Borce Ristevski and Joseph Esmaili manslaughter sentences prompt calls for law reform

Domestic Violence Victoria said the Ristevski sentence exposed “the limitations of the criminal justice system in delivering just outcomes in family violence matters”.

“Today we received the message that taking a woman’s life is worth six years of a man’s life in prison,” a DV Victoria statement said.

“This does not feel like justice for Karen Ristevski and those who loved her.”