DA Says Mother Will Be Charged With Killing 2 Kids

The Massachusetts woman, Lindsay Clancy, was hospitalized after suicide attempt
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2023 1:49 PM CST
Updated Jan 25, 2023 5:55 PM CST
In Massachusetts, Man Comes Home to the 'Unimaginable'
Duxbury Police work at the scene where two children were found dead and an infant injured, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, in Duxbury, Mass.   (David L Ryan/The Boston Globe via AP)
UPDATE Jan 25, 2023 5:55 PM CST

A Duxbury, Massachusetts, woman hospitalized after an apparent suicide attempt Tuesday night will be charged with murdering two of her children when it becomes possible to do so, prosecutors say. Authorities say Lindsay Clancy, 32, is suspected of strangling 5-year-old Cora and 3-year-old Dawson, NBC Boston reports. A third child, a 7-month-old boy, was hospitalized Tuesday night with what Plymouth County DA Timothy Cruz says was "evidence of harm." "As soon as able, we will be arraigning her on the two charges of murder in the deaths of her children," Cruz said of Clancy, per Boston25.

Jan 25, 2023 1:49 PM CST

"This is an unimaginable, senseless tragedy," says a Massachusetts prosecutor of the deaths of two children in Duxbury. Police were called to the home Tuesday night just after 6pm local time by a man who arrived at the house and came upon what's believed to be an attempted suicide by the children's mother. The Patriot Ledger reports the man stated she had jumped out a window. Inside, police found three young children unconscious and bearing "obvious signs of trauma."

A 5-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy were pronounced dead at a local hospital. An 8-month-old boy was transported by MedFlight to a Boston hospital and is currently hospitalized, as is the children's mother, reports MassLive. Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz says it's believed the five are all related, but "as I've often said at these terrible events, this is a slow and steady process" to determine what transpired. (If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, call or text the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 in the US.)

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