Authorities and Neighbors Still Scratching Heads Over Brothers’ Attempt to Kill Parents (Watch)

Cameron Ervin, 17, (R) and Christopher Ervin, 22, (L)

*Things are not always what they appear to be. And this was never more evident after two brothers from what looks like a beautiful middle-class family living on the Atlanta outskirts, remain in jail since their arrest nearly a week ago when they made an unsuccessful attempt to kill their parents, Yvonne and Zachary Ervin.

According to a 911 call made by their mother, their father, bleeding profusely from stab wounds, had distracted the sons long enough for her to call for help.

Police say brothers Cameron and Christopher Ervin, ages 17 and 22 respectively, had given their parents a deadly Xanax-laced cocktail before brutally beating them and releasing natural gas into the home.  When authorities arrived at the Snellville home, Zachary was found “severely injured and bleeding heavily,” while Yvonne was “seriously injured,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

According to Review Journal, police said in their report that they found Christopher Ervin lying face down in a second-floor bathroom. Police believe he suffered injuries while struggling with his father for the shotgun, said Gwinnett County police Cpl. Deon Washington.

“I returned to Zachary Ervin and began applying pressure to his injuries,” an officer wrote in the incident report. “While tending to Zachary, I asked him what occurred and he stated his son was trying to kill him. When asked, he stated he was struck in the head with a shotgun by Cameron. I attempted to gather more information, but he was having difficulty articulating what occurred because of his injuries.”

While Gwinnett County police say the Ervin brothers acted “cooperative” as detectives interviewed them, both brothers also revealed it was not the first attempt to kill their parents, claiming their “home life was bad.”


Both men said they were  “attempting to set the residence on fire, [attempted to strangle] their parents with a pillow and/or plastic bag, and stab the father.” One brother also admitted that he has been planning to kill his parents since he was 11 years old, according WSB-TV.

Still, no exact motive for the murder attempts have been determined. But brothers Cameron and Christopher have since been charged with two counts of aggravated assault and first-degree arson.

I can’t imagine what the parents will say once they are well enough to speak.

Watch the video report below.

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