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Massachusetts mother sentenced to life in prison for stabbing two young sons 50 times in “ritualistic incident”



A Massachusetts woman has been convicted in the stabbing deaths of her two young sons, Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz announced.

Latarsha L. Sanders of Brockton was sentenced Tuesday to mandatory life in prison without parole for murder and 9-10 years for Witness Intimidation. A jury found Sanders guilty on Tuesday.

In February of 2018 Sanders was arraigned in Brockton District Court on two counts of Murder in the death of her sons, ages five and eight-years-old. She pleaded not guilty and was held without bail.

Brockton Police received a 911 call for a medical emergency on Prospect Street. Brockton Fire and emergency medical personnel responded and found Sanders outside the address, distraught and combative. EMS transported Sanders for medical evaluation and Brockton Police proceeded to secure Sanders’s third floor apartment. There, they found the two boys in beds in two separate rooms. The children had each been stabbed about 50 times in the face, neck, stomach, and legs and were determined to be deceased on scene. Brockton Police contacted State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office, and a homicide investigation began.

The victims were brothers. 8-year-old Edson Brito and 5-year-old Lason Brito.

According to the DA, investigators conducted multiple interviews with people associated with the victims. Sanders made statements to investigators that could be construed as admissions to the crime and told police the killings were part of a ritualistic incident. Sanders allegedly cleaned up the children, placed them in beds, and mopped up the crime scene. She never sought medical attention for the boys. State Police located a kitchen knife left in the sink that was believed to be the murder weapon.



  1. No see, no hear, no say

    December 28, 2022 at 12:59 pm

    That’s normal. Yikes 😳

  2. David Andre LeRoux

    December 28, 2022 at 2:09 pm

    I guess black lives matter only matters to non blacks?

  3. David Sims

    December 28, 2022 at 3:32 pm

    Unga bunga!

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