'He's warm': Murderer's chilling call to police after killing partner

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A NSW woman who has been found guilty of murdering her partner called Triple-0 claiming he had taken his own life.

Natasha Beth Darcy, 46, was found guilty of murdering Walcha farmer Mathew Dunbar on Tuesday after drugging and killing him on August 2, 2017.

Darcy pleaded not guilty in the NSW Supreme Court.

Mathew Dunbar, 42, pictured with Natasha Beth Darcy, 46.
Natasha Beth Darcy cried to Triple-0 operators on the phone after killing her partner Mathew Dunbar. Source: Facebook/ AAP

The court heard a recording, obtained by Nine News, of the phone call made by Darcy to Triple-0.

“I just walked into the bedroom and he’s got a plastic bag over his head with a cord in there and some gas or something,” she says sobbing.

She then tells the operator Mr Dunbar “is warm” and she knows CPR. Nine News reported the call went for 15 minutes and during that period the phone hung up three times.

But Darcy was lying throughout the call. She had just killed Mr Dunbar.

Source: Facebook
The Crown alleged Darcy killed Mr Dunbar to inherit his property. Source: Facebook

The Crown alleged Darcy killed him to inherit his $3.5 million property, knowing she was the sole beneficiary.

She staged the murder as a suicide. Darcy sedated her partner using a Nutribullet to blend a cocktail of sedatives, before moving a gas tank into his room and gassing him in his bed.

The Crown had earlier rejected Darcy's plea of guilty to aiding or abetting suicide.

On Tuesday, a NSW Supreme Court jury returned a guilty verdict after more than two days of deliberations.

Darcy will be sentenced on October 1.

with AAP

Readers seeking support and information about suicide prevention can contact Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636, Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467.

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