Massachusetts Nurse Charged With Homicide in Strangling Deaths of 2 of Her Children

A Massachusetts mom who jumped out a window in an apparent suicide attempt is now being charged with two counts of homicide in the deaths of two of her children.

Lindsay Clancy, 32, also faces three counts of strangulation and three counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon and is in police custody at a Boston hospital, WGBX reports.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, a man who lived at the Duxbury home, later identified as Clancy’s husband, called 911 early Tuesday evening and reported Clancy had jumped from a window.

First responders also found three children inside the home with “obvious signs of severe trauma” and rushed them to a hospital. The two older children, identified as 5-year-old Cora and 3-year-old Dawson, were pronounced dead at the hospital. A 7-month-old boy was taken to a Boston hospital for treatment.

The conditions of the infant and his mother were not immediately known.

Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz warrants for Clancy’s arrest were issued on Wednesday, and she would come to court to face those charges as soon as she is able to do so. Cruz said investigators had not determined a motive but were looking at all possibilities.

Investigators told WBZ, however, that it was possible Clancy was suffering from postpartum psychosis. She was on leave from Massachusetts General Hospital, where she worked as a nurse.

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[Featured image: Lindsay Clancyc, Cora Clancy, and Dawson Clancy/Facebook]