Charli Darragh at her mother Marie's grave. Nurse Megan Jean Haines has been found guilty of murdering the elderly woman and another St Andrew's aged care centre resident.
Charli Darragh at her mother Marie's grave. Nurse Megan Jean Haines has been found guilty of murdering the elderly woman and another St Andrew's aged care centre resident.

'I lost my mother. Why should your children have theirs?'

UPDATE: CHARLI Darragh has one message to the woman who injected her mother and another elderly Ballina nursing home resident with a fatal insulin dose.

"I lost my mother. Why should your children have theirs?"

Former St Andrew's aged care centre registered nurse Megan Jean Haines has been found guilty of murdering Marie Darragh, 82, and Isabella Spencer, 77, in May 2014.

It took only four hours for the Sydney Supreme Court jury to arrive at its guilty verdict after a fortnight-long trial.

The fatal mistake the women made was filing complaints about Haines' care.

Ms Darragh told St Andrew's staff she had lifted her blankets and asked Haines to apply cream to an itch.

Haines allegedly responded saying, "Cover yourself up, you look disgusting".

Ms Spencer complained she had asked Haines for help to go to the bathroom and was told to "piss in her pad".

ACCUSED OF MURDER: Former nurse Megan Jean Haines is accused of murdering two residents at a Ballina nursing home. Photo contributed
ACCUSED OF MURDER: Former nurse Megan Jean Haines is accused of murdering two residents at a Ballina nursing home. Photo contributed

The jury found Haines, who was already on probation after receiving a slew of complaints from previous jobs, entered the women's rooms while they slept and injected them with insulin.

A man who knew her years earlier told the jury Haines had once boasted she knew how to kill someone with insulin without being detected.

This time she was wrong.

Speaking from her Gold Coast home, Charli Darragh said she was "over the moon, but in pain" and was still dealing with the guilt she felt for having told her mother to make the complaint that got her killed.

She said Haines was an evil-looking lady and it was difficult sitting so close to her during the court case.

"I knew from day one she did it," Ms Darragh said.

"But for 30 months I've had to carry the guilt that I was the one who got mum to complain.

"It has been a massive emotional rollercoaster, thinking that I had a hand in her murder.

"(Haines) belongs where she is going."

Marie Darragh and her daughter Charli Darragh at St Andrews nursing home in Ballina. Supplied picture.
Marie Darragh and her daughter Charli Darragh at St Andrews nursing home in Ballina. Supplied picture.

Ms Darragh wanted to thank everyone involved in the case - particularly Ballina Detective Sergeant Mick Smith and Detective Sergeant Darren Gunn from the Homicide Squad.

"And most of all, the jury for making the right decision to put this monster away," she added.

Justice Peter Garland will sentence Haines on December 7.

 

EARLIER: FORMER Ballina nurse Megan Jean Haines has been found guilty of two counts of murder after fatally injecting two elderly nursing home residents with insulin.

A Sydney Supreme Court jury found Haines murdered Marie Darragh, 82, and Isabella Spencer, 77, after they complained about her care at the St Andrew's aged care centre in Ballina.

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