Kerrville, TX – Amanda Kristene Hawkins, who was accused with leaving her 1 and 2 year old daughters in a car overnight and halfway into the next day back in June of 2017, ultimately leading to their deaths, has plead guilty on all of her charges.
Hawkins was charged with two counts of ABANDON ENDANGER CHILD IMMINENT DANGER BODILY INJURY and two counts of INJURY CHILD/ELDERLY/DISABLE RECKLESS SBI/MENTAL, with the offense dates listed as June 7th, 2017.
216th District Attorney, Lucy Wilke, who has been prosecuting this case told us this morning that, “The judge will decide her punishment and he has the full punishment range, which is 2-20 years in each case.”
She went on to say that “The State, in exchange for her pleas of guilty, has agreed not to seek a deadly weapon finding in one of the two cases that are eligible for a deadly weapon finding. Only two of the cases are eligible for stacked sentences.
DA Lucy Wilke also said that the judge is the only person who has legal authority to make the determination on whether or not Hawkins will receive stacked sentences. The state did not waive requesting the stacking, so the judge will also make the decision or not whether to stack her sentences.
Hawkins is set to be sentenced on December 12th, 2018.
Her alleged accomplice, Kevin Franke, is set to go to trial on January 22nd, 2019 in Kerr County, TX.