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Candlelight Vigil for Murdered Brockton Boys as Their Mom Remains in Jail

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    Candlelight Vigil for Murdered Brockton Boys

    A vigil was held Thursday night for 8-year-old Edson and 5-year-old Lason Brito, whose bodies were discovered in their beds in their Brockton apartment Monday morning. Their mother is accused of stabbing them to death.

    (Published Friday, Feb. 9, 2018)

    There was a candlelight vigil Thursday night for 8-year-old Edson and 5-year-old Lason Brito, who were stabbed to death in their Brockton, Mass. apartment.

    As friends and family mourn their deaths, the boys' mom, Latarsha Sanders, remains in custody facing two counts of murder.

    The boys' father is still in disbelief.

    “So much grief, so much pain,” said Edson Brito, Sr. “I’m still not thinking they’re gone. I’m not.”

    Mother Charged in Stabbing Deaths of 2 Sons

    [NECN] Mother Charged in Stabbing Deaths of 2 Sons

    Latarsha Sanders is accused of stabbing her 5-year-old and 8-year-old sons to death in Brockton, Massachusetts.

    (Published Monday, Feb. 5, 2018)

    Prosecutors said in court Tuesday that Edson had been stabbed at least 50 times.

    “She’s not a bad parent,” said Brito. “She always put them kids first.”

    Prosecutors say Sanders has made statements admitting to the crime, even referencing rituals and voodoo.

    DA Speaks After Brockton Mother Charged with Sons' Murder

    DA Speaks After Brockton Mother Charged with Sons' Murder

    District Attorney Timothy Cruz spoke to the press Monday after a Brockton mother was charged with the stabbing deaths of her 5 and 8 year old sons. 

    (Published Monday, Feb. 5, 2018)

    “I never noticed her practicing voodoo...witchcraft,” said Brito. “She wasn’t into it because I was around her.”

    Latarsha’s mother says her daughter struggled with mental illness.

    “We’re all there for her regardless of what she did,” said Earline Sanders. “If she needs help, get her help first and then send her to jail. She took care of those kids, she loved them to death.”

    2 Children Stabbed to Death in Brockton Apartment

    [NECN] 2 Children Stabbed to Death in Brockton Apartment

    Police are investigating the stabbing deaths of two children, a 5-year-old and an 8-year-old, in Brockton, Massachusetts.

    (Published Monday, Feb. 5, 2018)

    Dozens of people came out to pay tribute to the two children Thursday evening.

    “Just because we don’t know them doesn’t mean we can’t pray for them,” said Tracy Henningson.

    A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with the burial costs for Edson and Lason. 

    DA Speaks About Brockton Double Stabbing

    [NECN] DA Speaks About Brockton Double Stabbing

    Plymouth District Attorney Tim Cruz spoke to the press about the double stabbing in Brockton Monday that left two children dead. 

    (Published Monday, Feb. 5, 2018)

    Sanders remains in custody and is being held without bail.

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