Woman threw knife into husband's heart killing him five days before Christmas


A Brisbane fashion designer killed her husband by throwing a knife into his heart five days before Christmas.

Katie Anne Castel has pleaded guilty to the 2017 manslaughter of Jarred Paul Castel in Chapel Hill in Brisbane’s inner-west.

Castel threw a computer and then the knife at the man during an argument in their kitchen over him coming home late, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Katie Anne Castel (right) has pleaded guilty to the 2017 manslaughter of Jarred Paul Castel (left). It’s alleged she threw a knife into his heart killing him. Source: 7 News

The knife lodged in his chest and pierced his heart, creating a four-centimetre wound. He pulled it out before he died.

Castel, a 38-year-old mother of the couple’s five-year-old son, is being sentenced in the Brisbane Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Mr Castel was not threatening her at the time, crown prosecutor Judy Geary said.

Her actions were “totally disproportionate to the nature of the disagreement” and his death based on her actions was “reasonably foreseeable”, Ms Geary said.

She had no remorse and was psychologically abusing her husband, Mr Castel’s father, brother and sister have said in victim impact statements heard in court.

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