Samantha Palmer Biography — Wiki
Samantha Palmer is a wealthy mother who is reportedly accused of stabbing her troubled son in their Sydney mansion and has been spotted shopping at Woolworths after being released on bail. Palmer allegedly lunged at her son Hugo Ball with a 12-inch knife in the early hours of November 21 at the family’s $3.1million Bellevue Hill mansion.
The 22-year-old Scots College alumni was a bloodied mess when he was stretchered out of his family’s sprawling estate, with his mother seen in footage screaming as he was carted into an ambulance.
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Samantha Palmer is 55 years old.
Samantha Palmer goes shopping at Woolworths after stabbing her troubled son
Samantha Palmer was locked up in a remand cell at western Sydney’s Silverwater Women’s Prison after the alleged attack before she was released on bail on Thursday. The 55-year-old was seen reporting to police at Waverley Police Station as part of her bail conditions on Monday before going grocery shopping at Woolworths.
The mother wore a modest blue dress with dark sunglasses and white sneakers while carrying reusable shopping bags filled with supplies.
Ms. Palmer offered up her $3.1 million Bellevue Hill mansion as security in her bail application and is residing in the home where the attack allegedly occurred.
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Samantha Palmer is banned from approaching her son, who is living with his father, the former CEO Ian Ball, at his Paddington terrace.
Ms. Palmer’s lawyers have previously told a court that Ball had arrived home shortly after 1 am on Saturday morning that she allegedly stabbed him.
He was hours late for his curfew, was apparently ‘incoherent’, and said something to his mother about being involved in a murder.
Ms. Palmer is then alleged to have attacked her son.
Footage recorded at the time captured her screaming ‘I love you Jamie’ to her husband, James Tilley, as she was arrested by police in her pearls and black summer dress.
She was later charged with wound with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and hit with an apprehended violence order for Ball’s protection.
The alleged attack has been the talk of Bellevue Hill, one of Sydney’s most wealthy suburbs. Police prosecutor Kerry-Ann McKinnon said there was a ‘strong prosecution case’ against Ms. Palmer, who allegedly stabbed Mr. Ball from behind to his back, shoulders and rear of his neck.
‘We say this is an unprovoked attack on her own son,’ Sgt McKinnon told the court, adding that alcohol was a factor in the alleged attack.
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Sgt McKinnon also slammed suggestions in written submissions from Ms. Palmer’s lawyer claiming there was a possibility she was acting in self-defense, claiming no court would accept that proposition.
Ball’s sister and step-father were present at the home at the time of the attack and have given statements to police.
However, the court was told they were not direct eye-witnesses to the incident.
Ms. Palmer’s lawyer Justin Wong noted that Ms. Palmer had no criminal record whatsoever prior to the alleged attack, had strong community ties and had lived at their home for eight years. Magistrate Philip Stewart granted Palmer bail on strict conditions including that she be banned from drinking alcohol while at liberty.