Woman Sentenced For Stabbing Her Rapist, Dragging Him Behind Car

Roxanne Peters said her rapist threatened to harm her daughter so she stabbed him to death and dragged him behind a car

Brisbane, Australia – An Aussie mother has been sentenced after brutally killing a man who raped her.

Authorities say that she stabbed her rapist to death after he had threatened her daughter and then put a rope around his neck and dragged him behind her car for a mile.

She was sentenced to prison for nine years.

Roxanne Peters, 35, killed Grant Cassar, 51, with a kitchen knife after he threatened to hurt Peters’ daughter if she didn’t submit to more sex, according to The Sun.

Peters stabbed Cassar in the heart in her home in Brisbane then towed his corpse past a police station to a ditch where she hid the dead body in December of 2015, The Sun reported.

A local couple discovered Cassar’s body, which had 61 injuries including stab wounds to his penis.

Peters was sentenced to nine years for manslaughter and another 18 months when she pleaded guilty to interfering with a corpse. Peters will be eligible for parole by June of 2020 with credit for time served, according to The Sun.

Judge David Boddice said the rape and threats to her daughter by Cassar were “significant provocation," according to The Sun.

According to The Sun, Judge Boddice told the Brisbane supreme court: “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.”

The judge said Peters should have asked for help immediately after she killed Cassar.

“Instead you set about the process of callously disposing of the deceased body,” Boddice said. “No doubt your rage continued to affect your attitude to him.”

Judge Boddice also said that Peters’ upbringing in an atmosphere of drugs and that she was sexually abused made the rage that she felt when Cassar came to her home even worse.

The judge said Cassar’s family would never recover from his death.

Comments (81)
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James R
James R

Sweetheart, come to Texas as soon as you get out. We don't give a damn about how the rapist's family feels. From the time he raped the mother then threatened to do the same to her daughter no matter what she did to him wasn't as much as he deserved. He pushed her button and protection of her child was the most important thing she could think of. Dragging him past the police station seems a little much, but we were not there....Still the dragging didn't cause his death and nine years is a bit much for dragging a criminal's carcass through town....A pretty good warning to the next puke thinking about rape.

EQ4ALL
EQ4ALL

She should have gotten a GOLD MEDAL!! Maybe she should think about claiming ASYLUM from the idiots in Australia and come to Texas as stated above!!

angeleyes
angeleyes

His family would never recover from his death? really? who the hell cares about a rapist. i would have done the same, but maybe dropped him at the police station and told them about it. Ridiculous she was sentenced at all.

bluelinestrong
bluelinestrong

And what about her. She will never recover from being raped. They call rape an unfinished murder for a reason. Change her sentences to 9 years of community service where she can work in a woman's shelter counseling rape victims

dusty103
dusty103

Her rage was justified and the judge should have been much more lenient. People can do horrible things when enraged, and doing this to a rapist who was going to go after her daughter too deserved it all.

Grog
Grog

That is one f**ked up, cold hearted, judge!

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

Cassar's family should have expected his death to arrive in this manner if he raped her and threatened her daughter. Screw him.

She should have gotten probation only under the circumstances.

Miss Priss
Miss Priss

Why should she go to prison! For God’s sake you get raped and then he threatens your child!!!! You know even a Mama Bear protects her young!!!!!

LEO0301
LEO0301

The stabbing, which the judge said was A-Okay, caused this man's death. So when he was dragged by his neck behind a car he really didn't experience any additional pain. Sounds like 9 years for dragging the corpse of a man who raped this woman and threatened to do the same to her child seems excessive. Yes, she probably should have called the police after stabbing the man in the penis but she was traumatized by the rape and wasn't thinking clearly. I guess Aussie judges are just as screwed up as here in the states.

Skidoo
Skidoo

Australiia is not a matriarchy like the US where men are guilty until proven innocent. She may have known that and settled out of court.

Divadeb
Divadeb

This is what happens when police are stopped from doing their jobs, I do not condone murder, but she clearly was over the edge when he threatened to do it again& harm her daughter. When police are stopped from doing their jobs&illegals/refugees are freed or protected with separate laws, people are fearful& feel they are no longer safe, this will only bring chaos& destruction. Let LEOS do their jobs.

cissyt
cissyt

And she'll suffer from being raped and traumatized....whetr os h e t justice...that sentence is major BS

TwinWrangler
TwinWrangler

Outrageous. She should be awarded a medal.

Helen Hendrickson
Helen Hendrickson

He had it comming.

Rayb
Rayb

Confusing story... hopefully she’s out in 2 years..that sounds more fair..

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

She did Australia a favor.. He won't hurt anyone again. Big TOO BAD... She will relive this over and over again. She and her daughter won't live in fear of him nor will any other woman within his grasp. Pig...

spclopr8tr
spclopr8tr

"The judge said Cassar’s family would never recover from his death." Screw the rapist's family. What about the victim's family?

Wendyjo
Wendyjo

Women are not tolerating this anymore. His stupidity had no bounds when he went after her child. If you want to wrestle a bat out of hell go after a womans child...the new hashtag for this #youtoo..in its literal form. To the men who are stupid enough to try...I will pound you too!

TellMeTheTruth
TellMeTheTruth

Women who are raped suffer from feelings of guilt, so she thought she would be guilty and hid her work. And he was probably too big to lift into her auto, also didn't want to get it dirty. She could have tried to put him on the roof, like a deer, but was too heavy.

TellMeTheTruth
TellMeTheTruth

She is beautiful, but I bet nobody messes with her in prison, atleast I hope this.

EMarie
EMarie

Unfair!

Marine69*
Marine69*

I could care less about the rapist or his family, the ONLY thing I can see that she did wrong was she didn't call the police right after she killed the scumbag! I can even forgive her for that, she was probably sick just looking at that POS and just wanted him him gone! Talk about injustice, the judge is worse than the rapist!

wmc50
wmc50

@Marine69*

Well, stabbing him I'm good with. Though she did go a bit far by tying a noose around his neck and dragging him, and I'm not saying he didn't deserve mind you, It just "looks bad".

I think killing the POS rapists is OK though.

90 DAYS for the overkill would be plenty and teach her a lesson.

nancy2018
nancy2018

in all honesty the only mistake was driving PAST the police station, drive up to the door and tell them here he is I saved the county money cause you don't have to feed or house him. The family of the rapist should be ashamed to show their faces...I would NEVER want to be associated with that worthless piece of DNA. Yes I understand she killed him...he raped her and then threatened her daughter so he must be removed from planet earth...period. But she should have stopped at police station … drag him yes..but should have stopped :) Good job mama protecting your daughter I will pray she knows how you love her while she awaits your return.

Les H
Les H

Why was she convicted?

Brian justice
Brian justice

Judge should have given her a medal- not prison!

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Were there any witnesses to the rape and/or the threats to the child besides the murderer?

SICKOFITALL
SICKOFITALL

I DO NOT GIVE A RAT'S ASS FOR THE CASSAR'S FAMILY, BECAUSE THEY RAISE A RAPIST TO WALK THE STREETS HARM WOMEN AND CHILDREN HE GOT WHAT HE DESERVED. DRAGGING HIS BODY WAS NOT A CRIME HE WAS ALREADY DEAD, SO WHO CARES.

nameisnick
nameisnick

He got what he deserved, he can't hurt anyone else, she should've gotten an award for killing that scumbag.

Fubar66
Fubar66

I'm not sure why she got anything more than 30 days probation.

soscares
soscares

"The judge said Cassar’s family would never recover from his death." Thankfully, neither will Cassar.

T74
T74

She should have been honored for saving her daughter and everyone else from ever being assaulted by that vile demon.

Lamont Cranston
Lamont Cranston

Glad I don't live in California, Oregon or Australia...

CraxyD
CraxyD

FTA: "The judge said Cassar’s family would never recover from his death."

Oh I bet they're all just top notch citizens and are absolutely DEVASTATED. yeah right. What's the Aussie equivalent to trailer trash called?

Walt 324
Walt 324

She should have dropped off the body she was towing at the Police Station. Her sentence should have been CTS. One less Rapist POS in this world

joaquinradioman
joaquinradioman

The judge understood the rage but he gives this kind of sentence....How ridiculous....If he felt some type of responsibility to sentence her he should've suspended it....Even I know that and I'm not a lawyer!!!

LeroyStanks
LeroyStanks

I think she should be eligible for a pardon, given time served and no previous killings in her history. And then make her a Supreme Court judge. She obviously had no faith in Australia's judicial system. Kinda sounds like here...…

terrymelvin
terrymelvin

Of course she was sentenced. She killed a "hero of today's society". She should have dragged the bastard with her car BEFORE stabbing him.

Richard Kurtz
Richard Kurtz

Good Job!!! He got what he deserved.

_lavxx
_lavxx

I don't think she should have a pardon, she broke the law. Killing someone for raping you is one thing but dragging his corpse behind a car, then hiding the body? that's a little much.

Old Fokker
Old Fokker

I would have given her a medal. Maybe buried him near the Great Barrier Reef.

chobers
chobers

Maybe Cassar's family never should recover from his death.

BigDanBear
BigDanBear

Dead rapist and child molester. Good.