As the Borce Ristevski case unfolds in Melbourne Magistrates Court, details are being revealed about how the father of two became a suspect in his wife Karen’s murder; from his movements in the lead up to her disappearance, to witness claims, and now even the means by which detectives attempted to elicit a confession.
While detailing the early Missing Persons Squad interviews with Ristevski, the accused man’s barrister, David Hallowes SC, revealed a ploy frequently used by detectives during interrogations, news.com.au reported. It’s a single phrase: Good people make mistakes.
“Is there something you want to tell me?” a detective asked Ristevski, according to Hallowes. “Good people make mistakes.”
“It’s a bit of a homicide squad technique,” the barrister told the court on Thursday, according to the outlet. “A technique used in the interrogation of suspects.”