The late Dax Tejera’s spouse has acknowledged that it was a “unhealthy judgement” to depart their youngsters unattended after her detention.
On the day of his demise, Veronica Tejera and her husband reportedly had dinner at a New York eatery with out their youngsters current.
A staffer claimed that they didn’t spend a very long time inside earlier than a server claimed that the producer appeared “unwell”.
The employee advised the Submit: “So earlier than anybody ate, simply after the server introduced the orders, he requested, ‘Are you okay sir?”
They claimed that he collapsed after leaving the restaurant.
Veronica stated that she rushed to the hospital with Dax after he collapsed, however claimed she was monitoring her children with a digicam.
Nonetheless, employees members on the Yale Membership reported the reportedly unsupervised youngsters to the police.
Veronica stated in an announcement: “When Dax collapsed on December twenty third, I accompanied him in an ambulance to the hospital.”
She admitted it was a “poor choice” to depart her children though they had been “unhurt”.
The mom-of-two added: “I requested each an in depth good friend and my mother and father to hurry to my youngsters’s resort room to take care of them as I monitored them by digicam.
“The resort wouldn’t permit my good friend in and as an alternative referred to as the NYPD.
“We had two cameras skilled on my youngsters as they slept, and I monitored them carefully within the time I used to be away from them.
“Whereas the ladies had been unhurt, I understand that it was a poor choice. Our household has suffered a horrible tragedy.
“I respectfully ask for privateness whereas my youngsters and I mourn Dax’s demise.”
Just some days earlier than Christmas, Dax, a producer for George Stephanopoulos’ programme This Week, handed away.
Veronica claimed that the lack of her husband had left her “devastated.”
She added: “He has left behind a heartbroken household, and two daughters he cherished with all his coronary heart.
“Our household has suffered a horrible tragedy. I respectfully ask for privateness whereas my youngsters and I mourn Dax’s demise.”
In what turned out to be his final submit earlier than his passing, Dax posted an image of himself, Veronica, and their youngsters smiling.
“Merry Christmas!” he wrote as the image’s caption.
Dax additionally posted an image of his two younger ladies sitting by the window with a backdrop of New York Metropolis.
He additionally posted a classic picture of himself and his spouse with Vice President Biden on the White Home.
After becoming a member of ABC Information’ Washington, DC, employees in 2017, Dax took management of The Week simply earlier than Covid-19 struck.
He had beforehand labored for NBC as an editor and researcher.