JADE Walker, the sister of Manly Sea Eagles star Dylan Walker, has faced court charged with the manslaughter of her 51-year-old boyfriend.
Police were called to a home in Brighton Le Sands in Sydney’s south early on Sunday morning and found Gilbert Caetano unconscious.
Paramedics tried to revive Mr Caetano, but he died at the scene.
Ms Walker, 31, was arrested at the home and later charged with manslaughter and one count of entering a dwelling with intent.
She appeared in Sutherland Local Court on Monday on both charges.
Ms Walker did not apply for bail at Sutherland Local Court on Monday, and it was formally refused.
She is due to face court via audio visual link next Monday.
Ms Walker described herself as transgender on her Instagram account.
The Sea Eagles said they were supporting the Australian and NSW Origin representative player and his family.
“Given the serious nature of the charges before the court and the need to let due legal process unfold, neither Dylan or the club will be making any further public comment,” the club said in a statement on Monday.