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Woman who stabbed a man to death after he raped her and then threatened her daughter is jailed 

Roxanne Eka Peters, 35, (pictured) has been jailed for killing her rapist after he threatened to harm her daughter unless she submitted to more sex, but will be eligible for parole in less than two years

A Brisbane woman has been jailed for killing her rapist after he threatened to harm her daughter unless she submitted to more sex, but will be eligible for parole in less than two years.

Roxanne Eka Peters, 35, fatally stabbed Grant Jason Cassar, 51, with a blow to his heart using a kitchen knife at her home in Capalaba, near Brisbane, in December 2015.

After failing to recruit friends to help her dispose of the body, she tied a rope around his body, including his neck, and dragged it behind her car for about a kilometre to a ditch, where she dumped it.

His body was found the next day with over 61-injuries, including 10cm stab wounds on his chest.

His penis was also stabbed.

In the Brisbane Supreme Court on Monday, Peters was sentenced to nine years in jail for manslaughter and a further 18 months after she pleaded guilty to interfering with a corpse.

Peters fatally stabbed Grant Jason Cassar, 51, with a blow to his heart using a kitchen knife at her home in Capalaba (pictured) in December 2015

Peters fatally stabbed Grant Jason Cassar, 51, with a blow to his heart using a kitchen knife at her home in Capalaba (pictured) in December 2015

She tied a rope around his body, including his neck, and dragged it behind her car for about a kilometre to a ditch, where she dumped it (pictured)

She tied a rope around his body, including his neck, and dragged it behind her car for about a kilometre to a ditch, where she dumped it (pictured)

His body was found the next day with over 61-injuries, including 10cm stab wounds on his chest

His body was found the next day with over 61-injuries, including 10cm stab wounds on his chest

With time served she will be eligible for parole in June 2020. 

Justice David Boddice told the court Mr Cassar’s rape and humiliation of Peters, followed by the threats to harm her child, had been a ‘significant provocation’. 

‘I accept the stabbing occurred in circumstances when you were enraged by what the deceased had done to you and was threatening to do to you again,’ he said. 

'They will never recover from his death,': Friends and family of Grant Jason Cassar are seen leaving Brisbane's Supreme Court on Monday 

‘They will never recover from his death,’: Friends and family of Grant Jason Cassar are seen leaving Brisbane’s Supreme Court on Monday 

It was, however, to Peters’ detriment that she didn’t immediately seek help after the stabbing, he said.

‘Instead you set about the process of callously disposing of the deceased body,’ he said.

He said Peters had shown no respect for Mr Cassar’s human dignity.

‘No doubt your rage continued to affect your attitude to him,’ Justice Boddice said.

In the Brisbane Supreme Court (pictured) on Monday, Peters was sentenced to nine years in jail for manslaughter and a further 18 months after she pleaded guilty to interfering with a corpse

In the Brisbane Supreme Court (pictured) on Monday, Peters was sentenced to nine years in jail for manslaughter and a further 18 months after she pleaded guilty to interfering with a corpse

Justice Boddice said Peters’ upbringing around drug users, where she was subjected to sexual abuse, had acerbated the rage she felt when Mr Cassar came to her home on the day he died.

However, Mr Cassar’s killing had been devastating for his family.

‘They will never recover from his death,’ he said.

Peters allegedly moved Cassar’s lifeless body by tying it to a car with a climbing rope and dragging it as she drove 1.6km, passing a police station along the way, to a nearby roadside ditch.

A local couple found the body on Degen Road, Capalaba on December 5 and Peters was charged the next day.

It is alleged that Peters killed Cassar, tied him to the back of a car, drove 1.6km - passing Capalaba police station (pictured) on the way - and dumped the body in a ditch

It is alleged that Peters killed Cassar, tied him to the back of a car, drove 1.6km – passing Capalaba police station (pictured) on the way – and dumped the body in a ditch

A local couple found the body on Degen Road, Capalaba (pictured) on December 5

A local couple found the body on Degen Road, Capalaba (pictured) on December 5

 

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