Prosecutors Won’t Press Charges Against Father Who Left Twins In Hot Car
As of now, the criminal case against the father who left his twins to die in a hot car has been put on hold.
ABC News reports that Juan Rodriguez appeared in a Bronx courthouse on Thursday morning for a judge to decide whether he would face criminally negligent homicide and manslaughter charges.
The Bronx district attorney decided to not put the case before a grand jury, thus, the case is currently on pause.
“We are speaking to the district attorney’s office to convey to them what I think that they know and understand. That this was a horrific and terrible tragedy,” Rodriguez’ lawyer Joey Jackson said.
His next court date is scheduled later this month on August 27.
As we reported, Rodriguez, 39, admitted to police he left his twin babies in the car for hours on July 26, while he went to work for 8 hours. He later returned to find them dead.
HOT CAR DEATHS: Juan Rodriguez, the 39-year-old father of the twins found dead in a hot car in NYC, was charged with two counts of manslaughter and two counts of criminally negligent homicide. https://t.co/7E8gKSL0f9 pic.twitter.com/mxXZxcdF3T
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) July 27, 2019