Child sex plot led to killing
By HELEN JACK
A MAN described as a kind, generous and devoted father will be sentenced on Monday in the Lismore Supreme Court for killing his ex-wife.
Peter Frost, 58, formerly of Kungala, near Glenreagh, yesterday pleaded guilty to the charge of feloniously slaying 36-year-old Virginia Frost.
Frost half-choked the woman in February, 2004, after hearing she intended to take their youngest daughter to the Philippines to sell her.
Frost was told his daughter Krystal, who was 10 years old, could be sold for 1000 pesos because she was a virgin.
A short time later Virginia was dead.
She married Frost in 1986 after he travelled to the Philippines to meet her and bring her back to Australia.
The couple had three children and lived on a property at Moonbi, near Tamworth.
During that time Virginia became addicted to 'ice' or crystalline methylamphetamine.
Their marriage broke down in 2003 and Virginia returned to the Philippines where she entered a drug rehabilitation program.
Frost bought a new property at Kungala where he moved with his three children.
Later that year he began a new relationship and placed the property on the market.
In February, 2004, Virginia returned to Australia and visited Frost and their children at Kungala.
After the pair drove their children to the school bus they returned home where an argument erupted.
Virginia asked Frost to let her take Krystal back to the Philippines.
Frost refused then grabbed her throat and half-choked her before pushing her into a chair and leaving the house.
He told police later she was alive when he left the house but on his return, about 10 minutes later, Virginia was lying on the floor dead.
Frost later told police he panicked, dropping her body, wrapped in a sheet, into a trench on the property excavated by a neighbour.
He concealed her body with rubbish before asking his neighbour to use an excavator to fill in the hole.
He sold the property about a month later and moved to Bell, in Queensland, to operate a caravan park.
During this time Frost forged documents to divorce Virginia, withdrew money from her bank accounts, and corresponded with her family in the Philippines to elicit money from her assets. Eighteen months later Virginia's sister reported her missing.
Frost was arrested in September, 2006, after police found Virginia's body.
Defence barrister Chris Bruce told the court Frost planned to give money from selling Virginia's assets to her parents and their children.