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Update: Teen brothers arrested as Elverta mother, younger brother remain hospitalized

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Details emerged Tuesday of the violent Monday morning attack on an Elverta mother and her 10-year-old son that left the two hospitalized in critical condition and the boy’s older brothers facing attempted homicide charges.

About 10:45 a.m. Monday, the Sheriff’s Office received a call from a boy in the area of El Modena and El Reno avenues, north of U Street and east of Rio Linda Boulevard in the Elverta area.

What led to the violence at the home on Emerson Street in quiet, rural Elverta, remains a mystery. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office declined to release any new updates Tuesday.

But dispatch tapes aired Tuesday by Sacramento TV station CBS13 document the bloody aftermath: the oldest sibling, 16 years old, reportedly telling dispatchers he had “187’d somebody” — the California penal code section for murder — and wanted to surrender to authorities; his critically injured mother holding her neck as she described her wounds.

The teen “said he had hurt his mother and she was losing a lot of blood,” the dispatcher is heard telling first responders before the older son passed the call to his mother.

“The male gave the phone to a female who said the son stabbed her and beat her in the head and she needs to go to the hospital,” the dispatcher is heard telling deputies in the 911 recording.

“The 16-year-old is holding up the cell phone for his mother to speak,” the dispatcher continued. “The mother is holding her neck.”

The 16-year-old and another brother, 13, their names not released due to their ages, were booked into Sacramento County juvenile hall, the Sheriff’s Office announced in a Facebook post.

Few other details were forthcoming, including when the teens will face their first juvenile court appearance. Sacramento County prosecutors bound by juvenile confidentiality provisions would not discuss the case.

“Juvenile rules of confidentiality do not allow us to comment or provide information on any juvenile matters,” Sacramento County Chief Deputy District Attorney Rod Norgaard said via email.

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