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Fashion designer killed her husband by throwing a knife at him which pierced his heart during an argument over him coming home late in the week before Christmas

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 19/03/2019 Camilla Theakstone

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

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

Castel lobbed a computer before throwing the knife at him, who was standing two metres away shirtless.

a group of people posing for the camera: Jay Geddes (sister of the victim, second from left) and Ryan Castel (brother of the victim, centre) are seen with family and friends of victim Jarred Paul Castel outside the Brisbane Supreme Court in Brisbane, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Jay Geddes (sister of the victim, second from left) and Ryan Castel (brother of the victim, centre) are seen with family and friends of victim Jarred Paul Castel outside the Brisbane Supreme Court in Brisbane, Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

The argument sparked in their kitchen, which concerned him coming home late, prosecutors said in court on Tuesday.

Her actions were 'totally disproportionate to the nature of the disagreement' and his death based on her actions was 'reasonably foreseeable', crown prosecutor Judy 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. 

a group of people posing for the camera: Brisbane based Katie Anne Castel has pleaded guilty to the 2017 manslaughter of her husband Jarred Paul Castel in Chapel Hill in Brisbane's inner-west © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Brisbane based Katie Anne Castel has pleaded guilty to the 2017 manslaughter of her husband Jarred Paul Castel in Chapel Hill in Brisbane's inner-west

The knife was lodged in his chest and pierced his heart, creating a 4cm wound. He pulled it out before he died from his injuries.

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

She accepted a downgraded plea of manslaughter in a domestic violence context today, after initially being charged with murder. 

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

a person posing for the camera: A fashion designer killed her husband by driving a knife into his heart just five days before Christmas © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A fashion designer killed her husband by driving a knife into his heart just five days before Christmas

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