According to an arrest warrant, one brother told investigators he had been planning the assault for years. In November, the brothers were indicted on charges that include arson, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, kidnapping and robbery, court records showed.
In her letter, delivered earlier this week to Batchelor’s office, Yvonne Ervin said the couple has forgiven their sons.
“After the initial anger, shock, confusion and sadness, we were able to forgive them through the power of God,” the letter stated. “We never stopped loving them.”
Christopher and Cameron Ervin, 22 and 17 respectively at the time of their arrests, are both Shiloh High School graduates. The older brother had completed three years of college. Both brothers planned to enter the military, were raised to love God and had never before been violent, Yvonne Ervin wrote in the letter.
A trial date for the brothers has not yet been scheduled.