Sarah Ristevski revealed the real reason why she continued to support her father – despite killing her mother – during a crucial moment of her bomb interview, according to a leading body language expert.
Sarah spoke for the first time about the death of Karen Ristevski on Channel Nine’s 60 Minutes on Sunday, almost four years after Papa Borce killed her in their home in Melbourne and dumped her body in bushland.
Borce feigned innocence, lied to the police, the public, and his daughter, until he suddenly gave in to manslaughter on the eve of his murder trial in 2019.
The 24-year-old admitted that it was difficult for her to accept that her father was guilty and that, despite his plea, she will always love him.
But body language expert Sophie Zadeh revealed Sarah’s expressions pointed to a disdain for authorities, which may be why she chose to stay with her father.
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The crucial moment: talking about the early stages of the investigation, Sarah’s utterances denounced authorities, which may be why she chose to stay with her father, body language expert Sophie Zadeh revealed
Borce Ristevski and his daughter Sarah in 2016 before he was convicted of murdering his wife
At one point in the interview, she spoke about the early stages of the investigation when her father went to the police to report her mother missing.
She explained that the treating officer was “rude” and suggested that Karen “was probably with the pokies.”
“My mother doesn’t play the pokies,” said Sarah.
“At this point Sarah narrows her eyes. This facial movement comes from the emotion of anger. She gasps and cries. Her emotion flashes between grief and grief, “Mrs. Zadeh explained Yahoo News.
‘We should not ignore what we can get from this part of the interview. This is Sarah who expresses genuine and extreme emotion while remembering her first interaction with the police. Here she formed her opinion that they were the enemy. “
Sarah could have reacted differently to her father’s guilty plea if police officers had built up trust from the start, Mrs. Zadeh claimed.
The founder of My Alcomy also pointed to another important moment in the interview in which Sarah shows that she is not ready to fully accept reality.
Sarah broke when she explained that the officer present was “rude” and suggested that Karen was “probably at the gambling games” when she went missing
Clothing store owner Karen disappeared from the parental home in Avondale Heights in northwest Melbourne on June 29, 2016. Pictured with Borce and Sarah
She tells reporter Liz Hayes that she wants people to know that she is more than just the woman who lost her mother.
“The emotion of sadness comes from loss, and while Sarah still mourns her mother, she now mourns her father and fears the future,” Mrs. Zadeh said.
During the interview, Sarah admitted she didn’t like talking about what had happened to her mother.
“We don’t talk about it. We don’t think about it, “she said during the interview and sometimes fought tears.
“Even though he pleads guilty, I find it hard to understand that he is guilty. I think if he were in my position, he would support me. “
Miss Ristevski said that Borce would have her continued support if he was released from prison.
“He’s my dad. I have one parent left … I loved him before, I love him now and I’ll love him in 11 years’ time when he gets home, “she said.
“If you’re in my position, I think you’re completely confused – different things (like) how my mother died. It’s not on my … I just can’t go.
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
Borce Ristevski (photo) was a pallbearer at the funeral of his wife Karen in March 2017
“My heart says: I can’t understand. I can’t think why my mother died. ”
While standing by the woman-murderer, who shocked Australia last year with an 11th hour guilty plea for manslaughter, a renowned psychologist believes Miss Ristevski is under the spell of her father.
Laura Richards, a criminal behavioral analyst, said that the unconditional support of Mrs. Ristevski suggests that she has been manipulated.
“I think Sarah was in a bubble, in a vacuum, in a very unusual situation, he is constantly the one in her ear,” she said.
Karen was killed by her husband in June 2016 in their house Avondale Heights, Melbourne.
He pretended innocence, lied to the police, the public and his daughter, and even carried his wife’s coffin at her funeral until he admitted to manslaughter on the eve of his murder trial in 2019.
In the 60-minute interview that allegedly earned her a six-figure salary package, Mrs. Ristevski said she would “not go there” as she pushed further on her father’s debt.
But Mrs. Richards believes Miss Ristevski will one day come to terms with what her father did to her mother – and everything he robbed her of in the process.
“As the contact decreases between [Borce] and [Sarah], while her relationships with other people become stronger, [she] will think about things in a very different way. “” How could he have done this? How could he rob me of my mother? “And suddenly these emotions came to the fore. And I believe that will happen, “she said.
The graphic designer is still talking to and visiting her father in prison. She said they had discussed her 60-minute interview – the first she has offered since her mother’s death.
She denied that she was “under his spell” and said the interview was an opportunity to speak her truth.
The 24-year-old daughter of Karen Ristevski spoke for the first time in public about the brutal death of her mother
Pictured: Sarah with her father, Borce, as a young girl. She said she has always loved her father and will always stay
“He says that I am my own person and that is how he raised me. Before the interview, he said I just had to be honest and be myself. That’s all he asked, “she said.
Miss Ristevski was famous for her father, even when he pleaded guilty for murdering her mother after three debilitating years of denial of any involvement.
He has never offered further details about her death.
She chose not to provide the court with a victim impact statement for the loss of her mother and instead offered a radiant character reference for her father to “mark the man she knows”.
The 24-year-old said she did not want to help the officers who had been horrible to her by providing a victim impact statement, and said that when she and her father initially tried to report her mother missing, they were fired by officers.
Both she and her father were worried at the time, but they were told that Karen was probably “playing the pokies” and would contact again if they hadn’t heard from her at midnight.
Miss Ristevski also used the interview as an opportunity to ward off rumors that her stepbrother had a romantic relationship with her mother.
“It could never be true … It’s unforgivable,” she said of the claims before confirming that she’s out of relationship with her brother.
Since then she has insisted that she can see the sorrow [Borce feels] at the loss of my mother ‘.
“We are both equally sad. He loved my mother … He misses her every day, “she said, holding back her tears.
Ristevski was imprisoned for at least six years last April after admitting the manslaughter of his 27-year-old wife.
The police revealed that they had tapped telephone conversations during the investigation, which was part of a 22,000-page document.
When Sarah asked her father where her mother was on the day of her disappearance, he told her that she had gone for a walk after a fight. She said she could see he was worried.
‘I felt like we were just zombies, just didn’t sleep, didn’t eat, we just sat still that day. It just felt like we were trapped in a nightmare, “Sarah told the program on Sunday night.
In December, the appeal of Karen’s family to the sentence was successful and the prison sentence of Ristevski was extended to 13 years, ten with no chance of conditional release.
Miss Ristevski said that despite her father serving a sentence, she feels that her life has also been put on hold.
“My father serves time, but I am also … The realization that I am a bit alone.”
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 tapped phone calls and planted listening equipment while investigating the alleged murder and gathering 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 about Ristevski’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 prison sentence and label his sentence as “apparently inadequate.”
November 15, 2019
* The appeal session at the Victoria Court of Appeal begins
December 6, 2019
* His sentence is increased to 13 years, with a non-conditional release of 10
February 16, 2020
* Daughter Sarah Ristevski speaks in her first public interview about the death and belief of her mother
Source: AAP, Daily Mail Australia