Cynthia Marie Randolph, 24, was being held Saturday on two counts of causing serious bodily injury to a child.
Parker County Sheriff’s investigators arrested Cynthia in connection with the death of her two children, a 16-month-old boy and a 2-year-old girl.
Randolph initially said she was inside her home folding laundry and watching TV while her kids played in an enclosed back porch that was visible from the living room. She said about 20 to 30 minutes had passed when she realized her kids were “gone.” She said when she noticed they were no longer there, she went looking for them and found them about a half-hour later locked in the car. The children were unresponsive and Randolph said she broke a window to gain entry. Temperatures that day reached into the mid-90s.
Police were called to her home near Lake Weatherford on May 26 where Randolph told police she found her two kids unresponsive after being locked inside a vehicle. The incident was reported shortly after 4 p.m.
Police say during the investigation she admitted she left her kids in the car to “teach them a lesson.”. It is believed that the kids were pronounced dead about a half-hour after authorities were notified.