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Quick wits save US couple from murderous sons

An American woman called 911 early Saturday morning and told the dispatcher that her sons were trying to kill her and her husband.

Police Sergeant Rich Long told CNN that quick thinking enabled Yvonne Ervin to briefly escape from their sons, aged 22 and 17, and call for help.

"(Yvonne Ervin) told the 911 operator that (her husband) had distracted the sons and that she was able to call," said Sgt Long. "That was probably the life-saving move from this event."

Christopher Ervin, 22, and his brother Cameron, 17, allegedly beat their mother and stabbed their father before trying to set their house on fire, reported the Daily Mail.

When police arrived at the house in Atlanta, Georgia, they found father Zachary Ervin severely injured and bleeding heavily.

Mrs Ervin was also badly injured.

The sons were immediately arrested.

They have each been charged with two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of first degree arson.

Sgt Long added that investigators still did not know of the motives for the attacks.

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