-- The two brothers who allegedly tried to kill their parents in their upscale Atlanta-area home over the weekend waived their first scheduled court hearing today.
Christopher and Cameron Ervin were scheduled to appear in Gwinnett County Court today for a preliminary hearing in their case but both waived the hearing, and their next appearance will be at an undisclosed date in Georgia Superior Court.
Christopher Ervin's attorney Thomas Clegg said at a news conference in front of the county jail that while the preliminary hearing would have been a "golden opportunity" for him to learn more about the evidence against his client, he decided to waive the hearing because he didn't want the specifics of the case being publicly released.
The case now will be moved to superior court and that yet-unscheduled hearing will deal with bond issues for both Christopher, 22, and his 17-year-old brother, Cameron.
Clegg said that given the nature of the allegations, he thinks bond is unlikely.
The brothers were arrested and each charged with aggravated assault and arson after their mother and her husband were found bleeding and badly beaten Saturday in the family house in Snellville, Georgia, according to police.
Investigators have since stated that they believe the attack was premeditated.
"It is apparent that the brothers launched a plot to kill both of their parents," the Gwinnett County Police Department said in a press release.
Officers found Christopher Ervin in a second-floor bathroom and Cameron Ervin was arrested as he left the garage, according to a police report, which also noted that Cameron Ervin allegedly told an officer, "I tried to kill my f****** parents. Who does that?"
"I don't know what's going on. I don't know why they've done this. I really don't," she said.
Both parents have been treated and released from the hospital for unspecified injuries.