Alleged stab victim avoids conviction

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A Sydney man who was allegedly stabbed by his mother has avoided a criminal conviction after being accused of causing damage to his father's home.

Hugo Ball's guilty plea was accepted with no conviction recorded in Sydney's Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday after he was charged with destroying or damaging property at his father Ian Ball's Paddington home.

An AVO taken out against the 23-year-old on behalf of his father remains for two years and prevents him from any malicious behaviour including stalking, assaulting and damaging further property.

Ball has reportedly been living with his corporate executive father in Paddington since the alleged domestic violence incident between him and his mother.

Meanwhile, Ball's mother Samantha Palmer awaits her day in court after allegedly stabbing him multiple times after 1.30am at a Bellevue Hill house in November.

He was rushed to St Vincent's Hospital in a serious condition but was said to be stable after undergoing surgery.

Palmer has been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

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