On the day her son and daughter died, Cynthia Marie Randolph told the police a sob story about a mother’s worst nightmare. She said she was folding laundry and watching television while the 2-year-old and the 16-month-old were playing in an enclosed sun room on the back porch.
After a half-hour, she went to check on the children and they were “gone.” She found them unresponsive inside of her 2010 Honda Crossover. The temperatures in her Weatherford, TX town were 96 degrees that day.
The paramedics pronounced the children dead at the scene. When asked how long they were exposed to the extreme temperatures, she immediately said “no more than an hour.” It has been less than a month, and she has since been arrested. Her explanation for the children’s deaths quickly unraveled.
Over the last month, Randolph created several different stories. She finally confessed this week. She said that she had found the children playing inside the car and ordered them to come out.
The probable cause affidavit reads:
“When they refused to exit, Randolph told police she shut the car door to teach Juliet a lesson, thinking she could get herself and her brother out of the car when ready. The defendant went inside the house, smoked marijuana and took a nap. The defendant said she was asleep for two or three hours.”
Randolph only found the children’s bodies after her nap. She broke the car window to make it look like an accident. She is being jailed and is charged with two first-degree felony counts of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury.
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