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Mom killed children in voodoo ritual

Posted by on Feb. 7, 2018 at 7:45 AM
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Cops: Woman says Voodoo ritual led her to kill sons, 5 and 8

Latarsha Sander, 43, is arraigned in Brockton, Mass., District Court on two counts of murder, on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, with her defense attorney Joseph Krowski, Jr. A prosecutor says the Massachusetts woman who stabbed her two young children to death did so as part of a "ritual." Authorities say Sanders told police she attacked her 8-year-old son with a kitchen knife as part of a ritual but failed, and so she attacked her 5-year-old son.(Marc Vasconcellos /The Enterprise via AP, Pool) © The Associated Press Latarsha Sander, 43, is arraigned in Brockton, Mass., District Court on two counts of murder, on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, with her defense attorney Joseph Krowski, Jr. A prosecutor says the Massachusetts woman …

BROCKTON, Mass. — A Massachusetts woman used a kitchen knife to stab two of her children to death and later told police it was part of a Voodoo ritual, authorities said Tuesday.

Latarsha Sanders, 43, told police she attacked her 8-year-old son, Edson "Marlon" Brito, with a kitchen knife as part of a ritual but failed, so she attacked her 5-year-old son, Lason Brito, assistant Plymouth District Attorney Jessica Kenny told a judge during Sanders' arraignment on murder charges.

She told police it had to do with "Voodoo stuff," according to a police report of their interview with her.

The older boy was stabbed 50 times, and she admitted to the killings, Kenny said.

"She said she had stabbed him because she had 'failed' in the ritual with Marlon," Kenny said, according to The Boston Herald . "She responded to police that she felt bad about what she had done."

Sanders also told investigators she mopped up blood from the floor, left the kitchen knife in the sink, cleaned up both boys and placed them in separate beds, Kenny said.

Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz told reporters that Sanders' interview with police was "disjointed" but said investigators are not aware of Sanders having a history of mental illness.

"We don't have a lot of clarity to a lot of the things she was saying at this point," Cruz said.

The boys' bodies were discovered in their Brockton apartment on Monday after Sanders asked a neighbor to call 911 because she was having a medical issue. When authorities arrived, the neighbor told police that there were children in the apartment, so they checked and discovered them. The boys were last seen by their grandmother on Saturday, prosecutors said.

Sanders pleaded not guilty and was ordered held without bail, with her next court appearance scheduled for April 9. Her lawyer, Joseph Krowski Jr., said he had just begun representing her Tuesday morning and didn't comment on the specific accusations.

The killings come a week after two sisters in the neighboring community of East Bridgewater were charged with tying down, burning and permanently disfiguring a 5-year-old girl, and threatening to cut off the head of her 8-year-old brother, in a Voodoo ritual.

Voodoo refers to religious practices developed centuries ago by enslaved Africans in the Caribbean, primarily in Haiti, where the practices are sometimes spelled "vodou."

Those poor babies! I don't know why but voodoo has alway scared the sh*t out of me!!! 

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JalynSpoon
by Cajun on Feb. 7, 2018 at 7:47 AM
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They should stab her.

EireLass
by Ruby Member on Feb. 7, 2018 at 7:52 AM

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zandhmom2
by Silver Member on Feb. 7, 2018 at 7:52 AM
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It's horrifying reading all these stories of parents killing their children. I'm so sad for the world we are living in.

Quoting JalynSpoon:

They should stab her.


zandhmom2
by Silver Member on Feb. 7, 2018 at 7:53 AM
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I see you respond to a lot of post like this. What does it mean?

Quoting EireLass:

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Mater-three
by Member on Feb. 7, 2018 at 7:55 AM
It's too early for this bullshit.





I'm not sure there's ever an appropriate time.
Olioxenfree
by Member on Feb. 7, 2018 at 7:58 AM
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This isn't voodoo. Voodoo is nonviolent to humans. This is a mentality ill extremist, same as the woman who drowned her kids and said Jesus made her do it.
zandhmom2
by Silver Member on Feb. 7, 2018 at 8:03 AM

Honestly, I don't know much about voodoo but it is always betrayed on TV as dark and scary. I didn't post this as a dig on "religion" but because of the sadness of those children being killed by their own Mother.

Quoting Olioxenfree: This isn't voodoo. Voodoo is nonviolent to humans. This is a mentality ill extremist, same as the woman who drowned her kids and said Jesus made her do it.


owl0210
by Silver Member on Feb. 7, 2018 at 8:04 AM
It’s so awful and a few towns over from where I live.
zandhmom2
by Silver Member on Feb. 7, 2018 at 8:04 AM
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No, never an appropriate time to discuss a Mother killing her children. :(

Quoting Mater-three: It's too early for this bullshit. I'm not sure there's ever an appropriate time.


zandhmom2
by Silver Member on Feb. 7, 2018 at 8:06 AM

The report said it was the second attack in a week by a Mother against her children during a voodoo ritual in that area.

Quoting owl0210: It’s so awful and a few towns over from where I live.


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