Authorities: Texas mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment

  • Authorities: Texas mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment

Authorities: Texas mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment

Now, authorities are claiming that a north Texas mom by the name of Cynthia Marie Randolph left her 2-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son alone in a hot auto for hours.

Cynthia Marie Randolph, 24, was arrested Friday on two counts of causing injury to a child.

A chilling confession from a Parker County mom who says she left her kids in a hot vehicle to "teach them a lesson".

She said Friday she left the children in the auto, smoked marijuana and went to sleep.

A 16-month-old boy was also left in the vehicle, which likely reached a temperature of nearly 100 degrees while both children were inside.

Randolph was booked into the Parker County Jail.

Be Civil - It's OK to have a difference in opinion but there's no need to be a jerk. Officials say that Randolph was trying to teach her daughter a lesson.

Bedford PD Not Yet Calling Missing Teen's Death A MurderThis morning the Bedford Police Department held a press conference to give an update on the case of a missing teenager who was later found dead and detail how they handled the investigation. Randolph implicated herself again when she told investigators she later broke the auto window to make it look like an accident.

Police have arrested a Texas mother after she allegedly left her two young children in a hot auto as a form of punishment in late May. She claimed they had entered the auto on their own and locked themselves in, then said she broke one of the vehicle windows in an attempt to save the kids. A bond had not been set and it wasn't immediately clear whether she retained an attorney, NBC Dallas-Fort Worth reported.

The Texas mom is now in custody at Park County Jail.

Investigators said she has changed her story multiple times, including once where she broke a vehicle window to make the incident look like an accident.

The children were pronounced dead about a half-hour after authorities were notified.

Fowler said that any incidents involving any child are hard ones, but this call was especially heartbreaking because of the unfortunate deaths of the two children.