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Father charged in deaths of young twin girls left in hot car

Hot car-related child deaths
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CARROLLTON, Ga. -- A 24-year old 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, police tell CBS News.

Asa North was hit with 2 counts of involuntary manslaughter and 2 counts of reckless conduct

Autopsies were to be conducted Friday to determine the exact cause of death of Ariel and Alaynah North, who had turned 16-months old the day they died.

According to police, officers found Asa North dipping the two toddlers in a kiddie pool behind the apartment complex where the family lives. A neighbor was bringing ice packs trying to help cool the girls off.

Both were unresponsive and taken to a hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

Neighbors told police they heard screams before rushing to try to help the Norths, reports CBS Atlanta affiliate WGCL-TV.

Police told CBS News the girls' mother was in nearby Atlanta visiting her sister in a hospital. The sister was involved in a recent auto accident.

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