The tenants who rented the house where Borce Ristevski allegedly murdered his wife Karen (pictured) were not informed about the history of the property
The house where Borce Ristevski allegedly murdered his wife Karen was advertised as "simply one of the best residences in the area".
But the tenants who signed the lease for $ 775 per week were not informed that the Melbourne property was the scene of an alleged murder.
"When I heard … I felt like a holy man" and then I put two and two together, "Sun Jared Hopkins, one of the five men who lived in the house in Avondale Heights, told the Herald.
Another occupant claimed that he was "told not to speak" when asked if real estate agents revealed the property's history before moving.
The president of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria, Richard Simpson, told the newspaper that the best practice & # 39; in such situations it was that the agents will disclose any adverse event & # 39; that could have happened in the advertised properties.
Tenants who signed the rent for $ 775 per week were not told that the Melbourne property (pictured) was the scene of an alleged murder
In a conversation captured by a police listening device inside the house in September 2016, Mr. Ristevski was interrogated about his movements the day his wife disappeared with his daughter, Sarah (left).
The four-bedroom house, which includes a billiard room with a bar, is worth approximately $ 1.1 million and is believed to have earned Borce Ristevski $ 20,000 in rent since he rented it about six months ago.
"With its great interior and designer details throughout, this iconic home offers an idyllic indoor / outdoor lifestyle along with possibly the most spectacular outlook of the entire suburb," reads the house list.
Ristevski, 54, who relies on legal assistance to defend his murder charge, has denied killing his wife, Karen, 47.
In a conversation captured by a police listening device planted inside the house in September 2016, Mr. Ristevski was interrogated about his movements the day his wife disappeared with his daughter, Sarah.
The four-room house, which includes a billiard room with a bar, is worth approximately $ 1.1 million
Ristevski, 54, is accused of murdering Karen, his wife, who owns a clothing store, at the family's home in Avondale Heights, before throwing his body into a forest.
I was going to get shisha. I did not say anything because I did not know it was legal, "he replied.
Prosecutor Matt Fisher detailed the conversation at the closing of the hearing presentations to decide whether Ristevski is prosecuted for murder.
As Mr. Fisher read, Sarah continued: "You were out of the house for two hours, your phone is off for two hours … [Freeway]. & # 39;
Ristevski replied: "That's what they're trying to plant, Sarah."
"That does not make any sense," Sarah said.
"Nothing makes sense because they are inventing it as they go," he replied.
"With its great interior and designer details throughout, this iconic home offers an idyllic indoor / outdoor lifestyle along with possibly the most spectacular outlook of the entire suburb," says the list of the house
Ms. Ristevski (pictured, left, with Borce, center, and daughter Sarah, right) disappeared in June 2016
The detectives allege that Ristevski killed his wife, put her in his car and drove to the Macedon Regional Park, taking the Calder Highway.
Fisher said in court that Ristevski hid the body in a "complete" manner and deliberately turned off or deactivated his phone before reaching the forest.
The skeletal remains of Ms. Ristevski were found in February 2017 by two gardeners who had noticed a strange smell.
After a high-level hearing, Judge Suzanne Cameron decided earlier this month that there was sufficient evidence to send Ristevski to trial for murder.
Ristevski is portrayed carrying his wife Karen's coffin at his funeral in March 2017
Detectives leave the home of missing Melbourne mother Karen Ristevski in February 2017
His defense team had argued that the murder charge should be abandoned in favor of sending Ristevski to trial for the lesser charge of murder.
But prosecutors argued that his behavior after the alleged murder suggested he intended to kill his wife.
They said in court that he could not have accidentally killed his wife, since he allegedly hid his body and lied to the family and the police.
The autopsy could not determine the cause of Mrs. Ristevski's death.
Judge Elizabeth Hollingworth established a second hearing of instructions for December 12 before the March trial.
It is believed that the Melbourne property has earned Borce Ristevski $ 20,000 in rent since he rented it about six months ago.
Sarah Ristevski takes a picture of her mother at her funeral at St Johns Uniting Church in Essendon
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