Texas Mom Charged in Deaths of Children Found in Hot Car

Texas mom arrested after 2 children die in hot car during ‘lesson

Randolph told investigators that she then went back into her home, smoked marijuana and slept for two to three hours.

She said that day she found the children playing inside the vehicle and told her daughter to get out.

Police on Friday arrested Cynthia Marie Randolph on two felony counts of first-degree injury to a child causing serious bodily injury, CBS DFW reports. Randolph implicated herself again when she told investigators she later broke the auto window to make it look like an accident.

25-year-old Cynthia Randolph initially said her two-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son locked themselves in the vehicle, but admitted Friday she locked them in.

She then fell asleep for hours.

When she later discovered the kids, Randolph broke a vehicle window "to make it look like an accident", according to the television station.

The incident transpired on Friday, May 26th, when the dead bodies of 2-year-old Juliet and 16-month-old Cavanaugh were discovered in a locked auto parked in the driveway of her home outside of Fort Worth. Emergency medical personnel were contacted and both children were pronounced dead shortly after 4:30 p.m.

Her two young kids died after she left them in a hot auto in May, and now a Texas mother is facing criminal charges. She's now booked into the Parker County Jail with bond sent at $100,000. "A child is likely to die when his body temperature reaches 107 degrees, and that can happen in minutes".

In 2017 alone, 13 children have died from being locked inside cars and suffering heat stroke, according to San Jose State University professor Jan Null. She said that she was folding laundry and watching TV when she realized her kids were gone.

The children were identified as a 16 month-old boy and a 2-year-old girl.

In multiple interviews, officials say Randolph created several variations of the events.

Less than a month after the tragedy, Randolph has been arrested after her original explanation for her children's deaths unraveled.

Fowler said that any incidents involving any child are hard ones, but this call was especially heartbreaking because of the unfortunate deaths of the two children.



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