Vigil held in Brockton in memory of 2 boys found stabbed to death

BROCKTON, MA (WHDH) — A vigil was held Thursday evening in Brockton to remember two brothers who were found stabbed to death in their apartment.

Family, friends and classmates of the brothers lit candles and prayed in front of the apartment on Prospect Street where the two boys were found dead.

Police said 43-year-old Latarsha Sanders killed her two sons, 8-year-old Marlon Brito and 5-year-old Lason Brito. She allegedly told police the killings were part of a ritual. According to court documents, she was obsessed with the Illuminati Theory.

Edson Brito, the father of the boys and Sanders’ ex-husband, said she loved their children and he does not understand how she could have been charged with murdering them.

“I’ve been with her for that many years, never noticed her practice voodoo,” said Brito. “That’s my understanding, people are thinking witchcraft, voodoo, she was never into it because I was around her.”

Sanders’ brother, Manny, asked for compassion for his sister.

“Somewhere down the line, something might have went wrong and I know my family feels guilty in a way but can’t no one see anything that was gonna happen,” said Manny Sanders.

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