Duxbury Mother Charged With Murder in Strangulation Deaths of Her Children
The mother of the two children who were killed in Duxbury Tuesday evening is being charged with their murders, the Plymouth County District Attorney stated Wednesday afternoon.
D.A. Tim Cruz revealed in a press conference Wednesday afternoon that Lindsay Clancy, the 32-year-old mother of the children and the woman who attempted suicide Tuesday evening, is being charged with their murders.
Cora Clancy, 5, and Dawson Clancy, 3, were both found strangled. They were transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth, where they were pronounced deceased. A seven-month-old boy was also found suffering from injuries and remains hospitalized at Boston Children’s Hospital.
According to Cruz, Lindsay Clancy had attempted to commit suicide by jumping from a window of the family's home at 47 Summer Street. She was found by her husband, who placed a call to 911 at about 6:11 p.m. Tuesday. First responders arrived and treated Clancy at the scene, before discovering her three children inside, unconscious with “obvious signs of trauma,” according to Cruz.
Cruz stated on Wednesday that the preliminary investigation has indicated that Clancy allegedly strangled the two older children. He declined to comment on the nature or origin of the injuries of the infant.
Clancy remains hospitalized in Boston at this time, but Cruz said as soon as she is able, she will be arraigned on the murder charges. Cruz declined to comment on her condition, but referred to it as “a moving target.”
He also said he did not have an exact status on the health of the infant boy, but said, “I think we should all be praying for him.”
Cruz called the investigation “active and ongoing,” under the authority of the Duxbury Police and the Massachusetts State Police. Both he and Duxbury Police Chief Michael Carbone declined to comment if there had been any previous 911 calls to the home.
A reporter also asked if postpartum psychosis may have played a role in Clancy’s alleged actions.
Cruz did not want to comment on Clancy’s mental health status, but did say “everything is being looked at.”
MassLive.com reported that Clanc is a labor and delivery nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital.