When a two-year-old refuses an order by a parent, it’s up to the parent to guide and discipline them and not punish them to death. This is a parenting skill that was missed by Cynthia Marie Randolph, 25, who was charged on Friday, June 23, 2017.
Randolph was apparently literally tired of parenting because she smoked marijuana and took a nap reportedly for two to three hours while her two young children were baking in her car on May 26. Temperatures reached 96 degrees Fahrenheit that day.
Sixteen-month-old Cavanaugh Ramirez and two-year-old Juliet Ramirez were found dead in a sedan. Randolph initially told authorities the kids locked themselves in the car while she was doing laundry. She claimed they were in the car for no more than an hour. After several story changes, police learned she locked them in the car to teach them a lesson because her daughter Juliet didn’t obey her and wouldn’t get out of the car when asked.
Randolph was charged Friday with two counts of first-degree injury to a child causing serious bodily injury in Weathorford, Texas.
She has been jailed and no bail has been set.