Michael Slater Charged with 19 Offenses, Including Domestic Violence

Michael Slater Charged with 19 Offenses, Including Domestic Violence

Former Australian Test cricketer Michael Slater has been charged with 19 offenses, including domestic violence and breaching bail, following alleged incidents on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

Slater, 54, appeared in Maroochydore Magistrates Court on Monday, where he was remanded in custody. The charges span from December 5, 2023, to April 12, 2024, and include unlawful stalking or intimidation, breaking into a dwelling with intent at night, common assault, assault occasioning bodily harm, choking or suffocation, breaching bail, and ten counts of contravening a domestic violence order.

Police arrested Slater at a Sunshine Coast address on Friday after investigating alleged domestic violence incidents over several days. The former opening batter and TV commentator has been a prominent figure in Australian cricket since his debut during the 1993 Ashes tour.

Slater played 74 Tests for Australia, scoring 5312 runs at an average of 42.83 with 14 centuries. He also represented his country in 42 ODIs. After retiring from cricket in 2004, Slater embarked on a successful TV commentary career.

The case is due to be mentioned in Maroochydore Magistrates Court again on Tuesday. Slater's arrest and charges have shocked the Australian cricket community and raised concerns about domestic violence.

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