2012-03-19 / World

Kids found slashed in Mass. apt blaze

SALEM, Mass. ( AP) — A Massachusetts mother has been charged with attempted murder after firefighters responding to a blaze at her apartment found her two young children with their throats slashed.

The Essex district attorney’s office said in a statement that 25-year-old Tanicia Goodwin is expected to be arraigned today in Salem District Court on two counts of assault with intent to murder, two counts assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and arson.

Authorities say the children ages 3 and 8 were flown to a Boston Hospital in critical condition after they were discovered at about 9 p. m. Sunday.

Several other apartments in the building were evacuated. Authorities did not say what prompted the situation. It was not clear if Goodwin had a lawyer.

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