Reprieve as Esther Arunga is set free on parole


Former television presenter Esther has been freed on parole by a Queensland court after being handed 10 months in jail for being an accessory to murder.
Judge Martin Burns ruled that Arunga’s beliefs had led to her tribulations, losing a son in the process.
Arunga was charged with lying to the police after her three-year-old son Sinclair Timberlake died as a result of blunt force trauma.
Arunga called emergency services and told them that the boy had fallen down the stairs.
But an autopsy revealed Sinclair died “as a result of a severe blunt force such as punching or stamping or similar” and his injuries were inconsistent with a fall.
However, on Monday, Arunga changed her statement telling the police that she had gone to the bathroom on the night of June 17, 2014, only to come back and find Quincy hitting Sinclair in the stomach before throwing the boy against the wall.
She admitted that she lied to protect her husband, Quincy Timberlake.
Quincy Timberlake was charged with the murder of their son, Sinclair.
Parole is granted to prisoners who comply with prison rules and show a commitment to maintaining a positive lifestyle and to becoming a valuable member of the community.
If parole is granted, a parole order will set out the date of release and the specific conditions that have to be met while on parole.


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