Warrant: Brothers accused of trying to kill parents had been planning for years

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — New information is released concerning two men who are in police custody, accused of trying to kill their parents at their Snellville home.

Police said Yvonne Ervin called 911 at 7:49 a.m. Sept. 5 and told emergency dispatchers that her sons Cameron, 17, and Christopher Ervin, 22,  were trying to kill her and her husband, Zachary Ervin.

Channel 2’s Tony Thomas learned exclusive details about the case.

A detective writes in the search warrant affidavit,"One of the sons also stated that he had been planning this since he was eleven years old."

The parents told police "their sons used plastic wrap and plastic bags to try to asphyxiate them" and gave them drugs in cocktails the night before.

Over the past week, Thomas detailed how police say Chris and Cameron Ervin tried to blow up their Forbes Trail home earlier this month and, when that didn't work, attacked their parents, Both survived.

"This is something that no one that would look at this family would expect this would happen," Derrick Butts said.  
Police also believe the sons tried to burn their parents. Police say Yvonne Ervin told them that "during the attack the sons poured an unknown substance on her and then she felt heat on the back of her leg and she believed this was an attempt to set her on fire."  
"A lot of times, my clients do horrible things and I meet them and I say 'yeah I can see why,'" attorney Tom Clegg said.  "If in fact my client did what is alleged, it is impossible to figure that out from talking to the young man, because he is just a really quality kid."
The brothers remain held in jail without bond.