Officials stated Wednesday that a mother had attempted to take her own life by jumping out of a window at her house in the suburbs of Boston; prior to that, she had strangled two of her kids and tried to kill a third.
At 6:11 p.m. ET Tuesday, Timothy Cruz, the Plymouth District Attorney, said that police had received a 911 call from the 32-year-old Lindsay Clancy’s husband.
First responders discovered three kids in the Duxbury residence, which was located roughly 35 miles south of Boston, and they were unconscious with indications of major trauma.
Cruz declared late Wednesday afternoon that it appeared the children had been strangled. He also stated that the woman would be charged with two counts of murder concerning the deaths of her children “as soon as possible”.
Cruz announced that a 5-year-old girl, Cora, and a 3-year-old boy, Dawson, tragically died after being taken to a hospital. The 7-month-old infant was flown to a hospital in Boston, where he and the children’s mother remain hospitalized.
Information about the current condition of the baby and the mother is not yet known. Cruz described the incident as an “unimaginable, senseless tragedy.”
Duxbury’s Police Chief Michael Carbone reported that the responding officers were taken off duty, but they are all all right. The Fire Department noted that resources from six towns were used to address the incident.
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