These 16-month-old twin girls Ariel and Alaynah North (pictured) died after their 24-yr-old father Asa North left them in an extremely hot car in 90-degree temperatures outside their Georgia home. The girls were found unresponsive while strapped in their car seats in the back of his SUV. According to Police, their father had been drinking before leaving his toddlers in the car when he got home.
Neighbors said the father was frantic after the girls were discovered. He started screaming and was seen running around with the kids. When Police around, Asa along with his neighbors, were desperately trying to revive the twins in a kiddie pool with ice packs to try to get the water temperature down.
Paramedics took Ariel and Alaynah to the Tanner Medical Centre less than five minutes away where they were pronounced dead. The twin’s mother was in Atlanta visiting her sister that had been injured in a car accident. She was however notified and has since arrived back.
North was arrested, charged with two counts of reckless conduct, two counts of involuntary manslaughter and transported to the Carroll County Jail.
Investigators are working to determine how long the girls were left in the car and a blood sample for alcohol was taken to determine his alcohol level. Authorities however report that they do not believe the deaths were intentional but believe North left the children unattended in the SUV for a certain amount of time. Autopsies were being done at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab to determine how long the girls were left in the car.
The twins’ uncle, Donnie Holland, said he guesses Asa forgot about the kids and left them in the car. ‘He should have never been in the house asleep. He should have got the kids out of the car the time he got out of the car, you know.’ Holland said.