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A mother who locked her two toddlers in a car to “teach them a lesson” has been sentenced to jail.

A Parker County jury in North Texas, sentenced 25-year-old Cynthia Marie Randolph to the maximum sentences of 2x 20 year prison terms to be served simultaneously.

The same jury convicted her of two second-degree felony counts of recklessly causing injury to a child hours earlier.

Randolph’s charges were reduced. She had initially faced two first-degree felony counts of knowingly causing serious injury to a child. A conviction on those could have led to life sentences.

An arrest warrant says Randolph told police she locked one-year-old Cavanaugh Ramirez and two-year-old Juliet Ramirez in the car for several hours to teach them a lesson because her daughter often got out of the car without permission.

Dr. Marc Krouse with the Parker and Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office testified that the children died of exogenous hyperthermia, more commonly known as heat stroke.

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  • Oh my god, what was this woman thinking! So many other kessviolent ways to teach your kids a lesson. And they were 1 and 2, way too young

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  • Very sad it shouldn’t have happened poor babies

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  • This is so sad and upsets me so much. This should never have happened. Those poor babies. How frightened they must have felt. And punished? Who does that to their children? At least these precious children are now safe away from a parent who should not be allowed to have children again. Unfortunately, they no longer have the life to live that they deserve.

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  • Oh my goodness, such a horrible death for these little angels. She deserved the 2 x 20yr prison term.

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  • Teaching a 1yr old and 2yr old in this endangering way goes totally beyond my understanding ! She took their life and now she has to live with that. Very very sad.

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  • When I read the headlines I was thinking she locked them in with the windows down and was watching them discreetly. When I read the actual story I couldn’t believe how young they were and that she had left them in there for so long. (I was thinking maybe a couple of minutes). Now I believe she deserves all that she gets. They are too precious to treat them like she did

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  • A mother let this happen to her kids… Pathetic… Why on earth did she have kids in the first place…

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  • Another person who should be allowed to have and bring up children.

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  • How awful! She should have gotten life! My four year old can’t get out of his car seat yet. The only way her two year old could get out of the car without permission is if her mother failed to restrain her properly. Those babies deserved so much better.

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  • Oh my! And they both died? This is so sad. :-(

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  • Shocking and cruel – poor children!

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