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Famed Botanist Killed By Own Daughter

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(Newser) – An environmental scientist bestowed the Order of Australia was killed by her own daughter in the aged-care facility where she lived with dementia, according to police. Mary White was found dead in her room at the Warrigal aged-care home in Bundanoon, New South Wales, on Sunday. Police now allege her daughter, Barbara Eckersley, killed the 92-year-old with an overdose of medication during a 4.5-hour span that evening, per ABC Australia and the Guardian. Charged with murder, Eckerlsey, 66 or 67, is reportedly cooperating with investigators.

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