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Tiahleigh's Foster Mum Due For Sentencing Today

The foster mother of slain Queensland schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer is to be sentenced for perjury and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Julene Thorburn's scheduled sentencing hearing at Beenleigh District Court on Friday comes almost two years to the day after the 12-year-old's body was discovered on the banks of a Gold Coast river.

Thorburn is expected to be sentenced by Judge Craig Chowdhury at 2pm.

Police allege she repeatedly lied as part of a family pact to cover up what had happened to Tiahleigh.

Her eldest son Joshua was jailed for three months in July after pleading guilty to the same charges.

Family patriarch Rick Thorburn has been committed to stand trial for the schoolgirl's alleged murder.

The couple's other son, Trent, was sentenced to four years' imprisonment in September after pleading guilty to four charges, including perjury and incest.

Tiahleigh was last seen alive on October 30, 2015, with her decomposing body found on the banks of the Pimpama River on November 5.


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