Brockton Woman Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murdering Her 2 Sons

Latarsha Sanders was sentenced Wednesday after being found guilty on two counts of murder Tuesday

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A Brockton, Massachusetts, mother faces two mandatory life sentences for murdering her two sons in 2018.

Judge William Sullivan handed down the double life sentence without possibility of parole to Latarsha Sanders Wednesday morning. The superior court judge also sentenced Sanders to serve 9 to 10 years concurrently on a witness intimidation charge.

A jury found Sanders guilty on Tuesday of two counts of murder and one count of witness intimidation, following a nine-day trial and four hours of deliberation, according to Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz's office.

“Hopefully this is some form of justice for the dad of the little boys and the family," Cruz said following the sentence. "Understand that we’re here to try to make sure we keep people safe that the right person is held accountable."

Sanders was arrested on Feb. 5, 2018 and charged with murder in the deaths of her sons, 8-year-old Edson Brito and 5-year-old La’son Brito. The children were discovered in their beds in a third floor apartment on Prospect Street, after authorities said Sanders asked a neighbor to call 911.

The boys were stabbed about 100 times in total between the two of them, according to prosecutors.

The NBC10 Boston Investigators uncovered a violent, troubled past for the Brockton woman in 2018. Family had described Sanders in court records as an “evil and angry” person. Her own mother described Sanders to police as “mentally unstable and crazy,” saying she “began her obsession with the Illuminati theory two years ago from a YouTube video.”

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