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CrimeProsecutors decline to pursue indictment against father in hot car death of twins

19:50  01 august  2019
19:50  01 august  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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New York prosecutors said Thursday they will not pursue a grand jury indictment at this time against a father whose 1-year-old twins sweltered to death when he There were a record 52 hot car deaths of children in the United States last year, according to the national nonprofit group KidsAndCars.org.

Prosecutors aren't pursuing a criminal case against the dad who said he forgot about leaving his 1-year-old City Council bill looks to cut down on ' hot car deaths '. Parents of twins who died in hot car A grand jury has not yet heard the manslaughter case against the dad whose twin babies died

New York prosecutors said Thursday they will not pursue a grand jury indictment against a father whose 1-year-old twins sweltered to death when he mistakenly left them for eight hours in his car on a hot day, officials said.

Prosecutors decline to pursue indictment against father in hot car death of twins © ABC News Still from footage of the press conference about Juan Rodriguez and his court decision, August 1, 2019.

Juan Rodriguez, 39, a licensed clinical social worker, had already pleaded not guilty to charges of manslaughter in the deaths of his children Luna and Phoenix on Friday afternoon.

But the Bronx District Attorney's office said Thursday it is adjourning the case against Rodriguez and will not convene a grand jury at this time to pursue charges.

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