He was once on track to be a star in Australian sport. He has now been charged with attempted murder.
Warning: This post deals with domestic violence and may be distressing for some readers.
Just two weeks ago this 35-year woman was in love, happy, elated. She glowed in her gushing tributes to her partner saying she was “blessed” to have a “selfless, loving man” in her life.
She now lies in a coma fighting for her life, allegedly at the hands of the very man she says “made her proud”.
35-year old Richelle Kadadi, the mother of a young son, has been beaten so severely, police say by her AFL star partner, that she suffered a brain haemorrhage. She was rushed to hospital from her home in Sunnybank, Brisbane with injuries so severe she is now in a critical condition fighting for her life.
The young mum and her partner, AFL player Albert Proud had attended a friend’s wedding only hours before the attack – she posted images on social media of her and Proud.
Happy, smiling, kissing, in love.
The AFL player – formerly from the Brisbane Lions – had been in a relationship with Ms Kadadi since August.
Her Facebook page shows image after image of the couple, him referring to her as his “Queen” she calling him “my man.”
Around 2am on Sunday morning, just hours after attending the wedding, Ms Kadadi allegedly fled from her partner running to the street.
According to News Limited the mother-of-one ran to the street to look for help when a car passing stopped to help her. Amazingly it was the bride and groom of the wedding they had just attended.
The couple rushed Ms Kadadi to Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital before she was transferred to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a critical condition.
Ms Kadadi suffered severe head and facial injuries, including a brain bleed, and remains in a coma. A hospital spokeswoman said her condition was critical but stable.
Her partner, Albert Proud who played 29 games for the Brisbane Lions and recently played for Mt Gravatt Vultures was arrested and charged with attempted murder, acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm and wilful damage.