TX mom says she left 2 kids in hot car as punishment

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Randolph was charged Friday with two counts of first-degree injury to a child causing serious bodily injury in Weathorford, Texas.

The incident transpired on Friday, May 26th, when the dead bodies of 2-year-old Juliet and 16-month-old Cavanaugh were discovered in a locked auto parked in the driveway of her home outside of Fort Worth. She said she thought her daughter would be able to open the auto door and get out whenever she and her brother wanted to leave the vehicle.

Randolph allegedly then went inside the house, smoked marijuana and fell asleep for two to three hours.

During multiple interviews, however, Randolph's account of what happened kept changing, officials said.

Her two young kids died after she left them in a hot vehicle in May, and now a Texas mother is facing criminal charges.

They were pronounced dead just after 4:30 p.m.

Investigators say Randolph said she left her two-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son in the hot vehicle to teach the girl a lesson.

When she woke, she went to check on the children and found them unresponsive. She told the Parker County police she had wanted to teach her daughter a lesson for disobeying her. Randolph eventually admitted she broke the window of the vehicle to make it look like an accident, according to WFAA.

The Texas mom is now in custody at Park County Jail. She's now booked into the Parker County Jail with bond sent at $100,000.

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A ruling on the cause and manner of death in each child is pending, according to the medical examiner's website.

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