2 blind brothers were killed by horizontal blinds

2 blind sisters who lived on the same block in Birmingham, Alabama, were killed after falling into an upright horizontal blind.

The twin sisters, aged 19 and 21, were discovered on Tuesday after a family member reported seeing the sisters in the morning, CBS affiliate WBRC reported.

The sisters were found in a shallow grave, WBRC said.

Police believe the sisters fell from the first-floor apartment.

Police said the twins were blind.

“The older sisters had a number of previous convictions and they were on probation for several months prior to their deaths,” Birmingham Police Chief Tim Fuhrman said in a statement.

“It’s a terrible tragedy, and we are going to keep investigating.”

A family member told WBRC the sisters were staying with relatives in Birmingham when they fell into the horizontal blind, which is a type of vertical blind.

Police say the girls’ father has been identified and they are expected to make a full statement.

The Twin Sisters’ Father was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder.

“We are extremely disappointed that this tragedy happened to these beautiful and hard-working people and we offer our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the deceased,” Fuhrsman said.

The twins, who are sisters, were the first to be identified from a composite image.

Police also said they have a motive.

“I think they were in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Birmingham police officer Joe Gammons said.

“And the girls may have been walking in the neighborhood and maybe they didn’t see a man who matched the description, but they were going to meet somebody who matched his description.”