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Borce Ristevski to stand trial for wife’s murder

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Borce Ristevski has been committed to stand trial for the murder of his wife Karen Ristevski.

Prosecutors allege the 54-year-old killed Ms Ristevski, 47, at their Avondale Heights home in Melbourne's west in June 2016.

Her body was found in February 2017 in bushland near Mount Macedon, north-west of Melbourne.

Defence lawyers had argued for the murder charge to be downgraded to manslaughter, but Magistrate Suzanne Cameron found there was enough evidence for Mr Ristevski to stand trial for murder.

Mr Ristevski has always maintained his innocence, and today re-entered a plea of not guilty.

During the two-week committal hearing, the court heard evidence that the couple would fight often about their financial situation.

Their clothing business was in serious trouble at the time of Ms Ristevski's disappearance, and the couples' debts amounted to hundreds of thousands of dollars, the court heard.

More to come.

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