• Mother of girls left in hot car: 'They didn't deserve to die like that'

    By: Dave Huddleston


    CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. - The mother of twin girls who died in a hot car last week says she’s doing her best to be strong as she plans her daughters’ funeral.

    “I can't eat, sleep. I don't want to sleep because I think I’ll dream about them,” Breal Ellis said.

    Ellis' daughters, Ariel and Alaynah, died last week. Police say their father, Asa North, was drunk when he left them inside a hot car on Aug. 4.

    “They were sweet, loving, caring. They were always laughing. They never stopped laughing,” Ellis said.


    Ellis says she rarely let the 1-year-old girls out of her sight since they were born prematurely last year.

    “They were the best thing that ever happened to me because I lost a little girl in 2014. She weighed one pound as well, just like them,” Ellis said.

    But last week, her sister got into a car accident, so she left the girls with North for a few hours.

    “I was with them every day and the one day I left ... I just want to tell them I’m sorry,” she said through tears. “They didn't deserve to die like that or to die, period, but I know they're in heaven.”

    The family created a GoFundMe page to raise money for funeral expenses, but after seeing their story on Channel 2 Action News, Tyler Perry called Channel 2's Dave Huddleston and offered to pay for the funeral.

    Ariel and Alaynah died inside a hot car on Aug. 4.
    Ariel and Alaynah died inside a hot car on Aug. 4.
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