The arrest warrant for a Massachusetts nurse, who’s accused of strangling her three young children before attempting suicide, includes two counts of murder, three counts of strangulation or suffocation, and three counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon.
Lindsay Clancy, 32, remains in the hospital and will be arraigned “as soon as possible,” Plymouth District Attorney Tim Cruz said during a press conference Wednesday.
Two of the three children – Cora Clancy, 5, and Dawson Clancy, 3 – died. The attack’s sole survivor, a seven-month-old infant boy, remains in critical condition in a Boston hospital.
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The children were found “unconscious with obvious signs of trauma” in the Clancys’ Duxbury home after her husband’s 911 call for medical help.
There was speculation based off recent Facebook posts that Clancy suffered from postpartum depression, but Cruz declined to say if this was a contributing factor.
The Plymouth District Attorney’s office and the Duxbury police haven’t responded to requests for updates on the health of Clancy or her youngest son.
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The tragedy has left the entire community shaken, including the first responders who were on scene. DA Cruz alluded to the emotional toll that the scene took on everyone who was at the house that day.
Duxbury Fire Chief Robert Reardon and Deputy Chief Brian Monahan issued a joint statement that urged responders to reach out if they’re having trouble coping.
“Tragedies like these are always difficult to comprehend and process,” Reardon and Monahan said in their statement. “We are all left struggling with many emotions. Please know that all public safety personnel have been offered, and will continue to be offered, needed support.”
Reardon tweeted, “On behalf of the entire Duxbury Fire Department, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this tragic event, their family members, and all the members of our public safety community who responded.”
The Wareham Fire Department showed their love for the Clancy family, the two young children who died and their fellow first responders by adding to a memorial of flowers and stuffed animals.
“Chief John Kelley and Engine 5 traveled to Duxbury Fire to provide station coverage. Members attended the candlelight vigil, which was held to offer prayers for the Clancy family. Tonight, we support Duxbury Fire during this time of grief and heartache,” the Wareham Fire Department tweeted.
Clancy is a labor and delivery nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital, which issued a statement to the media on Tuesday.
“We are shocked and saddened to learn of this unthinkable tragedy,” Michael Morrison, the senior director of external communications, said. “We extend our deepest sympathies to all those affected by these devastating events.”
Source: Fox News