The dual infants who died in a sweltering automotive in The Bronx final week have been dressed all in white and specified by side-by-side white caskets for his or her wake Friday, as their father sobbed, “I can’t consider it.”
Dozens of tearful mourners paid their respects to the household of 1-year-olds Luna and Phoenix — whose dad Juan Rodriguez is accused of letting them roast in his Honda on July 26 whereas he went to work — on the Sinatra Memorial House in Yonkers.
“Oh, my god. I really like them a lot. I can’t consider it,” Rodriguez, 39, wailed as he burst into tears within the foyer.
A good friend hugged him and cried, “My coronary heart is damaged!”
Of their tiny caskets, little Luna wore a white lace costume with a ribbon headband, and Phoenix was wearing a white swimsuit and a bonnet.
Pink and blue flowers, organized into hearts, flanked the infants’ our bodies, and a big picture confirmed the household throughout happier occasions.
Rodriguez, an Iraq warfare veteran from Rockland County, faces potential manslaughter fees after he allegedly forgot in regards to the infants and went to work at a veterans hospital in Kingsbridge for eight hours. The twins have been later discovered unconscious and foaming on the mouth of their automotive seats.
In the course of the service, the twins’ devastated mom, Marissa, additionally wept however mentioned little.
A grief-stricken household good friend could possibly be heard whispering, “No time will heal this.”