Cynthia Randolph: Mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment, Texas police say
5:09 AM, Jun 26, 2017
WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) - Texas authorities say a 24-year-old woman has been charged in the deaths of her two children who were found inside a hot car last month outside the family's home.
Deputies in Parker County in North Texas say Cynthia Marie Randolph initially said her 2-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son locked themselves in the car, but acknowledged to investigators on Friday that she did so on May 26 to teach her daughter a lesson after she found the two playing in the vehicle. Temperatures reached the mid-90s that day.
Randolph faces two first-degree felony counts of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury.
Authorities say she told them she left the children in the car, smoked marijuana and went to sleep.