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Tiahleigh Palmer,12yrs,found murdered on banks of Pimpama River,QLD-5th Nov,2015 *ARRESTS*

Discussion in 'Australia: Crimes & Trials' started by MarlyWings, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    Tiahleigh's biological mother Cindy Palmer was in court for the hearing.

    Speaking to media, Ms Palmer said she was satisfied with the guilty plea but was critical of the duo for allegedly lying to police.

    "They are being charged with a lot less than they need to be, but hopefully they get what they deserve," she said.

    "They've been lying and being deceitful for the last eleven months, so the least they can do is start being truthful now."

    Ms Palmer said Queensland's foster care system needed "a lot of work."

    "There's so many aspects of it that need working on and it's not going to be an easy fix," she said.

    "They are just kidding themselves if they think it is."

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  2. MarlyWings

    MarlyWings Retired Staff

    It wasn't hard to see the foster mother was going to give the police the story as they mentioned a while back she was co-operating with them.

    Why wait almost 11 months?!?! Surely they couldn't have been so deluded they thought they'd get away murder.
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  3. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Tiahleigh Palmer's foster brother considered the Queensland schoolgirl a 'source of income' for his family when he allegedly confessed to an incestuous relationship in an online conversation, court documents show.

    The 19-year-old this week made an unsuccessful bail application after he was arrested for incest and attempting to pervert the course of justice in September.

    A Facebook conversation with his cousin not long before the 12-year-old went missing last October was contained within documents filed to the Brisbane Supreme Court.

    The 19-year-old allegedly said he had sex with the schoolgirl after she threatened to kill his dog and desperately sought advice.

    'I would rather kill myself then (sic) live with my family thinking I am some kind of sicko,' Thorburn wrote.

    The cousin suggested he ask Tiahleigh to take a pregnancy test.

    'I just want the kid gone and out of my life,' he later wrote.

    'But I know she is also a sauce (sic) of income for mum and dad as well and I can't risk us loosing (sic) money because she is gone.'


    What a sociopath!
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  4. RedRose

    RedRose Well-Known Member

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  5. Lily

    Lily Bronze Member

    ... is he seriously trying to say a little 12 year old girl forced him to have sex with her?
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  6. RedRose

    RedRose Well-Known Member


    The face of an, alleged killer of a child. Rick Thorburn
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    RedRose Well-Known Member

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  9. Lily

    Lily Bronze Member

    Just a different perspective on the birth mother.. Idk how many times I've read about abused and neglected kids and thought, "WHY did this mother/parents not put their child in care, if they weren't coping with having kids? Maybe this could have all been avoided.."

    I dunno why this little girl wasn't living with her family, but they aren't the ones that raped and then killed her.
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  10. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    THE foster father charged with the murder of Queensland schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer, 12, will apply to have a rare judge-only trial.

    Rick Thorburn was last year committed to stand trial for his foster daughter’s murder and a charge of interfering with a corpse.

    Thorburn’s solicitor Adam Guest today told Supreme Court Justice David Boddice Thorburn wanted to apply for his trial to be heard before a judge only, and not before a jury.

    Mr Guest asked for up to two days for a hearing of the application.

    Justice Boddice set it down for half a day on June 27.

    Tiahleigh Palmer’s decomposing body was discovered on the banks of the Pimpama River, on the northern Gold Coast, six days after she went missing in October 2015.

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  11. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I've done the same thought process with step parents. I read once that without a blood tie, children are more at risk for abuse. It's sad because there are some amazing step parents out there who get the brunt of the reputation of the bad ones. :(
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