Husband of wife accused of murdering their three children says he forgives her
The husband of a woman accused of killing their three children says he forgives her.
Writing in an online fundraiser on Saturday (January 28), Patrick Clancy asked that others also forgive his wife Lindsey for allegedly strangling their three children before trying to take her own life by jumping out of the window of their home.
Writing on theGoFundMe, Patrick said: “I want to ask all of you that you find it deep within yourselves to forgive Lindsay, as I have.”
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His wife stands accused of killing their children at their home in Duxbury, Massachusetts, USA, while he popped out to get food.
On Wednesday (January 25), Lindsey was charged with the murder of their five-year-old daughter Cora and three-year-old son Dawson and attempting to kill her eight-month-old son Callan.
The two oldest children were pronounced dead at hospital – their causes of death not yet confirmed but believed to be strangulation – while Callan was taken to Boston Children’s Hospital where he died on Friday (January 27).
Her charges are now expected to be upgraded following the death of Callan.
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He continued: “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.”
Patrick, who returned home to find his children “unconscious, with obvious signs of trauma,” also said in the message that he and Lindsay’s marriage had been “wonderful”.
He explained how he felt she had been misrepresented in the media and how he took “pride in being her husband”.
He said: "I want to share some thoughts about Lindsay. 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.”
He added: “She loved being a nurse, but nothing matched her intense love for our kids and dedication to being a mother.
“It was all she ever wanted. Her passion taught me how to be a better father.”
Later in the message, in a heartbreaking and touching message to his children, he added: “Cora, Dawson, and Callan, you gave me so much in your short time here. I don’t know if the pain will ever go away, but I’ll do my best to carry on in your honour.
"Dada loves you so much and will always remember you.”
For emotional support, you can call the Samaritans 24-hour helpline on 116 123, email [email protected], visit a Samaritans branch in person or go to the Samaritans website.
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