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Charge Amanda Kristine Hawkins With Murder/Life For The Deaths Of Her Innocent Children

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19-year-old Amanda Kristine Hawkins has been arrested after leaving her two young daughters in the car for 15 hours. Addyson Overgard-Eddy, 2, and Brynn Hawkins, 1, were taken to Peterson Regional Medical Center Wednesday by Amanda. Amanda was claiming they had collapsed while running around and smelling flowers at Flat Rock Lake and may have gotten into something poisonous.

Investigators later determined that the children were intentionally left in their mother's  (Amanda's) car overnight, until about noon on June 7th. Amanda Hawkins and a 16-year-old male friend were inside another friend's home when they chose to leave the children outside overnight. 

Kerr County Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer said that at some point the 16-year-old male went out to the car where the kids were and slept for a while but then went back inside the house.

Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer said he also understood someone inside the house could even hear the children crying and told her to bring them inside the house but Amanda didn't. The children were without food, water or restroom visits during the entirety of 15 hours in Amanda's car.

The sheriff stated after returning to the car and finding the children in trouble, Amanda Hawkins did not immediately take her children to a hospital. He said she instead tried to cover up the incident by bathing and redressing the children. Hierholzer said it was his understanding the children were unconscious at this point.

Sheriff Hierholzer said Amanda finally sought medical care after being talked into it. After arriving at the hospital in Kerrville, the children were taken to University Hospital. Hierholzer said sometime around 5 p.m. Thursday, both girls were taken off ventilator systems and passed away.

Investigators determined it was not the first time Amanda has been in trouble for something like this. 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.

She was taken to the Bexar County Jail following her arrest and will remain there until her transfer back to Kerr County. Her bond was set at $35,000 for each charge.

Hierholzer said the 16-year-old who was with Hawkins may also face charges.



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