A web developer accused stabbing his mother to death in front of paramedics has been charged with murder.
Callum James Cameron, 27, is under police surveillance at the hospital after his mother Carol Ann, 63, was murdered at their home in Perth on Monday at around 2am.
Mrs. Cameron, a nurse in the cancer ward, called paramedics to the home in St. James to help her son with a “medical episode.”
About 20 minutes after they arrived, ambulance personnel watched in horror as Cameron allegedly stabbed her multiple times and was taunted by police.
The 27-year-old was charged with murder on Wednesday afternoon.
He stood briefly opposite the Perth Magistrates Court with a plaster cast on his arm. He has been remanded in custody on warrant for a week.
Callum James Cameron, 27, (pictured with girlfriend Eloise Kendall, 22, at a fake wedding) is said to have stabbed his mother to death at around 2am on Monday
Carol Ann Cameron (pictured right with a colleague at the WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards in March) was rushed to hospital but died soon after
Ms. Cameron, who grew up in Uphall, West Lothian, Scotland, was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital but died around 4 a.m.
Cameron was living in a grandmother’s flat at the back of his parents’ house when his mother died.
Cameron’s father was at work at the time of the alleged murder and is on his way home to face the gruesome chain of events.
North Metropolitan Health Service, where Ms. Cameron worked, mourned her death in a statement Tuesday night.
Cameron was living in a grandmother’s flat at the back of his parents’ house when his mother died
Family friends said Ms. Cameron was a ‘good mother’ who had tried to ‘put her troubled son on the right path’
“Carol was a much loved, dedicated and respected nurse, colleague and friend of many within the Cancer Service within WA and will sadly be missed,” he said.
“NMHS works with and supports our employees in this time of grief.”
Mrs. Cameron’s family in Scotland, where she lived Broxburn Academy, also paid tribute to her.
“She traveled a lot after leaving school and had lived in Australia since the 1970s,” they said.
Mrs. Cameron, a nurse in the cancer ward, called paramedics to the house (pictured) in St James, Perth, to help her son
She was a much-loved mother, partner, sister, aunt, and friend, who worked as a nurse and spent much of her career in cancer care.
“We are all devastated by what happened.”
Cameron was born in Australia and only visited his Scottish family once as a child.
WA Police commended paramedics for the confrontational scene they saw when they arrived at the house to treat a ‘medical episode’.
“I would describe them as heroic when faced with an incident of such trauma,” said Detective Senior Sergeant Sean Wright.
“Going to help someone and then experience something like this is heroic.”
Cameron is at Fiona Stanley Hospital and has yet to be formally questioned by the police. The investigation is ongoing without charges.
Wednesday morning, a police tape could be seen covering the door of Mrs. Cameron’s house with floral tribute on the rim.
Wednesday morning, floral tributes were seen in front of Mrs. Cameron’s house
The door continues to be blocked by police tape, even as Cameron’s father, wife of alleged victim, returns from a work trip out of town
A couch on the porch of the house along with brushes for the dog