Police Reportedly Charge Wife Of Late TV Producer Dax Tejera With Crime Hours After Husband’s Death

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Police reportedly arrested the wife of late ABC producer Dax Tejera after she allegedly endangered the couple’s children following her husband’s death Dec. 23.

Thirty-seven year-old Tejera, the executive producer of “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” died after suffering a heart attack. His wife, Veronica Tejera, traveled with her husband to the hospital via ambulance and left their two-year-old and five-month-old daughters alone in a Manhattan hotel room, the New York Post (NYP) reported.

Veronica alleged that after Tejera collapsed, she called her parents and a friend to watch the girls and was monitoring the two children on camera in the meantime, according to the NYP. (RELATED: Producer Of ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Dead At Age 47)

“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,” Veronica reportedly said. “The hotel would not allow my friend in and instead called the NYPD [New York City Police Department].”

“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,” Veronica added, according to the outlet.

Police later charged Veronica with “acting in a manner injurious to a child,” the NYP reported.

Dax Tejera joined ABC News as a senior producer based in Washington, D.C., in 2017. Just before the pandemic began, Tejera started working on Stephanopoulos’ show.