Infant dies days after Mass. mom allegedly fatally strangled 2 other children
01/30/2023 1:46 pm PST
DUXBURY, Mass. (TCD) -- A third child has died in the hospital days after a Plymouth County mother allegedly strangled her two other children to death and tried to take her own life.
On Tuesday, Jan. 24, Duxbury Police went to a home on Summer Street after a man called to report his wife had jumped out a window. Plymouth Country District Attorney Tim Cruz said in a press conference first responders arrived and located three young children "unconscious with obvious signs of trauma."
The children and their mother were all transported to hospitals, where the 5-year-old girl and 3-year-old boy were pronounced dead. They were later identified as Cora and Dawson Clancy. The third child, a 7-month-old boy, was flown to Children’s Hospital in Boston for treatment.
According to Mass Live, the 8-month-old infant, Callan Clancy, died Friday, Jan. 27, at 11:18 a.m.
Cruz later identified the mother as Lindsay Clancy and said there was a warrant issued for her arrest for two counts of homicide, three counts of strangulation, three counts of assault, and three counts of battery with a deadly weapon. Cruz said Clancy was "under police custody."
It was not immediately known if Lindsay Clancy would face extra charges following Callan’s death.
Mass Live reports Clancy worked at Massachusetts General Hospital as a labor and delivery nurse. The hospital told the outlet in a statement, "We are shocked and saddened to learn of this unthinkable tragedy. We extend our deepest sympathies to all those affected by these devastating events."
On Saturday, Jan. 28, Lindsay’s husband, Patrick Clancy, wrote a long statement on a GoFundMe page that is raising money to help cover medical expenses, funerals, and legal services. Patrick described each child in detail. He said Cora had an "infectious laugh and was stunningly beautiful," while Dawson was "naturally humorous and generous beyond the norm of a typical toddler."
Patrick said Callan, the youngest, "always knew how to heal me."
He wrote, "As excruciating as it was, I was fortunate and grateful to feel his warmth until his very last moment. Faith is my only hope of believing he felt mine."
Patrick also discussed his relationship with Lindsay in his statement.
Patrick wrote, "She’s recently been portrayed largely by people who have never met her and never knew who the real Lindsay was. Our marriage was wonderful and diametrically grew stronger as her condition rapidly worsened. I took as much pride in being her husband as I did in being a father and felt persistently lucky to have her in my life."
He called on others to "find it deep within yourselves to forgive Lindsay, as I have."
He shared, "The very fibers of her soul are loving. All I wish for her now is that she can somehow find peace."
Patrick concluded his note, "Cora, Dawson, and Callan, you gave me so much in your short time here. I don’t know if the pain will ever go away, but I’ll do my best to carry on in your honor. Dada loves you so much and will always remember you."
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