DUXBURY — A Duxbury mother is facing murder charges for allegedly strangling her three young children before jumping out a window of her home Tuesday evening.
At 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz held a press conference outside his office where he announced that an arrest warrant had been issued for Lindsay Clancy, 32, who is alleged to have killed her five-year-old daughter, Cora, and three-year-old son, Dawson. A third child, a seven-month-old boy, was seriously injured.
Clancy’s been charged with two counts of homicide, three counts each of strangulation and assault and battery with a deadly weapon. According to Cruz, the charges are the result of a preliminary investigation.
Investigators say that at approximately 6 p.m. Tuesday, Clancy’s husband called 911 to report that his wife had attempted suicide by jumping out the window of their 47 Summer Street residence.
According to Cruz, upstairs in the residence, Cora, 5, and Dawson, 3, were found “unconscious, with obvious signs of trauma,” Cruz said. The seven-month-old boy was flown to Boston Children’s Hospital, where he remains. Cora and Dawson were pronounced dead at an area hospital and Clancy survived the fall. According to Boston.com, as of Wednesday, she’s still in the hospital.
According to Clancy’s Facebook profile, she’s a labor and delivery nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital. It’s unknown whether postpartum depression was the cause of the incident, or if marital problems were an impetus for Clancy’s actions, i.e., if her husband was cheating and/or planning to leave her.
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