Texas woman convicted of leaving toddlers in hot vehicle where they died

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So she went back inside their home, smoked marijuana, watched "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" and took a two- to three-hour nap, according to trial testimony, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. They gave her the maximum for each child's death.

"Pursuant to Texas law, the sentences will run concurrently", said Assistant District Attorney Jeff Swain.

According to the Parker County Sheriff's Office, when asked how long the children might have been exposed to the high temperatures inside the vehicle, Randolph responded immediately: "No more than an hour".

The children died on May 26, 2017 inside Randolph's auto.

She could have been charged with knowingly causing serious injury to a child, which is a first-degree felony and would have meant she could have faced a life sentence.

Mum Randolph said she thought the kids would have been able to get themselves out of the vehicle, however, sadly, the two young kids died of heat stroke.

She said she shattered the window to get to them, then dialed 9-1-1.

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Every time summer rolls around, people are warned not to leave their people or animals inside cars because it can get exceedingly hot inside. Medics pronounced the children dead at the scene around 4 p.m. that day.

However, an investigation found Randolph "created several variations of the events" and was arrested the next month. The Tarrant County medical examiner's officer determined they died from exogenous hyperthermia - elevated body temperatures from an external source.

Jurors deliberated for less than one hour.

"The deaths of these children and the culpability of their mother in causing that dictated that she be sentenced to prison", Placke said. Jurors also had the option of finding her guilty of criminally negligent injury to a child or injury to a child with intent.

Randolph told police she went to check on her children after about a half-hour - but they were "gone". "Ms. Randolph will be eligible for parole when her actual time served plus her good time credit equals a quarter of her sentence".

"Stop your [expletive]", Randolph said she told her 2-year-old daughter, according to police.

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