Obsessed Brit who knifed teen girl’s family to death is caged
A JEALOUS man who killed a teenage girl and her parents after she spurned his advances has been jailed for at least 35 years.
Jason Downie, 20, stabbed his victims 112 times after becoming obsessed with Chantelle Rowe, 16, when he emigrated to Australia from Scotland.
Justice John Sulan said the term “frenzied attack” did not adequately describe the triple murders of Chantelle, her father Andrew and mother Rose near Adelaide.
Downie, originally from Kilmarnock, carried out the attack in November 2010 after he broke into the family’s home in Kapunda through a bathroom window.
He had fantasised about Chantelle and became jealous of his pal who was dating her.
Downie admitted stabbing her more than 33 times, her father at least 29 times and her mum more than 50.
Justice added: “The cold-blooded, merciless attack upon Chantelle – who was hiding under the bed in fear and who you dragged out, stabbed, sexually assaulted and then stabbed again and murdered – was a chilling act.”