Brockton mother charged with murdering her two children

Elias Hubbard
February 6, 2018

Police have charged a MA woman with stabbing her two young children to death in what prosecutors call a "heartbreaking crime".

Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz says an investigation into the woman's motive is ongoing.

Police say the mother, Latarsha Sanders, 43, did not report the deaths for potentially as long as two days.

"This is a gruesome, disturbing and most of all a heartbreaking crime", Cruz said. A 911 call from a neighbor led investigators to the third-floor apartment in Brockton, city officials say.

"All crime scenes are grizzly, but these were two innocent children".

Earlier today, Brockton officials are searching for anyone connected to the three-family home at 247 Prospect St. where the two boys were found dead this afternoon, reportedly stabbed to death.

"At this time we believe she acted alone, and we believe that there is no risk to the general public", Cruz said.

"Sanders made statements that could be construed as admissions to this crime to the investigators", DA Cruz said.

"I don't understand how anyone would ever do that to children", one neighbor said.

"They're gone but they're not forgotten she's always going to remember that", neighbor William Glass said. He did not disclose the gender of the children, who were found in an apartment inside the building. "How could someone like just stab two kids?"

Sanders will be arraigned on Tuesday.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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