After being arraigned to court at the Brisbane Magistrates Court, Esther Arunga claimed that Quincy Timberlake was trying to rid him their 3 year old son of aliens and demons before paramedics found the boy dead. The allegations were made by police during a bail hearing for Esther Arunga earlier on today. The former TV personality, who is charged with accessory after the fact to murder, was released on bail
On the fateful day, it is said that emergency services pronounced their son Sinclair Timberlake dead when they arrived at the family’s Kallangur townhouse early on June 18. The couple told police the three-year-old boy had fallen down the stairs while playing with a sibling. However, police allege Esther Arunga changed her version of events multiple times, and privately told them that she believed her husband was mentally unwell.
Court documents reveal Mr Timberlake admitted himself to Brisbane’s Prince Charles Mental Health hospital on July 3. A week later he was made an involuntary patient. Four days later, Mrs Timberlake told officers her husband was pushing on the boy’s stomach repeatedly because he believed he had been possessed by aliens and demons. She said her husband “was speaking as if he was attempting to save [Sinclair] from alien embryos implanted in his stomach”, according to police documents tendered in court. “She then observed the father of the deceased punch the deceased in the stomach with his fist,” the documents said. The boy was then allegedly thrown against a wall, before he was showered, dressed and left on his bed.
Police said Sinclair’s initial post mortem results were not consistent with a fall down the stairs. He had suffered internal injuries, bruising to his arms and torso. He also had a number of other injuries Mrs Timberlake said were caused by traditional Kenyan healing techniques prior to June 18.
Esther was granted bail and will return to court on October 20. Her bail conditions include that she surrender her passport, report to police twice a week, not be closer than 500 metres to an airport and have no contact with her husband. She declined to comment when she was released from the Brisbane watch house.