Front Page Detectives

Attorney Received Dozens Of Letters In Support Of Mom Accused Of Strangling Her Three Young Kids To Death

massachusetts mom lindsay clancy killing  kids mental health
Source: Lindsay Clancy via Facebook

Feb. 11 2023, Updated 9:25 a.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email

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.

Article continues below advertisement

Front Page Detectives previously reported that Clancy, 32, has been charged with murder and related charges in connection with the deaths of her three children.

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.

Article continues below advertisement

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.


Never miss a story — sign up for the Front Page Detectives newsletter. Be on the scene the moment news breaks.

Article continues below advertisement

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.


Become a Front Page Detective

Sign up to receive breaking
Front Page Detectives
news and exclusive investigations.

More Stories

Opt-out of personalized ads

© Copyright 2024 FRONT PAGE DETECTIVES™️. A DIVISION OF MYSTIFY ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK INC. FRONT PAGE DETECTIVES is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.