The ABC News producer’s wife was arrested for child harm hours after her husband died suddenly of a heart attack, NYPD says

The ABC News producer’s wife died suddenly of a heart attack been charged with child endangerment after being accused of abandoning her young children to attend the expensive dinner at which her husband died.

Dax Tejera, 37, died on December 23, but police say he and his wife Veronica Tejera left their 5-month-old girl and 2-year-old girl alone.

A spokesman for the NYPD Public Information Office said diversity that she has been charged with two counts of “acting in a manner harmful to a child”.

Police said they were responding to a report of unattended children at the address of the Yale Club, a members-only hotel in Manhattan.

An investigation found that “a 2-year-old woman and a 5-month-old woman were left alone in a hotel room for an extended period of time.”

The Tejeras had two children and lived in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Veronica was given a desk ticket and released on the two counts.

you later released a statement She claimed she left the children hoping their friends would come to watch them, but the hotel wouldn’t let them in. However, sources told the New York Post that the children had been left alone for much longer than she admitted. She also said she was monitoring the children through a remote video system.

“We had two cameras on my children while they slept and I kept a close eye on them when I wasn’t with them. Although the girls were unharmed, I realize it was a bad decision,” she claimed.

Dax Tejera was executive producer on This Week with George Stephanopoulos and previously on Real America with Jorge Ramos.

Dax Tejera had been lauded after his death by ABC Division President Kim Godwin in a statement praising his “energy, passion and love” for the show he is producing.

“Our thoughts are with his wife Veronica, the couple’s two young daughters and the entire Tejera family,” Godwin wrote at the time. “Hug your loved ones a little tighter this Christmas Eve. And please lean on each other.”

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Laura Coffey

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