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Carrollton Man Charged In "Hot Car" Deaths Of Twin Daughters

A 24-year old Carrollton man has been charged in the deaths of his 16-month-old twin daughters after they were left in a hot car for an unknown period of time.
Investigators have charged Asa North with 2 counts of involuntary manslaughter and 2 counts of reckless conduct.

Carrollton Police Captain Chris Dobbs says emergency responders arrived at the home on Tillman Drive around 6:30 p.m. Thursday and found that the twins' father and neighbors were trying to cool the kids off in a kiddie pool.

Witnesses say the father pulled the toddlers from an SUV after finding them "unresponsive."

Paramedics rushed the twins to Tanner Medical Center, but they were pronounced dead.

The mother was in Atlanta all day, but arrived to the hospital in Carrollton. Dobbs told WLBB Radio the mother was “absolutely devastated.”

Dobbs told WLBB Radio Friday morning that "alcohol definately contributed to the situation that ultimately resulted in the death of these kids."

Autopsies will be conducted today to determine the exact cause of the toddlers’deaths.