Nearly 80 struck from Jensen jury pool

Some 77 prospective jurors for Heather Jensen’s trial next week have been eliminated because of opinions, bias or their expressions of concern about hardships, attorneys revealed during a pretrial conference Friday.

The jurors struck from the Jensen jury pool were among 223 who showed up Wednesday to the Mesa County Justice Center and completed a questionnaire about the case.

The questionnaires are occasionally used in Mesa County trials to flag would-be jurors possibly tainted by pretrial publicity.

Among those eliminated Friday were five students at Colorado Mesa University, all of whom expressed concerned about their ability to serve on a jury while attending full-time classes.

CMU’s spring semester starts next week.

Formal jury selection starts Tuesday with a pool of 146 people in the courtroom of District Judge Valerie Robison.

Jensen, 25, has pleaded not guilty to criminally negligent homicide, child abuse resulting in death and false reporting in the deaths of her sons William, 2, and Tyler, 4.

The boys died after overheating in their mother’s sport utility vehicle on Grand Mesa on Nov. 27, 2012.


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