Posted on February 7, 2018

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.


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.


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


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

Latarsha Sanders