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Hospitalization for Duxbury mother accused of child Homicides approved by judge

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A judge has allowed the hospitalization of a Duxbury mother, Lindsay Clancy, who is accused of killing her three young children.

Judge John Canavan rejected the request from prosecutors to transfer her to a state facility and hold her without bail during her virtual arraignment.


Clancy, 32, faces charges of strangulation, homicide, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. The prosecution alleges that she strangled her children while her husband was running errands, while the defense claims she was heavily medicated and struggling with severe mental illness, including postpartum depression.

The father, Patrick Clancy, has received overwhelming support through an online donation drive that has surpassed $1 million.

He asks for forgiveness for his wife and wishes for her to find peace. Another judge last week allowed medical expert visits and phone calls for Clancy, and her attorney plans to have toxicologists and forensic psychologists evaluate the evidence.

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