'I saw it in his eyes': Borce Ristevski's son knew 'for years' his father was a killer


Borce Ristevski’s son has revealed he could see in his father’s eyes the man was guilty of his wife’s death, from the moment he made a public plea for her safe return.

Anthony Rickard said he has known for years his father was a killer, and watched him make the desperate plea even after he had already killed her and dumped her body in a bush grave.

Borce Ristevski’s son Andrew Rickard said he could see in his father’s eyes the man was guilty of Karen’s death the moment he made a public plea for her safe return years ago. Source: 7 News

“I seen it in his eyes. I saw one eye s****ing himself and one eye like the Terminator, and I knew,” he told 7 News in an exclusive interview on Tuesday.

“I think he acted… not on purpose but he did choke her. She’s a tiny woman, just a little squeeze would’ve been enough,” Mr Rickard said.

“That’s it and by that time it was too late. He didn’t think it out, he didn’t plan it.”

Borce Ristevski’s son said his father was not a violent person but had hit Karen before and she vowed he would never do it again. Source: 7 News

Asked what he thought of his Dad carrying Karen’s coffin at her funeral, Mr Rickard said: “You can’t get much lower than that. You can’t get much lower.”

He said Ristevski was not a violent person but had hit his wife before and that Karen vowed he would never do it again. But he did.

Mr Rickard said his father and Karen fought often, and she had threatened to leave.

“She said ‘I’m going to destroy you Borce. I’m going to leave you with nothing’,” he recounted.

Borce Ristevski, with his daughter Sarah, during a public plea for his wife Karen’s safe return. Source: 7 News

He also claimed that his father killed Karen “for money”.

“She was going to take off. She left him in a big hole financially. That house is in her name,” he said of the Ristevski family home.

After living a lie for two years, Ristevski will be back in court Wednesday for a plea hearing after finally admitting did he kill Karen. His son wants him locked up for many years to come.

“He should be doing 25 years. He should at least get 20 and without parole. Why should he get out in 10 years? He’s taken a life 50 years short of what she could’ve lived to,” Mr Rickard said.

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