Tiahleigh Palmer’s foster father to face trial for murder

The foster father of slain Logan schoolgirl Tialeigh Palmer has been committed to stand trial.

Rick Thorburn is accused of killing the 12-year-old in October 2015.

Her decomposing body was found on the banks of the Pimpama River six days after she went missing.


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Thornburn, 57, successfully applied for a registry committal application at Beenleigh Magistrates Court on the murder charge today.

He was also committed to stand trial on a count of interfering with a corpse.