A 20-year-old Texas mother whose two toddlers died after they were left for hours inside a hot vehicle has pleaded guilty.
Amanda Kristene Hawkins pleaded guilty Monday in Kerrville to two counts each of child abandonment, child endangerment and injury to a child in the June 2017 deaths of her two daughters, according to the Kerrville Daily Times.
Investigators believe Hawkins intentionally left 1-year-old Brynn Hawkins and 2-year-old Addyson Overgard-Eddy in her vehicle through the night and into the following day while she visited friends.
Temperatures reached the 80s while the girls were in the car.
Hawkins could receive up to 20 years in prison for each count when she’s sentenced Dec. 12.
Kerrville is 65 miles northwest of San Antonio.