Two Atlanta-area brothers are behind bars and charged with multiple felonies after police said they attempted to kill their own parents over the weekend.
Yvonne Ervin called 911 Saturday morning and reported that she and husband Zachary were being attacked in their own home.
The perpetrators, she told police, were their own children: 17-year-old Cameron and 22-year-old Christopher.
“(Yvonne Ervin) stated to our 911 operator that her sons were trying to kill her and her husband,” Gwinnett County Police Sgt. Rich Long told CNN.
But quick thinking from both mother and father enabled Yvonne to briefly escape from their sons long enough to call for help.
“(Yvonne Ervin) told the 911 operator that (her husband) had distracted the sons and that she was able to call,” said Long. “That was probably the life-saving move from this event.”
When police arrived at the Ervin family home in suburban Snellville northeast of Atlanta, “Zachary came out of the garage and collapsed,” said Long. “He had a lot of head and body injuries from blunt force trauma and stab wounds on his back.” Zachary Ervin was hospitalized in critical condition. Long said he is expected to survive.
Yvonne Ervin “also had blunt force trauma but not as severe as the father,” said Long. She also is expected to survive.
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SOURCE: CNN, Kevin Conlon