Trial for Gwinnett brothers accused of trying to kill parents could start this week

Trial for brothers who planned to kill parents could begin this week

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- It's been more than a year since two Gwinnett County brothers were arrested and accused of trying to kill their parents. Now, it appears the trial for those brothers is set to start this week.

According to the county’s District Attorney, attorneys could begin selecting jurors who will determine the fate of the Ervin brothers as soon as Monday. Both were accused of trying to kill their parents inside their home in 2015.  

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Brothers Cameron, 17, and Christopher, 22, are being held in the Gwinnett County Jail and both face a list of charges. Those charges include kidnapping, aggravated assault and other felonies.

Court documents indicated Cameron's attorney filed numerous motions in the case requesting a psychological evaluation for his client. Meanwhile, Christopher's attorney told 11Alive they have been kept apart and have had little contact with each other.

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Christopher and Cameron are accused of setting into motion on Sept. 5, 2015 a plot to kill their parents.

During a disturbing 911 phone call, their mother Yvonne Ervin told responders her children had drugged her and her husband, attacked them and were trying to kill them.

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Gwinnett County D.A. Danny Porter last year said it appeared the two drugged their parents, then tried to burn their house down. They failed, but then “went back in to finish the job.”

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Two weeks later though, in an interview with 11Alive, Cameron and Christopher’s parents asked the judge that their sons be forgiven. Then in January, their mother wrote the judge again saying her sons did not belong in jail. But they have remained in jail.

Christopher's attorney told 11Alive exclusively in early September he hoped to resolve this case without heading to trial. But with the District Attorney's office saying this case is likely to head to trial this week, it’s uncertain whether that will happen.

LETTER | See the letter Yvonne Ervin wrote to the judge

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