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Mom charged in deaths of 2 children found in hot car

Authorities say a Texas woman told investigators that she left her 2-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son in the hot vehicle where they died last month to teach the girl a lesson, and that they didn’t lock.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.The children were pronounced dead shortly after 4:30 p.m.A Texas mother was arrested on Friday after her two children died due to being left in a hot vehicle last month.Randolph confessed to police that around she found her children playing inside her vehicle around noon and ordered her daughter out of the auto using profanity. Police say she admitted she left her kids in the auto to “teach them a lesson”.Bond has not been set for Randolph, who is being held at Park County Jail.Authorities say she told them she left the children in the vehicle, smoked marijuana and went to sleep.Parker County Sheriff’s investigators arrested Cynthia Marie Randolph, 25, in connection with the death of her two children from extreme heat exposure in a vehicle. She said the kids got in the auto on their own and locked themselves in. The Tarrant County medical examiner’s office has not yet ruled on the manner and cause of each child’s death.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 then when back into the home, smoked marijuana and slept for two to three hours, according to FOX4. It is uncertain if she has an attorney representing her.Authorities say a Texas woman told investigators that she left her 2-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son in the hot auto where they died last month to teach the girl a lesson, and that they didn’t lock themselves in, . “No more than an hour”, she immediately said. The investigators involved in the case believe Randolph was exclusively responsible for the death of her two children.