Prosecutors: Mom Stabbed 2 Children to Death in ‘Ritualistic Incident’

Anna Meiler and Bill Shields, WBZ-TV, February 6, 2018

A Brockton mother killed two of her sons in a “ritualistic incident,” prosecutors said in court Tuesday.

Latarsha Sanders was arraigned on two accounts of murder after her two young boys were found dead in a Prospect Street apartment.

Police said the 43-year-old acted alone when she stabbed her five-year-old and eight-year-old sons multiple times.

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According to court documents, family members told investigators that Sanders had practiced Voodoo.

The District Attorney did not confirm that the deaths were Voodoo related.

A 911 call from a neighbor at about noon on Monday led investigators to the third-floor apartment. Officials said Sanders was found outside “distraught and combative.” She was transported by EMS for a medical evaluation.

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The bodies were found under sheets in separate bedrooms, according to court documents.

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Sanders pleaded not guilty and is being held without bail. She is scheduled to appear in court again on April 9..

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