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Borce Ristevski Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife (Karen Retevski), Daughter, Son, Family, Guilty Plea to Wife’s Murder, Arrest, Hearing

March 2019 - Borce Ristevski plead guilty to killing wife

Borce Ristevski Bio, Wiki

Borce Ristevski was born on March 14th, 1964. He is from Melbourne, Ristevski has pleaded guilty On the fifth-week trial after prosecutors withdrew the murder charge of manslaughter of his  47-year-old wife Karen Retevski at their Avondale Heights home on June 26th, 2016, and dumping her body in bushland.

Borce Ristevski Quick Facts

Age: He was born on March 14th, 1964 (Age 55 years old)

Wife:  Karen Retevski (m. ? – June 26th, 2016) her death

Children: Sarah Ristevski (Daughter) and Anthony Rickard (son)

Sibling: Vasko Ristevski

Borce Ristevski Wife and Her Death

Borce Ristevski wife was late Karen Ristevski. She was 47-year-old at the time of her death on June 26, 2016. The Police had alleged Karen was killed during an argument over finances.

The   Ristevskis financial problem was aired with details by Ms. Ristevski’s fashion store Bella Bleu being unable to cover its expenses. When Karen went missing Ristevski was lying to detectives claiming his wife had gone for a walk to clear her head after the argument and never returned.

Karen and Borce Ristevski.
Karen and Borce Ristevski.

Karen Ristevski Death

Karen was killed by her husband on June 26, 2016, at their Avondale Heights home and police reported to police that the wife Karen was missing the next day. Ristevski used his wife’s Mercedes-Benz roadster to dispose of the body, He dumped Karen’s body between two logs and concealed it with branches in bushland and turned off both their phones on the way so he couldn’t be tracked.  Karen’s decomposed remains were later found on February 20th, 2017 in Macedon Regional Park eight months after she went missing. An autopsy could not ascertain her cause of death.

A Current Affair’s Martin King found Ristevski’s brother-in-law, Vasko, at the site where the 47-year-old’s body was located three months earlier.

During earlier court hearings, Borce Ristevski’s lawyers had argued the murder charge should be abandoned and sought a pre-trial committal hearing on the lesser charge of manslaughter because no jury could find there was murderous intent.

 

Borce Ristevski Daughter

The couple has a daughter Sarah Ristevski. Sarah was born in 1995, She is 24 years old. In the court, she said her father was never aggressive to the mother and said her mother had seemed bubbly on the morning of her disappearance. When her mother did not come home that night her father said he didn’t know where she was.

Ristevski alongside daughter, Sarah
Ristevski alongside her daughter, Sarah

Death of Karen Ristevski in Chronological Timeline

June 29th, 2016: Karen Ristevski is last seen at her Melbourne home in Avondale Heights.Her mobile phone pings off a tower in the Macedon Ranges. A car which looks similar to her black Mercedes SLK coupe spotted by CCTV cameras near Diggers Rest railway station.

July 14th, 2016: Karen Ristevski husband Borce Ristevski and daughter Sarah make a tearful plea for information to help find their missing wife and mother.

July 23rd, 2016: Borce Ristevski’s son from a previous relationship, Anthony Rickard, makes a bizarre statement that there was conflict within the family and his stepmother had fled. He tells police that the marriage to his father was fake, and the couple had stayed together for money, image and their only daughter. Rickard says his stepmother had always planned to leave her husband when their daughter, Sarah, turned 21. Weeks later he offers media an interview for $200,000 and claims he had been romantically involved with his stepmother.

December 19th, 2016: Police search grassland, waterways, creeks and farms for Karen Ristevski body.

February 20th, 2017: Karen Ristevski’s body is found at Mount Macedon Regional Park

March 6th, 2017: A Funeral service for Karen Ristevski is held with her husband,  Borce Ristevski a pallbearer and daughter Sarah leading the procession.

August 31st, 2017: Police recreate the journey of Ristevski on the day she went missing in a black Mercedes, identical to hers.

December 13th, 2017: Borce Ristevski is charged with murder and faces court where a lawyer indicates a not-guilty plea and he is remanded in custody

April 18th, 2018: Ristevski returns to court where it’s revealed detectives tapped phone calls and planted listening devices as they investigated the alleged killing, compiling a 22,000-page evidence brief. Ristevski is granted state-funded legal aid as he fights the allegations

July 16th, 2018: Ristevski’s two-week committal hearing begins and later hears evidence from his daughter Sarah who said he was never “aggressive” towards her mum.

August 2nd, 2018: Ristevski ordered to stand trial in the Supreme Court charged with murdering his wife

December 4th, 2018: A five-week trial for Ristevski is set for March 2019

March 13th, 2019: A day before a jury is due to be empanelled for his murder trial, Borce Ristevski pleads guilty to manslaughter after prosecutors withdraw the murder charge.Ristevski has been remanded in custody and is due to return to court on March 27th, 2019 for a plea hearing.

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