Killer who stabbed a young woman to death as she tried to break up a couple’s spat is sent to prison for LIFE
- Dusty Rose, 22, was killed after she was stabbed by Antoinette Aleisha Winmar
- Ms Rose had intervened to try and stop an argument between Winmar and a man
- Winmar later picked up two knives and went to Ms Rose’s unit and stabbed her
- She was sentenced to life for the murder and will serve a minimum of 16 years
A killer has been sentenced to life in prison after stabbing a young woman to death at a caravan park after she had tried to break up a couple’s fight.
Antoinette Aleisha Winmar, 31, will serve a minimum of 16 years for killing Dusty Rose, 22, at the Caversham Caravan Park in Perth‘s north-east last year.
Ms Rose checked into the caravan park just hours before she intervened in a dispute between Winmar and a 51-year-old man, who were staying next door to her.
After Ms Rose left, Winmar picked up two steak knives and went to Ms Rose’s unit, stabbing her and puncturing her heart and a lung. Ms Rose died two days later.
On Friday, Supreme Court Justice Bruno Fiannaca described the attack as a senseless act of violence and said Winmar had shown no sign of remorse since the killing.
Dusty Rose, 22, died after suffering three stab wounds to the chest at the Caversham Caravan Park in Perth’s north-east last year
He also said Winmar was well aware of what she was doing when she stabbed Ms Rose in the chest.
‘A case like this highlights how fragile life can be,’ Justice Fiannaca told the court.
Winmar was around four months pregnant at the time and claimed the man she was arguing with was the father.
In a statement, the man later said he told Winmar he wanted to take a paternity test.
He thought that had been the last straw for Winmar, who was already agitated and had also been drinking.
A park resident later told police: “I don’t think I have ever seen a woman that angry.”
After being stabbed, Ms Rose was taken to Midland Hospital before being transferred to Royal Perth Hospital.
Her life support was switched off two days later.
Last, year Perth woman Elise Hedvega remembered Ms Rose as ‘a super lovely girl’ who cared for others.
Ms Rose checked into the caravan park just hours before she intervened in a dispute between Winmar and a 51-year-old man, who were staying next door to her
‘My heart breaks for this situation, the missed opportunities and the loss of someone I once cared for,’ she said.
Other friends said she was ‘an angel’.
‘RIP Dusty Rose. You were so kind and fun. So sorry I didn’t get to know you more before you passed. You deserved better,’ one wrote.
‘Cant believe you are gone Dusty Rose,’ another said.