Bail has been refused for a Lillian Rock man who allegedly forced his pregnant de facto partner to dig her own grave before locking her inside their house and attempting to finish the job himself.
Twenty-eight-year-old Jed Vincent appeared in Lismore Local Court yesterday on charges of assault, intimidation and detaining a person.
Police allege Vincent assaulted his 30-weeks-pregnant partner before forcing her to start digging the grave, which they say is big enough to hold a human body.
They further allege he then assaulted her again before locking her in a bedroom of the house.
The woman waited until her partner fell asleep before escaping and raising the alarm.
Vincent is due to face court again on December 4.