Third child dies in case of Massachusetts mom already accused of fatally strangling two children, DA says
The third child of a Massachusetts mother already accused of fatally strangling two of her children has died, authorities said Friday.
Lindsay Clancy’s youngest child, 7-month-old Callan, was pronounced dead at Boston Children’s Hospital just after 11 a.m. Friday, the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office said, according to the Boston Globe.
Prosecutors say the 32-year-old mother choked her three children Tuesday night before attempting suicide by jumping out of a window.
Her 5-year-old, Cora, and her 3-year-old son, Dawson, were taken to a local hospital and later pronounced dead. Callan was taken by a medical helicopter to the Boston hospital.
The three children were found by emergency personnel at the family’s home in Duxbury, Mass. Tuesday night with “obvious signs of severe trauma,” prosecutors said.
Clancy faces multiple charges, including two counts of homicide, three counts of strangulation and three counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon.
On Wednesday, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz said in a statement shared on social media an arrest warrant had been issued for Clancy’s arrest.
Prosecutors didn’t immediately say whether Clancy would face additional charges related to the death of her third kid, NBC Boston reported.
Clancy, a labor and delivery nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital, was taken to a Boston hospital, where she remains under police custody.
An arraignment date will be set as soon as she is well enough to leave the hospital.