Fallen AFL star Ben Cousins is freed from jail as police DROP charges of stalking and threatening to kill his ex girlfriend and mother of his children
AFL champion Ben Cousins has walked free from jail after prosecutors dropped the most serious charges against him.
The former West Coast Eagles and Richmond superstar was released from prison at the weekend following a hearing at Armadale Magistrate’s Court on Friday.
Cousins had been due to face trail in September over allegations he stalked and threatened to kill Maylea Tinecheff, the mother of his two children.
But those charges were on Friday dropped – and he pleaded guilty to breaching a violence restraining order, 7 News reported.
The Brownlow Medallist was seen outside his parents’ home in Perth on Saturday given a thumbs up to waiting media.
His lawyer Michael Tudori told The West Australian he was ready to move on with his life.
‘He is very happy with the outcome. He is already out of prison and he just wants to now move forward with his life,’ he said.
‘He is delighted to be out, delighted to hold his kids and just wants to get back to working and trying to rehabilitate his life.’
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