According to the court documents, the 32-year-old defendant, Lindsay, killed her 3 children after she sent her husband Patrick to go out for a time-consuming errand. The woman then tried to take her own life by jumping out of a window. She was indicted on 3 charges each of murder and strangulation in the asphyxiation deaths of 3-year-old Dawson, 8-month-old Callan and 5-year-old Cora.
Prosecutors also said the woman asked her husband to go out for a time-consuming errand that she knew would give her enough time to kill her children in the basement of her home before jumping out of a window to take her own life. Investigators revealed that the 32-year-old mom searched how long it would take for her husband to pick up from the restaurant.
After she killed her 3 children, the woman jumped out of a window. When the children’s father got home, he immediately knew that something was wrong, as the house was completely silent. The father saw blood on the floor and the window open. When he ran downstairs, he found a seriously injured Lindsay outside and asked her: “What did you do?” The woman reportedly told him that she tried to take her own life and that the children were in the basement.
Each child still had the exercise band that was used to strangle them around their necks when their father found them, prosecutors said. The responding officers said that the children were unconscious and had signs of severe trauma. The mother’s defense attorney claimed that the woman was overmedicated on 13 different psychiatric drugs and that there was possibly a component of post-partum depression to the case.