Newly unsealed court documents show Lindsay Clancy, the Massachusetts mother accused of killing her three children and then attempting suicide, has received dozens of letters from friends, coworkers and even strangers in support of her.
The letters were sent to Clancy’s lawyer, Kevin Reddington, and revealed in court this week, according to The Patriot Ledger.
Medics were called to the family’s Duxbury home on Jan. 24 after Clancy’s husband arrived home after running errands and found the couple's children unconscious in the basement. The two oldest kids, Cora, 5, and Dawson, 3, were declared dead at the hospital and the youngest child, Callan, 8 months old, died the next day.
Clancy reportedly jumped out of a second-story window in an attempt to commit suicide after the attack, but she survived. Reddington said the mother is now paralyzed from the waist down.
Reddington has argued his client shouldn’t be charged criminally in the case due to the long list of prescribed medications she was on, including Prozac and Seroquel, Front Page Detectives previously reported.
“It’s overmedication, absolutely overmedication – possibly with a component of postpartum depression,” Reddington said.
The letters appear to support that theory and many detail the stories of other women who went through postpartum depression and similar issues.
In one letter, nurse Stacey Kabat wrote, “I am heartbroken that this beautiful young woman, her loving husband and their precious children have been destroyed because they were not provided with the essential medical care that they deserved,” The Patriot Ledger reported.
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Clancy's lawyer received 39 letters and only two of them were unsupportive of Clancy. Nearly half came from employees at Massachusetts General Hospital, where Clancy worked as a nurse.
Investigators are reportedly looking into whether Clancy committed the crimes due to postpartum psychosis, but prosecutors argue there’s no evidence she had postpartum depression, according to The Patriot Ledger.
Clancy’s next court date is scheduled for May 2. She will continue to be treated for spinal cord injuries in a Boston hospital until she can be moved to a rehab center.
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