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Thursday
Feb102011

Home Invasion Suspect Allegedly Kills Two Little Boys

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga.) -- Georgia police have arrested a man accused of a gruesome killing, allegedly stabbing to death two young children and seriously wounding another child and their father.

Antonio Cardenas Rico, 28, was arrested by Gwinnett County police early Thursday morning and charged with two counts of murder, after a heart-rending 911 call made by Elvis Garcia, the father or stepfather of the children.

Police say Rico knew the Garcia family, but they did not yet know the nature of their relationship.

Police say Garcia entered the family's basement apartment and allegedly stabbed to death two little boys, Edward Garcia, 1, and Bradley Garcia, 3.

After the attack, around 6:30 p.m., Elvis Garcia, 23, bleeding from a stab wound to his chest, called 911 from a cell phone and ran outside to a neighbor, police said.

"He killed my children," Garcia told neighbor Lewon Thomas, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

"He wanted me to go back and see what happened," Thomas told the paper. "It was horrific."

Thomas said Elvis told him that Rico was the boys' mother's ex-boyfriend.

Police, however, could not confirm how Rico knew the family.

"He knew the family, but we don't know the exact nature of their relationship," Cpl. Jake Smith said.

Two of the children were declared dead at the scene, but another unidentified 3-year old boy was evacuated to a children's hospital in Georgia. Elvis Garcia was taken to the hospital by ambulance and is in "serious condition," Smith said.

Police have not identified the boys' mother, but said she was not at home at the time. She is, they said, being questioned by police.

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