The wife of a 37-year-old ABC News producer who died suddenly from a heart attack on December 23 was arrested for child endangerment hours after he passed away.
Tejera was an executive producer on This Week with George Stephanopoulos.
Dax Tejera’s wife, Veronica Tejera, was booked on two counts of “acting in a manner injurious to a child.”
Apparently, the grieving wife had left her two-year-old and five-month-old babies unattended in a hotel room.
A spokesperson for the NYPD’s public information office told Variety that “police responded to a 911 call at 11 p.m. that evening, reporting ‘unattended children’ at 50 Vanderbilt Avenue in Manhattan. That address houses The Yale Club, a members-only hotel.”
“Police said a preliminary investigation ‘revealed that a 2-year-old female and a 5-month-old female were left alone inside of a hotel room for an extended period of time,’” the report added.
Veronica Tejera was reportedly given a desk ticket that will require her to appear in criminal court.
ABC has been in litigation for denying religious exemptions for the vaccine.
ABC Producer Erica Gonzalez passed away the week before Tejera.
Gonzalez’ cause of death has not been revealed at this time.