The man who has been charged with the murder of his father in West Austin last week repeatedly claimed to be a member of the CIA and called his father an imposter as he stabbed him to death, according to an arrest affidavit filed Friday.
Alexander Ervin has been charged with the first-degree murder of his father, 58-year-old Ray Scott Ervin, who went by Scott, after stabbing him Wednesday evening in the elder Ervin’s home on the northern edge of Camp Mabry.
The affidavit states that, while stabbing Scott, the 20-year-old Alexander repeatedly told his father in a robotic voice, “I’m a trained member of the CIA. I have done this multiple times before. You are an imposter. You are not my father.” It also states that he told his younger brother, a 17-year-old minor who witnessed the murder, “[T]his man is not our father. He is an imposter.”
Alexander’s father and brother were able to subdue Alexander long enough for his brother to call 911, according to the affidavit. Both Alexander and his father were taken to Brackenridge Hospital, where Scott was pronounced dead at 7:10 p.m.
After Alexander was treated for head injuries sustained when his brother and father subdued him, he was booked into the Travis County Jail. He has been charged with first-degree murder, and his bond is set at $1 million.
Scott's murder is Austin's 14th of the year.