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COUNCIL BATTLE HEATS UP

A defiant Dawn Crichlow is refusing to quit tonight, despite essentially being called too old for the job by mayor Tom Tate. He says he’d rather pick younger councillors for senior leadership roles in Council, as their fiery power struggle, turns personal.

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RICK THORBURN SENTENCED TO LIFE BEHIND BARS

At long last, there’s justice for Tiahleigh. Today her foster father, Rick Thorburn, admitted to murdering the 12-year-old and dumping her body on the banks of a Gold Coast river. He was promptly sentenced to life behind bars for the cold-blooded act… carried out in an attempt to cover up his son’s incestuous relationship with her.

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RICK THORBURN PLEADS GUILTY TO MURDER OF 12-YEAR-OLD TIAHLEIGH PALMER

The foster father of slain schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer has been sentenced to life in prison for her murder. Rick Thorburn shed tears in the dock as he admitted to killing the 12-year-old Logan schoolgirl in 2015. The 57-year-old also pleaded guilty to interfering with her corpse, attempting to pervert the course of justice and two counts of perjury. He will have to serve 20 years before being eligible for parole in 2036. EARLIER: The foster father of slain Queensland schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer has just pleaded guilty to the 12-year-old’s murder. Rick Thorburn will now be sentenced in Brisbane’s Supreme Court today.

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