By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
Natasha Beth Darcy has been charged with killing her boyfriend, Matthew Dunbar (42) in August 2017, soon after he named her the sole beneficiary of his multi-million dollar estate.
I am writing about the alleged murder of Dunbar is that Darcy is accused of using euthanasia techniques to kill Dunbar, information, devices and drugs that she obtained through the internet.
According to Emma Partridge, the Senior Crime Editor for 9News Darcy gave Dunbar crushed sedatives and then used an “Exit Bag” to complete the act. I will not describe the act that Darcy is accused of doing. 9News stated that Darcy has a history of violence towards boyfriends and the trial will begin next year.
9News reported that Dunbar was a trusting person.
Mr. Dunbar’s heartbroken mother Janet still struggles to comprehend the loss of her son.
“He’d give you the shirt off his own back and unfortunately he was too trusting,” Ms Dunbar told 9News.
“He just wanted to belong to a family. Family meant everything to him,” she said.
The case shows how prescribing assisted suicide drugs can be a perfect cover for murder.