dropped the twins off at their usual day care facility on the way. He had not.
He only discovered his tragic error after his work shift ended at 4 p.m., the Times said, when he had already started driving home and found the twins dead in their rear-facing car seats.
In a statement, Rodriguez’ wife, Marissa, called the event “my absolute worst nightmare,” but added that her husband “is a good person and great father and I know he would’ve never done anything to hurt our children intentionally.”
In fact, incidents such as this occur every year across the United States, with the vast majority of cases due simply to memory lapses by loving caregivers. According to the Times, about 440 U.S. children have died of heatstroke after being forgotten in cars since 1998.
In many cases, such as occurred with Rodriguez, parents may even create a “false memory” of