Two young sisters were dead after their Mother left them in a car for more than 15 hours.
The mother, 19-year-old Amanda Hawkins was charged with two counts of endangering a child after hospital authorities did not believe her story about the girls eating some poison flowers.
The mother left the children locked in her car for more than 15 hours with temperatures in the 90’s during the day. It appeared that the mother was attending a party with her 16-year-old boyfriend in a house near where the car was parked.
According to CNN, the two children were unconscious when Hawkins returned to the car to get them. Hawkins delayed taking the children to a hospital because “she did not want to get into trouble.”
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.
— Kerr County Sheriff W.R. “Rusty” Hierholzer
People inside the house reported hearing the children crying before they lost consciousness, but no one bothered to check.