Georgia father charged after twin girls left in hot vehicle die

The twins father Asa North 24 is expected to be charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of reckless conduct according to Dobbs

Carrollton police Capt. Chris Dobbs tells The Associated Press that investigators believe their father, 24-year-old Asa North, discovered the children Thursday evening, because neighbors heard him screaming out front where his auto was parked.

The twins" uncle, Donnie Holland, said he guesses the father "forgot about the kids and left them in the car'.

The father of twin 15-month-old girls is facing involuntary manslaughter charges after the girls were left in a hot auto and died, police said.

After the children were pulled from the vehicle, North attempted to revive his daughters by putting them in a filled inflatable pool behind their apartment, witnesses told police. Neighbors found and removed the 15-month-old children, identified as Ariel and Alaynah North, who were trapped in their auto seats inside an SUV.

Arriving officers performed CPR after finding people trying to cool the girls off in the baby pool.

The girls' mother was at an Atlanta hospital at the time of the incident, according to Fox 5.

Temperatures in the Carrollton area on Thursday reached above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, with high humidity.

Ariel and Alaynah, 15 months old, were pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Asa North was transported to jail on the four charges related to the deaths.

The length of time Ariel and Alaynah spent inside the vehicle, parked in front of their parents' duplex, is still unclear.

In the aftermath of the tragedy, authorities said they didn't believe the deaths were intentional.

According to the Carrollton Police Department incident report an officer arrived to find Travis North "extremely intoxicated and was combative".

North had been consuming alcohol, and police are investigating whether it played a role in the twins' deaths, Dobbs said. She was described by police as "absolutely devastated" after learning of her daughters' deaths.

The girls who died in Carrollton are the 25th and 26th children to die this year in hot vehicles in the U.S. - more than double the number of children who died during the same period last year.

"No one in the family, mothers, grandmothers, think (Asa North) did this intentionally", Dobbs said.

"She left the twins with the dad".

By this time previous year, 12 children had died in hot cars, Fennell said.



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