Atlanta-area brother had been planning to attack parents since age 11

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According to police, one of the Atlanta-area brothers who tried to kill their parents had been planning the attempted murder “since he was 11 years old.”

Cameron Ervin, 17, and his brother Christopher, 22, were caught and admitted to attempted murder after their parents, Zachary and Yvonne Ervin, in their Snellville home on Sept. 5.

Their mother was able to called 911 as the boys were “attempting to set the residence on fire, strangling their parents with a pillow and/or plastic bag, and stabbing the father,” according to the police warrant obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The police documents do not name which brother said he had been planning the attack since age 11, reports WSB-TV.

The boys had apparently asked to prepare dinner the night before, which was “odd behavior,” according to their mother. Police believe that they mixed Xanax into their parents’ cocktails in order to prepare for the attack.

Although the motive for the attempted murder is still not clear, the boys have told investigators that they had a difficult home life. But friends and family say that is nonsense.

The attack, which shocked friends and family as well as people around the country, left both parents seriously injured and left the boys’ father hospitalized for days.

The investigation into the attack is still ongoing.