Former AFL premiership player Ben Cousins has appeared in a Perth court this morning following alleged allocations he threatened to bury his ex-partner alive then take their children to play on top of the site, as reported by The West Australian.
After being arrested on August 21 during a disturbance at a Canning Vale home, the 40-year old drug addict was allegedly later found to have 13 grams of methyl-amphetamine hidden inside his rectum.
Cousins was refused bail and faced the Armadale Magistrates Court the following day.
Cousins faces a total of 16 offences which include aggravated burglary, aggravated stalking and the possession of a prohibited drug with the intent to potentially sell or supply it.
The charges, some dating back to early August, are in relation to the alleged violation of his restraining order, which was taken out by his ex-partner Maylea Tinecheff.
The court has previously heard on one occasion, Cousins was inside a vehicle holding a screw driver, threatening Ms Tinecheff with: “I can’t wait to use it.”
Later, he allegedly made the threats more serious by claiming: “I’m going to kill you. I’m going to take your life and your freedom and the things you love the most.”
The court was also notified Cousins allegedly said he would bury the car with her in it, saying: “where she would survive for a couple of days, then he would bring the kids to play so she would hear them but would not be able to get to them”.
The former Brownlow medallist was early this year released from the Acacia prison, only two months shy of his one-year sentence for stalking Ms Tinecheff.
Working part-time with the West Coast Eagles in 2018, Cousins left the role early on in the season.