One-year-old twin babies were found dead in the back of a car in The Bronx, NY, on Friday evening, after their father forgot them when he went to work
Their social worker dad is charged with the manslaughter of his one-year-old twins who were found dead and ‘foaming at the mouth in the backseat of his car
Juan Rodriguez reportedly left his toddlers Mariza and Phoenix Rodriguez inside for EIGHT HOURS and went to work’ as temperatures soared up to 86F
Rodriguez, 39, ACCIDENTALLY left the children in the vehicle for eight hours while he went to work at a Veterans Association hospital
He only realized the twins were inside the car when he returned to his vehicle at the end of the day
The negligent dad has been charged with two counts of manslaughter and two counts of criminally negligent homicide early Saturday morning
Temperatures in New York City on Friday reached a high of 86F
Social worker Juan Rodriguez is reported to have parked his silver Honda Accord in The Bronx around 8am, before heading off to work at a nearby Veterans Association hospital on Friday. He forgot his twins were inside the vehicle for all of his 8 hour shift
Now their father, a social worker, is held accountable after her left the toddlers in the car while he went in to work on a day when temperatures rose as high as 86F
The paper reports that Rodriguez began screaming upon discovering his deceased children – prompting a bystander to call 911. He was arrested and taken into custody. Charges were formally laid against him in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Temperatures in New York City reached 86 degrees Fahrenheit on Friday.
On Friday evening, shocked bystanders gathered at the scene, as police cordoned off the area and launched an investigation.
One onlooker told Pix 11: ‘How can you leave the children behind and forget? As a father, you’re supposed to take care of your family, take care of your responsibilities.’
Shocked onlookers are seen watching police on Friday. Temperatures in the area soared to 86F in the early afternoon – Police were first alerted after a bystander who noticed the father screaming and called 911
On the day, Rodriguez also left home with a third child, a three-year-old boy, who was dropped off in Yonkers earlier in the morning. That child is unharmed.
The family’s social media presence paints a portrait of Juan Rodriguez as a family oriented dad, who frequently doted on the twins.
One image shows the social worker peacefully sleeping with the babies lying on his chest shortly after their births.