A twenty-five year old woman has been arrested for locking her children in a car that eventually caused their death. The woman who tried to make up different stories later said that she wanted to punish her very young children by locking them in the car on a near 100 degree day.
The woman, who has been identified by authorities as Cynthia Randolph of Texas was taken into custody only on June 23, despite the fact that the heart wrenching crime was committed almost a month ago, on May 26.
Apparently this is not the only case of its kind in the past few weeks. A 19-year old mother of two young children was arrested earlier this month almost for identical crime. She had locked her kids in the car and went partying where she spent almost the entire afternoon and night partying with her friends.
Initially, the woman told the police that she was doing the laundry while her kids Juliet, 2, and Cavanaugh Ramirez, 1, played outside. The woman claimed that when she went looking after the children, she found her kids unresponsive locked inside her car. Randolph broke the window and called 911.
Like many children who don’t want to get out of the car and want more outing, when Juliet refused to come out of the car, in front of her Weatherford, Texas, home, the woman locked not just two year old girl, but also her one year old brother. She wanted to “teach them a lesson.” Authorities said that while the kids were locked in the car she went smoking weed in her home and then slept for couple of hours. Juliet and Cavanaugh apparently died to heat.
Meanwhile, a Go Fund Me page was launched to support Randolph. But as the reports of cruelty came out, the page is no longer accepting donations. “Juliet Ramirez, age 2, and Cavanaugh Ramirez, age 16 months, lives’ were lost on Friday, May 26, 2017. This is a tragic loss. We recognize their family is in need of funds to lay these beautiful children to rest. This is a time for family, friends, and members of our community to help out a family in need…Costs are estimated at $10,000 and your donation is greatly appreciated” the page said.
Meanwhile the woman is being held at Parker County Jail and facing two charges of injury to a child causing serious bodily injury. Her bond has yet to be set. The station says that Randolph was formerly booked on June 23 after being interviewed by a Texas Ranger and a U.S. Department of Justice special agent. It was during that interview that Randolph “implicated herself.” “Whenever she found them inside the car, she said one of the kids had actually gotten her cell phone and the car keys and had them in their hand and locked themselves in”, says Captain Mark Arnett.