'Mom' leaves two tots to die in hot auto in Texas heat

Texas mom charged after leaving toddlers to die in hot car

Two Kerr County toddlers die after being left in car

The sheriff didn't say exactly what Hawkins and her friends were doing in the house.

At the hospital, she told doctors that the girls had collapsed while smelling flowers at a lake that may have been poisonous.

The children died in hospital the following day.

Amanda Hawkins was arrested in San Antonio on Thursday and is being held on $70,000 bond, Kerr County Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer said.

Hawkins left her two daughters in the vehicle 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. She allegedly told authorities that she didn't want to take them to the hospital "because she didn't want to get into trouble". Hawkins was charged with two counts of child endangerment, but Hierholzer said the charges could be upgraded after the findings of the case are presented to a grand jury. The fact that she is accused of intentionally leaving her daughters in a hot auto won't go over well with a judge or jury if this case makes it all the way to trial.

When Hawkins showed up at the hospital with her daughter, she also had a 16-year-old male acquaintance with her.

The study reported a total of 711 USA heatstroke deaths of children left in cars since 1998, of which 12 were in New Jersey.

She said, "No, they're fine".

The next morning the tragic tots were left trapped in her auto as temperatures soared outside.

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"I think she pretty much admitted to what happened", Hierholzer told Fox 29.

Pictured, Kerr County, Texas mother, Amanda Hawkins. But some time Tuesday evening, he said, someone heard the girls crying outside and asked Hawkins to bring them in.

A friend of Hawkins, Miriam Davis, who has known her since middle school, told KSAT 12 that she noticed Hawkins treating her children badly and regretting not calling Child Protection Services. She has turned out to be such a mommas girl! as soon as she sees me she cries and wants me!

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