Heather Jensen guilty of child abuse: Two kids died in running car while she had sex nearby

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More photos, videos below.
Back in 2012, we told you about the tragic deaths of William and Tyler Jensen, ages two and four, who succumbed in a running car while their mother, Heather Jensen, left them in a running car with the heat blasting as she smoked marijuana and had sex with a man in a vehicle nearby. Now, the verdict is in, and it's split. Jensen was found guilty of child abuse resulting in death, but not criminally negligent homicide. We've got the story below, featuring photos, video and the original arrest affidavit.

As we've reported, Heather, a resident of Palisade, on Colorado's Western Slope, called authorities at 6:31 p.m. on November 27, 2012 to report that William was unconscious and Tyler suffered from labored breathing that caused him to sputter as he tried to take in air.

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A look at the SUV where the tragedy took place courtesy of Fox31.
Emergency personnel rushed to help, but they were too late to save William, who was pronounced dead at the scene. For his part, Tyler was still alive, but barely. He was initially rushed to Saint Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction before being transferred to Children's Hospital in Denver in critical condition. However, he died a few days later.

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An older shot of the boys from Heather Jensen's Peek You page.
Heather initially told Mesa County Sheriff's Office deputies that she'd traveled with the kids to the Powderhorn ski resort, approximately a half-hour's drive from Palisade, and allowed the pair to play in the snow there. Afterward, she said she put them in their car seats and revved up her vehicle, a Toyota 4Runner. She then stepped outside to smoke a cigarette, at which point she was engaged in conversation by a friend who drove by. Ten minutes or so passed, at which point she climbed into the SUV and started for home, only to be stopped short by the sound of Tyler's gurgling.

She reacted by pulling over and checking on the boys -- and when she learned William wasn't breathing at all, she dialed 911. The operator sent out the alert, then instructed her on performing CPR, but to no avail.

Later, though, Heather changed key aspects of her tale, as documented in the aforementioned affidavit.

Continue to read more about the guilty verdict against Heather Jensen.


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DBDB
DBDB

She killed her  kids on purpose becaue they werent girls.

Debbie Byers Phillips
Debbie Byers Phillips

Priorities. Sad she had to learn in a terribly difficult way. Now she has a really long time to think about how how to make better choices.

LindaLee Law
LindaLee Law

I am sick of women just "having to have a baby" They never say "I so want to raise more screaming and in-the-way brats". To quote Dr.Christine Northrup re women over 40 having to have that baby after all the others are grown: "get a hobby" To these mothers that do this I say" who do you think you are?"

LindaLee Law
LindaLee Law

Not surprising. I suggest she got pregnant, undereducated and like wayyyy too many single moms, put the bf before the kids because they just have to have a man and sex. Hey! You have a kid, you all but become a nun.... Unfit mothers from the start

Amber Rae
Amber Rae

I want to know what the man who met her had to say.... She claims her male friend met them to go sledding... So that same grown man KNEW the whole time her kids were un-attended, yet still found her attractive enough to do her?... Gross.

Cj Myers
Cj Myers

she should be put 2 death i hate co there is no such thing as justice

Daniel J. King IV
Daniel J. King IV

Awh Butt-Fuck boy Sterling, isn't your Gay Lover there to fill you with his Sperm?

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

You'd probably tap that, too, if you weren't such a raging closet case, Danny Butt Boy.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Danny BUTT BOY, I've told you repeatedly I'm not the least bit interested in partaking in your sick, twisted fantasies. Carry on.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

So does the "need" for attention, the "need" for love, the "need" for money -- all of which are way more often a factor in the needless, senseless deaths of innocents than the desire for a quick, easy high. By your "logic," Dan O'Queef, we should just curtail freedom of expression and do away entirely with capitalism. Fucking morAn.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

It's not really an attack if you're essentially INVITING such attention in the first place, Danny BUTT BOY.

Jeffrey Grubesic
Jeffrey Grubesic

Being a parent myself, I feel horrible for those kids. They should lock that bitch in a dry sauna until she's too far gone to save.

Daniel J. King IV
Daniel J. King IV

Queer boy, who attacks everyone he can on here, DARES to ridicule me = LMAO !!!

Dan O'Keefe
Dan O'Keefe

i agree, djk, she definitely voted for barry

Chris Heller
Chris Heller

Posts like the above make me glad I got out of that white trash rathole of a place. I lived there for 20 years (yeah I know, me neither).

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

You're sadly mistaken if you insist that I reported you, Danny Butt Boy, so no need for any uninvited "love" letters. Quite the contrary, I'd much rather your presence continue uninterrupted because, to be honest, you're a convenient verbal punching bag on these threads...cheap side amusement, if you will.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

You certainly have first-HAND experience of bath houses, don't ya, Danny Butt Boy. I bet that you went trolling The Castro back in the early 80s and this fanatical right-wing schtick is nothing more than a charade to compensate for your previous youthful indiscretions and ongoing latent desires. LuLz.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Hah...liking your own comments on Lamebook threads: a clear sign of desperation, Danny Butt Boy.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... Tot Pot Mom gets Baked ...  and her kids too!





Alicia Herzing
Alicia Herzing

I hope she rots! She's not crying for her babies. She's crying for herself

Joel Bader
Joel Bader

I know I'm judging and what I say is probably wrong, but shouldn't the parents' first responsibility be for their children? This woman abdicated her duty when her children needed her.

Matt Quast
Matt Quast

@Daniel Your mom said that your mac-n-cheese is ready. Go on up stairs and eat.

Sean Valdez
Sean Valdez

Why did you make a point to say she was smoking marijuana, the point is she was irresponsible, how many drunk mothers in denver will misplace there kids today? No really ?

Jason Beck
Jason Beck

Worthless excuse for a human being, she should be gone from this earth.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

                  *** Marijuana Mom KILLS her Own Children !! ***


... who said pot doesn't KILL ??

Blake O'Dunn
Blake O'Dunn

as far as Pot goes: the govt will eventually Tax and Fee the industry into another form of Phillip Morris or Anheiser-Busch non-monopoly type of monopoly.. .the govt paid fARMERS NOT TO GROW which caused demand which made folks rich..

Blake O'Dunn
Blake O'Dunn

nice way to interject Jennifer james mcneil:had to get your name out there huh.... two kids died so please dont bother defending anything you stand up for because no matter what the cause and or effect was two kids died and that trumps all rights, feelings , and the world stops turning because that doesnt happen everyday, kids dont die everyday like regular people do... just like the US Military doesnt bombschools in iraq,Afghanistan, and Syria etc.. lets hear the responses now, nice time to defend anything huh.. dead kids, indeed... #reality

Daniel J. King IV
Daniel J. King IV

Oh Kai Ravariere I know you voted for Obama on SKIN COLOR ALONE !!!

Carlos Murillo
Carlos Murillo

And by the way, the actual headline of the story doesn't mention marijuana at all. Just the Facebook post linking to it.

Carlos Murillo
Carlos Murillo

But over the course of the hour-plus that she was gone, that's what she did. She had sex and smoked. It's literally just stating facts. It would say the same thing if she got drunk or snorted cocaine or something (though I'll concede if she spent twenty minutes smoking a *cigarette* it probably wouldn't even be mentioned, but anything else would), and it wouldn't be mentioned at all if she just had sex and went back to the car. But she didn't. She did those two things, and the combined time spent doing them (which makes them worth listing since that much time in the car killed the kids) led to what happened. It's Westword, after all; do you really think THEY'D be pot-shaming?

Natasha Schwertley
Natasha Schwertley

Daniel J. King IV, you being a racist doesn't mean others aren't as well. You really are clueless, huh?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 "below-average intelligence and psychological problems, including poor impulse control."


... Stupid Stoner Moms are as Stupid Stoner Moms do !!


SSMAASSMD !!



DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... such as population control.


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