Texas woman arrested after her two children die in hot auto

Wade Massey
June 25, 2017

A Texas woman told investigators that she left her 2-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son in a hot auto last month to teach the girl a lesson, police said.

Randolph initially told police the children, 1-year old Cavanaugh Ramirez and 2-year old Juliet Ramirez, had locked themselves in the auto.

Temperatures reached the mid-90s that day.

WFAA reported that Cynthia Marie Randolph, 25, faces charges of first-degree felony counts of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury.

After searching for them for more than half an hour, she said, she found them locked in a small four-door vehicle on the property.

A Texas mother whose two children died of heat exposure after she left them in a vehicle was arrested Friday, local authorities said.

She has been jailed and no bail has been set.

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She then fell asleep for hours.

Parker County Sheriff's Capt. Mark Arnett told CNN that according to the mother, the children were playing in a back room of their home when they disappeared.

When the deputies initially spoke to Randolph, she told them she was busy folding laundry and watching television and they were playing in the enclosed back porch when she saw they had disappeared. They arrived on the scene, located west of Lake Weatherford at approximately 4 p.m. Of those, three have been in North Texas, including the two Friday in Parker County. The Tarrant County medical examiner's website identified the children as Juliet and Cavanaugh Ramirez.

In multiple interviews, officials say Randolph created several variations of the events. Randolph initially told authorities the kids locked themselves in the auto while she was doing laundry.

Police were called to the residence shortly after 4 p.m. on May 26, and the children were pronounced dead around 4:30 p.m.

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.

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