A Massachusetts woman was indicted on charges in the alleged murders of her three young children who were all under the age of six.
Lindsay Clancy, 32, from Duxbury, was accused of death by strangulation, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz announced in a statement.
"Clancy, who is held without bail and in treatment at a hospital, had allegedly jumped out of a window of her residence in an apparent suicide attempt on January 24, 2023," the Daily Caller reported.
"Duxbury police and first responders treated her and took her to the hospital. First responders then found her three children in the basement of the residence, 'unconscious and with obvious signs of severe trauma,' the press release noted," according to the report.
Lives of children ended
"Cora and Dawson were taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, where they were pronounced deceased. Medics flew Callan to a hospital in Boston, where he died several days later," True Crime Daily reported."Cruz said the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined Cora and Dawson died from asphyxia, while Callan’s cause of death was complication of asphyxia," it added.
The husband's tragic discovery
"According to court documents, Clancy’s husband, Patrick, arrived home and found her injured on the ground outside. He called 911 and could be heard asking his wife, 'Where are the kids?' He later told police that she replied, 'In the basement,'" the Boston Globe reported.
"The 911 call kept going,' Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Sprague told the court in February, adding that Patrick Clancy could be heard heading to the basement and calling out for his children," it continued.
Clancy claims she killed the children during a "moment of psychosis" following depression, as the mother previously appeared happy and without a prior criminal history.
Clancy sustained significant injuries during her suicide attempt following the deaths of her children, leaving her a paraplegic, according to reports.
The tragic loss of lives now moves forward with charges against the mother as the courts must now decide how to handle the disturbing situation that took the lives of three children and left the life of the mother disabled, shocking her husband and the community.