At 60, Knight seemed like a normal wife and stepmother, right up until the day she sadistically murdered her husband. As if the dispatch wasn’t alarming enough, she then proceeded to mutilate and cook his body! When police arrived to investigate reports of commotion, they found John Price’s decapitated corpse, his skin drying in another room, and his head cooking in a pot of stew. Additionally, parts of his buttocks had been sliced and cooked with vegetables—a meal she intended to serve to Price’s children!
When Knight was sentenced to life in prison for her crimes in 2001, the supreme court justice, Barry O’Keefe, said: “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.”
Now, filmmakers Dane Millerd and Ross Murray are working towards turning Knight’s story into a feature film; they’ve acquired the rights to the book Blood Stain by journalist Peter Lalor, which will serve as the script’s source material. While this may seem like a case of exploiting real-life tragedy for financial gain, Millerd hopes for more than a profit.
According 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.”
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