Texas mother left kids in hot vehicle as punishment, say authorities

Cynthia Marie Randolph 25

On May 26, 2-year-old Juliet and 16-month-old Cavanaugh Ramirez were found dead inside a auto belonging to their mother (#Cynthia Marie Randolph).

Randolph was arrested Friday and was being held Saturday on two counts of causing serious bodily injury to a child.

Authorities said Randolph initially told officers that she had been folding laundry in the house while her children played outside. After several story changes, police learned she locked them in the auto to teach them a lesson because her daughter Juliet didn't obey her and wouldn't get out of the vehicle when asked. Officials said one of the kids refused to get out of the auto, so she shut the door to teach her daughter "a lesson", thinking they could get themselves out of the vehicle.

Temperatures hovered around 96 degrees that day, reported NBC Dallas-Fort Worth.

When Randolph found the children in distress, police said the woman broke the window of the auto to make the incident "look like an accident". The children died after spending several hours in the auto.


At the time, the news release said, Randolph told police the children were playing in an enclosed back porch when she realized they were "gone".

Both kids were pronounced dead at about 4:30 p.m., according to FOX4.

Upon investigating, she said she found them locked in the vehicle, where they'd been for "no more than an hour", according to a sheriff's office press release. She then fell asleep for between two and three hours.

She told the police that in trying to save them, she broke the window and called 911.

San Jose State University professor Jan Null, who works with the National Safety Council, has said that up to 13 children have died this year from heat strokes after being left in hot cars. Randolph will go before a judge for a bond hearing and more details will be revealed regarding the charges she'll face.

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