Woman kills the man who sexually assaulted her and threatened her child

Roxanne Peters gets 10 years for killing her attacker

October 29 2018

A Brisbane woman has been sentenced to 10.5 years in jail for stabbing a 51-year-old man who allegedly broke into her house and raped her.

Roxanne Peters claimed the man sexually assaulted her then threatened to harm her eight-year-old daughter if she didn’t submit to him again.

The 35-year-old stabbed the man fatally in the heart, then tied his body to her car and dragged him 1.6km down the road, leaving him in a ditch.

Peters was sentenced to nine years in jail for manslaughter and a further 18 months after she pleaded guilty to interfering with his corpse.

Justice David Boddice told the rape and humiliation, followed by the threats to harm her child, had been a 'significant provocation' for Peters.

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

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