Salem mom accused of slashing the throats of her two children remains hospitalized

SALEM, Mass. (AP) -- A Salem woman accused of slashing the throats of her two children before setting fire to their apartment will remain in a mental health facility for at least another six months.

A judge in Salem Superior Court on Monday granted a request by officials at Boston's Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center to continue holding Tanicia Goodwin.

The Salem News (http://bit.ly/RL42br ) reports that the judge also granted a request by prosecutors to continue holding the 25-year-old Goodwin without bail as a danger to the community.

Goodwin's medical evaluations were also impounded.

Prosecutors allege Goodwin slashed 8-year-old Jamaal and 3-year-old Erica inside their apartment in March then set it on fire. Both children are recovering.

Goodwin has pleaded not guilty to charges including armed assault with intent to murder and arson.

 
Information from: The Salem (Mass.) News, http://www.salemnews.com
 

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