Toddlers die a ‘painful death’ after being left in a hot car for 15 hours
NZ Herald 17 December 2018
Family First Comment: “Nobody ever died from smoking marijuana.” Yeah right.
A teenage mum has been jailed for 40 years after she left her two daughters to die in a 48 degree car while she smoked marijuana and partied with friends.
A judge has slammed Amanda Hawkins, a self-described sex-addict, for her selfish behaviour, telling her, “People in our community take better care of their pets than you took care of your kids” after she left her two little girls, Addyson Overgard-Eddy, 2 and Brynn Hawkins, 1, to die in a car for 15 hours.
The Texas woman left the children in the vehicle on June 6, 2017, around 9pm where they sat helpless, strapped in their car seats until noon the next day.
“Those precious little girls would still be here today if this had not happened,” Kerr County, Texas, Judge N. Keith Williams told the now 20-year-old during her sentencing last week.
The toddlers were found in a serious condition and close to death as temperatures soared to nearly 50 degrees, news.com.au reported.
In September, she admitted to leaving her kids in the car to die, having pleaded guilty to two counts of reckless injury to a child and two counts of abandoning or endangering a child.
Judge Williams sentenced her to 40 years jail.
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