Two realtors charged with attempted murder both in court Wednesday

Two attempted murder cases will be before the Ottawa courts Wednesday, both involving an accused who works as a real estate agent in the city.

Christopher Hoare was denied bail last month. The 44-year-old is accused of attacking his wife with a baseball bat at their Orleans home in April.

His lawyers held a bail review hearing with the Crown and a judge last week and Hoare will learn the results of that hearing when he appears by video.

Appearing in person, Labib Khawas will begin a bail hearing where lawyers will outline the facts of the case against him. Those details will be covered by a standard publication ban issued to cover all evidence at all bail hearings to avoid prejudicing a trial.

Khawas, 55, is accused of stabbing his wife and cutting off his daughter's finger. He was arrested at the family's Ashton home May 3.

Also appearing in court Wednesday is Christopher Gobin, 18, who is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his mother, Luce Lavertu.

No major developments are expected in that case. Gobin's father, Jacques, will likely be in court as he continues to support his son through the trial process.

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