Massachusetts Mother ‘Stabs her Two Sons Aged Five and Eight to Death’ in Their Apartment

(Brockton MA 02/05/18) Latarsha Sanders, 43, arrested in the double homicide involving her two children, Monday, February 5, 2018, in Brockton. Herald Photo by Jim Michaud

A woman is facing charges of murdering her two young sons, whose bodies could have laid for two days at their home, prosecutors say.

Latarsha Sanders, 43, from Brockton, Massachusetts, is alleged to have stabbed the boys, aged five and eight, to death, in their apartment.

Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz said the boys could have been dead as long as two days before she asked a neighbour to call 911 on Monday.

Police and fire responded and went to the apartment on Prospect Street yesterday shortly after noon, where the two boys were found dead with ‘multiple’ stab wounds, Cruz revealed.

Sanders is scheduled to be arraigned on two counts of murder Tuesday in Brockton.

According to the Boston Herald, Cruz said the suspect ‘made statements that can be construed as admissions on this crime to investigators.’

‘We’re all left wondering how, why did this happen?’ Cruz said.

‘All crime scenes are grisly. But these victims were innocent children. This was a gruesome and disturbing and most of all, a heartbreaking crime.’

The bodies were discovered at this property in Brockton, Massachusetts
The bodies were discovered at this property in Brockton, Massachusetts

‘We’re trying to put this together as best we can, there are a lot of moving parts right now.

‘A terrible thing happened in this apartment, we need to make sure we get to the bottom of this as fast as possible.’

He added that an investigation into the woman’s motivation is on-going.

Sanders’ next door neighbour Vin Lalli said he saw her sitting on the back steps of the building around noon.

She told another resident in the building to call an ambulance, the Herald reported.

‘The ambulance driver put her on the stretcher and all of a sudden she started screaming and kicking around,’ said Lalli.

‘She was just kind of sitting there and then she was kind of hysterical going in the ambulance.’

SOURCE: Daily Mail – Tariq Tahrir