Mother of murdered Logan schoolgirl, Tiahleigh Palmer, sues Qld Gov

The mother of murdered Logan schoolgirl, Tiahleigh Palmer, is reportedly suing the state government and the foster agency which placed her in the home of her killer.

According to The Courier Mail, Cindy Palmer, now known as Cindy Uluave, is seeking compensation from the government or foster agency Key Assets after her daughter was murdered in 2015 by her foster father Rick Thorburn.

Thorburn is serving a life jail sentence for murdering the girl amid fears she was pregnant to his biological son, Trent Thorburn, who had admitted to having sex with the young girl.


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Trent, who admitted to having sex with his foster sister, was jailed for a maximum of four years after pleading guilty to incest, perjury and attempting to pervert the course of justice. He was released on parole in January.

Older brother Joshua was sentenced to three months’ jail after pleading guilty to lying to police and hiding information about Tiahleigh’s death.

Palmer is reportedly suing for undisclosed damages, claiming she suffered trauma.

No future court date has been set.

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