10:30 p.m., Jan. 13)
Orléans realtor gets 11 years for attacking wife
with baseball bat
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Realtor Chris Hoare will be spending a
minimum of two more years behind bars for attacking his
wife with a baseball bat in their Convent Glen home.
was handed an 11-year sentence on Wednesday, but with
time served he will be eligible for day parole as early
as next month, and full parole in two years.
now, Hoare will remain in custody pending the outcome
of a potential parole hearing.
former real estate agent has been in custody since April
2, 2014 when he was arrested following an unprovoked attack
on his wife in their garage.
to testimony given at his trial, Hoare was desperate to
prevent his wife from going out on shopping trip. Unbeknownst
to his wife, he owed more than $200,000 ain back taxes
and was on the verge of bankruptcy.
she informed him that she wanted to go shopping, he told
her that he had a present for her in the garage.
they were in the garage, he asked his wife to close her
eyes. She did as he asked and was immediately struck on
the side of her head with a heavy object that turned out
to be their son's Little League baseball bat.
she started to scream, he fell on top of her and tried
to suffocate her with a rag.
managed to escape out from under him and ran outside where
a neughbour came to her aid and called 9-1-1.
was arrested and later charged with attempted murder,
aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and choking.
He was found guilty of all charges last May.
Crown petitioned the judge to sentence Hoare to a maximum
15 years, while his defence attorney argued for a seven
year sentence less time served.
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