CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. — Entertainer Tyler Perry has offered to pay for the funeral for twin girls who died inside a hot car in Carrollton last week.
Police say Asa North was drunk when he left his 15-month-old daughters, Ariel and Alaynah, inside his car on Aug. 4. Officers were called to the apartment complex on Tillman Road around 6:30 p.m. and say they found neighbors trying to cool the girls down in the pool with ice packs.
North is charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct.
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Channel 2's Dave Huddleston spoke with the twins' mother, Breal Ellis, on Channel 2 Action News at 5 p.m. Monday.
“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.”
In her interview, Ellis said she was having trouble getting the money together to bury her daughters. She said she had created a GoFundMe page and asked the public for help.
After seeing her plea, Perry reached out to Huddleston and offered to cover the funeral expenses.
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