Monday, April 03, 2017


Man who 'raped, murdered and dismembered his girlfriend's 14-year-old adopted daughter' WILL face death penalty and so will the adoptive mother

by Cheyenne Roundtree, Kaileen Gaul and Louise Boyle

Daily Mail
April 1, 2017

The boyfriend who is accused of the rape, murder and dismemberment of his girlfriend's 14-year-old adopted daughter will face the death penalty if he is convicted of his alleged crimes.

Jacob Sullivan, 44, was charged in early January alongside his girlfriend Sara Packer, 42, for the gruesome murder of Grace Packer, 14, who was killed July of 2016.

The Abington, Pennsylvania, couple is accused of carrying out their twisted sexual fantasy plot on Packer's adopted daughter, where Sullivan raped and killed the teenager.

Bucks County prosecutors made the announcement Friday that they would be seeking the death penalty for Sullivan. Prosecutors previously said they would be seeking the same sentencing for Packer earlier in March.

According to police, they planned Grace's murder for more than a year and after the abused teen was beaten, raped, poisoned and killed, the duo cut up her body with a saw and threw her remains near the woods in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, in late October.

Grace's body was found by two hunters on Halloween, and Packer and Sullivan were charged with rape, murder and abuse of a corpse in the killing on January 8.

Sullivan admitted they both were responsible for her murder while in the hospital after a failed suicide attempt.

Grace was reportedly raped by Sullivan while her mother looked on for sexual enjoyment, according to

The teenager was then killed and four months later, her corpse was taken from an attic and dismembered in a tub with a saw, police said.

Bucks County District Attorney Matthew D. Weintraub said: 'This was a sexual fantasy that was shared between Jacob Sullivan and Sara Packer, and Grace Packer was the object of that rape-murder fantasy.'

Grace was driven from her home in Abington, Pennsylvania the morning of July 8 by the couple to their rented property in Quakertown.

She was then allegedly raped by Sullivan while her mother watched. Afterwards, the teenager is said to have been pumped with pills and left to suffocate in an attic on a sweltering day.

Sullivan returned to the attic the next morning and found Grace still breathing. He allegedly strangled her and left her body buried in cat food.

When Packer and Sullivan returned to the attic in mid-October, they are believed to have cut up Grace's corpse with a bow saw.

Detectives would later find the receipts for the saw and spare blades in Packer's possession.

The couple allegedly scattered Grace's remains on a road in Luzerne County, two hours north of Philadelphia. The body would be discovered by two hunters on Halloween.

Grace's body was able to be identified through dental records.

Packer reportedly profited off her daughter's murder. She lied that Grace was still alive so she could collect her social security checks.

Packer told police Grace ran away from home after an argument about visiting a friend and stole $300 from her.

When police asked for a photo of Grace to help locate her, Packer said she would send one to the station but never followed through.

Packer reported Grace missing three days after the murder and continued collecting Grace's money.

Records obtained by WPVI-TV show Packer took $3,600 of Grace's disability funding starting when she was killed.

Weintraub said: 'After they murdered her, they maintained the pretense of Grace being alive so that they could continue to profit off of her existence.'

Packer was charged with obstruction of justice and was named a person of interest in Grace's murder in December. According to the police report, Packer 'withheld critical information' and gave 'misleading statements.'

She moved from Abington to Quakertown without alerting police with her adopted son. Packer did not make any plans to enroll Grace in school there.

Authorities were also tipped off by Katherine Allbright who was living with the couple at the time of the murder.

The lifelong abuse of Grace Packer allegedly began when she was a toddler.

She was born in August 2001 and was named Susan by biological parents, Rose and Rodney Hunsicker in Reading, Pennsylvania.

A lawyer for the Hunsickers told AP that they lost custody of the toddler over allegations that other adults were sexually abusing their young children.

The three-year-old was adopted by Packer and her husband, David Packer, in 2004, and her name was changed to Grace. The Packers also adopted her one-year-brother while an older sister, aged six or seven, went to another foster home.

'It sounds like this poor girl went through hell,' said lawyer David Tornetta, who had fought for the birth parents to keep their three young children.

He called them good people who perhaps lacked the money and skills to care for them. The birth parents lost contact with all three of their children.

At the time she gained custody of Grace and her brother, Sara Packer was a year into her job at the Northampton County's Children, Youth and Families Division, where she was involved with foster care and adoption services. She was promoted to supervisor in 2007.

David Packer was arrested in 2010 for sexually abusing Grace when she was nine years old and another 15-year-old foster child.

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin confirmed to WFMZ Grace was one of David Packer's two victims.

David Packer was convicted and jailed in 2011. He has since been released and is registered as a sexually violent predator.

Sara Packer lost her $44,000-a-year adoptions supervisor job in 2010, immediately after her husband's arrest.

She was never charged, but there was some concern she was aware of the abuse and didn't stop it, Martin told the Associated Press.

Investigators in several northeast Pennsylvania counties are now trying to determine how many foster children the Packers took in before he went to prison in 2011 and whether any other children were abused.

Following her husband's jail sentence, Sara Packer began a relationship with Sullivan. Sara and David Packer divorced in August 2016.

Police had established how the pair met but Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub was unable to provide details to

Some reports suggest that Allbright had been in a relationship with Packer and Sullivan for the past 18 months.

In mid-December, the threesome moved into a basement apartment in Horsham, Pennsylvania.

EDITOR’S NOTE: I fail to fathom how anyone can be opposed to the death penalty for these two worthless pieces of shit.

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