Father of Twins That Died in Hot Car on Trial, Wife Wants Charges Dropped

Juan Rodriguez accidentally left his one-year-old twins, Luna and Phoenix, in his hot car for 8 hours while at work in July 2019.

He thought that he had dropped them off at daycare that morning. Juan, who is an Iraq veteran, works at Veterans Affairs hospital in the Bronx.

Juan's wife, Marissa, who was initially mad at her husband for the accident, wants all charges to be dropped. She believes that their family had suffered enough and doesn't think that their other 3 children should have to suffer in his absence while they are still grieving.

Juan is being charged with manslaughter, child endangerment, and criminally negligent homicide, and could face up to 20 years in prison if found guilty.

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