Jury begins deliberating whether or not a girl sedated and gassed her sheep farmer boyfriend to inherit $3.5million property
- Jury to determine if sheep farmer was murdered by his companion as he slept
- Mathew Dunbar, 42, was discovered lifeless in his mattress on his NSW property in 2017
- Natasha Beth Darcy, 46, is accused of homicide by sedating and gassing him
- She’s alleged to have hatched the plot to inherit his $3.5m Walcha property
A jury has begun deliberating on the homicide trial of a NSW girl accused of sedating and gassing her sheep farmer companion.
Natasha Beth Darcy pleaded not responsible to murdering Mathew Dunbar, who was discovered lifeless in his mattress on his Pandora property within the Northern Tablelands city of Walcha on August 2, 2017.
The 46-year-old’s NSW Supreme Courtroom trial started on March 31, with the Crown alleging she murdered the grazier to inherit his $3.5 million property, figuring out she was the only real beneficiary.
She contended the 42-year-old killed himself, however the Crown rejected her responsible plea to aiding or abetting suicide
Natasha Beth Darcy (proper) pleaded not responsible to murdering Mathew Dunbar (left), who was discovered lifeless in his mattress on his Pandora property within the Northern Tablelands city of Walcha
Justice Julia Lonergan has directed the jurors to completely put out of their minds the problem of assisted suicide, reminding them of the absence of any proof about such a state of affairs.
The jury retired to contemplate its verdict on Wednesday.
Prosecutor Brett Hatfield alleged Darcy deliberate the homicide for a while, citing a whole lot of Google searches on dying strategies beginning with toxic spiders and fungi.
He mentioned she sedated her companion utilizing a Nutribullet to mix a cocktail of sedatives, earlier than transferring a gasoline tank into his room and gassing him in his mattress.
Natasha Beth Darcy, 46, (pictured) is alleged to have murdered the grazier to inherit his $3.5 million property
The jury was informed of a letter Darcy despatched to a buddy after Mr Dunbar’s dying, providing her $20,000 to inform lies about him that will help her at any homicide trial.
Agreed information tendered within the case state that in 2009, Darcy hit her husband, Colin Crossman, on the top with a hammer as he slept.
Three days later when he was once more asleep she took a tin of petrol from the storage and poured it on the bed room flooring and set it alight.
She had earlier given him a meal of tacos and samples later confirmed he had sedatives in his system.
Darcy is alleged to have sedated Mathew Dunbar (pictured) utilizing a Nutribullet to mix a cocktail of sedatives, earlier than transferring a gasoline tank into his room and gassing him in his mattress
The earlier month, she had taken out a life insurance coverage coverage which paid $700,000 to her on the dying of Mr Crossman.
Mr Hatfield mentioned these occasions point out Ms Darcy tends to sedate and inflict critical hurt on her home companions for monetary achieve.
In assist of the rivalry that Mr Dunbar killed himself, Darcy’s barrister Janet Manuell SC cited a string of points together with what she mentioned was the sheep farmer’s confused sexuality, his critical leg drawback, despair and the suicide of his shut buddy.
A jury has now begun deliberating their verdict within the homicide trial on the Supreme Courtroom of New South Wales (inventory picture)
Google searches about redback spiders could have associated to ‘creepy crawlies’ in the home, whereas mushroom searches could have concerned checking on edible fungi across the rural property.
She additionally requested the jurors ‘in case your homicide weapon was a blender and a glass tumbler, would not you place them within the dishwasher and do away with the proof?’.
Darcy had made issues worse for herself by telling repeated lies to police, Ms Manuell mentioned.
‘Give it some thought; one of many issues with mendacity is that when you’ve got informed one lie you have to hold telling an entire lot extra lies if you are going to sustain with the unique lie.’
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