Thirty-nine-year-old social worker and Iraq War veteran Juan Rodriguez has been charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in the July, 2019 deaths of his 1-year-old twins, Luna and Phoenix. Rodriguez reportedly forgot the babies were in the back seat of his car, leaving them in the parking lot of a VA hospital for eight hours while he was at work.

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Juan’s wife, Marissa, who says she has forgiven him for the accidental deaths of their children, tells Dr. Phil, “I don’t want this to be my story, but I’m here because I want to help other people.”

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Watch the video above to learn how Marissa says she and her family are working through their grief. 


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