Mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment, police say

Twenty-four-year-old Cynthia Marie Randolph was jailed Friday on two counts of causing serious bodily harm to a child.

Cynthia Marie Randolph a 25 year old Weathorford, Texas mother has been charged with the deaths of her two young children, after allegedly leaving them in a hot vehicle as punishment while she smoked pot and took a nap. Randolph implicated herself again when she told investigators she later broke the vehicle window to make it look like an accident.

Investigator say Randolph finally confessed to first finding the kids playing in the vehicle. She said she thought her daughter could get herself and her brother out when ready. A bond had not been set and it wasn't immediately clear whether she retained an attorney, NBC Dallas-Fort Worth reported. The temperature was close to 96 Fahrenheit (36 Celsius) and emergency personnel that Randolph had called pronounced the children dead at the scene, the court filing said.

She called police, saying she found the children unresponsive.

According to WFAA, Randolph created "several variations of the events" during police interviews and later said she broke the auto window to make this look like an accident.

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. The children were unresponsive and Randolph said she broke a window to gain entry.

Randolph initially lied about what happened.

Officials say Randolph left the children in the auto to teach them a lesson, after she found the two playing in the vehicle.

She said she then went back into the home, smoked marijuana and slept for two to three hours.

Throughout multiple interviews, Randolph created several variations of the events which lead to the death of her children. The Tarrant County medical examiner's office has not yet ruled on the manner and cause of each child's death. When she awoke, she found the children unresponsive inside the vehicle and broke the window to make it look like an accident, the statement said.

Sheriff Fowler originally said on May 26, that any incidents involving any child are hard ones, but this call was especially heartbreaking with the unfortunate deaths of the two children.

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