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Accused ‘watching herself dying slowly’ | Southern Highland News



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A woman accused of murdering her elderly mother tearfully wrote that she felt like she was watching herself die before she put a drug used to euthanise animals in the 92-year-old’s nursing home soup. Barbara Eckersley’s state of mind was placed under the spotlight on Tuesday, as she took the witness stand and claimed to have been so confused that she forgot what she had done for days. The 69-year-old is on trial in the NSW Supreme Court at Goulburn, having pleaded not guilty to the murder of acclaimed former Canberra scientist Dr Mary White. Mrs Eckersley said on Tuesday that she had felt her mother was suffering and in need of pain relief, but had been “abandoned” by doctors and staff at the Warrigal aged care home in…

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