Realtor Took Four Viagra Pills Before Attacking Woman With Samurai Sword

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Estate agent Karl Howard (pictured) has been charged with attempted murder for an alleged attack on two women on Monday

A top real estate agent allegedly took four Viagra pills before making unwanted sexual advances to a woman and slicing her friend with a samurai sword when she rushed to his aid.

Karl Adon Howard, 44, was denied bail on Wednesday for the horrific alleged attack on a 27-year-old lover and his 29-year-old girlfriend at his home in Annandale, west central Sydney, in the early hours of Monday morning.

Howard, the co-owner of Ray White Balmain, had been intimately involved with the younger of the two women in recent weeks after meeting her on a dating app, the court heard.

On Sunday, he invited her to watch television and she was accompanied by her friend.

But at around 5 a.m. the next day, the mood between Howard and the 27-year-old allegedly soured, with the estate agent smothering his newfound love and attempting to forcefully kiss her, causing her to scream loudly.

As she tried to free herself from his grip, Howard allegedly “kicked” her four times.

The woman’s friend heard the din and rushed downstairs, before Howard turned on her – punching her in the head and slicing her arm with a samurai sword.

Daily Mail Australia understands the 29-year-old suffered both a fractured skull and severed nerves in the alleged attack, with doctors unsure whether she will regain full use of her arm.

Blood can be seen on the sidewalk directly in front of Howard's home, where his girlfriend and a friend ran for help after the alleged attack

Blood can be seen on the sidewalk directly in front of Howard’s home, where his girlfriend and a friend ran for help after the alleged attack

A lawyer for one of the two alleged victims told the court that although no sexual assault charges were brought against Howard (pictured), the case had a

A lawyer for one of the two alleged victims told the court that although no sexual assault charges were brought against Howard (pictured), the case had a ‘sexual nature’

Newtown Local Court heard that it was only after Howard fell that the older of the two women was able to escape, managing to get to a nearby property where they called Triple Zero.

The identities of the two women cannot be revealed after an interim publication ban was put in place by Magistrate Glenn Bartley on Wednesday.

Anthony Sissian appeared on behalf of both women and told the court that not removing their names would only add to the ‘trauma’ they have already suffered.

“Disclosure of the plaintiffs’ identities outside of court is not necessary to the administration of justice, however, if released, it would expose the plaintiffs to further undue distress in addition to extreme physical and psychological trauma. they have already had to endure,” said Mr. Sissian.

“To do so would be cruel, inhumane and totally unnecessary.”

He also told the court that although no sexual assault charges were brought against Howard, the case had a “sexual nature”.

“It was not a consensual kiss, it was a forced kiss while one of the plaintiffs was strangled and before she was punched four times,” Mr Sissian told the court.

“It was after taking four pills of Viagra and the only reason a person would take those four pills before choking and forcing their tongue down the victim’s throat was because they had sexual intent.

“Luckily the victim escaped, but I hate to think what would have happened if he hadn’t slipped.”

Police prosecutor Alexandra Tomasetti told Magistrate Bartley that naming the two victims would cause “undue stress and embarrassment”.

Howard was due to appear in Newtown Local Court on Wednesday, but remains in the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital with a dislocated shoulder he suffered during his arrest.

Howard was due to appear in Newtown Local Court on Wednesday, but remains in the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital with a dislocated shoulder he suffered during his arrest.

NSW Police returned to Howard's home on Tuesday to seize two cars - including a BMW with a Ray White Balmain logo - which will now be forensically examined as part of the investigation.

NSW Police returned to Howard’s home on Tuesday to seize two cars – including a BMW with a Ray White Balmain logo – which will now be forensically examined as part of the investigation.

Howard was due to appear in court earlier on Wednesday, but remains in the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital with a dislocated shoulder he suffered during his arrest.

The estate agent’s attorney, John Sutton, appeared in court on his behalf and did not seek bail, with Howard being remanded in custody until at least April 8.

Outside court, Mr Sutton told reporters his client’s situation was “very unfortunate”.

“He has various physical injuries himself, he’s had surgery and we’re just waiting for the results to figure out what the doctors are saying,” Mr Sutton said.

“I think he worries about more than losing his job. This is a very unfortunate circumstance.

Howard was charged late Tuesday night with wounding with intent to murder, assault causing actual bodily harm and trespassing.

Police also issued restraining orders on behalf of both women.

Daily Mail Australia understands Howard broke up with his longtime girlfriend – another estate agent – between 18 months and two years ago.

NSW Police detectives observed the two vehicles being towed from Howard's garage

NSW Police detectives observed the two vehicles being towed from Howard’s garage

Police tape remains wrapped around a bin at a construction site in Ferris Street - just 50 yards from the scene of the alleged attack - where Howard's wallet and phone were believed to have been found

Police tape remains wrapped around a bin at a construction site in Ferris Street – just 50 yards from the scene of the alleged attack – where Howard’s wallet and phone were believed to have been found

He recently met his new love through an online dating app.

A friend of Howard said he had owned the samurai sword for many years and it was a collector’s item, usually kept in a box.

“He’s had the samurai sword for a long time, but it never comes out of the closet,” his friend said.

“It’s a collector’s item, it’s not like he uses it for protection or in case of an intruder.

“The saddest thing is that his whole business and his reputation are ruined. It’s very sad.’

Detectives returned to his home on Tuesday to seize two cars – including a BMW with a Ray White logo on the side – which will now be forensically examined as part of the investigation.

Howard was eventually arrested in nearby Macquarie Street (pictured) and injured his elbow during his arrest

Howard was eventually arrested in nearby Macquarie Street (pictured) and injured his elbow during his arrest

In a statement, Ray White said they have decided to remove Howard until all criminal proceedings are completed.

“The Ray White Group is an Australian family owned and operated business and expects a high standard of personal conduct from all of its members to represent the brand,” a spokesperson for the property giant said.

Neighbors on the normally quiet street called the incident “shocking”.

“I woke up early yesterday morning and saw the police car flashing lights, but didn’t realize what had happened until I saw the news,”

“It’s a very nice, quiet, green street. You wouldn’t expect something so shocking to happen here.

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