Former National Rugby League (NRL) participant Michael Lichaa ‘virtually died’ after slashing himself on a window he punched when he noticed his then-girlfriend allegedly performing oral intercourse on a team-mate.
That is what a court docket heard on Friday when Lichaa, 29, described the alleged occasions that led to him being charged with home violence offences. Lichaa was engaged to Kara Childerhouse in February 2021 when he awoke within the early hours following a day of heavy consuming and stated he witnessed her dishonest in his backyard.
“I couldn’t get the picture of my fiancee performing oral intercourse on my greatest good friend out of my thoughts,” Lichaa instructed the court docket on Friday. One witness beforehand instructed the court docket they heard a person say “I’m going to f*****g kill her” on the evening.
The previous hooker flew right into a rage, badly reducing his arm whereas withdrawing it from a front-door window he had smashed. Lichaa’s father, Joe, ’emotionally instructed the court docket he feared his son was going to lose his life’ after shedding two-and-a-half pints of blood.
The court docket heard Lichaa was prevented from registering as a participant within the wake of his accidents, and he has since retired from rugby league. The previous Lebanon worldwide performed greater than 100 NRL video games, debuting with the Cronulla Sharks earlier than spending 5 years with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.
When requested about claims that Lichaa had assaulted Childerhouse, former team-mate Elliott stated he ‘disagreed’. The accused was acquitted on all expenses when former fiancee Childerhouse declined to testify in opposition to him.
It is understood Childerhouse—who’s pregnant—was ‘frightened in regards to the stress of reliving the incident’, which means all earlier testimony was ignored. Elliott was suspended in August 2021 when he and girls’s league participant Millie Boyle have been discovered within the males’s rest room of a Gold Coast restaurant—although the pair are nonetheless in a relationship.
Police physique cameras captured footage of Lichaa’s residence on the evening in query, which confirmed swimming pools of blood on his counter tops. It is reported one officer may be heard referring to the scene as a “bloodfest.”
Lichaa—who has since change into engaged to another person—instructed NCA NewsWire outdoors court docket that he was “glad the reality lastly got here out; I used to be very assured within the reality the entire time. However I simply wish to put all of it behind me now and transfer on with my life and joyful days forward.”