Father arrested in deaths of twin girls found in hot car

Published 10:20 am Friday, August 5, 2016

CARROLLTON, Ga. — A Georgia father has been arrested in the deaths of 15-month-old twin girls found in a hot car, after neighbors frantically tried to revive the toddlers with ice packs in a baby pool outside Atlanta, authorities said.

Asa North, 24, of Carrollton was arrested early Friday, local news outlets reported. North is charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of reckless conduct, Carroll County jail records show.

Someone discovered the twins unresponsive in the back seat of an SUV parked in front of a duplex Thursday night, Carrollton police said.

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“The neighbors heard some screaming — I guess coming from the father — and saw him running around back with the two children,” Carrollton police Capt. Chris Dobbs told Atlanta television station CBS 46.