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Social worker dad charged over the deaths of his twins is released from custody into the arms of his wife after breaking down in court as he heard how the babies' body temperatures reached 108 degrees

Juan Rodriguez, 39, was seen weeping as he hugged his wife Marissa outside Bronx Criminal Court on Saturday after posting a $100,000 bond. The social worker has been charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide after accidentally leaving his one-year-old twins to die inside his hot car in The Bronx on Friday

  • Juan Rodriguez has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide over the deaths of his one-year-old twins Luna and Phoenix  
  • The social worker, 39, accidentally left the babies in the back seat of his car on Friday while he worked an eight hour shift at a veterans hospital in The Bronx
  • He returned to discover the children dead and 'foaming at the mouth'
  • Rodriguez wailed in agony during his first court appearance on Saturday, as prosecutors described how the twins' body temperatures reached 108F 
  • He posted a $100,000 bond and was released from custody on Saturday evening 
Rodriguez wailed in agony as prosecutors detailed how the twins' bodies each reached a temperature of 108 degrees Fahrenheit

The New York City father whose one-year-old twins died after he accidentally left them inside his hot car has collapsed into the arms of his wife following his release from prison on bail. 

Juan Rodriguez, 39, was seen weeping as he hugged his spouse Marissa outside Bronx Criminal Court on Saturday after posting a $100,000 bond. 

The social worker and Iraq War veteran has been charged with two counts of manslaughter and two counts of criminally negligent homicide over the deaths of his daughter Luna and son Phoenix. 

He has entered not guilty pleas on all counts. 

Rodriguez was clearly overwhelmed as he was embraced his wife after being released on a $100,000 bond
Around 50 relatives turned out to support Rodriguez in court on Saturday
Rodriguez is pictured with his wife and their twins Luna and Phoenix in a recent family photo
The father parked his Honda Accord (pictured) at the Veterans Hospital where he worked shortly after 8am on Friday. He forgot his twins were sitting on the back seat
'This is a tragedy of horrific proportions,' Rodriguez's defense attorney Joey Jackson (right) told the judge as his client sobbed beside him

Rodriguez was clad in a turquoise t-shirt and jeans - the same outfit he wore to work on Friday
Rodriguez's wife, Marissa (left), is dealing with the tragic death of her twin babies, but is steadfastly supporting her husband
Shocked neighbors have described Rodriguez as a devoted father. He is pictured doting on  twins Luna and Phoenix in a Facebook photo taken last year
Rodriguez reportedly forgot to drop the twins, Luna and son Phoenix, off at daycare on Friday morning, leaving them to swelter in the back of his Honda Accord
Juan and Marissa Rodriguez are pictured together last years, prior to the birth of their twins Luna and Phoenix
Rodriguez is pictured with his wife and other family members shortly after the births of Luna and Phoenix last year
Police covered the silver Honda Accord with a white sheet and scaffolding as they conducted their investigation. They charged him with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide early on Saturday morning

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Comment by mr1stroke on July 30, 2019 at 11:46pm
Kevin Markin if you feel we dont have the rights to be judgemental than why post the story, are we all suppose to think like your dumb ass? You and that father suppose to be shot there is no excuse or reason why any pne should forget a kid this is a life we are talking about why bring them if you will forget and how in the hell someone forget two kids, did he ever forget he was married witg kids, how come he didnt forget his cell phone you dum ass, get your retarded ass out this post, people like shoulf be in california or brownsville and get shot in those mass shootings you must be gay to say some s*** like that
Comment by Kevin Markin on July 30, 2019 at 8:35pm

I was just reading the comments and it is a sad sad n horrible  tragedy... in the mist of life there is death one way or yet the other... however none of u ppl have the  rights to be judgmental or critical or this man or this family... none of u know their situation, circumstances or his state of mind at the time..yall act as if yall r so perfect... shut the hell up..sadly he will live with this forever and that is punishment enough.... i do not think it was intentional or deliberately negligent  and if his own wife and mother of the children can stand by him and support who TF are u ppl to be talking s*** and about a situation n ppl u know nothing of ?????

Comment by Lynn on July 30, 2019 at 3:03pm
This story is very very fishy.
Comment by mr1stroke on July 30, 2019 at 2:59pm

the sad part he was a social worker which is a city job he has a union they dont just get rid of you, so what exactly was he going through or rushing for, government jobs dont just get rid of you, its a process you go through, unless you are a contractor even than you may lose the contract but still have a job with the company that hires you

Comment by mr1stroke on July 30, 2019 at 2:57pm

i like when you have idiots who always want to make excuses for things they owuld do, like you dontr know what they are going through, or they are sick, its mental illness. Damn idiots we are all have the capability to make things right, find a solution instead of excuses

Comment by Inez Malone on July 30, 2019 at 2:57pm
Whatever was on his mind he will have to live with the fact he killed his kids and need to take the consequence for his actions
Comment by mr1stroke on July 30, 2019 at 2:55pm

Panache E-P  lol is this your bext excuse, people like you should not have kids, but let me help you out, they should not be anything more important than your kids, not even your own life, if you dont believe that than do not have kids and stay away from kids, on Monday a father in Florida died try to save his kids who was drawning in the water, this morning a father died trying to save his kids who was drwaning in Atlantic City NJ, thats what a true parents do, you die so your kids can live, you people are so useless you would rather sacrifice your kids to serve someone who does not give a damn about you, let me ask you people who are so loyal to your bosses, when the l;ast time your bosses invited you over for the family christmas party, or the kids birthday BBq? the answer is never unless those bosses are your friends, i stop working for other at the age of 26 and started my own business after getting involve in the family business, right now i have 10 other ways to make money with so many opportunities out there to be my own boss, i will never work for any one again, if i do i will only rob your business to start mine, so you people are useless and need help

Comment by Michael Thomas on July 30, 2019 at 2:28pm

There is no excuse for this father FORGETTING his kids in the car. you mean when he got out of the car, he didn't remember that he had put to little babies in the car. How could this be ? Little babies rest in peace please.

Comment by Panache E-P on July 30, 2019 at 12:27pm
It does happen. Y’all don’t know what parents have going on. Especially when they change schedules. I pray mom of you have to endure that. Especially those soooo easy to judge.
Comment by Inez Malone on July 29, 2019 at 5:22pm
My condolences too the family

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