Mass. mother to be charged with murders of 2 children; third child being treated at hospital

A Duxbury, Massachusetts, mother will face murder charges after two young children were killed Tuesday night, according to the Plymouth County District Attorney.Around 6 p.m. Tuesday, a 911 call came in to report an attempted suicide of an “adult female resident” who had jumped through a window on Summer Street, officials said. They said a male resident made the call, but did not state the relationship between the woman and the man. Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz said Duxbury police and fire found Lindsay Clancy, 32, at the home, treated her on scene and brought her to a hospital. First responders found three children unconscious in the house with “obvious signs of trauma,” Cruz said. He said 3-year-old Dawson Clancy and 5-year-old Cora Clancy were taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.Wesley Clancy, an 8-month-old boy, was sent to a Boston hospital and is being treated for his injuries, Cruz said. There is no update on his status.Cruz said it appears the children were strangled, but the medical examiner will ultimately determine the manner and means of their deaths. Officials are seeking an arrest warrant and charging Clancy for the homicides of her children.On top of homicide and strangulation charges, Clancy is also facing three counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon, according to sister station WCVB. Clancy remains at a Boston hospital and will be arraigned as soon as possible. Prosecutors would not say whether mental health issues played a role, but said they are looking at everything in their investigation. Duxbury police Chief Michael Carbone said Duxbury and Massachusetts State Police detectives are continuing their investigation to get more answers. “I want to further commend the professionalism and the work of the Duxbury first responders and the Mass. State Police,” Cruz said. “I’m sure many of them will not forget what they saw last evening and I think we should all be grateful for the men and women that put a uniform on that are willing to do this difficult and challenging job.”Support has been and will continue to be offered to first responders who were on duty Tuesday night.See the full press conference in the player below.

A Duxbury, Massachusetts, mother will face murder charges after two young children were killed Tuesday night, according to the Plymouth County District Attorney.

Around 6 p.m. Tuesday, a 911 call came in to report an attempted suicide of an “adult female resident” who had jumped through a window on Summer Street, officials said. They said a male resident made the call, but did not state the relationship between the woman and the man.

Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz said Duxbury police and fire found Lindsay Clancy, 32, at the home, treated her on scene and brought her to a hospital.

First responders found three children unconscious in the house with “obvious signs of trauma,” Cruz said. He said 3-year-old Dawson Clancy and 5-year-old Cora Clancy were taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

Wesley Clancy, an 8-month-old boy, was sent to a Boston hospital and is being treated for his injuries, Cruz said. There is no update on his status.

Cruz said it appears the children were strangled, but the medical examiner will ultimately determine the manner and means of their deaths.

Officials are seeking an arrest warrant and charging Clancy for the homicides of her children.

On top of homicide and strangulation charges, Clancy is also facing three counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon, according to sister station WCVB.

Clancy remains at a Boston hospital and will be arraigned as soon as possible.

Prosecutors would not say whether mental health issues played a role, but said they are looking at everything in their investigation.

Duxbury police Chief Michael Carbone said Duxbury and Massachusetts State Police detectives are continuing their investigation to get more answers.

“I want to further commend the professionalism and the work of the Duxbury first responders and the Mass. State Police,” Cruz said. “I’m sure many of them will not forget what they saw last evening and I think we should all be grateful for the men and women that put a uniform on that are willing to do this difficult and challenging job.”

Support has been and will continue to be offered to first responders who were on duty Tuesday night.

See the full press conference in the player below.

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