Mother calls 911 screaming after sons drug and try to kill her
A terrified Snellville, Georgia mother could barely complete her sentences as she spoke with a 911 operator while her two sons wandered the house looking for her in an attempt to kill her and her husband.
On Wednesday, two brothers were charged with multiple felonies after attempting to kill their parents over the weekend. Their mother, Yvonne Ervin, was treated and discharged from Gwinnett Medical Center. Her husband, Zachary Ervin, remained in the hospital on Tuesday and is in fair condition.
After the unsettling incident, police released the audio of the 911 call Yvonne made on Saturday morning. She sounds distraught on the audio and says:
"Please send someone to my house. My children are trying to kill me."
Yvonne told the dispatcher that her two sons, 17-year-old Cameron and 22-year-old Christopher drugged her and her husband's food with Xanax earlier that morning. Yvonne said:
"That's why we were so sleepy. We didn't understand why we were so sleepy, but that's why."
When the dispatched asked Yvonne how she knows that the young men used Xanax to drug their parents, Yvonne said:
"Because that's what they said after they started attacking us. That's what they said. Please, please hurry, please."
Yvonne explained to the dispatcher that her husband distracted their two sons so that she could escape to call 911. She said:
"They're trying to strangle us and shoot us and they put Xanax in our food and they thought we would sleep. They tried to attack us. They beat me up. They beat him up. They're trying to kill us. Please, please, please hurry. He was able to get away from them. He's just trying to do what he can to get attention to the house. But please, they strangled me and beat me."
The frantic mother told the dispatcher that her sons had their father's shotgun. In addition, she didn't know where her pistol was. She said:
"Someone may have taken it, and they have his shotgun, so I don't know if they're going to plan on shooting him or not, but please, please hurry."
While Yvonne couldn't think of a reason behind her sons' behavior, she suggested that they may have been attacking their parents in an attempt to get insurance money. Then, Yvonne heard her sons coming upstairs.
When police arrived at the Ervins' home, they assessed the damage caused at the scene. Gwinnett County Police Sgt. Rich Long told CNN:
"Zachary came out of the garage and collapsed. He had a lot of head and body injuries from blunt force trauma and stab wounds on his back."
Shortly after Zachary exited the home, Cameron came outside of the house and was immediately detained. According to the report, when police officers entered the home from the garage, they "immediately noticed a large amount of blood on the floor."
Officers discovered broken furniture and a blood-stained shotgun on a bed in the basement. An officer found Yvonne lying next to her bed. She "had blunt force trauma, but not as severe as the father."
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Police found Christopher lying face down and unresponsive in a second-floor bathroom. Police believe that he may have suffered the injuries while struggling for the shotgun with his father. The report reads:
"I returned to Zachary Ervin and began applying pressure to his injuries. 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."
According to the police, the two sons also planned to burn the home down. They had brought natural gas into the house before the attacks. Both sons have been charged with two counts of felony aggravated assault and two felony counts of first degree arson.
Both sons will be tried as adults.
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