A mom misplaced her daughter in a horrific drowning. She by no means may have anticipated the merciless act from one other father or mother simply days later

A girl has acquired a two-year suspended sentence after signing a mom and her late daughter up for swimming classes simply two days after the toddler drowned.

Alana Jade Osborne, 29, confronted Pine Rivers Justice of the Peace Court docket, north Brisbane, on Friday the place she pleaded responsible to at least one depend of illegal stalking, harassment, intimidation or abuse in opposition to Central Queensland mom Tahlia Kay Murphy.

The court docket heard Ms Murphy’s 17-month-old daughter, Taidyn ‘Totty’ Murphy, drowned in a spa tub on the household’s house in Gracemere, south of Rockhampton, whereas Ms Murphy was at work throughout September 2022.

Ms Murphy misplaced her job the identical day. She will not be accused of any wrongdoing in her daughter’s demise.

The toddler’s tragic demise triggered a year-long barrage of ‘psychological torture’ for Ms Murphy, who was focused by Osborne and co-accused Jessie Ella Ayling.

Tahlia Kay Murphy (pictured with Taidyn ‘Totty’ Murphy) suffered over a 12 months of ‘psychological torture’ following the demise of her toddler

Taidyn 'Totty' Murphy (pictured) drowned in a spa bath at the family's Gracemere, south of Rockhampton, home

Taidyn ‘Totty’ Murphy (pictured) drowned in a spa tub on the household’s Gracemere, south of Rockhampton, house

The court docket heard between August 12, 2022 and December 7, 2023 the pair created a lot of social media accounts to ‘make a mockery’ of Taidyn’s demise, the Courier Mail reported.

On one event, simply two days after the drowning, Osborne signed Ms Murphy and Taidyn up for a swim college.

Ms Murphy was left very distressed after the college subsequently contacted her to make preparations for classes.

Osborne and Ayling would use their sequence of on-line profiles to share content material and feedback about little Taidyn’s drowning, together with on Fb and TikTok.

The content material additional distressed Ms Murphy because it might be seen by grieving relations, together with her older then-12-year-old daughter.

The court docket heard the harassment wasn’t simply restricted to social media, although, with the pair emailing Ms Murphy’s boss demanding she be sacked and Osborne at one level sending pizza deliveries to the household’s house. 

Justice of the Peace Annette Hennessey recalled Ms Murphy’s emotional sufferer impression assertion through which she detailed her battle to correctly course of her younger daughter’s demise amid the onslaught from the co-accused. 

‘She stated that the harassment and torment brought on by your self and the co-defendant, throughout one of the crucial irritating and heartbreaking instances of her life, made her really feel mad, offended and pressured and he or she contemplated taking her personal life on a number of events,’ Justice of the Peace Hennessey stated.

‘She says she felt betrayed and pressured by each the content material of the posts and messages that you just and the co-defendant despatched on-line.

‘When she was within the thick of her grief after which tormented on-line, she could not assume or deal with organising her daughter’s funeral due to your actions.

‘She had an older daughter on the time, who was 12, and he or she refers to you contacting the daughter with distressing content material as nicely.’

Alana Jade Osborne and Jessie Ella Ayling harassed Ms Murphy (pictured with Taidyn), including one occasion when Osborne signed the pair up for swimming lessons just two days after the toddler's death

Alana Jade Osborne and Jessie Ella Ayling harassed Ms Murphy (pictured with Taidyn), together with one event when Osborne signed the pair up for swimming classes simply two days after the toddler’s demise

Police prosecutor, Mr Shiyaad, described Osborne and Ayling’s actions as ‘malicious and wicked’.

‘For the defendant and co-defendant to make a mockery of this demise, to harass the grieving sufferer, it’s inexcusable,’ he stated.

‘The tactic employed by the defendants to inflict this act of psychological torture was advanced and relentless.

‘It’s additional aggravating that these (two girls) not solely contacted the aggrieved but in addition her methods of assist, being her household and her mates.

‘These had been chilly, calculated and premeditated acts.’

Ms Murphy shared an advanced relationship with each Osborne and Ayling.

She described Osborne as her greatest good friend between 2017 and 2021 with Ms Murphy opening her house to her for four-to-five months in 2020 as Osborne recovered from amphetamine habit.

Osborne’s lawyer, Andrew Ferrett, stated the pair knew one another since 2012 however grew to become particularly shut from 2016 as they’d youngsters across the identical time.

Nonetheless, Osborne began to really feel resentment in the direction of Ms Murphy for failing to empathise along with her habit battle. 

‘She (Osborne) managed to get herself off amphetamine and through a time period, moved as much as Rockhampton to stick with the sufferer,’ the court docket heard.

‘Their relationship grew to become a bit fractured throughout that time period as a result of my shopper felt the sufferer was fairly insensitive in the direction of her plight with amphetamine habit on the time.

‘She felt the sufferer might be patronising in the direction of her and insensitive about her predicament.’

Osborne and Ayling would post online content and comments about the death of Taidyn (pictured)

Osborne and Ayling would publish on-line content material and feedback concerning the demise of Taidyn (pictured)

After leaving Ms Murphy’s house, Osborne moved to Brisbane.

Ms Murphy suspected her husband was having an affair with Jessie Ayling within the metropolis and requested Osborne to analyze their relationship.

It’s understood Mr Murphy was in a relationship with Ayling throughout a quick cut up from Ms Murphy in 2022.

‘My shopper then got here into contact with the co-defendant, whereas she was in a relationship with the sufferer’s associate and mockingly grew to become near the co-defendant (Ayling),’ Mr Ferrett stated.

‘She did begin to have a problem with the sufferer and this was enhanced by the acrimonious relationship between Jessie (Ayling) and the sufferer Tahlia, because of Tahlia’s associate Cecil having a relationship with Jessie.’

A number of components of Osborne’s life and upbringing had been heard by the court docket, together with the very fact she was principally raised her by controlling mom, whom she had a ‘tough’ relationship with.

That strained relationship resulted in Osborne going through periodic homelessness throughout her childhood, alongside different points.  

The court docket additionally heard Osborne was taking care of 4 youngsters, together with a nine-year-old boy whose mother and father had been in jail.

She at present works as a retail assistant and repair station assistant however is enterprise a Certificates III in pathology.

Osborne is being thought of for the place of an Indigenous Liaison Officer with Metro North Well being and hopes to have a profession in medical science.

Ms Murphy said she was unable to properly grieve Taidyn (pictured) due to the unrelenting harassment

Ms Murphy stated she was unable to correctly grieve Taidyn (pictured) as a result of unrelenting harassment

Mr and Ms Murphy have each already been sentenced for a revenge assault on Ayling and Osborne, with the help of a 3rd get together, on November 30, 2022 at Taigum.

On February 26, 2024, they got a 2.5 12 months wholly suspended sentence for firebombing Osborne’s automobile. 

Ayling was sentenced by Ipswich Magistrates Court docket on Could 17 to 12 months’ probation for utilizing a carriage service to menace, harass, or trigger offence and breaching bail circumstances.

Osborne was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment, wholly suspended for 2 years.

Justice of the Peace Hennessey additionally imposed a five-year restraining order on Osborne to not contact Ms Murphy.

Her conviction was recorded.

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