A Texas mother was arrested for “child endangerment” for leaving her two daughters in her car overnight — leading to their deaths!
Amanda Hawkins was initially charged with two counts of “endangering a child” — but the charges may be upgraded, according to the Kerr County Sheriff’s office.
The 19-year-old Hawkins, accompanied by a teenage male, showed up at Peterson Regional Medical Center with her two children — 2-year-old Addyson Overgard-Eddy and 1-year-old Brynn Hawkins — who arrived in grave condition.
They were then transported to University Hospital in San Antonio.
According to hospital personnel, Hawkins explained that all four of them had been at Flat Rock Lake that morning and had been “smelling flowers” in the area.
She said the girls “collapsed” as they were getting ready to leave.
But the sheriff’s office determined that the girls had actually been left in their mother’s car for more than 15 hours while Hawkins was inside of a residence “having fun with friends.”
They also determined Hawkins attempted to bathe them rather then immediately taking them to a hospital!
“This is by far the most horrific case of child endangerment that I have seen in the 37 years that I have been in law enforcement,” said Kerr County Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer.
Hawkins is currently in custody and is awaiting transfer to another correctional facility, while the 16-year-old male may also face charges in connection with the children’s deaths.