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Walcha vet reported ram sedative request to police a month before farmer’s death

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On the afternoon of August 1, 2017, Natasha Darcy took a sick and elderly cat to the vet, intending to have it euthanised – but decided on a different course of action because her children were too upset. Just hours later, she is accused of using animal sedatives to murder her husband in what she insists was an assisted suicide.

Ms Darcy’s trial for the murder of Walcha grazier Mathew Dunbar in the NSW Supreme Court heard evidence on Thursday from a local veterinarian, who said Ms Darcy made an unusual and concerning request for ram sedative more than a month before Mr Dunbar’s death.

Walcha sheep grazier Mathew Dunbar with partner Natasha Beth Darcy, who has been charged with his murder.

Meleika McKinnon, a nurse at the Walcha…



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