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Esther Arunga confesses to lying about son’s death

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The former KTN anchor Esther Arunga on Monday pleaded guilty to being an accessory to murder after the fact to manslaughter. Ms Arunga admitted to lying to the Australian police in a bid to help her husband, Quincy Timberlake, avoid punishment.

According to the Australian Associated Press, Crown prosecutor Danny Boyle explained to the court  Esther called triple zero just after 1 am on June 18 to report the death of her son. Upon the arrival of paramedics and police, she told them her son had fallen down the stairs.

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An autopsy contradicted Esther’s statement and revealed Sinclair died “as a result of a severe blunt force such as punching or stamping or similar” and his injuries were inconsistent that of a fall at their family home at Kallangur, north of Brisbane, on June 2014.

His father and former Kenyan presidential candidate Quincy Timberlake was charged with his murder.

Boyle told the court Arunga diverted attention from her husband for almost a month and that she only changed her story after Timberlake was involuntarily admitted to a psychiatric facility.

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“She told police she went into the bathroom on the night of June 17 to find Quincy hitting Sinclair in the stomach,” AAP reported.

“He then threw him against the wall,” Arunga is quoted as having told investigators saying, “there’s a devil in his (the son) stomach, I have to get it out”.

The former news presenter told the court she was afraid to speak because she was afraid of Timberlake who had a strong arm which even an adult couldn’t withstand a punch from.

“I was terrified of being alone and I felt terrible because my husband was sick as well,” she confessed to the police as to why she did not speak up earlier, AAP quotes.

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