Borce Ristevski will never reveal how or why he killed his 27-year-old wife because he doesn't care & # 39; to do that, says a former murder detective.
The 55-year-old was sentenced in the Supreme Court of Victoria on Thursday to nine years in prison for killing Karen Ristevski after a shock guilty plea last month on the eve of his murder trial.
Despite admission to the 11th hour, the former murder detective Charlie Bezzina told A Current Affair. Ristevski will not reveal any further details about the crime.
& # 39; If he didn't say how he killed her up to this point, he won't say it in the future, I wouldn't imagine, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; He has nothing to gain from it and he does not want to place himself in a position where he has killed her. & # 39;
Borce Ristevski (left) was sentenced on Thursday in the Victoria Supreme Court to nine years behind bars because he had killed his wife Karen for almost three years
Former murderous detective Charlie Bezzina (photo) said that Ristevski would not admit why he committed the crime
The father of two did not shed light on what happened on June 29, 2016, when he murdered his own wife of the clothing store owner, before laying her body between two tree trunks and covering it with foliage.
In a packed courtroom on Thursday morning, Judge Christopher Beale denounced Ristevski for his & # 39; rank deception & # 39 ;, saying: & # 39; for years you kept running your web of lies & # 39 ;.
& # 39; When Karen & # 39; s body was discovered after eight months, you acted as a turner and played the role of the innocent grieving widower, & # 39; he said.
The unexpected guilty plea in mid-March came after he violently denied involvement in Karen & # 39; s death for nearly three years.
Judge Beale ruled that the actions of Ristevski after the murder, when he played the role of grieving husband, could not be used to & # 39; murderous intentions & # 39; to prove.
Ristevski (pictured with wife Karen and daughter Sarah) pleaded guilty of manslaughter on the eve of his five-week planned murder case in March
The judge of the Supreme Court, Christopher Beale, ruled that the actions of Ristevski after the murder, when he played the role of grieving husband, could not be used to & # 39; murderous intentions & # 39; to prove
A new charge with the lesser burden of manslaughter was then filed and Ristevski pleaded guilty.
Ristevski has already spent 491 days behind bars and was able to roam freely before his 60th birthday because of his non-parole period of six years.
But the Public Prosecutor who revised the sentence could pave the way for an appeal.
& # 39; This sentence, like all sentences, will be assessed for possible appeal. However, no decision has yet been made & # 39 ;, said a spokeman against The Age.
A spokesperson for the Public Prosecution Service told The Age in a statement that Ristevski's judgment was revised
Michael O & Brien, the leader of the Victorian opposition, said the sentence did not show a legal system.
& # 39; Too many Victorians will look at the verdict handed to Ristevski and shake their heads & # 39 ;, said O & # 39; Brien.
& # 39; That is not justice, that is not justice or something like that, but that is where we are in Victoria right now. & # 39;
After Thursday's conviction, Mrs. Ristevki's brother, Stephen Williams, made a brief statement outside the Victoria Supreme Court.
He said: & # 39; Nothing will bring Karen back, but today it was about justice.
& # 39; We have not received any rights today & # 39 ;.
& # 39; As a society we need to take a position on domestic violence at a certain point in time. & # 39;
Ristevski killed his wife in the clothing store on June 29, 2016, before putting her body between two tree trunks and covering it with foliage
Emily Maguire, from the Domestic Violence Resource Center Victoria, also referred to the public response of the sentence.
& # 39; The only positive thing that we can get out of this situation is that there was such & # 39; n public outrage over the punishment and I think that shows that we are starting as a society and as a country, much better, the "Valuating Women's Lives and Taking Domestic Violence Seriously," she told A Current Affair.
Ristevski killed his wife Karen, 47, at their home in Melbourne in June 2016 before dumping her body in a national park where it was found eight months later.
He pretended innocence for almost three years, lying to the police, the public and his daughter, even carrying his wife's coffin at her funeral, until he pleaded guilty of manslaughter.
TIME LINE OF DEATH OF KAREN RISTEVSKI AND BRINGING HER KILLER BORCE TO JUSTICE
Karen Ristevski with her daughter Sarah
29 June 2016
Karen Ristevski last seen at her home in Melbourne in Avondale Heights
Her cell phone pings from a tower in the Macedon Ranges
A car similar to its black Mercedes SLK coupe is seen by CCTV cameras at the Diggers Rest station
July 14, 2016
Husband Borce Ristevski and daughter Sarah make a tearful plea for information to help find their missing wife and mother
December 19, 2016
Police investigate grassland, waterways, creeks and farms
February 20, 2017
The body of Karen Ristevski can be found in the Mount Macedon Regional Park
March 6, 2017
Funeral service held with Borce Ristevski a pallbearer and daughter Sarah who leads the procession
August 31, 2017
The police simulate Mrs. Ristevski's journey on the day she was missing in a black Mercedes, identical to hers
December 13, 2017
Borce Ristevski has been charged with murder and is standing in court where a lawyer reports a non-guilty plea. He is being taken into custody
April 18, 2018
Ristevski returns to the court where it reveals that detectives have plucked his phone calls and planted listening devices while investigating the alleged murders, and prepared a 22,000 page evidence letter
Ristevski receives state-funded legal aid if he fights the allegations
July 16, 2018
Ristevski's two-week hearing begins and later hears evidence from his daughter Sarah who said he never & # 39; aggressive & # 39; against her mother.
August 2, 2018
Ristevski is sentenced to trial in the Supreme Court, accused of murdering his wife
December 4, 2018
A five-week trial for Ristevski is scheduled for March 2019
March 13, 2019
A day before a jury is mandated for its murder trial, prosecutors withdraw the assassination attempt after a court ruling.
Borce Ristevski pleads guilty to the alternative accusation of manslaughter
April 18, 2019
Judge Christopher Beale sentenced Ristevski to nine years in prison with a non-pooling period of six years