February 7, 2023

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Natasha Darcy tried using to ‘charm police’ in interviews about Mathew Dunbar murder, courtroom hears

Natasha Darcy’s deficiency of empathy was on total display in police interviews hours after her partner Mathew Dunbar’s loss of life in which she giggled, manufactured jokes about him staying homosexual and likened him to a toddler, a jury has been advised.

The murder trial of Ms Darcy, 46, resumed on Friday soon after not sitting down for a week in the NSW Supreme Court, the place Crown prosecutor Brett Hatfield continued his closing deal with.

Mr Hatfield explained to jurors Ms Darcy had a “callous” attitude toward Mr Dunbar, exhibited by a remark to law enforcement that the 42-calendar year-old sheep farmer was an “attention seeker” possessing “one of his poofter hissy fits” after he threatened suicide.

Her derisive remarks ongoing just after his dying, Mr Hatfield argued as he reminded the jury of Ms Darcy’s quip that Mr Dunbar’s really like of buying “must be the homosexual in him”.

“You may consider that shows how entirely shallow emotionally the accused is, entirely lacking in any empathy,” Mr Hatfield reported.

“Her husband or wife just died a lot less than 12 several hours before and she’s conversing about him in all those conditions.”

The Crown alleges Ms Darcy drugged Mr Dunbar with a sedative cocktail blended in a Nutribullet ahead of gassing him to death in his mattress in the early hours of August 2, 2017.

Prosecutors say she murdered him following comprehensive on the net research in a bid to inherit his $3.5m residence Pandora, of which she was the sole beneficiary.

Ms Darcy has pleaded not responsible to murder and suggests she assisted Mr Dunbar’s suicide.

Mr Hatfield reported the Walcha lady experienced informed police a litany of lies throughout 4 individual interviews, telling the jury: “Every element becomes a lot more implausible.”

The jurors could possibly keep in mind her to start with interview, he explained, since she was “giggling and laughing” with detectives “less than 12 hours just after the guy she claimed she cherished was dead”.

He reported she “doesn’t appear to be to be upset at all” as he quoted her chatting to the detectives about her coffee device: “You can give it a whirl if youse like. Push a button and a cappuccino arrives out.”

In a further job interview, Ms Darcy explained Mr Dunbar as having “the mentality of an 8-yr-old” and a quick time later, as a person who “used to have his little 2-year-outdated tantrums”, Mr Hatfield mentioned.

“(She said), ‘I could make him cry prior to I could make the little ones cry’,” he informed the court.

“You could possibly imagine that is a revealing comment, and steady with a man or woman who is aware of how to manipulate and upset their companion.”

Ms Darcy preserved in law enforcement interviews that Mr Dunbar was gay, a thing disputed by his pal Lance Partridge, who advised the court Mr Dunbar experienced a relationship with a man but it did not do the job out.

Mr Hatfield mentioned there was “no proof at all” to assist Ms Darcy’s assertion that Mr Dunbar had found a intercourse counsellor in Sydney in a bid to alter his sexual orientation from homosexual to straight.

He proposed the jury reject Ms Darcy’s account of a chaste “marriage of convenience”, significantly from proof from Mr Partridge that the few were physically affectionate and sweet to a person a different.

He pointed out several alleged lies Ms Darcy advised police, together with that she had learned Mr Dunbar’s body soon after unintentionally environment off the smoke alarm in the center of the evening.

Ms Darcy’s tale — that she had been sleeping on the sofa, woken up, established off the alarm even though placing wooden on the hearth, stopped the alarm, and went to notify Mr Dunbar what she’d accomplished — did not make any perception, he stated.

“You wouldn’t go and wake them up to tell them you were being nervous that you’d woken them up,” he claimed.

Mr Hatfield mentioned she also lied about not being aware of what the helium gas was for, telling officers “Mat stated anything about getting some thing for welding, I think that is what it is for.”

“That’s a stark lie informed to length herself from being the just one who purchased the murder weapon,” he advised the courtroom.

In a further occasion, Mr Hatfield explained, Ms Darcy had insisted Mr Dunbar had built a individual research on her cell phone, but she was captured on CCTV holding her personal phone at the time the look for was manufactured.

“Her cellular phone was white, you can see the footage for you,” he reported.

In her opening tackle, Ms Darcy’s barrister Janet Manuell urged the jury to hold an open intellect and told them there might have been great good reasons Ms Darcy lied to police that did not essentially stage to her guilt.

A suicide specialist who testified for the defence informed the jury he considered Mr Dunbar had melancholy.

The demo carries on.