Revealed: Mother who allegedly stabbed her ‘ice and heroin-addicted’ son, 22, in the skull in their multimillion-dollar Sydney home ‘attacked him when he confessed to killing someone’ in incoherent rant
- Hugo Ball, 22, was found with multiple stab wounds at his Bellevue Hill home
- Mother Samantha Palmer, 55, is said to have attacked him in the early hours on Saturday
- Palmer is accused of stabbing her son after returning late from a night out
- She heard screams as the paramedics treated Mr. Ball outside the home
- A court heard that Hugo was struggling with drug addiction and family violence
Hugo Ball, 22, (pictured left) was found with multiple stab wounds after an alleged dispute with his mother Samantha Palmer, 55, at their home on Bellevue Hill in eastern Sydney
A mother is said to have stabbed her drug-addicted son after he came home from a night out and told her he had killed someone.
Samantha Palmer, 55, had been drinking before her son Hugo Ball, 22, got home well after his 11pm curfew on Saturday at about 1.40am.
The alleged dispute that followed at their home in Bellevue Hill, in eastern Sydney, left Hugo several stab wounds, including the base of his skull.
Palmer was heard shouting “I love you” as she was handcuffed away from their $ 3.1 million home.
She appeared at the Parramatta Bail Court via AVL on Sunday and was charged with injuring her son with intent to serious bodily harm, domestic violence, The Daily Telegraph reported.
The court heard that Palmer had been in the sitting room when Hugo, who has a history of drug problems with heroin and ice, returned home.
“He’s come home and he’s acting erratic and he’s walking around incoherently,” Mrs. Palmer’s lawyer, Darren Emmery, told the court.
“He tells her he committed murder.”
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Samantha Palmer, 55, (pictured) was arrested after her son found stab wounds at their home on Bellevue Hill in Sydney’s eastern suburbs at 1.30am on Saturday
Palmer allegedly assaulted Hugo (pictured right) after she drank and he came home after his night-out curfew and said he ‘committed murder’
Mr. Emmery said that Palmer had been threatened and that there was a history of domestic violence.
Palmer and her husband James Tilley, Hugo’s stepfather, received special permission in June to go to the Gold Coast without going into quarantine.
They brought Hugo, who had studied at Bond University, home after being scheduled twice at Robina Hospital.
The prosecution opposed any bail for Palmer based on the safety of Hugo and the community.
Mr. Emmery said that Palmer had no previous convictions and that it was an “unusual” case.
“You don’t have one of those accused who suddenly commit a crime like this … a mother in her 50s with no criminal history,” he explained.
Mr. Emmery also said that about ten years ago there had been a bitter divorce between Palmer and her previous husband, Hugo’s biological father.
The 22-year-old Scots College Graduate was treated on the spot before being carried to St Vincent’s Hospital in a serious condition in a stretcher (pictured above).
Hugo, a graduate of Scots College, was treated on the spot before being carried out of the house in a stretcher and taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital in serious condition.
He stays in the hospital and is stable after surgery.
His mother’s heartbreaking screams reverberated through the wealthy suburb as emergency services flooded the eastern suburbs.
‘Treasure!’ she heard sobbing as the police held her back.
‘I love you!’
She was arrested on the premises and charged with injury with intent to cause serious bodily harm.
Mrs. Palmer shouted ‘I love you’ at her son when she was taken away in handcuffs by the police