The veteran from the war in Iraq who accidentally left his one-year-old twins to die in the car returned to court for the first time in four weeks.
Juan Rodriguez, 39, was supported by his wife, Marissa, and his three other children at the Bronx Supreme Court on Tuesday afternoon, where prosecutors stated that they still need more time to decide whether or not to refer the case to a grand jury
Rodriquez was released on a $ 100,000 bond after the tragedy that took place in The Bronx on July 26.
The social worker parked his Honda Accord in a parking lot before moving to a local hospital, forgetting that his daughter Luna and son Phoenix were in the backseat.
When he returned to his vehicle eight hours later, the twins were dead and & # 39; foaming at the mouth & # 39 ;, succumbed to acute heat stroke.
Rodriguez was arrested on charges of manslaughter and criminally negligent murder.
Juan Rodriguez, 39, returned to The Bronx on Tuesday, a month after he accidentally left his one-year-old twins to die in his hot car. At the hearing, prosecutors stated that they needed more time to decide whether to take the case to a large jury trial
Rodriguez was supported by his (from left) his mother, daughter Jenna, son Tristan, wife Marissa and eldest son Jayden
Rodriguez is said to have forgotten to let the twins, son Phoenix and daughter Luna (photo) go to daycare on July 26, allowing them to breed in the back of his Honda Accord
At a hearing on August 1, prosecutors said they still have the case & # 39; were investigating, according to the & # 39; prosecution & # 39 ;, according to ABC 7.
During Wednesday's proceedings, they asked for a further suspension – and now have six months to decide whether to bring the case before a grand jury.
While his lawyer was holding another press conference, a devastated-looking Rodriguez stood next to his wife, Marisa, while holding their four-year-old son, Tristan.
Rodriguez was also supported by his mother, as well as his two older children from a previous marriage: Jayden (16) and Jenna (12).
Rodriguez's lawyer, Joey Jackson, said his client had been transparent about his actions from the start.
"He gave full permission to search for his phone, he gave a full statement regarding the timeline of the events of that day," Jackson said.
During a press conference on Tuesday, it was revealed that each of the family members received guidance after the tragedy
Rodriguez's lawyer, Joey Jackson (right), said his client had been transparent about his actions from the start
He added that the family was encouraged by the support of the local community.
& # 39; The family is very injured and very injured, but they are not broken. They are not broken due to the support of the community, and hey are so grateful for all prayers & # 39 ;.
Meanwhile, Jackson also stated that all family members have received advice after the horrific event.
& # 39; They have undergone countless examples of counseling, as a family, as a couple, individually … They have no secrets & # 39 ;.
At a certain point outside the courtroom, Marissa seemed overwhelmed and broke when she held her son.
In a statement with NBC News just days after the death of her twins, Marissa revealed that she was still with her husband despite his tragic mistake.
At a certain point outside the courtroom, Marissa seemed overwhelmed and broke when she held her son
In a statement with NBC News just days after the death of her twins, Marissa revealed that she was still with her husband despite his tragic mistake
& # 39; I will never get over this loss and I know that he will never forgive himself for this mistake & # 39 ;, she said.
& # 39; Although I hurt more than I ever thought possible, I still love my husband. He is a good person and a great father and I know he would never have done anything to intentionally hurt our children. & # 39;
On July 26, Rodriguez left his twin baby & # 39; s eight hours in his Honda Accord while working at the James J Peters VA Medical Center and the temperature outside rose to nearly 90 degrees in New York City.
The father returned to his car just before 4 pm and drove about 10 minutes before he realized that the baby & # 39; s in the back seat & # 39; were foaming at the mouth & # 39 ;.
After he had made the tragic discovery, he burst out screaming that it caught the attention of a bystander who quickly called 911.
& # 39; I assumed I dropped them off at the day care center before going to work, & # 39; he said allegedly to the police who arrived on the spot.
& # 39; I refused! I My babies are dead! I killed my baby & # 39; s!
Juan and Marissa are portrayed with Luna and Phoenix and other family members midway through last year
Marissa is depicted in a photo with Luna and Phoenix, which was taken just weeks before their death
Meanwhile, shocked neighbors have described Rodriguez as a dedicated father.
& # 39; He always did things with the children, & # 39; told a neighbor The New York Post.
& # 39; Always playing in the garden. They had a big camp last weekend, with tents in the back yard. He would always catch or play basketball with his older child. & # 39;
A friend of the family told The New York Post in the same way that Rodriguez & # 39; a great guy & # 39; is.
& # 39; He has always been there for his children. Always. This is just a terrible situation, & the friend said.
Facebook photos show Rodriguez as a dedicated family man who was often depicted on twins.
Shocked neighbors described Rodriguez as a dedicated father. He loves to see the twins
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