The family of murdered mother Karen Ristevski is preparing for a well-meaning interview with her daughter who supported her murderer, Borce Ristevski.
The 55-year-old killed Karen in their house at Avondale Heights, Melbourne, in June 2016, before hitting her body in bushland.
This Sunday evening, Mrs Ristevski’s 24-year-old daughter will speak for the first time in public about her mother’s brutal death in the hands of her father.
Sarah’s estranged family from her mother’s side said they will be watching the interview with the breath held.
“I would imagine that many people will watch, including the family,” said Karen’s aunt, Patricia Gray The age.
Mrs Ristevski’s 24-year-old daughter will speak in public for the first time on Sunday evening about the brutal death of her mother in the hands of her father (photo: a preview for the 60-minute interview)
Borce Ristevski, 55, killed his wife Karen (left) in their house at Avondale Heights, Melbourne, in June 2016, before plunging her body into a regional park. In the photo with their daughter Sarah, who was then 21
Sarah has barely spoken to her mother’s side of the family since her father was indicted in 2017.
In a preview of this week’s 60 minutes, Sarah told reporter Liz Hayes that, in the run-up to her father’s conviction, she asked him if he had killed her mother.
“I asked him if he had anything to do with it,” she said, visibly emotional.
“She’s always on my mind and I can’t get it out of my mind.”
Karen’s aunt Patricia Gray (photo) said the whole family will tune into the bomb interview on Sunday
Ristevski was imprisoned for at least six years last April after admitting the manslaughter of his 27-year-old wife.
In December, the occupation of Karen’s family was successful and the prison sentence of Ristevski was extended to 13 years, ten with no chance of conditional release.
Ristevski refused to say what he did to his wife before bundling her in a car and hiding her body in Macedon Regional Park, where it was found by hikers eight months later.
When her remains were found, the cause of death could not be determined.
Borce Ristevski and his daughter Sarah before he was a suspect in 2016
In March last year, Ristevski shocked the nation when he admitted that he had murdered his wife after denying involvement in her death for nearly three years.
He pretended to be innocent, lied to the police, the public and his daughter and even carried his wife’s coffin at her funeral until he was found guilty of manslaughter on the eve of his murder case.
He did not repent and refused to explain why or how he killed his wife, who owns a clothing store.
Although he killed her mother, Sarah has always been with her father and visits him every week in prison.
Police planted a bug in Ristevski’s car in the months after Karen started listening and Sarah heard her father ask where he had driven her mother’s car the last time she was seen.
Ristevski told his daughter that he had driven through flavored tobacco, but said he would not have told the police if it was illegal to buy shisha.
Sarah then challenged her father and said his phone had pinged along the highway, Ristevski replied, “That’s what they’re trying to plant there, Sarah.”
“Well, that makes no sense,” she replied.
Ristevski doubled his alibi and said: ‘Nothing makes sense. They make it up en route. “
After his admission last March, Sarah gave her father a glowing character reference during a plea for the verdict at the Supreme Court of Victoria.
During her father’s lawsuit, she even refused to give a victim impact statement and wrote a character reference for him instead.
Clothing store owner Karen disappeared from the parental home in Avondale Heights in northwest Melbourne on June 29, 2016. Pictured with Borce and Sarah
Borce Ristevski (photo) was a pallbearer at the funeral of his wife Karen in March 2017
“If I could use a few words to describe my father’s personality, they would be loving, caring, sympathetic, protective, and charismatic,” Sarah said in the character reference.
‘My mother, father and I grew up as a family and were inseparable.
‘We would spend all our free time together and family was everything to us. The love we had for each other was inexplicable and everyone in our lives saw it. “
Sarah said she had never witnessed her father acting violently against her mother.
“My father has not had any previous convictions or problems with the law, and I can confidently say that in my 23 years I have never witnessed any form of violence between my mother and father,” she said.
The first sentence of Ristevski was widely condemned when it was revealed that the 55-year-old could have been released conditionally on his 60th birthday
KAREN RISTEVSKY: HOW THE MYSTERY PERFORMED
29 June 2016
* Karen Ristevski last seen at her home in Melbourne in Avondale Heights
* Her cell phone depends on a tower in the Macedon Ranges
* A car similar to its black Mercedes SLK coupe spotted by CCTV cameras near Diggers Rest train station
December 19, 2016
* Police search grassland, waterways, creeks and farms
February 20, 2017
* Body of Karen Ristevski found in Mount Macedon Regional Park
A hiker encountered Karen’s body between two tribes in Mount Macedon National Park on February 20, 2017
March 6, 2017
* Funeral service held with husband Borce Ristevski a pallbearer, while daughter Sarah leads the procession
August 31, 2017
* Police mimics Mrs. Ristevski’s journey on the day she was missing in a black Mercedes, identical to her
December 13, 2017
* Borce Ristevski accused of murder and stands in court where a lawyer reports a non-guilty plea. He is taken into custody
April 18, 2018
* Ristevski returns to court, revealing that detectives have taped phone calls and listeners while investigating the alleged murder, and have collected 22,000 pages of evidence
* Ristevski receives state-funded legal aid if he fights the allegations
Trapped: Borce Ristevski
March 12, 2019
* Prosecutors face a major setback.
A Supreme Court Judge decides on evidence of Ristevsky’s behavior after Karen’s death could not be used as evidence of his alleged “murderous intention”
March 13, 2019
* The indictment of Ristevski is degraded and he pleads guilty to Karen’s death
April 18, 2019
* Ristevski has been sentenced to nine years in prison, with a six-year non-suspended period
May 13, 2019
* Prosecutors launch bid to increase Ristevski’s imprisonment, and label his sentence “apparently inadequate.”
The case that the court of appeal dealt with in November
Source: AAP, Daily Mail Australia