TEXAS — A mother accused of killing her two young children by locking them in a hot car to “teach them a lesson” was indicted on Thursday.
Cynthia Marie Randolph was indicted on first-degree felony charges of causing serious bodily injury to a child. If convicted, Randolph faces life in prison.
The 25-year-old was arrested in June after her children Cavanaugh Ramirez, 1, and Juliet Ramirez, 2, were found unresponsive inside a locked car on May 26. Reportedly, temperatures reached nearly 100 degrees by the time the toddlers were discovered, FOX4 reported.
The two youngsters were pronounced dead at the scene and an autopsy ruled their deaths as homicides.
Randolph had initially told officials she was in her home folding laundry when she realized her children were missing. She claims they were in the hot car for an hour maximum. However, the young mother was very inconsistent with her story and changed it numerous times.
Authorities later said Randolph admitted she left the toddlers in the car to “teach them a lesson” because her daughter would get out of the car. She told police she thought her daughter would be able to get out with her brother when they were ready.
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