DOUGLAS COUNTY - The family of the Highlands Ranch mother who is charged with trying to kill her two children earlier this month say the only thing Erin Giberti is guilty of is trying to kill herself.
Giberti's former father in-law Richard spoke to 9NEWS Monday.
Richard Giberti says news Erin tried to kill herself while she had the boys ages 7 and 4 in the car was "shocking" to his entire family. He says Erin is a "real good mom." He also said, "I know she loves those boys."
Giberti talked about the situation from his home in California. He says while Erin took full custody following the couple's divorce, his son, Mike, stayed in contact with his boys and has them living with him now.
"They are doing great," Giberti said about the boys. The older boy is in a new school in Colorado Springs where his father lives.
Police say Erin Giberti tried to kill herself and her two kids on Dec. 9 by turning a car on in the garage of her home, but she changed her mind in time to text a friend for help.
When police arrived the boys were found outside of the car and the garage.
Richard Giberti says his family is helping Erin out and has helped her get out of jail. "I don't think it's fair that she's charged with that," he said. He describes the incident as "a cry for help."
Giberti says he would often send Erin money to help out with the bills and the kids.
"She's still loved," said Giberti. "She's a good person," and he says his son and their entire family will continue supporting her while she gets the help she needs.
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