Judge: Jury will hear Jensen statements

Heather Jensen

Palisade mother Heather Jensen’s statements to law enforcement in the hours after a fatal incident on Grand Mesa involving her sons were made voluntarily, and were not the result of coercive tactics by Mesa County Sheriff’s investigators, a Mesa County judge has ruled.

In a 17-page ruling issued Monday but made public today, District Judge Valerie Robison denied a defense motion seeking to suppress Jensen’s statements made at various points on Nov. 27, 2012, after law enforcement responded that night to Jensen’s 911 phone call from Grand Mesa and found her unresponsive sons, William, 2, and Tyler, 4.

Robison’s ruling hands a key victory to prosecutors, who’ve charged Jensen, 25, with criminally negligent homicide, child abuse resulting in death and false reporting in the deaths of her boys. She’s scheduled for trial over two weeks starting Oct. 28.

Read the full story in the Thursday edition of The Daily Sentinel.


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