Duxbury mom charged with murder of 3 kids. Dad's forgiveness stuns. But it's not a shock.


A Duxbury, Massachusetts, father experienced the unimaginable last week, when his three young children were murdered in their home. His wife, Lindsay Clancy, was charged with strangling their children. 

Sadness, grief and confusion enveloped the town, with many wondering how a mother could possibly kill her kids. Some expressed anger amid such a tragedy. Others, compassion for a mom who was dealing with an unknown “condition,” according to her husband, Patrick Clancy. 

Patrick Clancy issued a powerful statement Saturday, saying he has forgiven his wife. His words made national news headlines, with some questioning how he could find room in his broken heart to forgive. Psychologists say forgiveness, even in the most dire situations, is challenging – but it’s possible. And it may not be entirely unexpected under the circumstances. Here’s why.

Police work at the scene where two children were found dead and an infant injured, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, in Duxbury, Mass. Authorities. responding Tuesday night to reports of a woman jumping out of a window at a house, found them unconscious with obvious signs of trauma. The mother, Lindsay Clancy, remains hospitalized and will be arraigned on homicide charges after she is released, Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz said Wednesday.

What happened in Duxbury?

Tragedy struck on Jan. 24 when Lindsay Clancy, 32, allegedly killed her three young children (5-year-old Cora; 3-year-old Dawson; and infant son Callan) before attempting to take her own life. The eldest two children were pronounced dead that night according to the district attorney’s office. The youngest 8-month-old boy died Friday. 


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