‘Lucid’ Lindsay Clancy strangled youngsters with train rope: prosecutors

‘Lucid’ Lindsay Clancy strangled youngsters with train rope: prosecutors

Lindsay Clancy instructed a psychologist that she heard a person’s voice telling her to kill her kids earlier than she strangled them with train ropes, Massachusetts prosecutors alleged at her arraignment Tuesday– whereas her personal lawyer described her new actuality as a paraplegic susceptible to suicide.

Clancy, 32, appeared in Plymouth District Court docket by way of Zoom whereas carrying a neck brace and face masks in her hospital mattress. The choose in the end dominated that she would stay in her present hospital till her switch to a rehabilitation facility.

Clancy’s protection lawyer, Kevin Reddington, alleged that Clancy– who faces first-degree homicide prices after strangling her three kids on Jan. 24– was a sufferer of a healthcare system that fails girls with “postpartum melancholy– and even postpartum psychosis.” He claimed that she was pharmaceuticals– together with Prozac and Seroquel– that included homicidal ideation amongst their negative effects.

Lindsay Clancy instructed cops she heard a person’s voice earlier than killing her youngsters.

Lindsay Clancy
It was additionally revealed that Clancy is now a paraplegic.


Lindsay Clancy
Clancy appeared in court docket by way of Zoom on Tuesday.

Lindsay Clancy
Clancy was seen carrying a neck brace and face masks.


“[Clancy] was…a lovely one that was destroyed by this medicine,” the impassioned lawyer instructed the court docket of the previous labor and supply nurse.

Lindsay Clancy kneels down in athletic gear between her daughter and son. The daughter, who is older, is on a tricycle and her son is in a stroller.
Clancy, 32, tried to take her personal life after strangling her kids on Jan. 24.

Reddington additionally introduced that Clancy– who tried to take her personal life by leaping from a second ground window after killing her kids– suffered spinal twine accidents and is now paralyzed from the waist down. He requested that she await in an applicable rehab facility.

“She will be able to’t stroll…she will be able to’t even go to the lavatory,” he mentioned, noting that her emotional state was additionally “not effectively in any respect.”

Lindsay Clancy poses in a pool with her infant son.
Lindsay Clancy was allegedly receiving intensive remedy for postpartum melancholy on the time of the tragedy.

Clancy, who didn’t communicate in the course of the proceedings, appeared to shut her eyes for a number of moments as prosecutors alleged that she “created” the state of affairs by which her husband, Patrick, was gone from their Duxbury house for about 20 minutes, leaving her sufficient time to strangle Cora, 5, Dawson, 3, and Callan.

After stopping by CVS and selecting up takeout at Clancy’s request, prosecutors mentioned, Patrick Clancy returned house to “silence,” and subsequently found his spouse within the yard.

His have been later heard by 911 dispatchers when he found his kids within the completed basement, the place they reportedly nonetheless had train ropes round their “little necks.”

Cora and Dawson Clancy, two young children, sitting together on a brown couch. Cora is holding Callan, who is a newborn infant.
Cora, Dawson, and Callan Clancy have been allegedly strangled to dying.

When first responders arrived on the scene, Patrick reportedly cried out “She killed the youngsters!”

Prosecutors additionally detailed the “meticulous” notes in Clancy’s journals, which documented her kids’s lives in addition to her psychological well being journey.

Though she briefly expressed suicidal ideas and ideas of wounding the kids to her husband, the state’s lawyer mentioned,

“[Clancy] strangled the kids within the place they need to have felt most secure: at house, with their mother,” the prosecutor mentioned.

A funeral for all three kids was held on Feb. 3 at St. Mary of the Nativity in Scituate.

Forward of his kids’s funeral mass final week, Patrick Clancy issued an impassioned plea for the general public to forgive his spouse.

“I wish to ask all of you that you just discover it deep inside yourselves to forgive Lindsay, as I’ve,” the grieving father and husband wrote in an replace to the GoFundMe web page began by the couple’s buddy.

“The true Lindsay was generously loving and caring in the direction of everybody — me, our children, household, mates, and her sufferers. The very fibers of her soul are loving. All I want for her now could be that she will be able to by some means discover peace.”

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