The mother is suspected of stabbing, killing two sons
Researchers have no concrete motive for the murder of the 5 and the 8-year-old boys.
A Massachusetts mother was arrested after she allegedly stabbed her two sons to death and left their bodies in a house for up to two days, police said Monday.
Latarsha L. Sanders, 43, was arrested and charged with two murders, Boston25 reported. The police arrived at the mother’s Brockton home Monday afternoon after a neighbor called 911 to report a medical emergency. The unknown boys, ages 5 and 8, were found dead with multiple stab wounds.
“All crime scenes are nasty. But these victims are innocent children. This was a shocking and disturbing and most of all, a heartbreaking crime,” Plymouth district Attorney Timothy J. Cruz told reporters on Monday, according to the Boston Herald.
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The mother of the two boys was arrested after police said she gave “statements that might be construed as admission for this crime.” Police believe the fatal stabbing took place in the last 48 hours.
A 43 y/o mother will be arraigned in Brockton district Court today. Latarsha Sanders faces 2 murder. D. A. says that she raised her sons, ages 5 and 8 years, a couple of times and left them in the house for as possible 48 hours prior to the police discovery. Live reports all morning @boston25 pic.twitter.com/wBbMIgMEu7
— Joy Dumandan (@JoyDumandanTV) 6 February 2018
Vin Lalli, a neighbor, told the Boston Herald that she saw Sanders sitting down and telling another occupant to call the ambulance Monday afternoon.
“The ambulance driver put her on the stretcher and all of a sudden she started to scream and kick,” Lalli recalled. “And a woman (also in the building] came out and said,” I think she killed her babies.'”
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Lalli said Sanders was “kind of hysterical” and believed that the mother “snapped or something.”
Another resident Sherri Alaboh also told Boston25: “You never know what people are going through. Maybe she needed help and didn’t know where to turn, or just gave up.”
The police are expected to release a possible motive for the murder on Tuesday, when Sanders is also expected to appear in court.
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