THE mother of murdered schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer has taken social media into a wasteful tirade against a parent who chose to give their newborn baby the same name as her murdered child.
Cyndi Palmer said that Tiahleigh was a name she had invented specifically for her daughter and that she was “out of the wild”, a child born since her death had been given the same name.
In May, Tiahleigh’s foster father, Rick Thorburn, received a life sentence for the 12-year-old murder.
She was placed in January 2015 with the Thorburn family, who lived in a rural area south of Brisbane.
Tiahleigh later told a friend that she had sexual intercourse with Trent, Rick’s 18-year-old son. At one point he became concerned that he had impregnated the child who had been placed in the care of the family.
Trent’s mother, Julene and the rest of the Thorburn clan, discovered the relationship and within 48 hours, at the end of October of that year, she was dead.
Tiahleigh had remained in contact with her mother Cyndi during their turbulent care time.
In a Facebook message this week to the private Justice4Tiaheligh Facebook group, Cyndi let go of ‘little fucking teens’. She claimed that they had agreed not to call their newborn child Tiahleigh, but she seemed to have done so at the time.
“Little fucking teens who think it’s nice to have babies … and then name that boy after my deceased daughter to whom they weren’t even friends for what I can only consider as attention!” She wrote.
“That wasn’t their name, it was the Tiahleigh family to use if they wanted to. That name is not a random or ordinary name, that name that I made especially for Tiahleigh. ”
Cyndi went on to say that she had contacted “the children” and was assured that they would not use the name Tiahleigh.
‘Now the baby is born and boom. I’m more than wild. If this were my child, I would never let my child be called a baby after someone who has died, especially under such horrible circumstances. ”
Some in the group did not share Cyndi’s anger and pointed out that many children had similar sounding names.
But the mother replied that it was the specific spelling of Tiahleigh, which she claims to have invented, that made her angry.
A person called Cyndi outside and said he had “no owner” about the name and “spread hate to teenage girls.”
But Cyndi had none of it. “Old enough to have a baby, old enough to be called,” she replied.
“They said they would change it, that’s why I’m so upset.”
Other commentators have more sympathy. “It’s such a beautiful name, it doesn’t feel good to use it,” someone wrote.
Rick Thorburn told the police that he had dropped Tiahleigh at school when he actually threw her to prevent any scandal about brother Trent’s sexual relationship with a child.
The rest of the family, including the youngest son Joshua, then covered the crime.
Her poorly dissolved body was found six days later in the Pimpama River on the Gold Coast.
Julene and Josh Thorburn were inflicted perjury and try to distort justice.
Trent Thorburn was accused of incest and tried to circumvent the trial and two perjury.
Trent and Rick Thorburn were denied the bail, and last year Trent Thorburn started a maximum of four years, minimum five months in prison for incest and his other charges.
Joshua Thorburn received a three-month sentence and Julene a maximum of 18 months.
Rick Thorburn will spend the rest of his life in prison after he has pleaded guilty of murdering the 12-year-old. He must be in prison for 20 years before he is eligible for parole on September 12, 2036.