Shannen Findlay

“I saw it in his eyes”: Borce Ristevski’s son’s bombshell admission

“I saw it in his eyes”: Borce Ristevski’s son’s bombshell admission

Borce Ristevski’s son says he has known his father was guilty of killing Karen Ristevski for years.

Anthony Rickard told Channel 7 on Tuesday that he believes his father should be jailed for at least 20 years and claims he knows exactly how his stepmother was brutally murdered.

Mr Rickard, son of Borce from a previous marriage, says Karen Ristevski was strangled to death on the morning of June 29, 2016.

“I think he acted out of um, not on purpose, but he did obviously choke her. She’s a tiny woman. Just a little squeeze would’ve been enough,” he said in a bombshell admission this week.

“By that time it was too late. He obviously didn’t think it out, he didn’t plan it.”

Mr Rickard claimed later on that the death of his stepmother was not an accident and that his father “did it for money".

“[Karen] said to him: ‘I’m going to destroy you, Borce. I’m going to leave you with nothing.’

“It was wrong of him to do it for money. Kill her for money. She was going to take off. She left him in a big hole financially.”

Mr Rickard has previously claimed that he was involved romantically with his stepmother, and offered a media interview for AUD$200,000. He also went on to claim Borce’s relationship with Karen was fake.

55-year-old Borce pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of his wife Karen, 47, earlier this month.

Mr Rickard said he became sure of his father’s guilt when he watched Borce plea publicly for the return of his wife Karen not far from their family home in Avondale Heights in 2016.

It was he and the couple’s daughter, Sarah, who made emotional pleas for help to find her.

“I saw it in his eyes, one eye sh*tting himself and the other one like the 'Terminator', and I knew,” he said.

“He should at least get 20 [years], and that’s 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.”