson about the Australian killer in the form of a feature film from filmmakers Dane Millerd and Ross Murray based on the book Blood Stain by journalist Peter Lalor, Dread Central is reporting.
Not only did the 60-year-old woman, who on all counts appeared normal to the outside world, murder her husband John, but she also chopped him up and tried to serve him for dinner to her stepchildren.
When police arrived at the home to investigate a report of a disturbance they discovered John’s decapitated body, his skin drying in another room and his head bobbing in a pot of stew on the stove. That’s not all, his buttocks had been prepared with vegetables which Knight had hoped to feed to his kids. (You can read more about the case here).
Katherine Knight was sentenced in 2001 to life in prison, a first for an Australian woman. During her sentencing, Judge Barry O’Keefe summed up the case so poetically by saying “The last minutes of his life must have been a time of abject terror for him, as they were a time of utter enjoyment for her.”
Millerd made this statement about the project to The Guardian:
We’re hoping some of, or a percentage of, the proceeds will go to domestic violence victims, both male – because of what happened to John Price – and female, because one woman a week is unfortunately killed by an abusive partner.”