Yonkers parents denied bail in scalding death of two children

The Yonkers parents accused of scalding their children to death last week were denied bail Monday.

Authorities say 31-year-old David Maldonado, the father of one of the boys, and 25-year-old Luz Arroyo, the mother of both of the boys, left the children in the bathroom unattended. The two were allegedly sleeping when the kids died. Maldonado is charged with manslaughter and Arroyo is charged with criminally negligent homicide. Both parents have pleaded not guilty. Maldonado?s cousin says he is a good father and was just trying to clean the boys up.

Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro says it was so hot in the bathroom that the temperature of the porcelain on the sink and toilet reached 121 degrees in 15 minutes. Authorities also say the footprints of the older child show he was on his tippy toes trying to escape.

In addition, the Westchester County Department of Social Services case worker who was assigned to watch over the family has been fired. The couple will be in court again on August 22.

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