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Mom tells 911 her sons were trying to kill her

A Gwinnett County man and woman were hospitalized early Saturday morning after allegedly being severely beaten by their two sons.

The incident happened at the family’s home on the 3000 block of Forbes Trail in unincorporated Snellville just before 8 a.m.

The mother, Yvonne Ervin, called 911 and said her sons were trying to kill both her and her husband, Zachary Ervin. The call eventually went silent.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found Zachary severely injured and bleeding heavily. Yvonne was also seriously injured.

Officers took the two sons into custody. They have been identified as 22-year-old Christopher Ervin and 17-year-old Cameron Ervin. Both are being held at the Gwinnett County Detention Center and are facing charges of aggravated assault and 1st degree arson.

Instead of having a first appearance in a courtroom Sunday, a judge visited each son separately in their jail cells. Both of them are being held in isolation.

Neighbors in the area said they can’t believe what happened because this was a model family.

“Definitely very polite young men,” said neighbor Clinton Miller. “That’s the last thing I would have expected out of those kids. I hope they understand that their parents gave them everything they could.”

Officers also detected a strong natural gas smell when entering the home. The Gwinnett County Fire Department was brought in to check the residence for safety. Police said the two sons may have been trying to start a fire by releasing the natural gas into the house.

The incident remains under investigation.

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