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Borce Ristevski who killed wife Karen handed new court date

Borce Ristevski’s date with justice: Father jailed for killing his wife Karen will return to court as prosecutors try to extend his six-year prison sentence

A bid to increase the jail term handed to Melbourne wife killer Borce Ristevski will be considered by Victoria’s Court of Appeal in November.

Ristevski was jailed in April for at least six years after admitting the manslaughter of his wife, Karen, but with time already served he could walk from prison on parole in December 2023.

An appeal by Director of Public Prosecutions Kerri Judd QC against the maximum nine-year sentence is set to be heard on November 13.

A bid to increase the jail term handed to Melbourne wife killer Borce Ristevski (pictured with wife Karen, left, and their daughter) will be considered by Victoria’s Court of Appeal in November

Karen Ristevski’s body was found covered in twigs at Macedon Regional Park, northwest of Melbourne, eight months after she went missing in June 2016.

Her husband killed her at the couple’s Avondale Heights home before bundling the body into her Mercedes-Benz and playing a mournful pallbearer at her funeral.

Ristevski had been due to stand trial for murder but a court deemed there was insufficient evidence to secure a conviction and he pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Prosecutors vowed to challenge his jail term, labelling it “manifestly inadequate”.

 

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