Kids Found Slashed in Mass. Apt; Mom Charged
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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. (March 19)

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[Location - Date:SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS - MARCH 19, 2012][Source:NECN.COM][VO:]A MASSACHUSETTS MOTHER IS CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER OF HER CHILDREN -- AFTER FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDING TO A BLAZE AT HER SALEM APARTMENT SUNDAY NIGHT FOUND THEM WITH THEIR THROATS SLASHED.THE CHILDREN - AGES 3 AND 8 -- WERE TAKEN TO A BOSTON HOSPITAL IN CRITICAL CONDITION.THE ESSEX DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE SAYS THAT 25-YEAR OLD MOTHER IS EXPECTED TO BE ARRAIGNED ON MONDAY --ON TWO COUNTS OF ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO MURDER, TWO COUNTS OF ASSAULT AND BATTERY WITH A DANGEROUS WEAPON, AND ARSON.AUTHORITIES DID NOT SAY WHAT PROMPTED THE SITUATION. SEVERAL OTHER APARTMENTS IN THE BUILDING WERE EVACUATED - THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF ANY OTHER INJURIES.____ _______, ASSOCIATED PRESS.(****END****) ANCHOR VOICE: -------------------------VIDEO PRODUCER: BOB MCCALL---------------------------VIDEO SOURCE: NECN-----------------------VIDEO APPROVAL: DAVID BRUNS---------------------------VIDEO RESTRICTIONS: COURTESY NECN, EMBARGO ----------------------------------MARKET EMBARGO (S): CONN, HARTFORD, BOSTON, MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE, AND PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND--------------------------------SCRIPT/WIRE SOURCE:a0580BC-US--Children Slashed, 1st Ld-Writethru,121