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Salem Mother Accused Of Attempted Murder Held Without Bail

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A Salem mother accused of slashing her children's throats and setting the family's apartment on fire has been ordered held without bail.

Tanicia Goodwin didn't enter a plea at her arraignment Monday in Salem District Court. She's charged with two counts of assault with intent to murder, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and arson.

Authorities say Goodwin's 3-year-old daughter, Erica, and 8-year-old son, Jamal, were flown to a Boston hospital after they were discovered Sunday night by firefighters responding to a blaze in their Salem apartment.

Officials say Jamal is hospitalized in critical condition and Erica is in stable condition.

Prosecutors say the 25-year-old Goodwin didn't show indications of alcohol or drug use.

Goodwin's court-appointed attorney didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.

This article was originally published on March 19, 2012.

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