Brothers Sentences 20 Years For Drugging And Attempted Murder Of Parents
Last year we reported on a tragedy in Atlanta where two brothers were arrested for drugging, beating, stabbing and attempting to murder their parents. If you want all the gory details we highly suggest you read the terrifying story.
Yesterday, according to the AJC, the brothers plead guilty to all 13 charges against them and were sentenced to 20 years in prison with 30 years of probation upon release.
Both Christopher and Cameron Ervin told the judge that drug and alcohol addiction was partly to blame from and also confessed that the time they’ve spent in prison has changed them.
“During my time that I have spent in the Gwinnett County Detention Center fighting this case, I’ve spent two birthdays in here,” he said. “I’ve had at least one visit a week, which is at least 60 visits, with my parents, one on one. Thirty minutes a visit. That’s over just a day, two days spent talking to one another. And I realize how much I love them. And I realize how much they love me.”
The most interesting part of this case is that the boys’ parents have been fighting for leniency for their sons only a few short weeks after the brutal attacks.
Less than a month after the attack, they appeared on “Good Morning America” and called the incident “one bad moment.” Though they’d remained mostly quiet publicly since then, Yvonne previously wrote a letter to a Gwinnett County judge asking for her sons’ release.
They also launched a nonprofit foundation called “Fighting for Forgiveness.”
“Fighting For Forgiveness, Inc. was founded as a result of a traumatic family event in September of 2015,” the website says. “It gave us personal insight into the world of depression and how detrimental it can be when it goes undetected. God gave us the strength to forgive so that we could move forward with His plans for our lives.”
Do you think you would fight for your children’s freedom if they attacked YOU like this???
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