Ex-Brisbane Lions player's attempted murder charge dropped
Former Brisbane Lions AFL player Albert Proud has had an attempted murder charge for allegedly bashing his girlfriend dropped in a Brisbane court.
Police Prosecutor Sergeant Atul Bhardwaj has told Holland Park Magistrates Court on Thursday that police offered no evidence in relation to the attempted murder charge and a charge of acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm.
A new charge of grievous bodily harm was substituted for both to accompany an already existing charge of wilful damage.
Proud, 27, later pleaded guilty to both the grievous bodily harm and wilful damage charges, with the sentence to be heard in the District Court in Brisbane on a date to be set.
Sgt Bhardwaj tendered several bundles of evidence, including witness statements, recordings and photographs as part of the committal hand-up process on Thursday.
Proud, dressed in a black shirt and jeans, sat quietly in the dock flanked by two police officers, only indicating towards supporters in the public gallery when he first entered the court room.
His lawyer, Kris Jahnke, said he would apply for bail later on Thursday.
Sgt Bhardwaj said police would object to bail.
Proud has so far spent two months in custody after he allegedly attacked his girlfriend Richelle Kadadi at a Sunnybank home last November.
He played 29 games for the Lions in a stop-start career from 2007-10.