Police in Huntersville have charged a father with abusing two of his infant children, but the charges could become a lot more serious if prosecutors get the evidence they need to prove that the abuse caused one of them to die.
Police charged Cory Geisler, 25, with abusing his 7-week-old twins last week at their home in Huntersville.
Officers were called to the home on Rolling Meadow early Thursday morning, where they found a 7-week-old boy unresponsive and not breathing.
They say Geisler was trying to give him CPR until an officer took over, but the child died.
They began to suspect something was wrong the next day, when a doctor's office called to say that the boy's twin sister had signs of serious child abuse.
An autopsy on the little boy also turned up evidence of abuse, and police say Geisler admitted abusing both children.
But the medical examiner could not say that the little boy's injuries were serious enough to cause his death, and Geisler has not confessed to killing him, so prosecutors have not charged him with murder.
Police say Geisler's wife -- the children's mother -- told them he had abused her as well, and prosecutors have charged him with assaulting her, as well.
Geisler's family returned to the home on Wednesday but did not want to comment.
Geisler is in the Mecklenburg County jail and is expected to make a court appearance on the second abuse charge on Thursday.