Woman who cooked husband loses appeal THE woman convicted of one of AustraliaÂ¿s most gruesome murders has had her appeal against the severity of her sentence dismissed. In February 2000, Katherine Knight, a former abattoir worker, repeatedly stabbed her de facto husband John Price, before skinning him, beheading him, and preparing his body parts as a meal for his children. The following year, she was sentenced to jail "for the term of her natural life" - the first woman in Australia to be imprisoned without the prospect of parole. Now 50, Knight had appealed to the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal.Supreme Court for a reduction in her sentence, on the grounds that the judge who presided over her trial had not taken into account the physical abuse she had suffered at the hands of Mr Price. But Judge Peter McClellan said Knight had shown no remorse for the crime and would be a risk of re-offending if released. "The psychiatric evidence indicates that her personality is unlikely to change in the future and if released, she would be likely to inflict serious injury, perhaps death, on others," Justice McClellan said in his written judgement. Knight stabbed Mr Price 37 times with a butcher's knife before skinning him and hanging his hide from a meat hook in their lounge room. She then decapitated him and put his head in a pot on the stove, baked flesh from his buttocks and cooked vegetables and gravy as side dishes to serve to Mr Price's children. Police found the macabre dinner before the adult children arrived home.