REPORT: Lindsay Clancy’s husband pleads for people to forgive her for killing their children

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The husband of Massachusetts mom Lindsay Clancy — who is accused of strangling her three young children before attempting to take her own life — has pleaded for people forgive her for the heinous crime, describing “the real Lindsay” as “loving” and “caring.”

“I want to ask all of you that you find it deep within yourselves to forgive Lindsay, as I have,” Patrick Clancy wrote in an update on an online fundraiser Saturday.

“The real Lindsay was generously loving and caring towards everyone — me, our kids, family, friends, and her patients. The very fibers of her soul are loving. All I wish for her now is that she can somehow find peace.”

The devastated husband and father’s moving words come after Lindsay, 32, was charged on Wednesday for murdering her son Dawson, 3, daughter Cora, 5, and attempting to kill her 8-month old son Callan.

Dawson and Cora, who were pronounced dead at the hospital, appeared to have been strangled.

Callan died Friday after being flown to Boston’s Children’s Hospital in critical condition.

Lindsay is expected to face upgraded charges after Callan’s death.

She had allegedly strangled the children while their father had gone to pick up food. He returned home to find the kids “unconscious, with obvious signs of trauma.”

In an unsuccessful suicide attempt, Lindsay jumped out of a window.

In an update on Saturday, the heartbroken father wrote, “A lot of people have said they can’t imagine and they’re right, there’s absolutely nothing that can prepare you. The shock and pain is excruciating and relentless. I’m constantly reminded of them and with the little sleep I get, I dream about them on repeat. Any parent knows, it’s impossible to understand how much you will love your kids until you have them. The same goes for understanding the devastation of losing them. Cora, Dawson, and Callan were the essence of my life and I’m completely lost without them.”

In a Facebook post in July, Lindsay had opened up about her about her mental struggled since the birth of her youngest child.

Authorities are considering the possibility that she was suffering from postpartum psychosis.

Patrick wrote, “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.”

“I still remember the very moment I first laid eyes on her and can recall how overcome I was with the kind of love at first sight you only see in movies. It really didn’t take long before I was certain I wanted to marry her. We said “I love you” to each other multiple times daily, as if it were a reflex. We habitually started every morning with a passionate hug, yielding a sigh of relief like we had each received the perfect medicine,” he continued.

“Cora had an infectious laugh and was stunningly beautiful. She was the cautious one, but it was really because she was so caring,” he said.

“Dawson had beautiful, bold, brown eyes that beamed with friendship. He was naturally humorous and generous beyond the norm of a typical toddler, always willing to share his toys with others,” he wrote.

“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 honor. Dada loves you so much and will always remember you,” the devastating post concluded.

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  1. As heinous and awful as this crime was, we are supposed to forgive as it’s God in heaven who passes judgment, not us — judge the sin, not the sinner. If this husband can forgive (the one who has lost more than every single one of us in this tragedy), then shouldn’t we?

    It’s a hard thing to do, but we should.

  2. Our mental health doctors/rules has failed everyone. Anyone who has tried to get an appointment with a psychiatrist when you’re desperate knows what I’m talking about. “Sorry we don’t have an appointment until next” well can I just get a prescription for just 5 pills until I can get to the doctor appointment? “No I’m sorry, we can’t do that” well can I just have a virtual visit, it will literally only take 5 minutes. “No I’m sorry we can’t do that, there’s nothing available.” The entire system needs a major overhaul.

      • They tell you that your choices are to go to a psychiatric hospital and check yourself in or go to the emergency. If you’re a parent of someone and they don’t want to go then you have to call an ambulance. Good luck with everything going smoothly with that. If you’re an adult it’s a scary thing and probably won’t do it especially if you have work or children or maybe a single parent who has no choice. OR if you’ve already been a patient at one of those hospitals then you’ll do anything to not have to go back. Your choices are limited. So sad.

    • Your choice is to go to a psych hosp and check yourself in or go to emergency room. Some adults are single parents or can’t miss work. Or underage and refuse to go. Or if they’ve been in a psych hospital before and refuse to go back. Which almost 100% of them refuse.

  3. They tell you your choices are to go to a psychiatric hospital and check yourself in or go to the emergency room. Try that as a parent with underage kid. Or a single parent who has no daycare or a job they will get fired from if they miss work. OR an adult who’s already been to a psych hospital and won’t go back.


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