Daughter pleads guilty to killing parents

By Leonie Lamont
August 29, 2005 - 11:24AM

Two-and-a-half years after stabbing her parents to death and stuffing their bodies under the floorboards of the family home, Karen Kramer has pleaded guilty to their murders.

Kramer, 43, was due to stand trial today in the Supreme Court, but the judge accepted her pleas of guilty to two charges of murder over the deaths of her parents, Tudor Llewellyn Jones, 78, and her mother, Della, 79.

In earlier court appearances it was alleged that Kramer,43, had stabbed her parents to death during a drunken rage at their Ingleburn home on January 21, 2003.

The courts were told she continued to live in the house, sealing the underfloor vents with silicon to stop the odour of their decomposing bodies. It was alleged she continued to collect their monthly pension payments.

Kramer was unemployed, had a drinking problem and was diagnosed with schizophrenia in her early 20s.

The alarm was raised by a niece of the elderly couple who was living in Britain, who was suspicious of Kramer's explanations about her parents' deaths from "poor health".

The case returns to court on Wednesday.