(CBS/AP) The Georgia father accused of fatally stabbing two of his sons and wounding another has been charged with two counts murder and one count of aggravated assault, and has been remanded to jail without bond.
Gwinnett County Sheriff's Sgt. Douglas McKay said Elvis Noe-Garcia was arrested Saturday and appeared at a hearing Saturday night to face the charges.
Noe-Garcia, 23, was allegedly involved in a custody dispute with the mother of the three children and tried to blame the deaths of 3-year-old Bradley Garcia and 1-year-old Edward Garcia, and the wounding of Bradley's twin brother, Joshua, on the mother's current boyfriend, 28-year-old Antonio Cardenas-Rico, reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Police arrested and charged Cardenas-Rico with the violent crimes based on Noe-Garcia's accusations, but quickly realized their blunder after noting discrepancies between Noe-Garcia's statement, the evidence, and Cardenas-Rico's alibi.
The murder charges against Cardenas-Rico have since been dropped, but he remains in custody on a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
Police on Wednesday found Noe-Garcia, who is believed to be in the country illegally with stab wounds, outside a house near Lawrenceville, approximately 30 miles northeast of Atlanta, and the boys were found dead in the basement of the home.
The children's mother and other siblings were not home when the attack occurred.
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