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Sheffield deaths: Mother accused of murdering sons remanded

Sarah Barrass and Brandon Machin Image copyright Facebook
Image caption Sarah Barrass and Brandon Machin are both charged with two counts of murder

A mother charged with the murder of her two teenage sons at a house in Sheffield has been remanded in custody.

Sarah Barrass, 34, is accused of murdering 14-year-old Blake Barrass and Tristen Barrass, 13, in the Shiregreen area on Friday.

She appeared at Sheffield Crown Court alongside Brandon Machin, 38, who also faces two counts of murder.

Ms Barrass is also charged with three counts of attempted murder against two other children.

Judge Roger Thomas QC fixed a trial date for 12 November and said Ms Barrass and Mr Machin would next appear on 21 June.

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Image caption A court sketch of Sarah Barrass and Brandon Machin in the dock at Sheffield Crown Court

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