By Mercy Imali
Esther Arunga has been sentenced to 10 months parole over her son’s murder. She was later released immediately after the ruling. The Former TV Queen admitted to misleading police all in order to help her husband escape punishment. Though she also added that her husband, Quincy Timberlake intimidated her/cowed her.
On the night her son, Sinclair Timberlake died she was the one who called paramedics and stated that he had fallen down the stairs.
She stuck to this story for a whole 26 days. It wasn’t until Quincy was involuntarily admitted to a mental health facility that Esther changed her statement.
She now admitted that on that night she went into the bathroom to find Quincy hitting Sinclair in the stomach.
“He then threw him against the wall,” the court heard she told investigators.
Esther claimed her husband was saying “there’s a devil in his stomach, I have to get it out.”
She said Quincy had a strong arm and “even a grown man can’t survive that punch.”
“I was terrified of being alone and I felt terrible because my husband was sick as well,” she told the police.
Sinclair Timberlake suffered fatal injuries at his family home at Kallangur, north of Brisbane, on 17th June 2014.
His father and former Kenyan presidential candidate Quincy Timberlake was charged with his murder.