Last Friday, Cynthia Marie Randolph, 24, was arrested by the Parker County Sheriff's Office for the deaths of her children. She left her 2-year-old daughter and her 16-month-old son in the Car because she wanted to teach her daughter a lesson. The two children died of heat exposure.

According to a news release, Randolph gave several variations of events that led to the death of her young kids. However, as the investigation continued, which the Texas Rangers took part in, a different story was revealed.

Randolph found her kids playing in the car on May 26, just after noon. She instructed her daughter to get out of the vehicle, but she refused to come out.

That's when Randolph decided to shut the door to teach her a lesson. The news release said Randolph thought her daughter would be able to get out of the car on her own and that her brother would too when they were ready to get out.

Wanted to make the deaths look like an accident

After closing the car door, Randolph went inside. There, she smoked pot and went to sleep for 2-3 hours. Randolph said that when she woke up, she found her kids unresponsive. Apparently, she told authorities that she wanted to make the kids' deaths look like an accident, so she broke the car window.

When Randolph realized that her kids were unresponsive, she called emergency personnel. However, it was too late and emergency personnel pronounced the kids dead at the scene. Temperatures on that day were close to 96 degrees Fahrenheit.

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What Randolph's original story was

Randolph told a completely different story when detectives arrived at her home in Lake Weatherford. She told authorities that her kids were playing outside while she was indoors folding her laundry. She continued to say that there was about a half hour of silence, so she started to search for her kids. She said she found them unresponsive inside the car, so she smashed the window to get them out.

After being questioned extensively, she decided to come clean. Officers learned what really happened, and as a result, she is now facing a number of charges. Randolph is faced with two first-degree felony counts of injury to a child causing serious bodily harm. She is currently being held at the Parker County Jail. As of now, a bond has not been set. It's also not clear whether or not Randolph has an attorney.

Unfortunately, this isn't the first time kids have died from being left in a hot car. In this year alone, 13 kids have died from heat strokes because they were left in vehicles in scorching heat. It's thought that dozens of children die in hot cars every single year in the United States.