Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Pretrial hearing scheduled for September.
The Salem mother who allegedly slashed her children's throats before setting fire to their Pope Street apartment in March will continue to be held in the hospital per a Superior Court judge's Monday decision, according to the Salem News. On March 18, Goodwin allegedly slashed her children's throats before setting their Pope Street apartment on fire and walking barefoot to the Salem Police station. On the night of the incident police said Goodwin told them "I did what I had to do to protect my children." The outlet reported she is due for a pretrial hearing on Sept. 25
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Tanicia Goodwin is accused of slashing her children's throats and setting their apartment on fire.
Tanicia Goodwin was arraigned in Salem Superior Court Tuesday, where she plead not guilty, according to the Salem News. On March 18, Goodwin allegedly slashed her children's throats before setting their Pope Street apartment on fire and walking barefoot to the Salem Police station. Her case had been moved from district court, and Goodwin will appear next week for a status hearing, the outlet report. The Salem News reported Goodwin is still receiving treatment at a mental health center. On the night of the incident police said Goodwin told them "I did what I had to do to protect my children."
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Goodwin is due to appear in court on June 11 for a probable cause hearing.
Tanicia Goodwin has been moved out of Worcester State Hospital to the Massachusetts Correctional Institution in Framingham as a grand jury is assembled for her case. Goodwin, 25, allegedly slashed her children's throats before setting her Pope Street apartment on fire on March 18. On Thursday morning at Salem District Court, her probable cause hearing was moved to June 11. Assistant District Attorney Melissa A. Woodard said the grand jury should be assembled and Goodwin indicted by the June 11 date. Until several weeks ago, Goodwin was being held at the Worcester facility on a Section 18 to evaluate her mental health. All our stories on Tanicia Goodwin may be found here.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Boy is reportedly living with a relative.
The boy whose throat was allegedly slashed by his mother on March 18 is "doing very well," according to the Salem News. The paper reported the boy is out of the hospital and is living with his relative Wayne Cox. Jamaal had lived with Cox until two years ago, according to the District Attorney's Office. Tanicia Goodwin, 25, allegedly slashed the throats of her 8-year-old son Jaamal, and 3-year-old daughter, Erica, tampered with sprinklers and a doorknob and set fire to their Pope Street apartment before fleeing on March 18. At a March 26 dangerousness hearing, Assistant District Attorney Melissa A. Woodward said Goodwin "has a history of anger issues." Woodard said the 8-year-old said he had been beaten consistently with items including a …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The girl whose throat was allegedly slashed by her mother is out of the hospital; her brother has not been released.
Tanicia Goodwin's 3-year-old daughter, Erica, is out of the hospital, according to the Salem News. Her 8-year-old son, Jamaal, is still at Children's Hospital Boston with a wound described at "more severe" by the Salem News. Goodwin, 25, allegedly slit her children's throats on March 18 before setting her Pope Street apartment on fire and walking to the police station barefoot. Police said she admitted she harmed her children during questioning. At Goodwin's March 27 dangerousness hearing, the assistant DA said Goodwin has had a history of anger issues. Department of Children and Family Services records indicate Jamaal said his mother hit him because he "did not know what 10 plus 10 was."
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Alleged beatings, details of admission to police come to light during Monday dangerousness hearing for Salem mother who allegedly slashed kids' throats, lit apartment on fire.
Details about Tanicia Goodwin's involvement with the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the night she was arrested by the Salem Police came to light Monday during a dangerousness hearing at Salem District Court. Goodwin, 25, allegedly slashed her children's throats, tampered with sprinklers and a doorknob and set fire to their Pope Street apartment before fleeing on March 18. She was ordered held without bail and barred from contact with her children during a dangerousness hearing March 26 before transport to Worcester State Hospital for an evaluation to determine whether she can be held by the Massachusetts Correctional Institute in Framingham. Both children — 8-year-old Jamaal and 3-year-old Erica — are still hospitalized with…
Monday, March 26, 2012
Both of Goodwin's children are still hospitalized after the alleged March 18 incident in their Pope Street apartment.
The Salem mother who allegedly slit her children's throats and lit their Pope Street apartment on fire, was held without bail Monday after she was found to be dangerous. Judge Michael Lauranzano also ordered her not to have any contact with her children. On March 19, Goodwin pleaded not guilty to charges including assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and arson stemming from the March 18 incident. Following the hearing, she was taken to Worcester State Hospital "to be evaluated to determine whether she could be held at Framingham," according to Assistant District Attorny Carrie Kimball Monahan. A probable cause hearing has been scheduled for May 3. Goodwin's children — an 8-year-old boy named Jamaal and…
Thursday, March 22, 2012
The children are in good spirits, Witchcraft Principal said.
The two children attacked by their mother earlier this week are making improvements. According to a letter sent to parents from Witchcraft Heights Principal Mark Higgins, both childrens' conditions have been upgraded. “I am pleased to report that Jamaal Goodwin’s prognosis has been updated,” Higgins said. “We received notice today that while his situation remains critical, his doctors are optimistic about his recovery. Higgins went on to say Jamaal's sister Erica Goodwin, 3, is also making improvements. “His sister Erica is alert and speaking to all of the nurses, she is in good spirits. For the moment, thoughts and prayers are welcome and appreciated.” The Salem Children’s Charity has created a special fund for Jamaal and Erica Goodwin. …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Fire victim fund still yet to be set up.
The Salem Police had not previously been called to the apartment Tanicia Goodwin shared with her two young children Erica, 3, and Jamaal, 8. "Salem Police said that there was not a history of calls to her apartment prior to the incident," Carrie Kimball-Monahan, spokesperson for the Essex County District Attorney said Monday. On Sunday, Salem Police and Fire responded to the Salem Heights Apartment complex on Pope Street to find heavy smoke and small fires in apartment 714B. Goodwin was later charged with attempted murder and arson after police allege she slashed both of her childrens' throats before dousing them with lighter fluid and setting the apartment on fire. She left her son in the apartment, removing the doorknobs and taping up …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Tanicia Goodwin, 25, was arraigned this morning in Salem District Court.
Tanicia Goodwin, 25, allegedly slit the throats of her two children, lit their apartment on fire and tried to prevent her son from leaving, before turning herself into Salem Police. Goodwin, who pleaded not guilty, is being held without bail. She will be back in court on Monday, March 26 for a dangerousness hearing. Goodwin asked for a court appointed attorney. Prosecutors outlined their facts surrounding the assault and fire at Salem Heights Apartments Sunday night. According to the Commonwealth's Assistant District Attorney Melissa A. Woodard, the Salem Fire Department responded to the fire in unit 714B around 9:15 p.m. Goodwin had fled to a neighbor with her 3-year-old girl who had a slit going across her throat from side to side, …