Mother was following ritual when she stabbed 2 sons to death

Police sealed off the area outside the home on Prospect Street Monday afternoon

On Monday, two children were stabbed to death in #Massachusetts in what is believed to be a voodoo "ritual incident".

"She was dealing with some form of ritual that she had been talking about for a couple of years", said Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz.

She had never been diagnosed with a mental illness, but her mother Earline told police her daughter is "mentally unstable and crazy" was obsessed with the 'Illuminati, ' spied on neighbors using a baby monitor, and refused to get help for what the mother considered a major mental illness, according to the Globe. Sanders is accused of stabbing her oldest son, Edson Brito, 50 times before attacking 5-year-old Lason Brito with a kitchen knife inside a third-floor apartment at 247 Prospect Street.

Attorneys in a court hearing for Latarsha Sanders, 43, said she told police she killed the 5 and 8-year-old boys in a ritual incident.

Cruz said Sanders later confessed to the crime, and that she may have waited up to two days to tell anyone. When they responded to the call on Monday afternoon, they found the two boys in an apartment in Stockton, Massachusetts. "Her family was aware of it". Cruz said the children were brothers. But these victims were innocent children. Cruz said. "All crime scenes are grisly". This was a gruesome and disturbing and most of all, a heartbreaking crime, ' Cruz said.

According to court records, Sanders didn't mention her sons to police or EMS when she was taken from the home in an ambulance.

Sanders was ordered held without bail after her arraignment on the two charges of murder.

"She looked like she was kind of limp, sitting there until they put her on a stretcher and then she kind of started screaming and kicking", he said.

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