Texas: Amanda Hawkins locked her two toddlers in the car while partying with friends. The 19-year-old mother and a Walmart Supermarket employee in Kerr County had left the children for overnight and the following noon.
DC reports that one-year-old Brynn and two-year-old Addyson cried for hours but nobody was there to attend them. However, Amanda’s friends had cautioned her about her crying babies. The next day temperature outside rose to 33 degrees C while the babies remained locked inside the car.
One of the male friends of Amanda, according to a Kerr County Sheriff, even had a nap inside the car but did not bother to rescue the children.
When she returned, children had already been dead. Amanda took them to a hospital and said they fell unconscious after smelling flowers at a local park.
She later confessed to leaving her babies trapped in the car for over 15 hours during a police investigation. Amanda Hawkins was arrested on Thursday and has been indicted on two counts of child abandonment. The charges may later upgrade as the children in this case died, a police official said. The accused has been held on a $70,000 bond.
The 19-yr-old mother could be punished with 2 years in jail if found guilty. “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,” the Kerr County Sheriff Hierholzer said.