Onrustig crimineel verleden van zoon uit Perth die 'zijn moeder van zijn Schotse verpleegster doodstak'

Onrustig crimineel verleden van zoon uit Perth die 'zijn moeder van zijn Schotse verpleegster doodstak'

augustus 12, 2020 0 Door admin

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A web developer appeared to have turned his troubled life around before allegedly stabbing his mum to death in front of paramedics.

Callum James Cameron, 27, is in hospital under police guard after his mother Carol Ann, 63, was killed in their Perth home about 2am on Monday.

Ms Cameron, a cancer ward nurse, called paramedics to the house in St James to help her son, who was believed to be high on hallucinogen DMT.

About 20 minutes after they arrived, the paramedics watched in horror as Cameron allegedly stabbed her multiple times and was tasered by police.

Ms Cameron, who grew up in Uphall, West Lothian, in Scotland, was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital but died about 4am.

Just two months ago, Cameron told Daily Mail Australia how he overcame a long criminal history and struggle with alcoholism, homelessness and mental health issues.

Callum James Cameron, 27, (pictured with his girlfriend Eloise Kendall, 22, at a mock wedding) allegedly stabbed his mother to death about 2am on Monday

Carol Ann Cameron (pictured right with a colleague at the WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards in March) was rushed to hospital but died soon after

The same week he made a formal complaint about police allegedly ‘kerb stomping’ him during his first arrest in 2014. 

He ran his own web development business while studying at university, and credited his girlfriend Eloise Kendall, 22, with getting him on the straight and narrow. 

Cameron said he snatched a woman’s umbrella in the Perth CBD in a ‘drunken prank’ on April 9, 2014, before a bystander made a citizen’s arrest.

He was then taken to a police station where he claims to have been ‘kerb stomped’ by officers during a humiliating strip search.

‘I was told to strip naked – I obliged. Then, I was tripped on to my face by two of the auxiliary officers,’ he claimed.

‘A third auxiliary officer and the male police officer then pushed my head into the floor very firmly. 

‘One of them opened my bottom jaw so my two front teeth were resting on the grey concrete floor. 

Mr Cameron admitted he had fallen afoul of the law numerous times when he was a teenager and in his early 20s while struggling with alcoholism and mental health issues

Cameron claimed to have lost his two front teeth when he was ‘kerb stomped’ by police officers at a 2014 Perth police station incident that still haunts his nightmares

‘The fourth auxiliary officer stomped on the back of my head with wanton force, then repeated the action three more times. 

The then-20-year-old was forced to have his two front teeth removed due to damage from the incident and now wears dentures.

He said the incident, along with other adolescent trauma, contributed to symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder he still experienced.

Cameron made the allegations to WA’s police watchdog, the Corruption and Crime Commission, but it was dismissed due to lack of evidence.

‘Despite the information you have provided and further inquiries undertaken by the Commission, the Commission is unable to form a reasonable suspicion of serious misconduct,’ the CCC wrote in a reply letter.

Cameron said he was charged with attempted robbery, as the victim thought he was trying to snatch her handbag.

‘The lady was quite traumatised by it, sadly,’ he admitted.

He told Daily Mail Australia his parents had kicked him out of home a few weeks before the incident but took him back after he was released from jail.

However, he spent other periods living on the street, staying in backpacker hostels and crashing on couches in the years that followed. He was living in a granny flat at the back of his parents’ home when Ms Cameron died. 

Family friends said Ms Cameron was a ‘good mother’ who’d tried to ‘put her troubled son on the right path’.

Ms Cameron, a cancer ward nurse, called paramedics to the house (pictured) in St James, Perth, to help her son, who was believed to be high on hallucinogen DMT

Cameron was arrested over a dozen other incidents between 2015 and 2017 but stayed out of trouble since other than a cannabis plant possession charge last year.

He has a history of drug use but was believed to be off everything but marijuana in recent times.

In 2015 he was charged with assaulting a person working in a hospital and given an eight month intensive supervision order.

Cameron claimed to Daily Mail Australia that he was ‘held and punched multiple times by security at Royal Perth Hospital’ in this incident.

In 2016 he was fined $1,000 for criminal damage and the following year charged with aggravated assault and bodily harm.

That charge was dismissed under section 25 of the Criminal Investigation Act, which related to citizen’s arrests.

Cameron in June told Daily Mail Australia of an incident where he was dramatically arrested by four transit guards on a Perth train platform, but it is not clear if that was the same event.

In that incident, he said he was on his way home from hospital after suffering a concussion in an assault the night before.

He felt unwell and tried to board a train, but was told to get off by transit guards because he didn’t have a ticket.

Callum Cameron, 26, claims he was forced to open his mouth against a concrete floor before an officer stomped on his head three times after an arrest

Cameron pulls a fake gun on his girlfriend and a friend in a staged photo from July

As he asked other commuters for change to buy one, the guards accused him of disregarding their instructions and demanded his name. 

‘I was unable to communicate properly as I was heavily concussed and so I pointed to my hospital wrist band that stated my name and said ‘it’s here’,’ he said.

Cameron claimed after this exchange was repeated twice more, the guards then tripped him to the ground and pinned his arms and legs. 

He claimed not to have resisted as they ‘wrenched my limbs out of their sockets’ for nine minutes as passengers looked on. 

‘After nine minutes of physical torture, they had the audacity to ask me if I was finished resisting arrest. I replied ‘I wasn’t you dogs’ and spat at them,’ he said.

He said the spitting earned him three counts of assaulting public officer, to which he pleaded guilty to avoid a jail sentence. 

Cameron claimed alcoholism and his ‘inability to fit back into society’ after his stint in prison for the 2014 crime sent him into a downward spiral.

‘I was lost for a long time… and that caused me a lot of stress. It got harder and harder and eventually the stress led to me drinking too much and making poor decisions,’ he said.

‘I’m doing a lot better these days, changing careers and studying at university was the best thing I’ve done in my life. 

‘I actually didn’t finish high school either. Goes to show anyone can make it.’

Ms Kendall (pictured) and Cameron regularly spent time with Ms Cameron and played with her Pomeranian, most recently all four having a fun day at the park in May

 The couple pictured in an earlier shot with Ms Cameron’s dog. They all appeared to get on very well and spoke lovingly of each other online

Cameron has on multiple occasions written on Facebook of having an 11-year-old lovechild who doesn’t know he is her father.

Last year he said he planned to take court action to gain some parental rights now that his circumstances had improved. 

Meeting Ms Kendall, a model whom he started dating in April 2019, also helped him sort his life out.

The couple regularly spent time with Ms Cameron and played with her Pomeranian, most recently all four having a fun day at the park in May.

Cameron dabbled in drill music, playing a DJ set at a Perth nightclub, and one track he wrote thanked Ms Kendall for her good influence. 

‘You don’t wanna lose ya lover from the trash that you say / these days I’m taking shanks if Ellie comes with a blade,’ one part reads.

‘But yo she ain’t with the knife crime / goodie two shoes pulled me out on her life line / psych time / we delve deep in the pain / all returns to the moments where I should’ve refrained.

‘I was good at the game / but clean up never priority / recovered from the As and Bs in my biography / this songs a reminder lads its not an apology.’

Cameron dabbled in drill music, playing a DJ set at a Perth nightclub, and one track he wrote thanked Ms Kendall for her good influence

Floral tributes at the front of Ms Cameron’s house were seen on Wednesday morning

In his most recent Facebook update, just 48 hours before his mother’s death, Cameron shared a post support for Greens candidate Francesca Pandolfino.

‘Thank you for your support!’ Ms Pandolfino wrote in return.

Family friends told 7 News Ms Cameron was a ‘good mother’ who’d tried to ‘put her troubled son on the right path’.

Cameron’s father was away for work at the time of the alleged murder and is on his way home to deal with the horrifying series of events.

North Metropolitan Health Service, where Ms Cameron worked, mourned her death in a statement on Tuesday night.

‘Carol was a much loved, dedicated and respected nurse, colleague and friend to many within the Cancer Service within WA and will be sadly missed,’ it said.

‘NMHS is working with and supporting our staff during this time of grief.’

The door is still barred by police tape even as Cameron’s father, the victim’s wife, returns from an out-of-town work trip

A couch on the front porch of the home along with brushes for the dog

Ms Cameron’s family in Scotland, where she attended Broxburn Academy, also paid tribute to her.

‘She travelled widely after leaving school and had lived in Australia since the 1970s,’ they said.

‘She was a much loved mother, partner, sister, auntie and friend, who worked as a nurse and had spent much of her career in cancer care.

‘We are all devastated by what has happened.’

Cameron was born in Australia and only visited his Scottish family once as a child.

WA Police praised paramedics for the confronting scene they witnessed when arriving at the house to treat a ‘medical episode’.

‘I would describe them as heroic, facing an incident of such trauma,’ Detective Senior Sergeant Sean Wright said.

‘Going to help someone and then witnessing something to this extent is heroic.’ 

Cameron is at Fiona Stanley Hospital and yet to be formally interviewed by police. The investigation is ongoing with no charges laid.

Police tape was seen covering the door to Ms Cameron’s home on Wednesday morning with floral tributes on the verge. 

White man, 26, who was ‘kerb-stomped by cops during humiliating strip search’ says protests should be about ALL police brutality – not just Aboriginal deaths in custody

By Nic White for Daily Mail Australia

A young white man who claims he was kerb-stomped by cops while being strip searched says Australians should be protesting against all police brutality.

Callum Cameron, 26, lost his two front teeth from the 2014 incident at a Perth police station that he said still haunts his nightmares.

The web developer detailed the shocking alleged assault in an official complaint to the Corruption and Crime Commission seen by Daily Mail Australia.

Callum Cameron, 26, lost his two front teeth from the 2014 incident at a Perth police station that he said still haunts his nightmares 

Having turned his life around after years of homelessness and alcoholism, he said making police violence a ‘racial issue’ wouldn’t solve the problem.

‘Black Lives Matter is necessary to stop systemic racism, but if we want to address deaths in custody and police brutality it needs to not just be about race,’ he said. 

‘I know Aboriginals have it worse, though. If officers did that to me as white male, how would they treat a black person?’

Mr Cameron was arrested after a drunken altercation in the CBD on April 9, 2014, and taken to a cell at a Perth police station.

‘I was confused about why I had been locked up and I banged on my door repeatedly for help,’ he wrote in the complaint to the police watchdog.

He says he was then dragged to a room with no cameras by four male auxiliary officers, a policeman, and a policewoman to be strip searched.

‘I was told to strip naked – I obliged. Then, I was tripped on to my face by two of the auxiliary officers,’ he claimed.

‘A third auxiliary officer and the male police officer then pushed my head into the floor very firmly. 

‘One of them opened my bottom jaw so my two front teeth were resting on the grey concrete floor. 

‘The fourth auxiliary officer stomped on the back of my head with wanton force, then repeated the action three more times. 

Protests like this one in Adelaide attracted tens of thousands of Australians angry with Aboriginal deaths in custody, but Mr Cameron says all police brutality should be condemned

The protests highlighted the 434 Aboriginal deaths in custody since the 1991 Royal Commission, and were sparked by the death of black man George Floyd at the hands of a white U.S. cop

‘The female police officer watched the ordeal, gloating at the strength and bravery of her colleagues. 

‘I was curb stomped by six officers for banging on the door of my cell.’

Mr Cameron claimed a nurse at the prison he was sent to refused to give him any notes of his injuries that he could use in reporting the alleged incident.

‘It was extremely demoralising being pinned down and stomped on when I was naked. I felt violated and treated unfairly by the whole system,’ he told Daily Mail Australia on Tuesday.

Mr Cameron was forced to have his two front teeth removed due to damage from the incident and now wears dentures. 

He said the incident, along with other adolescent trauma, contributed to symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder he still experienced.

WA Police has been asked for comment on Mr Cameron’s complaint to the CCC. 

Mr Cameron claimed that in a second incident in 2018 he was arrested for living on the street and left in the back of an overheating paddy wagon for half an hour.

He alleged he was denied water despite repeated pleas, both in the car and after he was taken to hospital.

‘I was so extremely dehydrated that I felt like I was going to die,’ he said.

‘They weren’t letting me get water and it felt like life or death, so I ignored them and walked to the drink fountain. I was then punched in the throat by a male officer.’

Mr Cameron admitted he had fallen afoul of the law numerous times when he was a teenager and in his early 20s while struggling with alcoholism and mental health issues.

However, he said that did not justify or excuse the violence he claims to have been subjected to.

He has since got his life together, found love, and runs his own web development business while studying at university.

George Floyd was allegedly murdered by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who kneeled on his neck for eight minutes during an arrest

Mr Cameron said he initially felt his alleged treatment was ignored in the protests against the 434 Aboriginal deaths in custody since the 1991 Royal Commission, sparked by the death of black man George Floyd at the hands of a white U.S. cop.

‘They literally almost murdered me and somehow I’m meant to feel privileged for being white because it’s more common for people of colour?’ he said.

‘What makes more sense, teaching police not to bash people of colour, or enforcing that they cannot bash anyone?’  

However, he realised though police brutality was an issue for all that needed addressing separately, the protests were about wider racism towards Aboriginals.

‘It’s horrendous the things police get away with. The scariest part for me is that the perpetrators all seem to be in it together,’ he said.

Black activists have in June argued the issue only started getting traction when white protesters were subjected to what black people were subjected to every day.

These included viral pictures and video of police beating protesters or shooting them with rubber bullets at demonstrations across the U.S. 

 
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