Lindsay Clancy, 32 and an employee at the Massachusetts General Hospital is charged with the deaths of her three young children but despite the heinous deed, her husband, Patrick Clancy is asking for her forgiveness.
“I want to ask all of you that you find it deep within yourselves to forgive Lindsay, as I have. The real Lindsay was generously loving and caring towards everyone – me, our kids, family, friends, and her patients,” Patrick Clancy wrote in a statement that was posted Saturday to a GoFundMe page that is taking donations for the family. “The very fibers of her soul are loving. All I wish for her now is that she can somehow find peace.”
Based on the charges written on the arrest warrant, Lindsay has been charged with two counts of murder, three counts of strangulation or suffocation, and three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Her two eldest children, 5-year-old Cora Clancy and 3-year-old Dawson Clancy were pronounced dead at a hospital soon after being found at their home. The district attorney’s office announced Friday that the couple’s third child, 8-month-old Callan Clancy, has also died.
While an autopsy will determine the exact cause and manner of their deaths, Cruz, the district attorney, said earlier this week that “Preliminarily, it appears the children were strangled.”
In these conditions, no one knows if it is going to be easy to grant her the forgiveness her husband is pleading for.
Massachusetts General Hospital released a statement on Wednesday stating: “We are shocked and saddened to learn of this unthinkable tragedy. We extend our deepest sympathies to all those affected by these devastating events.”
The grieving father thanked the Duxbury community, first responders, religious leaders, and healthcare workers who have helped him and his family in recent days.
“I promise I’ll put all my energy into healing and rediscovering my purpose,” Patrick Clancy wrote. “I owe that to all of you, Duxbury fire and police, our compassionate healthcare workers, our local faith leaders, the Microsoft community, and especially Cora, Dawson, and Callan. I don’t know how or when I’ll be able to do it, but your love and generosity will help me get started. I know that love always wins.”
Lindsay Clancy is expected to be arraigned after she is released from the hospital.
State troopers assigned to Cruz’s office are assisting Duxbury police with the murder investigation.