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Tiahleigh's Foster Father To Be Moved To Jail After Overdose

The foster father of Queensland schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer is expected to be transferred from a Brisbane hospital to jail after being charged with her murder.

Rick Thorburn was due to face the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Wednesday but did not appear because he was in an induced coma at Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital after reportedly trying to overdose on pills.

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Police confirmed the 56-year-old was conscious on Thursday afternoon and had been moved from intensive care to the hospital's secure unit.

Once medical staff are satisfied he is able to be discharged, he is expected to be taken to the Brisbane Correctional Centre at Wacol.

Photo: Tiahleigh Palmer

Thorburn's partner Julene, 54, and one of his son's Josh, 20, were granted bail at their court appearances after being charged with perjury and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

His other son Trent, 19, was refused bail on the same charges and an additional charge of incest.

The court heard Trent admitted having sex with Tiahleigh in a Facebook Messenger conversation with a cousin before her death and was worried she might have been pregnant.

Photo: Trent Thorburn and Tiahleigh Palmer

Julene and Josh Thorburn will face court again on October 10.

Trent Thorburn will remain in custody until his next court date on November 9.

Rick Thorburn's matter will next be mentioned on December 21.

AAP; Photos: AAP

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