A short time after Sara Knight’s death, her mother got a package from Harold Knight with a surprise inside.
“Two-thousand dollars, wrapped in newspaper — $1,000 in each package,” she said.
Knight wrote that she should use it to cremate his wife, she said.
“(It was) cold-blooded. I mean, why would he do that after he killed her?” Clore questioned.
The package also contained a rambling letter, with what he said was his motive.
“He claimed he was a drug addict or drug dealer and that she was a liability- that she had seen something she shouldn’t have,” she said.
Sara Knight’s mother said she doesn’t believe that; neither do investigators.
She believes he killed her because he wanted to control her. For years, he had tried to keep his wife from her own mother, she said.
“He wanted her for himself and he wanted to go back to Maine, and she wouldn’t go,” Clore said.
Knight also taunted police in the letter.
“He said that ‘they’re not smart enough to catch me,'” Sara Knight’s mother recounted. “‘I will turn myself in when I feel I want to, and I will never spend a day in jail.'”