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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 August 1, 2019 at 4:46pm

Lori Graham  hey ghetto hoe, you are one of the sluts popping babies in the community for extra food stamps and child support, its not playing God it calls being a parent, but since you are on it God made some of us parent to assist him to raise our future you dumb hoe now go find your father and your baby daddies you hoes are good for one thing, pop little bastards

Comment by mr1stroke on August 1, 2019 at 4:44pm

Kevin Markin  How dare I? well guess what i just did in the comment, now sit your dumb ass down and answer the questions, this is how i put idiots against the wall, they quick to argue and bark like a taco bell dog but cannot stand their ground, if you are so strong about defending the people, answer the questions in the comment show the rest of the world that you have a pointl, until then you are wasting your time i do not intearct with idiots, and yes i am not the father of the year i am a father every day it is my responsibility to care, provide and protect my kids, so your retarded ass can make a million excuses there are those who still asking the same question how do a father forget 2 kids for 8 hours oin a hot car, you dumb ass i wish i can find you and shoot you in the mouth, i hate idiots what are you an illegal spic or a n***** you couldnt possibly be a white trash and be on here

Comment by Natalie on August 1, 2019 at 4:30pm

As a parent I just think it's off that nothing triggered his memory throughout the 8hr wk day... no pics of them on ur desk..ur cell phone screen saver... no call from his wife asking if  they were ok when he dropped them off.. no one at his job asked abt them... and the most important no one from the daycare called him or his wife and inquired about their whereabouts???? I do think the majority of people are sympathetic because he’s a veteran. I do not want to think the worst but something is not right here. My child’s daycare ALWAYS calls and will not stop calling around until someone picks up the phone if my child is not there by 10am

Comment by Lori Graham on August 1, 2019 at 3:53pm
Kevin Markin don't pay mr1stroke any mind he comments on everything and plays God
Comment by Kevin Markin on August 1, 2019 at 3:45pm


how dare u try and dissect and try to analyse these ppl's lives of which u know nothing of... u do not know s***, u r self righteous and judgmental and arrogant assole... u do not kn the why where when and it is not ur f***** business to know..

so u r father of the year.. Yah!! happy for never forgot 2 pick up ur daughter..awards goes to u.. u happy? now go solve world hunger, racism, hate, poverty and all social ills.. u sick miserable f*** telling ppl they should be shot at mass shooting ..  .  in life sad tragic things happen and there is loss of life and death n we gotta deal with it n so yea maybe we r gay n happy but u ur statement  tells alot about ur state of mind u a pathetic psychopath

Comment by mr1stroke on August 1, 2019 at 1:03pm
And yes they are spanish his wife and hwr mother stands by him because he is paying the bills and supporting them, those people do anything to freeload they will sell their kids that is their culture, go to the republic dominicans see how many young girls their parents are selling into prostitution so its no surprise
Comment by mr1stroke on August 1, 2019 at 1:01pm
The sad part i cant believe there are that many idiots who defended his evil action, that's how you know how those same people will never be on a higher level, but for those who stand by him let me ask a few questions if you habe any sense and not a bunch of retards, sinvce some of you claim his wife anf the mother stand by him

1- if he was going through so much he went to work all day did he forgot he had kids, where ever the kids be did he call and check on them

2- for 8 hours did the mother ever call and ask him about the kids, do they talk on the ph9ne during the day on the phone, did the kids came up in the conversation

3-did the mother called and check on the kids

4-what couple thay dont talk on the phone during lunch or break since they were so happy

5-if he forgot the kids sinve he was going through so much how come he didnt forget his cell phone

6- dont he goes to his car durinh the day

If you cannot answer these questions im good faith you are a low life scum who dont deserve to have kids and any one who can defend hom i hope you are the next victim at the next mass shooting i hope it takes place at your job, i have mo mercy for idiots who enjoys bringing pain to pthers just because theu are hateful especially to kids, and also those who supports them
Comment by mr1stroke on July 31, 2019 at 3:17pm
Lynn thank you who does that, but if he was going through so much stuff how come he didnt forget his cell phone, s*** i forget that more than i would even think of forgetting my own flesh and blood i promise to love cherish and protect
Comment by Lynn on July 31, 2019 at 2:20pm
Kevin Marlin. We know that fool left two helpless human beings in a hot box to die. Who put the kids in the car. Why didn’t his wife call him if he was at work to ask about the kids. This whole story is very fishy. That’s just plain common sense.
Comment by mr1stroke on July 30, 2019 at 11:53pm
Not once i ever forget to pick up my daughter from school or baby sitter i have 3 different alarm as a reminder, if i dont have anyone to pick her up i would cut my meeting short, nothing is more important not even a contract you people dont need to have kids be gay and be happy

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