Husband forgives wife who ‘killed children while battling postpartum psychosis'

The husband of a woman accused of killing their three children before attempting to take her own life has said he forgives her.

Lindsay Clancy, 32, is believed to have been suffering from severe postpartum depression when she allegedly strangled Cora, five, Dawson, three, and seven-month-old baby Callan on the evening of Tuesday, January 24.

She then jumped from a second-floor window at the home in Massachusetts, but survived the suicide attempt, investigators say.

Patrick Clancy reportedly left home for about 25 minutes to pick up some food for his family when it all unfolded.

All of the children were rushed to hospital, where the older two died soon after. The baby died three days later on Friday.

Clancy, a labour and delivery nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital, is being treated at a Boston hospital.

She has previously shared struggles with anxiety in motherhood on social media and is reported to have possibly suffered from postpartum psychosis.

Mr Clancy made reference to her ‘condition’ in a moving statement following the tragedy, but did not elaborate.

He wrote: ‘She’s recently been portrayed largely by people who have never met her and never knew who the real Lindsay was.

‘Our marriage was wonderful and diametrically grew stronger as her condition rapidly worsened.

‘I took as much pride in being her husband as I did in being a father and felt persistently lucky to have her in my life.’

The grieving father went on: ‘I want to ask all of you that you find it deep within yourselves to forgive Lindsay, as I have.

‘The real Lindsay was generously loving and caring towards everyone — me, our kids, family, friends, and her patients.

‘The very fibres of her soul are loving. All I wish for her now is that she can somehow find peace.’

Clancy’s arraignment has yet to be scheduled.

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