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Just Hours After 'Sudden' Passing of 37-Year-Old ABC Producer, His Wife Was Put Under Arrest

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The wife of an ABC producer who died suddenly last month has been arrested in connection with her actions on the night of his death.

Veronica Tejera was charged with two counts of child endangerment, according to Variety.

Dax Tejera, the executive producer for ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” died on Dec. 23 as the result of a heart attack, according to ABC. He was 37.

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“It’s with a heavy heart and great sadness that we share that our friend and colleague, Dax Tejera passed away suddenly of a heart attack last night,” ABC President Kim Godwin wrote in a Dec. 24 memo to staff, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

According to Variety, a representative of the New York Police Department said that at about 11 p.m. on the night Dax Tejera died, police received a report there were “unattended children” at 50 Vanderbilt Ave. in Manhattan.

The address is the location of the Yale Club, a members-only hotel, according to Variety.

An 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 NYPD said in a statement, according to Variety.

As a result, Veronica Tejera was handed a desk appearance ticket on charges of “acting in a manner injurious to a child” and is ordered to show up in court on the charges at a later date, Variety reported.

Veronica Tejera disputed the charges in a statement to the New York Post.

She said she and her husband were out when he collapsed. She went with him to the hospital and made arrangements to have the children watched.

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“I asked both a close friend and my parents to rush to my children’s hotel room to attend to them as I monitored them by camera. The hotel would not allow my friend in and instead called the NYPD,” she told the Post.

“We had two cameras trained on my children as they slept, and I monitored them closely in the time I was away from them. While the girls were unharmed, I realize that it was a poor decision,” she said

Veronica Tejera said the charges came at a time of heartbreak for her and her family.

“My family and I are devastated by Dax’s sudden passing. He has left behind a heartbroken family, and two daughters he loved with all his heart. Our family has suffered a terrible tragedy. I respectfully ask for privacy while my children and I mourn Dax’s death,” she said in the statement.

Dax Tejera joined ABC News in 2017 and produced “This Week” since 2020.

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Veronica Tejera is a senior producer at The Washington Post, according to the U.K. Daily Mail.

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Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack can be reached at jackwritings1@gmail.com.
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