DUXBURY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The quiet bedroom community of Duxbury is mourning the deaths of two young children, who officials say were killed by their mother. A candlelight vigil is planned for 7:00 p.m. Thursday night at Holy Family Church in Duxbury.
Plymouth County D.A. Tim Cruz said five-year-old Cora and three-year-old Dawson were found dead in the Clancy family home on Tuesday night, apparently strangled by their mother, Lindsay Clancy. Cruz said Clancy had attempted suicide by jumping from a window, and that the children had obvious signs of trauma. A third child, an eight-month-old baby, was rushed to the hospital and is on life support.
Lindsay Clancy is being treated at a Boston hospital in police custody, but officials said the she will face two counts of homicide, and three counts each of assault and battery with a deadly weapon and strangulation.
The D.A. said the scene was unusually disturbing for first responders. "I'm sure many of them will not forget what they saw last evening," he said on Wednesday. Officials said the first responders at the scene are being offered counseling.
Officials wouldn't comment as to a motive in the killings, or the mental state of the mother.
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