Mother of twins who died in hot car in the Bronx details tragic day on Dr. Phil

The mother who lost two of her children over the summer after they were left inside of a hot car in Kingsbridge Heights is speaking out on national television.

News 12 Staff

Nov 15, 2019, 2:18 PM

Updated 1,713 days ago

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The mother who lost two of her children over the summer after they were left inside of a hot car in Kingsbridge Heights is speaking out on national television.
Marissa Rodriguez went on the Dr. Phil show and opened up about the tragic incident that happened in July.
One-year-old twins Luna and Phoenix Rodriguez died after being left in a hot car for hours.
Their father, Juan Rodriguez, says he forgot his twins were in the car after he dropped off his 4-year-old son at daycare. They were left in the car for nearly eight hours.
Rodriguez is now being charged with manslaughter, criminal negligent homicide and other charges.
The mother detailed what it was like getting the horrible news on Dr. Phil.
"I was working, the first call was at about four or so, and he told me, OK it's your turn to pick up the kids. I got on the phone with a client and he called my cellphone back again and I kind of just ignored it because I was working. And, I realized he left me a voicemail, which he doesn't normally do. And, then he called again. I said okay, it's important. I got off the phone and I heard him say that they were gone," Rodriguez said in an interview.
Juan's attorneys are working to have the case dismissed, which has not yet been presented to a grand jury.


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