Mechanic Due To Speak In Ristevski Hearing
A mechanic is among the witnesses scheduled to testify on day three of a hearing to determine whether accused Melbourne wife killer Borce Ristevski stands trial.
Borce, 54, allegedly killed his wife Karen Ristevski at the family's Avondale Heights home in June 2016 before dumping her body in bushland.
He had claimed Karen, 47, went for a walk to clear her mind and never returned, but detectives allege he lied.
The couple's daughter Sarah Ristevski, 23, has already taken the witness stand saying her father was a "calm" man and "never" aggressive to Karen.
"I didn't grow up in a household where there were a lot of arguments," she told Melbourne Magistrates Court.
Sarah said it wasn't unusual for her mother to leave the house on foot to clear her mind and not return for hours.
Borce, who was charged in December, is fighting the murder allegations.
Karen was missing for eight months before her remains were found at Macedon Regional Park by two horticulturists in February 2017.
It's alleged Borce murdered her at home and took her Mercedes-Benz roadster to dispose of her body, killing the signal on his phone along the way.
Detectives drew on CCTV footage, telecommunications data and fuel consumption analysis in their investigation.
The committal hearing continues before magistrate Suzanne Cameron and on Wednesday.