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Bellevue Hill mother-son stabbing: Hugo Ball was charged with drug possession on Gold Coast

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A former Scots College student who was allegedly stabbed by his own mother at home in one of Sydney’s ritziest suburbs is facing criminal charges himself – and was due to be court this week.

Hugo Ball, 22, stumbled in to his parents’ $3.1 million Bellevue Hill mansion about 1.40am on Saturday when his mother, Samantha Palmer, allegedly attacked him.

Ms Palmer, 55, is accused of stabbing her boy as many as six times in his arm, shoulder, back and the base of his skull.

A bail hearing on Sunday heard an ‘incoherent’ Mr Ball allegedly told his mother – who had been drinking – that he had been involved in ‘a murder’ before the alleged attack.

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With Ms Palmer refused bail, charged with wounding her son, Daily Mail Australia can Mr Ball was facing his own dramas with the criminal justice system. 

Hugo Ball, 22, was allegedly stabbed by his own mother – with a bailing hearing told he was speaking to her ‘incoherently’ before telling her he had murdered someone

Samantha Palmer, 55, was arrested in a black summer dress and pearl earrings, and charged by police with wound with intent to cause grievous bodily harm

Samantha Palmer, 55, was arrested in a black summer dress and pearl earrings, and charged by police with wound with intent to cause grievous bodily harm 

The family's multi-level mansion in Bellevue Hill - a ritzy suburb in Sydney's east - was allgedly marred with bloodshed on Saturday

The family’s multi-level mansion in Bellevue Hill – a ritzy suburb in Sydney’s east – was allgedly marred with bloodshed on Saturday

The Bond University student had been charged with two counts of possessing dangerous drugs in Queensland. 

He was also been hit with one count of obstructing, assaulting or resisting a public officer.

Mr Ball was bailed by the Gold Coast’s Southport Magistrates Court following an application in July. His case was due to return on November 25 – this Wednesday. 

A source close to the family confirmed Ms Palmer and her husband, Mr Ball’s step-father James Tilley, had moved to Queensland for a little while. 

‘We had a feeling something was going on in Queensland with the boy,’ they told Daily Mail Australia. 

Ms Palmer’s lawyer told the court on Sunday Mr Ball was twice ‘scheduled’ at Robina Hospital in recent months.

The family was granted special permission to travel to Queensland, quarantine-free, to bring him home, the bail court heard. 

Mr Ball is pictured on a mate's shoulders at a music festival in 2017, above. A court heard he had drug issues after graduating from Sydney's prestigious Scots College

Mr Ball frolics in the sun with friends, above

Mr Ball is pictured on a mate’s shoulders at a music festival in 2017, above. A court heard he had drug issues after graduating from Sydney’s prestigious Scots College

Mr Ball also had a couple of entries on his rap sheet at home in Sydney, court records show. 

In 2016, he pleaded guilty to possessing a prohibited drug and dishonestly obtaining property by deception.

A Waverley Local Court magistrate handed him a good behaviour bond for both charges.

In 2017, NSW Police took out a restraining order for his protection against another young man. 

That banned the other boy from assaulting, threatening, stalking, harassing or intimidating Mr Ball.

But neighbours said the family had never been known for anything like this. ‘They just seem like a nice, normal family,’ a Drumalbyn Rd resident said.

Another local described the multi-level home was ‘party house’ when Mr Ball’s parents were away. ‘There’s always music blaring.’ 

Mr Ball is on left with a friend, partying after graduating from Scots College

Mr Ball is on left with a friend, partying after graduating from Scots College

The neighbour said at first she’d just assumed the noise of Saturday night was another party. 

Stunning crime scene video showed Mr Ball being stretchered out by police rescue officers in the early hours of Saturday. 

His mother could be heard shouting for her partner – ‘Jamie, Jamie, darling’ and ‘I love you Jamie’ – throughout the ordeal.

She was escorted to a waiting police car wearing a black summer dress and pearl earrings and was overheard telling officers ‘thank you’.

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During Sunday’s court hearing, Ms Palmer’s lawyer Darren Emery said Mr Ball had fallen into an ice, heroin and Valium addiction after graduating from high school.

Mr Ball (centre) appeared a keen rugby player when he was school-aged

Mr Ball (centre) appeared a keen rugby player when he was school-aged

According to a Daily Telegraph report, Mr Emery told the court Mr Ball had ‘come home (on Saturday) and is acting erratically and he is walking around incoherently’.

‘He tells her that he has committed a murder,’ Mr Emery told the court. Mr Emery also told the court that Ms Palmer had been threatened.

Mr Emery withdrew his client’s bail application on Sunday but it is slated to return to Central Local Court on Tuesday morning.

Police also took out an apprehended violence order for Mr Ball’s protection. He was taken to hospital where he most recently in a stable condition.  

Outside court, Mr Emery said of his client: ‘She’s holding up, she’s strong and she’s going to vigorously defend this charge’.  

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