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Brothers, 1 and 3, Found Murdered in Suburban Atlanta Home, Suspect Arrested, Police Say

Lawrenceville, Ga. Home Where Attack Occurred (WGCL)

Two 4-Year-Old Boys Found Murdered in Ga. Home, Suspect in Custody Say Police
Lawrenceville, Ga. Home Where Attack Occurred (WGCL)

(CBS/WGCL/AP) Georgia police say they have arrested a suspect in the stabbing deaths of two brothers, ages 1 and 3, found murdered in a suburban Atlanta home. Two other family members were wounded, according to Gwinnett County police.

The brothers, 1-year-old Edward Garcia and 3-year-old Bradley Garcia, were found dead in the basement of a home in Lawrenceville, Ga. Wednesday night. Another 3-year-old was rushed to the hospital in a helicopter and was listed in critical condition, reports CBS affiliate WGCL.  Elvis Garcia, reportedly the boys' father or stepfather, was also hospitalized with stab wounds.  Neighbors said the boys' dad or stepdad was also wounded, but he escaped and knocked on a neighbor's door for help, according to WGCL.

Gwinnett County police Cpl. Jake Smith said Thursday police have arrested 28-year-old Antonio Cardenas-Rico and charged him with two counts of murder. He is being held without bond.

Police said two families were living in the home, and the family that was attacked lived in a basement apartment.

The children's mother and other siblings were not home when the incident occurred.



  • Naimah Jabali-Nash

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