A Snellville couple, who was beaten by their sons in an attempt to kill them, told reporters on Friday they forgive their sons.
Yvonne and Zachary Ervin left the jail where their sons, 22-year-old Christopher and 17-year-old Cameron Ervin, are being held.
When they walked out, they briefly spoke with reporters.
“We have unconditional love and forgiveness for our sons and we just want the world to understand that,” said Yvonne Ervin. “The believers will understand that.”
Yvonne Ervin, called 911 and said her sons were trying to kill both her and her husband.
In the 911 call, Ervin said her sons drugged them with Xanax, choked and beat her.
She said her husband was in the garage trying to distract them and gain attention from neighbors by blowing the car horn.
When the 911 operator asked why her sons would have done this, she said possibly for the insurance money.
At the end of the call, you can hear her sons enter the room she was in. She made a sound and then the call was disconnected.
When officers arrived on the scene, they found Zachary Ervin severely injured and bleeding heavily. Yvonne was also seriously injured.
“Those were not our boys who did that to us. We did not raise our boys that way,” said Yvonne Ervin. “We understand there are consequences for what they did, they understand that, but we’re just praying that the world forgives them the same way that we forgive them.”
When asked how they could forgive them, Zachary Ervin said, “It’s all for the glory of God. God’s going to be glorified in this situation so what we just need you guys to know is we’re not going to sit up here and answer to ‘why’ as it doesn’t matter. It’s all for the glory of God. But we forgive our sons and we love them unconditionally and we had to make sure that they understand that.”
Christopher and Cameron Ervin are being held at the Gwinnett County Detention Center and are facing charges of aggravated assault and 1st degree arson.