Texas Mom Charged After 2 Toddlers Found Dead in Hot Car

Texas Mom Charged After 2 Toddlers Found Dead in Hot Car

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.

"When they refused to leave the vehicle, the defendant said she shut the door to teach Juliet a lesson, thinking she could get herself and her brother out of the auto when ready", authorities said in the probable cause affidavit.

Randolph said she went back into the house, smoked marijuana and took a nap for two or three hours, the complaint states. The incident was reported shortly after 4 p.m. when it was about 96 degrees. Her bond is set at $100,000, according to Parker County Jail records.

Be Civil - It's OK to have a difference in opinion but there's no need to be a jerk. After about 20 to 30 minutes passed, Randolph said she realized she had not heard the children and noticed they were gone.

Those children died last month. Randolph said she searched for more than a half-hour and then found the kids in the four-door vehicle. She said the kids got in the vehicle on their own and locked themselves in. Both children were pronounced deceased shortly after 4:30 p.m.

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Randolph initially said she was inside her home folding laundry and watching TV while her kids played in an enclosed back porch that was visible from the living room. She said that she broke the window in an attempt to rescue her children and called 911.

The Texas mom is now in custody at Park County Jail.

She called police, saying she found the children unresponsive. The Tarrant County medical examiner's office has not yet ruled on the manner and cause of each child's death.

Cynthia Randolph, 24, was being held on Saturday on $200,000 bail for the deaths of her 16-month-old son and 2-year-old daughter last month, Danie Huffman, a spokeswoman for the Parker County Sheriff's Office, said in an email.

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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