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.
Such a heartbreaking day for all of us at @abcnews Dax Tejera was not only the brightest – most compassionate – executive producer I’ve ever worked with, he was also a dear friend. On this Christmas Day, my thoughts are with his wife, Veronica and his two baby daughters. pic.twitter.com/HXFKrfaZXE
— John Quiñones (@JohnQABC) December 25, 2022
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.
WOW: ABC has lost TWO producers in the last week:
Erica Gonzalez was an ABC producer that #diedsuddenly along with Dax Tejera. 💉💉
ABC has been in litigation for denying religious exemptions for the 💉
They were requiring ALL ABC employees to be injected💉💉— no exceptions. pic.twitter.com/CBT03irctm
— DiedSuddenly (@DiedSuddenly_) December 28, 2022
ABC Producer Erica Gonzalez passed away the week before Tejera.
Gonzalez’ cause of death has not been revealed at this time.