Matt Jackson

Parker County Mother Sentenced to 20 Years for Kids' Deaths

A Parker County mother has been sentenced to 20 years behind bars after leaving her two children inside a car on a 100-degree day.

A jury convicted Cynthia Randolph on Monday and sentenced her to two 20-year-sentences behind bars, one for each child. 

Investigators said Randolph left her 2-year-old girl and 16-month-old boy in a hot car as punishment while she smoked pot and took a nap.

The jury took about an hour and a half to give Randolph the maximum penalty for reckless injury to a child.

Both sentences will run concurrently.

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