Authorities: Mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment

Cavanaugh Ramirez and 2-year old Juliet Ramirez

Randolph found her two children, a 16-month-old boy named Cavanaugh Ramirez and 2-year-old Juliet Ramirez, playing inside the vehicle.

Randolph initially told authorities she was folding laundry and watching TV and realized within an hour that her kids were "gone".

In a story June 23 about a woman charged in the deaths of her two children found inside a hot vehicle, The Associated Press reported an incorrect age for her.

As for Randolph, she chose to go back inside the house, smoke marijuana, and take a two or three-hour nap. In Weatherford, Texas, temperatures reached a high of 96 degrees that day. Huffman and a person who answered the phone at the Parker County jail had no information about whether she had an attorney.

But she eventually admitted that she had found children playing in the auto at about 12:15 on that day.

Police say a woman in Texas left her two young children in a hot vehicle as punishment.


According to a campaign called No Heat Stroke, there have been 714 cases of children dying after they were left in hot cars since 1998, and 14 children have died so far this year alone.

Sheriff Larry Fowler said in May that any incidents involving any child are hard, but this call was "especially heartbreaking" with the unfortunate deaths of the two children, CBS DFW reports.

And cops say it was Randolph herself who told them as much.

According to Reuters, Cynthia Marie Randolph (24) was being held on Saturday on $200,000 (£156,286) bail for the deaths of her two-year-old daughter Juliet and 16-month-old son Cavanaugh.

In later interviews with Randolph, the sheriff's department said she "created several variations of the events which led to the death of her children", according to the Dallas Morning News. Randolph will go before a judge for a bond hearing and more details will be revealed regarding the charges she'll face.

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