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Quincy Timberlake convicted and jailed for 11 years in Australia for manslaughter

By Nyaboga Kiage September 30th, 2023 2 min read

Kenyan national Quincy Timberlake has been jailed for 11 years by an Australian Court for manslaughter.

Mr Timberlake, 43, was found guilty of manslaughter in an incident that involved the death of his three-year-old son on June 18, 2014.

The court had on September 13, 2023, dropped murder charges against Mr Timberlake following a request by the Australian Prosecution Service.

The minor died under bizarre circumstances at the home of Timberlake and his wife Esther Arunga in Australia.

The child died after Timberlake reportedly punched him in the stomach before throwing him against a wall.

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Timberlake then reportedly declared that “the devil has gone now.”

Moments later, the son identified as Sinclair died in his bedroom at the family home in Brisbane Australia.

On Friday, the Australian Court was told that when Timberlake found his son dead he picked up a Bible and started praying, saying that he was on a mission to find the devil and slap him.

While delivering the sentence, Justice Paul Freeburn termed the death as “brutal and incomprehensible.”

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The court also heard that Mr Timberlake is suffering from psychosis and schizophrenia.

Mr Timberlake and Ms Arunga, a former TV news anchor, relocated to Australia from Kenya in 2012, in a cloud of controversy over their personal life.

Mr Timberlake had initially told police his son fell down the stairs and was not breathing when emergency services were called to the house in 2014.

However, later while being grilled, Ms Arunga told the police her husband punched their son in the stomach and threw him against a wall.

The former TV presenter was convicted for being an accessory after she initially attempted to mislead the police about her husband hurting their son.

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