Toddlers left in auto for 15 plus hours leads to death
- Author: Hannah Rogers Jun 11, 2017,
Jun 11, 2017, 7:11
The Kerr County Sheriff said the 19-year-old mother, Amanda Hawkins, intentionally left the girls while she hung out at someone's house overnight until noon.
"She left them in the vehicle - intentionally in the auto - while her and the 16-year-old male friend were in the house", the sheriff told KABB.
The girls, 1-year-old Brynn Hawkins and 2-year-old Addyson Overgard-Eddy, died Thursday in a San Antonio hospital Thursday. Hawkins has been charged with two counts of abandoning or endangering a child.
At the hospital, she told doctors that the girls had collapsed while smelling flowers at a lake that may have been poisonous. "She would like to get you things and bring 'em to you", she said. Kerr County Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer said that at some point the 16-year-old went out to the vehicle and slept for a while but then went back inside the house.
The sheriff didn't say exactly what Hawkins and her friends were doing in the house.
Albuquerque police say two motorcyclists are dead after a crash with a auto. The temperature was in the 80s by early Wednesday afternoon, The Associated Press reported. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Reportedly, she gave the unconscious toddlers a bath and dressed them up instead of taking them to a hospital for emergency treatment.
The Hawkins' fundraising goal is $1500, but they are yet to receive any donations, the site shows. 'I don't agree with what happened, what she did, but I love my daughter.
Their condition was so bad they had to be transferred to the University Hospital in San Antonio, more than an hour drive away.
A woman who called 911 to report she was being held hostage is suing the Albuquerque Police Department and two of its officers on grounds that they did not rescue here when they could have. A report by Good Morning America relayed the tragic news out of Texas, as the 19-year-old mother is accused of opting to hang out with friends while her daughters were suffering out in the vehicle.
Miriam Davis, who knew the girls and Hawkins, told KSAT 12 that she stopped hanging out with Hawkins after the "mom" started neglecting her children.
'I hesitated for so long because I didn't want her kids in the system, ' she told the station. Her charges may be upgraded now that both girls have died.