If it is possible to know people’s minds and what they are capable of doing, then many wouldn’t be considered living. The same could be said for Katherine Knight, an abattoir who slaughtered her husband and made him into stew without thinking twice.
While couples quarrel and apologize to themselves later, Katherine Knight decided to go extreme by murdering and mutilating her husband.
Many have stated that if her husband knew her past of violence and s*xual abuse, he surely wouldn’t have been friends with her not to talk of getting married to her.
Katherine Knight’s Childhood
Katherine Knight was born on October 24, 1955, in Tenterfield, Australia. She was a product of an illegal affair between Barbara Roughan, and Ken Knight.
While Barbara Roughan is known to many as a mother of four, her illicit affair with Ken Knight led to the birth of Katherine Knight.
While things could have been better for Katherine despite her roots, things only got off as she got exposed to a very unhealthy lifestyle. All through her childhood, she had to deal with living in a toxic family.
Her father was not only an alcoholic; he was also a violent man who would r*pe her mother multiple times in a day.
Asides that, Katherine also had several encounters with family members who tried to assault her until she was 11 years old.
No doubt, experience influences how we react to things, view life, and handle situations. Katherine’s experience with a violent father surely influenced her disposition to life.
In school, she reportedly bullied and threatened younger children. She had a different disposition towards learning and eventually stopped attending classes at the age of 15.
Although she first began to work at a clothing factory, she later settled to work in a slaughterhouse where she found enough resources to fuel her thirst.
In Blood Stain, Journalist Peter Lalor covered the life and activities of Katherine Knight. In the crime book, he revealed how she loved her abattoir job so much that she hung her butcher’s knives over her head.
Having learned how to slaughter animals, she was always ready to use them on anything when the need arises. In his comment, the Australian screenwriter said:
“It’s one of those stories that lend it to being told on film. Even if you can’t handle the subject matter, people will still feel compelled to look.”
Katherine’s love for her job soon became the pull for murder.
Love And Murder
As an abattoir at the butcher shop, Katherine Knight began her love journey when she met David Kelett, who was similar in character to her father. Not only was he a violent alcoholic, but he was also used to fist fighting.
Since Katherine was used to his kind of life, she didn’t hesitate to join him in his ventures. While it seemed comfortable at first, David realized that Katherine could do more than she looked like.
Months after they fell in love, Katherine convinced David for a marriage. He didn’t seem like he wanted to settle down, but when Katherine became dominating, he was left with no other choice.
David visited Katherine’s mother, but she advised against the marriage. She told him, “She has a screw loose somewhere.”