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Father of the 1-year-old twins who died in a hot car arraigned

2019-07-28 16:48
A NEW YORK MAN IS CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER... AFTER HIS TWIN ONE-YEAR-OLD GIRLS WERE FOUND DEAD HAVING BEEN LEFT IN A HOT CAR FOR EIGHT HOURS. JUAN RODRIGUEZ WAS ARRAIGNED SATURDAY. THE TWINS WERE FOUND UNRESPONSIVE IN THE BACKSEAT OF HIS HONDA SEDAN FRIDAY AND PRONOUNCED DEAD ON THE SCENE. POLICE SAY RODRIGUEZ TOLD THEM THAT HE ASSUMED HE DROPPED THEM OFF AT DAYCARE BEFORE GOING TO WORK AND THAT HE BLANKED OUT. MEDICAL OFFICIALS SAY THE BODY TEMPERATURE OF THE INFANTS REACHED 108 DEGREES. A JUDGE ASKED THAT RODRIGUEZ BE PUT ON SUICIDE WATCH. RODRIGUEZ'S NEXT COURT DATE IS AUGUST FIRST, WHEN A GRAND JURY WILL DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT TO INDICT.