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Mom whose sons died locked in car guilty of child abuse

Jan. 31, 2014 at 9:58 PM   |   Comments

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A Colorado woman whose young sons died of overheating in a locked car while she had sex nearby was convicted Friday of child abuse.

A jury in Grand Junction acquitted Heather Jensen of criminally negligent homicide, the Denver Post reported. She was also found guilty of false reporting for failing to tell police how long her sons had been in the car when she found them.

The boys, William, 2, and Tyler, 4, were left in their mother's car with the heater on for about 90 minutes on a cold night in November, police said. Jensen was in a nearby car with a man, smoking marijuana and having sex.

Jensen could be sentenced to anywhere from four to 32 years on each count of child abuse resulting in death, depending on aggravating circumstances.

After she heard the guilty verdict, a sobbing Jensen collapsed in her attorney's arms.

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