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DA: Fame, Fortune Motivated Brockton Mother Charged In Young Sons' Stabbing

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

Latarsha Sanders, 43, is arraigned in Brockton District Court on two counts of murder on Tuesday. (Marc Vasconcellos /The Enterprise via AP, Pool)
Latarsha Sanders, 43, is arraigned in Brockton District Court on two counts of murder on Tuesday. (Marc Vasconcellos /The Enterprise via AP, Pool)

The Enterprise reports that prosecutors said during 43-year-old Latarsha Sanders' arraignment Tuesday 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.

Sanders pleaded not guilty. Her lawyer did not comment.

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