Real estate agent accused of samurai sword attack lists home for sale
Real estate agent Karl Howard (pictured) has been charged with attempted murder over an alleged attack on two women
The $2.2million home where a real estate agent allegedly threatened to kill a woman with a samurai sword has hit the market, touted as a ‘peaceful sanctuary’.
Karl Howard, 44, allegedly attacked his date and her friend inside his home in Annandale, in Sydney’s inner-west, just after 5am on February 8.
He was arrested and charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, wounding with intent to murder and trespassing.
Howard, 비닉스필름구매 who has since been stood down from Ray White in Balmain, has now listed his multimillion-dollar property at 73 Ferris Street in Annandale – the scene of the alleged crime.
The home, listed by Belle Property, is open for inspection this Saturday ahead of the April 10 auction.
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom property is described as a ‘peaceful executive sanctuary with an emphasis on alfresco entertaining’.
‘There are not many urban residences that can create such a unique sense of space, privacy and ease of indoor/outdoor living,’ the property description reads.
The home features a landscaped open centre court, large alfresco terrace and a double lockup garage.
‘The house was always planning to go on the market. Regardless of the circumstances, 시알리스비아그라차이 the family instructed me to proceed with the sale,’ Simone Azzi from Belle told the Sydney Morning Herald.
‘I don’t believe the property holds any psychological stigma for anybody.’
Howard, who has since been stood down from Ray White in Balmain, has now listed his multimillion-dollar property at 73 Ferris Street in Annandale – the scene of the alleged crime
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom property is described as a ‘peaceful executive sanctuary with an emphasis on alfresco entertaining’
Police say Howard’s alleged attack on a 27-year-old woman he met online and her 29-year-old friend took place at the picturesque home.
According to the Sydney Magistrate Glenn Bartley’s remarks, the ‘extremely traumatic’ evening began when the 29-year-old friend – who can only be referred to as ‘Victim 2’ – arrived at Howard’s Annandale property about 7.15pm on Sunday, February 7.
After chatting, Victim 2 noticed both Howard, 44, and her mate appeared disoriented, were talking quickly and weren’t making much sense, the court heard.
‘Have you taken something?’ Victim 2 reportedly asked.
Howard ran around the property, saying ‘I want to keep drinking, I don’t want to go to sleep,’ the court heard.
Victim 2 would later learn Howard had taken four cialis pills (a brand of Viagra), snorted cocaine and wouldn’t disclose if he had consumed anything else.
Later that night he became paranoid, thinking the two women were talking about him, the court heard.
Victim 2 attempted to calm Howard, before he allegedly announced: ‘I have to f***ing kill her,’ the court heard.
The home features a landscaped central atrium, large alfresco terrace and a double lockup garage
The home, listed by Belle Property, is open for inspection this Saturday ahead of the April 10 auction
‘At some stage following this, the accused began skipping around the house signing “I’m going to kill her” and gesturing at (Victim 1),’ the court heard.
Howard then allegedly pushed Victim 1 into some kitchen bar stools, causing her to cry.
The court was told Howard then went and grabbed a pair of scissors from a kitchen drawer and 비아그라 가격 made violent gestures – before dumping them in the kitchen sink.
Then he threw a kitchen drawer across the room, slamming it into a wall, the court heard.
Victim 2 began removing knives from a drawer to hide the potential weapons from Howard, the court heard.
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‘I love you,’ Howard then allegedly told Victim 1. ‘Don’t leave me.’
He then allegedly struck her, with his elbow, to the top right of her forehead.
Victim 2 tried to calm Howard before grabbing her purse as Victim 1 cried: ‘I can’t believe what I’ve seen.’
Howard then allegedly put his hand around the throat of Victim 1, before attempting to kiss her with an open mouth.
He then punched her, with a closed fist, to the head – causing her to fall to the ground.
Howard has been remanded in custody and hasn’t applied for bail. The case returns to court in April
Howard was eventually arrested on the above street and suffered an injury to his elbow
In the chaos, as Victim 2 tried to order an Uber and the friends planned to escape, Howard then went downstairs, the court heard.
He allegedly returned upstairs carrying a metre-and-a-half long samurai sword, and removed it from its sheath.
Howard then swung the sword at his date’s friend – knocking her to the ground and slashing her deeply – while his love interest ran from the property to get help.
‘After Victim 1 had exited the property, the accused began singing to Victim 2: “I’m going to kill you”,’ the magistrate read to the court.
Howard allegedly continued to slash her, hitting her wrist and knocking her again to the ground where she bled profusely.
He has been remanded in custody and hasn’t applied for bail. The case returns to court in April.
Sydney real estate agent accused of samurai attack Karl Howard lists home for sale