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I feel sorry for him - talk about getting PORKED !

NRL star Michael Lichaa acquitted of domestic violence charges against former fiancee Kara Childerhouse​

An NRL star nearly died after losing 2.5 litres of blood when he punched a window after catching his fiancee performing a sex act on his team mate, a court has heard.

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August 6, 2022 - 8:18AM
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An NRL star nearly died after losing 2.5 litres of blood when he slashed himself while punching a window after catching his fiancee performing a sex act on his team mate, a court has heard.
Ex-Sharks and Bulldogs hooker Michael Lichaa, 29, was on Friday acquitted of domestic violence charges after his former fiancee Kara Childerhouse declined to testify against him.
After waking up to find Ms Childerhouse in his backyard performing a sexual act on his former Bulldogs teammate Adam Elliott, he flew into a rage, the court was told.
In a state of shock, and still affected by alcohol after drinking all afternoon and into the early morning at his home, a torrent of expletives rained from his mouth in disbelief.
He stormed inside, followed by Mr Elliott, where he punched the glass window on his front door, cutting his arm badly as he pulled it from the frame.
Michael Lichaa and Kara Childerhouse in happier times. Picture: Instagram

Michael Lichaa and Kara Childerhouse in happier times. Picture: Instagram
Michael Lichaa (centre) has been acquitted of domestic violence charges. Picture: NewsWire /Seb Haggett

Michael Lichaa (centre) has been acquitted of domestic violence charges. Picture: NewsWire /Seb Haggett
Concerned neighbours, who reported hearing a man scream “I’m going to f***ing kill her”, called triple-0, the court heard.
In the aftermath, he was charged with domestic violence offences after Ms Childerhouse accused him of assaulting her.
Mr Lichaa denied assaulting Ms Childerhouse and stating he was “going to kill her”.
But the incident left him a shattered man.

“I couldn’t get the image of my fiancee performing oral sex on my best friend out of my mind,” Mr Lichaa told the court on Friday.
He took the witness stand in the afternoon and in testimony described by Magistrate Melissa Humphreys as “genuine and insightful”, he detailed how it prompted him to seek counselling to take ownership for his actions.
“I’m glad the truth finally came out; I was very confident in the truth the whole time,” Mr Lichaa told NCA NewsWire outside court on Friday as he thanked his legal team, family and new fiancee.
“But I just want to put it all behind me now and move on with my life and happy days ahead.”
Ms Childerhouse declined to testify. Picture: Instagram

Ms Childerhouse declined to testify. Picture: Instagram
Mr Lichaa and Kara Childerhouse in happier times. Picture: Supplied

Mr Lichaa and Kara Childerhouse in happier times. Picture: Supplied
His trial took a sensational twist on Thursday when Ms Childerhouse refused to turn up to Sutherland Local Court to give evidence.
Despite being subpoenaed and midway through her testimony, police were unable to contact her after knocking on her door and calling her.
The court heard that she no longer wanted to take part in the proceedings and was pregnant and worried about the stress of reliving the incident.
All of the testimony which she had given up until that point was excluded.
A statement – in which she retracted the allegations – was admitted into evidence.
It left the prosecution with no evidence to tender on the assault charge.
Ms Childerhouse failed to turn up to Sutherland Local Court. Picture: John Grainger

Ms Childerhouse failed to turn up to Sutherland Local Court. Picture: John Grainger
Mr Elliott told the court on Thursday that he had been drinking for 12 hours when the ugly incident unfolded.
When it was suggested that Mr Lichaa had assaulted Ms Childerhouse, Mr Elliott told the court: “I disagree.”
Mr Elliott told the court that Mr Lichaa went inside and he followed in an attempt to apologise.
Mr Lichaa exclaimed “what the f**k are you doing?” and went outside onto his driveway and walked back and forth in a heated state.
Adam Elliott told the court that Lichaa did not assault his former partner. Picture: NRL Imagery

Adam Elliott told the court that Lichaa did not assault his former partner. Picture: NRL Imagery
Mr Lichaa pleaded guilty to the less serious charge of destroying property. Picture: Mark Kolbe / Getty Images

Mr Lichaa pleaded guilty to the less serious charge of destroying property. Picture: Mark Kolbe / Getty Images
A witness previously told the court that she heard a man saying loudly “I’m going to f***ing kill her”.
Mr Lichaa’s barrister James Trevallion denied that amounted to an offence of intimidation, adding there was no evidence the words were said in her presence.
“Clearly it was a situation where there was a lot of emotion and feeling and it would be remarkable when walking up and down the street if he wasn’t yelling and screaming and emotional and upset about what had occurred,” Mr Trevallion told the court on Friday.
Ms Humphreys said she could not find beyond a reasonable doubt that he said the words in her presence as she found him not guilty of one count of intimidation.
Mr Lichaa pleaded guilty to the less serious charge of destroying property relating to a broken glass window that he punched during the incident.
Images from police body-worn camera footage obtained by NCA NewsWire showed the pools of blood in his house after he cut his arm.
The court heard that he lost 2.5 litres of blood and his father Joe emotionally told the court he feared his son was going to lose his life.
On the police footage, one officer describes the scene as a “bloodfest”.
Pools of blood inside Michael Lichaa's house after a heated argument in February 2021. Picture: Supplied.

Pools of blood inside Michael Lichaa's house after a heated argument in February 2021. Picture: Supplied.
Mr Lichaa was taken to hospital and underwent surgery before being taken into custody and charged.
He pleaded guilty to the destroy property charge and Ms Humphreys declined to record a conviction, placing him on a two-year conditional release order.
He told the court that at the time he felt his life had been “ruined” by Ms Childerhouse and Mr Elliott, however he said he refused to blame them anymore.
Instead, he described his actions in breaking the door as wrong.
“It’s something I take ownership for. It’s embarrassing. I regret it completely,” he said.
He detailed how he had undergone counselling, was seeing a psychologist and a life coach to get his life back on track.
“It’s not something that men talk about too much, especially the mental health stuff,” Mr Lichaa told the court.
“But it’s something I think it’s massive.”
The court also heard that the charges prevented him being registered as a player with the NSWRL and he had since retired from rugby league.
 

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She shouldn't of put him through a court case in the first place .
What did he do wrong ?
 

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She shouldn't of put him through a court case in the first place .
What did he do wrong ?
Well potentially assaulted her, but I guess that’s what the case was to determine.
I think I remember something like he shoved her away from him or something

Sounds like police really just wanted to get him with something.
 
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Jeez, you go outside and their is your missus giving the old gluck gluck to your mate. Of course you are going to be pissed off.
 

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Jeez, you go outside and their is your missus giving the old gluck gluck to your mate. Of course you are going to be pissed off.
Yep. Then you get charged for smashing your own window!
 

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Ricky Stuart up to his old tricks - creating a headline to take attention away from his team’s poor performance.

I know chris Anderson gets a bad rap for what he did during his time as sharks coach, but Ricky left us in a pretty big f.ing hole. Can’t stand the prick.
 

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Ricky Stuart up to his old tricks - creating a headline to take attention away from his team’s poor performance.

I know chris Anderson gets a bad rap for what he did during his time as sharks coach, but Ricky left us in a pretty big f.ing hole. Can’t stand the prick.
Raiders season over... Ricky needs to justify his 2 year extension
 
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