Mother’s desperate 911 call as sons try to kill her, husband, then try to set house on fire

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Two Atlanta-area parents were hospitalized on Saturday after their two sons allegedly attempted to kill them by beating the wife and stabbing the husband before trying to set their house on fire.

The incident happened Snellville in Gwinnett County before 8am and it could have been much worse if Yvonne Ervin hadn’t called 911 about her sons while Zachary Ervin was distracting them.

Georgia police arrived and took 22-year-old Christopher Ervin and 17-year-old Cameron Ervin into custody and later charged them with two counts each of aggravated assault and first-degree arson.

Both parents are expected to survive, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.

Police found the husband ‘severely injured and bleeding heavily’ after being stabbed several times and his wife also ‘seriously injured’

Gwinnett County police spokesman Sgt Rich Long said: ‘Had she not been able to make that 911 call it’s very uncertain what would have happened.’

He said on Sunday that police have ‘several theories’ about the incident and detectives found evidence showing the brothers had ‘tried to start a fire’.

The gas line at the home had been tampered with, according to WBS-TV 2.

Neighbors of the family said the attack was unexpected and they were in shock, 11 Alive reported.

Clinton Miller said: ‘He [Zachary] wasn’t in good shape at all.

‘He was bleeding pretty badly. So we’re really concerned for him.’

The brothers, who were reportedly being cooperative with detectives, are being held in isolation in jail and have a preliminary hearing scheduled for September 11.

Source: The DailyMail

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