The Massachusetts mother accused of strangling her three young children and attempting to kill herself amid a fit of depression earlier this year has been transferred to a new facility for more extensive mental health treatment, according to a report.
Lindsay Clancy, 32, has been moved to Tewksbury State Hospital where she will undergo further mental health evaluation and treatment, WCVB Boston reported.
The mother of three, a former nurse, stands accused of using an exercise band to strangle her three children — 5-year-old Cora, 3-year-old Dawson and 8-month-old Callan — at her Duxbury home on Jan. 24.
She then jumped out a window on the home’s second story, and suffered a spine injury that left her paralyzed, her attorney, Kevin Reddington, has said.
Clancy has been charged with eight counts related to her children’s deaths, including two counts of murder and three of strangulation, records show.
Reddington said Clancy suffered post-partum depression and was over-prescribed medication at the time of the tragedy, which effectively made her a “zombie.”
The attorney said she told her husband she had been hearing voices instructing her to kill the kids and it has been suggested she had an episode of postpartum psychosis during the incident.
The attorney has also said his client is suicidal since the deaths of her children.
The next hearing in Clancy’s case has been delayed until July 25.
“I question whether she would ever make it to a trial,” Reddington has said, according to WCVB.
“She’s extremely emotional.
“However, she’s unable and has been unable to express any happiness or sadness or cry.”
Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Sprague previously told the court Clancy showed no signs of sluggishness, slurred speech or odd behavior in the hours leading up to the alleged murders, WCVB reported.
Her husband, Patrick Clancy, had left to pick up a takeout order but returned to find a Lindsay outside the family home bleeding.
Sprague reportedly described how Patrick called the police around 6:10 p.m. and could be heard asking his wife, “What did you do?”
“She responded to him, ‘I tried to kill myself and jumped out the window,’” Sprague told the court, according to WCVB.
“During the 911 call, Patrick can be heard asking the defendant, ‘Where are the kids?’ He later told police that she replied in the basement.”
Patrick descended the stairs to the basement and was heard “screaming in agony, in shock as he found his children,” Sprague reportedly said.
She further told the court the exercise bands had been “squeezing their little necks for several minutes.”
Sprague added, according to reports: “She could have changed her mind at any point and removed those bands from their necks.”