Delay in grand jury action in death of NYC twins left in car
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors told a New York City judge they need more time to investigate the heatstroke deaths of twin infants left in a parked car before deciding whether to proceed with charges against the children’s father.
A Bronx prosecutor said in court Thursday there had been no grand jury action so far against the victims’ father, Juan Rodriguez.
Rodriguez was arrested on manslaughter charges last week after he discovered the bodies of the boy and girl still strapped into their car seats in a vehicle he took to work in the Bronx.
His lawyers have called it a tragic mistake.
Defense attorney Joey Jackson told reporters outside court Thursday that charges have been dropped in similar hot car deaths of unattended children around the country. He said his client is heartbroken.