A disgusting excuse for a mother killed her two toddlers by purposely leaving them in a hot car for over than 15 hours to die of dehydration police say.
Amanda Hawkins, 19, from Kerr County, Texas, supposedly locked her children Brynn Hawkins, one, and Addyson Overgard-Eddy, two, in the car overnight and neglected them even as they screamed and cried for hours. The girls were in a comatose state and in ‘grave condition’ when Hawkins finally had them sent to the hospital, a whole day after being left in the hot car.
Kerr County Sheriff Hierholzer gave a telling statement on the crime:
‘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.’
Hawkins left her two daughters in the car on Tuesday at around 9pm while she hang out with a 16-year-old male friend and others inside a house nearby, according to a news release from the Kerr County Police Department.
When little Brynn and Addyson cried during the night, the Walmart employee ignored them even when her friends alerted her, the sheriff told KABB.
The sheriff also said Hawkins’s male friend slept for a while in the car during the night, but did not take the children out.
Her husband Isaac was apparently not present when she allegedly abandoned her kids. The young mom finally took her kids out of the car at noon on Wednesday – when the temperature in Texas was as high as 92 degrees -, and found them unconscious.
Believing she would get into trouble, she decided not to report it, police say.
But after her male friend convinced her Brynn and Addyson needed attention, she finally sent them to the Peterson Regional Medical Center in Kerrsville, on Thursday.
Their condition was so awful, they had to transport both little girls to University Hospital in San Antonio, which was over an hour drive away.
When she arrived, she told doctors they had abruptly become knocked out after they smelled flowers at the park they were at…Brynn and Addyson didn’t make it, and died at 5pm only a few hours after they reached the hospital.
Police investigated and questioned Hawkins on who the children came to be in the state that they were in. After a short while she professed to abandoning her children in the hot car.
The justice she’s looking at currently seem pretty slim to me…
She was arrested on Thursday and has been charged with two counts of abandoning or endangering a child, although police say these charges may be upgraded since the children died. She is being held on $70,000 bond. If she’s found guilty under the present charges, she could face up to two years in prison.
What drives a mother of two little innocent girls, to just willfully kill them? Yes, that’s what she did. She left them in that hot car to die. I will never understand the reasoning behind this, I just hope she get a lot harsher punishment than 2 years. Now that would be unjust.