More Details Emerge In Highlands Ranch Mother’s Suicide Attempt
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (CBS4)- Neighbors are shocked after a Highlands Ranch mother admitted to trying to kill herself and her two sons in an e-mail she wrote to a friend.
Deputies with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office rushed to the home in the 4900 block of Laurelglen Lane in Highlands Ranch on Dec. 9.
When they arrived they found two small children standing in front of the home and their mother, Erin Giberti, unconscious inside a running vehicle located in the garage.
“Shocking and sad, sweet little boys, I just never would have imagined that,” said neighbor Jessica Littell.
Giberti, 36, was rushed to the hospital. Her boys, ages 4 and 7 were unharmed.
On Thursday Giberti was arrested and attempted murder charges were recommended. Giberti remains in custody on a $250,000 bond.
Deputies were called to the home by Giberti’s friend after she had received a text from her stating that she took Xanax, often prescribed for depression and anxiety.
According to the arrest affidavit, when deputies arrived they found the garage door open and the BMW parked inside, crooked. The engine was running and the two boys were outside, standing in six degree temperatures. It’s unknown how long they were outside alone.
In an e-mail Giberti sent to a friend, she explained that she swallowed Xanax and drank a very large amount of vodka. She also wrote that her blood alcohol level taken at Skyridge Medical Center was 3.9.
Giberti wrote, “I took the boys knowing I have zero help and knew there was no one to help them. Got in the car, turned it on with the garage door shut, with the intent to die and take them with me.”
Littell believes there is a better solution, “Get help, reach out, there are tons of people to help, there are organizations to help, friends, family, neighbors.”
The boys’ father lived in the home in Highlands Ranch with Giberti before the couple divorced in March 2012.