On April 18 2019, Borce Ristevski was sentenced to nine years in prison for the death of Karen Ristevski.
In the months after Karen Ristevski went missing, Borce Ristevski had the public convinced he was a nothing more than a concerned husband, desperate to find his beloved wife.
He made televised, emotional pleas for help from the public to find her, and when her body was found eight months after she was first reported missing, he took on the role of grieving widow – carrying her coffin at the funeral, tears rolling down his face.
He even buried his wife with a double headstone, with one side left blank for the day he joins her in death.
Then on March 13 this year - almost two years on from the day Karen died - he confessed to killing her, sensationally pleading guilty to manslaughter just hours before his murder trial was due to start.
But while the confession came as a shock for many, his son, Anthony Rickard, said it only confirmed what he'd always known, claiming he "saw it in his fathers eyes" days after his stepmother was reported missing.
“I saw it in his eyes,” Rickard said. “I seen one eye s**tting itself and one eye like the Terminator. And I knew,” he told Seven News of watching his father front cameras not far from the family home at Avondale Heights.