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- Hugo Ball, 22, was found in his Bellevue Hill home with multiple stab wounds
- His mother, Samantha Palmer, 55, allegedly assaulted him in the early hours of Saturday morning.
- Palmer is accused of stabbing her son after returning late from a night out
- They could be heard yelling as paramedics treated Mr. Ball outside the home.
- Court heard Hugo fight drug addiction and domestic violence
A mother allegedly stabbed her drug-addicted son after returning home overnight and told him that he had killed someone.
Samantha Palmer, 55, had been drinking before her son Hugo Ball, 22, came home at 11:00 p.m. at 1:40 a.m. Saturday, long after her curfew.
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The alleged argument at her home in Bellevue Hill, east of Sydney, left Hugo with multiple stab wounds, including the base of the head.
Palmer heard yelling “I love you” as she was handcuffed to her $ 3.1 million home.
On Sunday, she appeared on AVL in Parramatta Bail Court and was charged with injuring her son to cause aggravated battery and domestic violence.
The court heard that Palmer was in the living room when Hugo, who had struggled with heroin, valium and ice in the past, returned home.
“She’s come home and she’s acting erratically and inconsistently,” Palmer’s attorney, Darren Emmery, told the court.
“She tells you she committed murder.”
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 to travel to the Gold Coast without quarantine in June.
They brought home Hugo, who had studied at Bond University after being twice reported to Robina Hospital.
Prosecutors rejected Palmer’s bail based on Hugo and the safety of the community.
Emmery said Palmer had no prior beliefs and was an “unusual” case.
“There is not a person who is so accused and suddenly commits such a crime … a mother in her fifties with no criminal record,” he said.
Emmery also said that about ten years ago there was a bitter divorce between Palmer and her ex-husband, Hugo’s biological father.
Hugo, a graduate of Scots College, was treated immediately before being discharged from the home on a gurney and transferred to Saint-Vincent Hospital in serious condition.
He remains in the hospital and is stable after the operation.
Her mother’s heartbreaking screams echoed through the affluent suburb as emergency services flooded the eastern suburban home.
“Sweetie!” She was heard sobbing when the police arrested her.
‘I love you!’
She was arrested on the premises and charged with serious bodily injury.