PARKER COUNTY, TX — A May 26th incident where two toddlers, aged 1 and 2, were left to die inside a car on a hot day has finally landed the mother behind bars.
24-year-old Cynthia Marie Randolph was arrested Friday after a month-long investigation relating to the deaths of her two young children inside her car.
Due to Randolph's compulsive lying, she managed to prolong her freedom by staging the deaths as an accident. Randolph claimed she was doing laundry while her children were playing outside and she could not find them until she saw that they had locked themselves in her parked car along with her keys and cell phone. She then busted the windows and called 911, purportedly.
However, after police launched an investigation into the facts, her story began to change, and change, and change. That's when officers decided to arrest her.
Under heavy police scrutiny, Randolph admitted to purposively locking her kids inside the car after they refused to get out to "teach them a lesson," somehow believing they could eventually get themselves out on their own. Furthermore, Randolph admitted to going back inside to smoke marijuana and sleep for several hours as her children slowly succumbed to death after extreme heat exposure.
When Randolph finally awoke from her extremely long THC nap, she discovered her two young children still inside the vehicle, dead. In her own words of admittance, that's when she busted the windows to stage the ordeal as an accident.
The outside temperate that day peaked 96 degrees Fahrenheit — the temperature inside the car immensely more because of the greenhouse effect.
Randolph was taken to the Parker County Jail and charged with two counts of first degree injury to a child causing serious bodily injury.