Sarah Barrass, 34, is accused of murdering Blake Barrass, 14, and Tristan Barrass, 13, following a ‘major incident’ in the Shiregreen area on Friday.
Their cause of death is not yet known. Barrass appeared in the dock at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court alongside Brandon Machin, 37, who is also accused of murdering the two boys. The pair appeared on Monday morning flanked by three security dock officers, wearing grey prison t-shirts. Barrass began sobbing she entered the dock.
The cause of death is not yet known.
They spoke to confirm their names, dates of birth, addresses, and nationalities during the 10-minute hearing. The court heard that Barrass and Machin are charged with murdering the two boys on May 24. Barrass is also charged with three counts of attempted murder against two other children.
No application for bail was made and they were remanded in custody to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday. Barrass could be heard shouting as she left the dock. Police was called to a semi-detached house in Shiregreen at around 7.30am on Friday. A police officer takes flowers from schoolchildren to lay at a property on Gregg House Road Officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident Up to 15 police cars, riot vans, and four ambulances descended on the home, while the air ambulance landed at a nearby primary school. Detectives have given no indication about the nature of the incident, but have confirmed it was not shooting and said it was confined to one property. A spokesman said detectives are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident. Dozens of floral tributes were left outside the family’s home that was still sealed off behind police tape on Friday.
A stream of tearful schoolchildren brought balloons and teddy bears to the scene. Gill Furniss, Labour MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough, said she was ‘deeply saddened by the tragic incident’.