BROCKTON — A Brockton woman is under arrest, charged with murder in the deaths of her two young sons, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.

At approximately 12:07 p.m. Monday, Brockton Police received a 911 call for a medical emergency at 247 Prospect Street. Brockton Fire and EMS responded and learned that there were two children inside the third floor apartment at that address. The children, ages five and eight, were determined to be deceased on scene.

Brockton Police contacted State Police detectives assigned to the District Attorney's Office, and a homicide investigation commenced.

The victims were brothers, and were found with multiple stab wounds. Their names are not being released at this time. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has accepted jurisdiction and will determine the manner and cause of death.

Investigators conducted multiple interviews with people associated with the victims. The victims' mother, 43-year-old Latarsha L. Sanders, was placed under arrest and has been charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of her children.

Sanders is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Brockton District Court.

The investigation is active and ongoing by State Police and Brockton Police.

--Plymouth County District Attorney's Office

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