A private school graduate who developed an addiction to ice cream and was stabbed by his own mother has made a cryptic revelation about their relationship six months after the incident.
Hugo Ball, now 24, urged his friends to ‘treat’ their mums and ‘make them proud’ in a statement released on Mother’s Day.
“Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing women who are the backbone of a strong family structure,” he wrote.
“Treasure her, you really have no idea what you have until she’s gone…Trust 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 Mother’s Day message written by former Scottish student Hugo Ball – telling his friends to ‘cherish’ their mums
Ball, a Scottish former student, returned home from a night out on November 21 last year, complaining that he had been “involved in murder”.
His mother, Samantha Palmer, 56, 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 up to the incident. She avoided prison but was sentenced to a 17-month intensive correctional order.
It would appear that Ball and Palmer’s relationship remains rocky.
Ball then posted a second story, saying his mother stabbed him a total of nine times, including a 12cm deep laceration just 2mm from his heart.
Ball bizarrely claimed women said he used the story of being stabbed by his own mother as a way to ‘punch them’
He said he was not looking for “attention” or “gaining followers” before bizarrely claiming he had been accused of using his story to attract women.
“Sorry to be literally shocked to have to say this on my page for sensitive readers. be careful in the fucking traffic!” he posted on Instagram.
‘Block me you degenerates. The only message is to appreciate what you have and have a wonderful Mother’s Day. Love your number one family too.
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 struggling to turn his life around after moving in with his biological father into a multimillion-dollar house in Paddington.
He told the court he feared his grandmothers would think less of him for targeting an elderly woman when he was in desperate need of money.
The court heard he waited behind the 71-year-old woman and snatched the cash from the ATM before she could and did not assault the victim.
He admitted that crime was “a low thing to do”.
Agreed facts say Ball’s older sister Daphne Palmer-Ball (pictured together) and stepfather James Tilley woke up around 1.30am to the sound of the 23-year-old screaming
The agreed facts state that Ball’s older sister, Daphne Palmer-Ball, and her stepfather James Tilley woke up around 1:30 a.m. to the sound of the 23-year-old screaming.
Palmer had stabbed him several times. Mr Tilley used a dishcloth to slow the bleeding and called an ambulance while Mrs Palmer-Ball took her mother to a separate room.
Palmer repeatedly told her “he threatened me, he was going to hurt me,” the court heard.
Ms Palmer-Ball replied: ‘You have as much trouble as he does…you just stabbed Hugo.’
During the robbery sentencing, Ball’s defense attorney told the magistrate that he had already used drugs when the attack happened, but became more dependent on illicit substances through the after.
He developed a “daily ice cream habit,” the court heard.
Ball stretched in hospital by paramedics after the attack in Sydney’s east (pictured) in November
“That (stabbing) incident really sent him down a path of increasing drug use, anxiety, depression and PTSD, all of which he was diagnosed with,” he said. she declared.
“These emotions about this incident are still really raw and really unprocessed.”
He was convicted after pleading guilty to stealing less than $2,000 from a person and was posted on an 18-month good behavior bond.
Ball was also ordered to repay the elderly woman, must also abstain from drugs for six months and submit to drug tests.
Magistrate Ross Hudson also warned Ball that it was “essential” he sought professional help to deal with his mental health issues and that he did not use illegal drugs as a “barrier”.
“Make sure you’re treating yourself legally…understood?” he said.