Mother indicted for strangling her three kids with exercise rope

DUXBURY, MA – Lindsay Clancy, a 32-year-old nurse from Massachusetts, has been charged with the murder of her three young children in a horrifying incident that occurred in January. The grand jury indicted Clancy on three counts each of murder and strangulation, following allegations that she used exercise ropes to kill her children before attempting suicide.

Plymouth District Attorney Tim Cruz announced the indictment, while Clancy’s defense attorney, Kevin Reddington, has yet to issue a statement. Reddington previously disclosed that Clancy is now paralyzed from the waist down and is undergoing physical and mental health treatments.

Clancy reportedly confessed to her husband and a psychologist that she had been urged by a male voice to kill her children, claiming it was her “last opportunity.” Her husband, Patrick, had previously expressed concerns to a family friend about Lindsay’s mental health and her withdrawal symptoms from an anxiety medication.

Court records show that Lindsay appeared normal during a dinner with friends just two days before the tragic event. Patrick had shared his worries about Lindsay’s health with friends in the weeks leading up to the incident, particularly her withdrawal symptoms from benzodiazepines, an anxiety medication.

Prosecutors argue that Lindsay’s actions were premeditated, pointing to evidence of Google searches and her calculated decision to send her husband away from home. However, Lindsay was never diagnosed with postpartum depression, a fact that Reddington disputes, blaming a “flawed” mental health care system.

The shocking incident has left a profound impact on the suburban seaside community, including the first responders who found the children and attended to Lindsay. Patrick has largely stayed out of the public spotlight, except for a statement on a GoFundMe page where he expressed forgiveness for his wife and urged others to do the same.