The father whose 1-year-old twins died after he allegedly forgot them inside a hot car in the Bronx for eight hours on Friday has been charged in their deaths, police said.
Juan Rodriguez, 39, was charged with two counts each of criminally negligent homicide and manslaughter for leaving his infant twins, Mariza and Phoenix, in the back seat of his Honda Accord while he was inside James J. Peters VA Hospital in Kingsbridge, where he works as a social worker.
The father, who lives in Rockland County, told cops he parked at his job at 8 a.m.
He only realized he left his kids behind once he drove off after work at about 4 p.m., police said.
A passerby called police after witnessing Rodriguez screaming on the side of the road at Kingsbridge Terrace and Kingsbridge Road, police said.
The babies weren’t breathing and were foaming at the mouth when EMS arrived. They were pronounced dead on scene.