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Mass. mom accused of fatally strangling 2 of her young children, trying to kill infant

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DUXBURY, Mass. (TCD) — A mother faces murder charges after she allegedly strangled two of her young children to death, and tried to kill an infant and then herself.

According to Plymouth District Attorney Tim Cruz, on Tuesday, Jan. 24, Duxbury Police received a call at 6:11 p.m. from a man who said he came home and a woman at his residence had jumped out of the window. The Duxbury police and fire departments arrived at the scene and transported the woman to a hospital, where she reportedly remains.

First responders reportedly located three children under 5 years old in the home who were all “unconscious with obvious signs of trauma.”

A 5-year-old girl and 3-year-old boy were taken to the hospital, where they were pronounced dead. A 7-month-old boy was reportedly flown to a hospital in Boston for treatment.

Cruz called the deaths an “unimaginable, senseless tragedy.”

On Wednesday, Jan. 25, Cruz announced his office found probable cause to seek an arrest warrant for 32-year-old Lindsay Clancy for the deaths of her children.

Clancy’s husband reportedly called police to report her supposed attempted suicide.

WCVB-TV identified the deceased victims as Cora Clancy and Dawson Clancy. The infant who survived is Wesley Clancy.

According to MassLive, Lindsay Clancy allegedly fatally strangled her children in their residence on Summer Street.

Clancy reportedly worked at Massachusetts General Hospital as a labor and delivery nurse. The hospital told MassLive in a statement, “We are shocked and saddened to learn of this unthinkable tragedy. We extend our deepest sympathies to all those affected by these devastating events.”

Clancy remains hospitalized, and Cruz said her condition is a “moving target,” but he did not comment on her exact status.