A private school graduate who developed an ice addiction and was stabbed by his own mum has made a cryptic revelation about their relationship six months after the incident.
Hugo Ball, now 24, urged his friends to ‘treasure’ their mums and ‘make them proud’ in a statement issued on Mother’s Day.
‘Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing women out there being the backbone of a family structure strong,’ he wrote.
‘Treasure her, you really have no idea what you’ve got until it’s gone… Believe me’.
Hugo Ball’s mother Samantha (top left) stabbed her son with a 12 inch kitchen knife in November (pictured with Mr Ball and his biological father Ian Ball)
The cryptic Mothers Day post made by former Scots student Hugo Ball – telling friends to ‘treasure’ their mums
Ball, a former Scots student, returned home from a night out on November 21 last year, reportedly ranting about being ‘involved in a murder’.
His mother, 56-year-old Samantha Palmer, pleaded guilty to stabbing her son during an altercation later that evening.
The court heard she was battling PTSD caused by repeated assaults and threats made by Ball in the months leading to the incident. She avoided jail time but was sentenced to a 17-month intensive correction order.
It would appear the relationship between Ball and Palmer remains rocky.
Ball then posted a second story, saying his mother stabbed him nine times in total, including a 12cm deep laceration just 2mm from his heart.
Ball bizarrely claimed women say he uses the story of being stabbed by his own mother as a way of ‘hitting on them’
He said he wasn’t looking for ‘attention’ or to ‘gain followers’ before bizarrely claiming he had been accused of using his story to attract women.
‘Sorry to be quite literally shocked into having to say this on my page for sensitive readers. I’m not trying to gain followers and the girls that think is is my way of hitting on you and attention seeking play in f***ing traffic!’ he posted to Instagram.
‘Block me you degenrates. The only message is appreciate what you have and have a wonder mothers day. Love your family as well number one.’
Hugo Ball’s mother Samantha Palmer, 55, was arrested in a black summer dress and pearl earrings (pictured) after the November 20 incident
A court heard in August Ball was making an effort to turn his life around after moving in with his biological father at a multi-million dollar Paddington home.
He told the court he was worried his grandmothers would think less of him for targeting an elderly woman when he was desperate for cash.
The court heard he was waiting behind the 71-year-old woman and snatched the cash from the ATM before she could and did not assault the victim.
He admitted the crime was ‘a low thing to do’.
The agreed facts state Ball’s older sister Daphne Palmer-Ball (pictured together) and stepfather James Tilley woke at about 1.30am to the sound of the 23-year-old screaming
The agreed facts state Ball’s older sister Daphne Palmer-Ball and stepfather James Tilley woke at about 1.30am to the sound of the 23-year-old screaming.
Palmer had repeatedly stabbed him. Mr Tilley used a tea towel to slow the bleeding and called an ambulance while Ms Palmer-Ball bundled her mother into a separate room.
Palmer repeatedly told her ‘he threatened me, he was going to hurt me’, the court heard.
Ms Palmer-Ball responded: ‘You’ve got just as many issues as he does … you just stabbed Hugo.’
In sentencing over the theft, Ball’s defence lawyer told the magistrate he had already been using drugs when the attack occurred but became more dependent on illicit substances in the aftermath.
He developed a ‘daily ice habit’, the court heard.
Ball being stretchered to hospital by paramedics after the attack in Sydney’s east (pictured) back in November
‘That (stabbing) incident has really sent him tailing down this road of increased drug use, anxiety, depression and PTSD, all of which he has been diagnosed with,’ she said.
‘Those emotions regarding that incident are still really raw and really unprocessed.’
He was convicted after pleading guilty to stealing less than $2,000 from a person and slapped with an 18-month good behaviour bond.
Ball was also ordered to repay the elderly woman, must also abstain from drugs for six months and submit to drug testing.
Magistrate Ross Hudson also warned Ball that it was ‘critical’ he seek professional help to deal with his mental health issues and not use illegal drugs as a ‘barrier’.
‘Make sure you treat yourself legally… is that understood?’ he said.