A New York Social worker dad who accidentally left his one year-old twin daughters to die in a roasting car has avoided jail. after pleading guilty to reckless endangerment Juan Rodriguez, 40, was handed a one year-conditional discharge on Tuesday, 11 months after the July 2019 deaths of his daughters Luna and Phoenix in the Bronx, New York.
Announcing the sentence, Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark, who prosecuted Rodriguez, said:
‘The children were strapped in their car seats throughout the hot summer day, with no windows open. These babies suffered horribly.’ District Attorney Clark also explained the decision not to jail Rodriguez, saying: ‘This was a tragic, unfortunate incident.