Because police believe that a Carrollton, Ga., man was drunk when he left his 15-month-old twin girls in a hot car on Thursday, they are charging him in their deaths.
Asa North, 24, faces two counts of involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct for leaving his children unattended in a car, WSB-TV reports.
Weather.com notes that temperatures in Carrollton, Ga., reached a high of 90 degrees that day—but temperatures inside a closed car can shoot into the 100s.
Carrollton police told CNN that 15-month-old twin daughters Ariel Roxanne North and Alaynah Maryanne North were found unresponsive after neighbors called 911 on Thursday evening after hearing screaming and yelling.
Officers arrived at the complex to find the twins out of the car and in a kiddie pool, where their father was trying to revive them. Frantic neighbors tried to lower their body temperatures using ice packs, but police said it was too late.
The twins were taken to Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, where they were both pronounced dead.
The twins’ mother was reportedly at Grady Hospital in Atlanta visiting a relative during the incident but is said to be back in town.
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