Katherine Knight had a long history of violence towards the men in her life, all ramping up to the shockingly brutal murder of her boyfriend.
The night the Australian butcher married her first husband, David Kellett, she allegedly tried to strangle him. Then, while pregnant with her daughter, she torched his clothing and walloped him on the head with a frying pan. He eventually left her and she took up another man, David Saunders. She murdered his puppy in front of him as a warning, but he didn’t leave her until she stabbed him in the stomach with a pair of scissors during an argument.
In October of 2001, Knight, brutally stabbed her new live-in boyfriend, John Price, 37 times while he tried to escape. She then skinned him, hanging his skin from a meat hook, chopped him up, and started to cook his body parts. She set the table for a macabre dinner party with his children’s names on place cards. Price had been concerned that something like this would happen and had told his friends that if he didn’t show up at work the next day, Knight had killed him. When he wasn’t on the job, they called the police. When investigators searched her home, they found his head in a pot, boiling away on the stove with some vegetables. Knight was promptly arrested. She is now known as “Australia’s most notorious psychopath,” and became the first woman in Australian history to be sentenced to life without parole. A movie based on her life and crimes is currently in the works.