Trigger Warning: This post deals with issues of domestic violence and may be triggering for survivors of abuse.
Former AFL player Nick Stevens has been found guilty of 12 charges including threatening to kill and assaulting his ex-partner while they were dating in 2012 and 2013.
A Ringwood Magistrate found Stevens guilty of five counts of assault, three counts of threatening to kill, one count of threatening to inflict serious injury and two counts of intentionally causing injury.
The 34-year-old told his former girlfriend he was going to kill her and her dad after smashing her face into a tiled kitchen wall.
He also caused grazing to her face on a separate occasion by pushing her head into the outside wall of a house, and pushed and kicked her when she threw wine at him during a fight.
Stevens was also found guilty of one count of property damage after smashing the woman’s phone, but allegations he broke a window were dismissed.
Magistrate Nunzio La Rosa said he had to dismiss charges arising from some of the alleged incidents because of insufficient evidence, but he otherwise found testimony by the woman to be consistent and convincing.
“I was impressed with the complainant and the manner in which she gave her evidence,” he said.
“I accept the complainant as truthful.”