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Texas mother, 19, charged in death of two daughters left in auto

Texas mother, 19, charged in death of two daughters left in auto

Amanda Hawkins, 19, from Kerr County, Texas, was said to have left her daughters in the auto overnight on Tuesday and apparently ignored them when they cried out, Fox 29 reported.

KSAT 12 reports that Brynn Hawkins, 1, and Addyson Overgard-Eddy, 2, died Thursday evening at University Hospital in San Antonio, of heat stroke, after their mother, 19-year-old Amanda Hawkins, reportedly left them inside a locked auto intentionally.

Officials say they later determined that Hawkins had left the children in her vehicle for 15 hours while she visited friends at a nearby residence - leaving them overnight from Tuesday until approximately noon on Wednesday. The San Antonio Express-News reports Amanda Hawkins arrived at Peterson Regional Medical Center Wednesday with Brynn Hawkins, 1, and Addyson Overgard-Eddy, 2.

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.

Hierholzer says Hawkins told doctors that the girls collapsed while smelling flowers. "She would like to get you things and bring 'em to you", she said. At another point, Hierholzer said, the 16-year-old who arrived with Hawkins returned to the vehicle and slept there for a little while.

The children died in hospital the following day.

The children were unconscious when Hawkins took them out of the auto around noon Wednesday, the sheiff said.

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

Hawkins was arrested in San Antonio and was being held in the Bexar County Jail before transfer to the Kerr County Jail.

'We are living with my grandparents.

Hawkins is seen in the photo above with her husband, Isaac (right), and their daughter, Brynn. Any help is greatly appreciated. Reportedly, Hawkins ignored the children crying while she partied with a 16-year-old a male friend throughout the night.

"I guess I just hesitated for so long".

The Hawkins' fundraising goal was for $1500, but they are yet to receive any donations, the site shows. The case is being handled by District Attorney Lucy Wilke, who said additional charges could be forthcoming after she reviews the case and facts are presented to a grand jury.