Former Bulldogs NRL star almost bled to DEATH when he punched a window after catching his fiancee ‘performing a sex act’ on his teammate, court hears
- Former NRL star Michael Lichaa almost died after losing 2.5 litres of blood
- Lichaa caught his ex performing a sex act on then teammate Adam Elliott
- Domestic violence charges thrown out after Kara Childerhouse didn’t testify
Former NRL star Michael Lichaa almost died after losing 2.5 litres of blood from a serious cut to his arm when he punched a window after catching his former partner performing a sex act on ‘close mate’ Adam Elliott, a court has been told.
Lichaa, 29, was acquitted of domestic violence charges on Friday in Sutherland Local Court after his one-time fiancée Kara Childerhouse refused to testify.
The ex-Cronulla and Canterbury hooker repeatedly denied assaulting Ms Childerhouse and stating he was ‘going to kill her.’
Magistrate Melissa Humphreys found Lichaa not guilty of common assault and intimidation charges.
Elliott, who now plays for the Canberra Raiders and has a history of alcohol-fuelled incidents, also verified Lichaa’s version of events from the evening in question 18 months ago.
Former NRL star Michael Lichaa almost died after losing 2.5 litres of blood from a serious cut to his arm when he punched a window in his own home last year, a court has heard
Lichaa was enraged after he caught his ex Kara Childerhouse (pictured) performing a sex act on then Bulldogs teammate Adam Elliott
Former NRL star Michael Lichaa and his ex Kara Childerhouse in happier times before their split
The court heard the incident unfolded after Mr Lichaa caught Ms Childerhouse performing a sexual act on Elliott following a boozy party at his home.
Mr Elliott told the court he had been drinking for 12 hours at Lichaa’s house at Connells Point in Sydney’s south on February 14 last year.
Mr Lichaa is said to have screamed ‘what the f**k are you doing?’ to Ms Childerhouse and went back inside before smashing his hand through a window.
He later underwent surgery to save his life due to the volume of blood he lost.
A witness previously told the court that she heard a man saying loudly ‘I’m going to f***ing kill her’, in reference to Ms Childerhouse.
She also refused to give evidence, with NSW Police unable to contact her – despite being subpoenaed and midway through her testimony.
Kara Childhouse (right) refused to give evidence as she is pregnant and didn’t want to re-live the incident
Adam Elliott (pictured, with new partner Millie Boyle) also vouched for Lichaa’s version of events which followed ’12 hours of drinking’
The court heard that Ms Childerhouse no longer wanted to take part in the proceedings due to being pregnant.
Lichaa played 113 NRL games and five Tests for Lebanon before retiring last year.
Elliott is currently on the books of the Raiders and will join the Knights in 2023.