4-year-old tells police brother attacked him, killed his grandmother

Treyvon Evans

March 12, 2014 12:19:43 PM PDT
Court documents reveal a Durham teenager who is charged in connection with the murder of his grandmother and the attempted murder of his 4-year-old brother, sought help from a neighbor following the crime.

According to search warrants, 17-year-old Treyvon Evans brought his 4-year-old brother to a neighbor's apartment after claiming he had just returned home around 5 a.m. on Feb. 26 to find his brother and grandmother injured. However, the 4 year old later told police Evans attacked him, allegedly during some type of argument.

Durham police arrested the teen not long after 62-year-old Carolyn Hemingway was declared dead inside her Glasson Street apartment she shared with Evans and his two younger siblings.

The boy was rushed to Duke University Hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. Evan's sister was found crying inside the home, but was unharmed.

Police have seized DNA, a phone, shoes, clothes, paper towels from a trash can and a blanket from the scene, according to court documents.

Evans is currently being held at the Durham County Jail without bond on the murder charge. He also has a $500,000 bond for an assault with a deadly weapon charge.

Evans' father, Kenton Evans, told ABC11 earlier this week that his son is a good person, and just made a mistake.

Kenton Evans said he recently spent some time talking with his son in jail, and said Evans told him he did not do it.

"I know for a fact he loved his grandmother, so how it got from the point they were supposed to be arguing to the point that she's no longer here, I have no idea how they got to that point," Kenton Evans said.

Meanwhile, police records show February's incident was not Evans' first fight at his grandmother's apartment.

Evans and his siblings were reportedly staying at Hemingway's apartment with her because their mother had been hospitalized with some type of illness.

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