New charges leveled against real estate agent’s sword attack


New charges have been brought against a top-flight former Sydney real estate agent accused of attacking a woman with a samurai sword in her mid-west home.

Karl Adon Howard was arrested in February after allegedly assaulting two women, aged 27 and 29, after drinking one night and consuming a cocktail of substances.

The 44-year-old is accused of hitting a woman before hitting her friend with a samurai sword as she tried to intervene on the Annandale property between 4:40 and 5:20 a.m. on February 8.

Police charged him with assault causing actual bodily harm, bodily harm with intent to murder and trespassing after he allegedly fled his Ferris St home to a nearby property.

Mr Howard did not appear in central local court on Tuesday when his case was adjourned for a case conference to be held between his attorneys and prosecutors.

Documents submitted to the court reveal that two new charges were recently brought against former manager Ray White Balmain.

Both are linked to the alleged assault of one of the women, which Mr Howard is charged with attempted murder, according to court documents.

These are less serious charges of causing grievous bodily harm with intent to cause grievous bodily harm recklessly.

There are also two interim orders of apprehended violence between Mr. Howard and the alleged victims.

Mr Howard has yet to file a plea and has not filed for bail since his arrest nearly six months ago.

Ray White has confirmed that his former director at Balmain has been permanently removed from his post by the company.

Mr. Howard’s case will return to court on September 28.

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