Crime South Carolina Dad Whose Twins Died After He Forgot Them in the Car Won't Face Charges Brycen and Brayden McDaniel, 20-month-olds twins, were found dead inside a car outside the Sunshine House Early Learning Academy location in Blythewood, South Carolina, on Sept. 1 By Katie Campione Katie Campione Digital News Writer, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 21, 2021 08:29 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Bostick Tompkins Funeral Home No charges will be filed against a South Carolina father after his infant sons died from heat exposure when he forgot to drop them off at daycare and left them in his car. Brycen and Brayden McDaniel, 20-month-olds twins, were found dead inside a car outside the Sunshine House Early Learning Academy location in Blythewood, South Carolina, on Sept. 1. During a news conference on Tuesday, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said that their father — who was not identified since no charges were filed — worked at a manufacturing plant in the area and had been experiencing "some intense pressure" at his job prior to the accident. "The father was under some intense pressure at work that really had his mind somewhere else that day," Lott said. "In his mind, he really believed he dropped the two boys off at day care. There was no doubt in his mind that he'd done that." Want to keep up with the latest crime coverage? Sign up for PEOPLE's free True Crime newsletter for breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases. That evening, the father went back to the daycare to pick up the boys and was told they weren't there. That's when he found them lifeless in the backseat of the car, Lott added. He tried to perform lifesaving measures on the twins, but it was too late, according to the sheriff. Infant Twin Boys Found Dead Inside Car at South Carolina Daycare Center: Reports "He didn't mean to do it. God, he didn't mean to do it. He's got to live with that the rest of his life," Lott said. The heat index in the car was 120 degrees on Sept. 1, Richland County Coroner Nadia Rutherford said Tuesday, adding that "it didn't take long" for this tragedy to occur. The twins manner of death was ruled accidental, and their cause of death is listed as hyperthermia. Lott recalled the father's interview, which he said was "one of the [most] heart wrenching interviews you ever had to see." "The pure emotion that came out was not something you could fake," Lott said.