Husband of midwife accused of killing their 3 kids says he forgives her

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The husband of a midwife who allegedly killed their three children has said he forgives her and is pleading with others to do the same.

Patrick Clancy, 34, spoke about the ordeal on a GoFundMe page, describing his wife Lindsay, who worked at Massachusetts General Hospital, as "loving" and "caring" in spite of her actions.

Accused of strangling Cora, five, Dawson, three, and Callan, eight months, 32-year-old Lindsay attempted to take her own life after committing the horrific killings.

She had been suffering from postpartum depression when took the lives of her little ones on Tuesday, January 24.

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The tragedy occurred when Patrick "popped out for 25 minutes" to collect a food order. When he returned, he found his wife unconscious outside of their home.

"A lot of people have said they can't imagine and they're right, there's absolutely nothing that can prepare you," Patrick wrote on Saturday, January 28.

"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."

Lindsay, who had been on maternity leave at the time, has been charged with murder and assault. It is thought that she may have been dealing with postpartum psychosis when she killed her children.

Before the devastating event, the mom of three had been open about her struggle with postpartum depression in a Facebook post - just weeks after Callan's birth in May last year.

On the GoFundMe page, Patrick spoke lovingly about his wife, wanting her to be forgiven.

He said: "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.

"If too much time passed with out a hug, she’d look at me and ask, 'did you forget?' We mutually understood the reality that people can have bad days, but we stuck to the rule that when one of us got lost, the other was always there to bring them home, always.

"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."

The GoFundMe, which has raised $756,286 at the time of writing, will go towards medical bills, funeral services, and legal help.

Featured image credit: Angela Hampton Picture Library / Alamy

Husband of midwife accused of killing their 3 kids says he forgives her

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By VT

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The husband of a midwife who allegedly killed their three children has said he forgives her and is pleading with others to do the same.

Patrick Clancy, 34, spoke about the ordeal on a GoFundMe page, describing his wife Lindsay, who worked at Massachusetts General Hospital, as "loving" and "caring" in spite of her actions.

Accused of strangling Cora, five, Dawson, three, and Callan, eight months, 32-year-old Lindsay attempted to take her own life after committing the horrific killings.

She had been suffering from postpartum depression when took the lives of her little ones on Tuesday, January 24.

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Credit: GoFundMe

The tragedy occurred when Patrick "popped out for 25 minutes" to collect a food order. When he returned, he found his wife unconscious outside of their home.

"A lot of people have said they can't imagine and they're right, there's absolutely nothing that can prepare you," Patrick wrote on Saturday, January 28.

"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."

Lindsay, who had been on maternity leave at the time, has been charged with murder and assault. It is thought that she may have been dealing with postpartum psychosis when she killed her children.

Before the devastating event, the mom of three had been open about her struggle with postpartum depression in a Facebook post - just weeks after Callan's birth in May last year.

On the GoFundMe page, Patrick spoke lovingly about his wife, wanting her to be forgiven.

He said: "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.

"If too much time passed with out a hug, she’d look at me and ask, 'did you forget?' We mutually understood the reality that people can have bad days, but we stuck to the rule that when one of us got lost, the other was always there to bring them home, always.

"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."

The GoFundMe, which has raised $756,286 at the time of writing, will go towards medical bills, funeral services, and legal help.

Featured image credit: Angela Hampton Picture Library / Alamy