A negligent Mother caused her children to die of heat exposure last Friday when she locked them in her vehicle. Cynthia Marie Randolph is the mother to a two-year-old daughter, Juliet, and 16-month-old son Cavanaugh, who died when they were unable to escape the life-threatening heat inside the car.

Locked in the car to learn a lesson

On May 26, Cynthia Marie Randolph left her two young children in her car where they died from heat exposure. According to CNN, the 25-year-old mother of two found her children playing in her car around 12 p.m. Randolph ordered her daughter to get out using various profanities. When her daughter refused to do as asked their mother intentionally closed the car doors to teach her a lesson.

Cynthia told the police that she thought her daughter would be able to get out of the car whenever she wanted to. Once she left her children the mother went inside and smoked a joint of marijuana. She then fell asleep for about 2 to 3 hours. However, she initially told officers that she went inside to fold laundry and do other house work. She stated that her children were playing in another room and she went to find them when she could not hear them.

When Randolph awoke she had completely forgotten about locking her children inside the vehicle. She went in search of the pair expecting them to be playing out on the porch. When she located them in the car they were already dead. Cynthia then broke the window of the car to make it look like she tried to rescue her children. However, Randolph had already released a series of conflicting statements about the story and police were inclined to suspect the mother.

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Randolph was arrested and charged by police

2-year-old Juliet Ramirez and 14-month-old Cavanaugh Ramirez were pronounced dead on Friday 23rd of June. The siblings died from heat exposure locked in their mother's car. Temperatures were around the 90's last Friday. The toddler and infant were discovered around 4 o' clock on Friday by their negligent mother. The sheriff's office was notified at this time.

The two children were identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner and pronounced dead just half an hour later. Cynthia Randolph was arrested by police on June 23. She was then held in the county jail where she was facing two felony charges. These charges include injury to a child causing serious bodily injury. Randolph remained in Parker County Jail until Saturday morning when she was released.