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DA: Fame, Fortune Motivated Mother Charged in Sons' Deaths

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    Family Speaks About Woman Accused of Killing Two Kids

    The father of one of Latarsha Sanders other children spoke exclusively to NBC 10 Boston Investigators on his reaction to the news that she allegedly murdered two of her children.

    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018)

    Prosecutors say a Massachusetts mother charged with fatally stabbing her two sons with a kitchen knife may have done it for money and potential notoriety.

    The Enterprise reports that prosecutors said during 43-year-old Latarsha Sanders' arraignment Tuesday that the Brockton woman had planned to set up an online fundraiser for her family and got a post office box for "fan mail" shortly before she allegedly stabbed her sons in February.

    Prosecutors say Sanders' has also urged family members to give interviews while she is being held without bail.

    Sanders previously told officers she stabbed 8-year-old Edson Brito and 5-year-old La'son Brito in their apartment as part of a failed Voodoo ritual. The elder boy had been stabbed at least 70 times.

    Candlelight Vigil for Murdered Brockton Boys

    [NECN] 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)

    Sanders pleaded not guilty. Her lawyer did not comment.

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