Massachusetts nurse arrested after her two children, ages 5 and 3, were found dead at home


A Massachusetts nurse is being charged with the murder of two of her children who authorities say were strangled.

Lindsay Clancy is charged with killing the children, aged five and three, while a seven-month-old boy was flown to a Boston hospital after being found unconscious with traumatic injuries.

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Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz identified Ms. Clancy as the suspect in the case on Wednesday, saying she jumped from a window at the family home in Duxbury.

“As soon as possible, we will indict her on the two charges of murdering her children,” Cruz said.

He identified the dead children as Cora Clancy and Dawson Clancy. Mr Cruz said the lead investigator’s office will determine the causes of death.

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“This is an unimaginable, senseless tragedy and it’s an ongoing investigation,” Cruz said.

The suspect was treated on the spot and taken to hospital for treatment, where she remained on Wednesday.

A Massachusetts General Hospital spokesperson confirmed that Ms. Clancy is an employee, according to WCVB.


“We are shocked and saddened to learn of this unthinkable tragedy,” the hospital said in a statement. “We extend our deepest condolences to all affected by these devastating events.”

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