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Alleged murderer Barbara Eckersley ‘shocked’ herself by putting ‘green dream’ in mother’s food | The Canberra Times



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A woman accused of murdering her elderly mother told police she felt like she was having an out-of-body experience when she mixed a drug used to euthanise animals into the 92-year-old’s dinner and fed it to her. “It’s almost as though I was watching myself,” Barbara Eckersley told investigators in a recorded interview played to a jury in the NSW Supreme Court at Goulburn on Wednesday. “I mean, it’s just not something I would do. I can’t even kill a fly.” Mrs Eckersley is on trial over the alleged August 2018 murder of her mother, acclaimed former Canberra environmental scientist Dr Mary White, at the Warrigal aged care facility in Bundanoon. She has pleaded not guilty, with defence barrister Kieran Ginges telling the jury…

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