Not going to win “mother of the year”

This woman is certainly not going to win “mother of the year” after her kids froze cooked  to death while she blagged a root in the back of her lover’s ute.

A Colorado woman whose sons died of hyperthermia after allegedly being left in her car while she was having sex in another vehicle has been charged with child abuse and negligent homicide.

Heather Lynn Jensen, 24, was arrested in Fort Myers, Florida Wednesday in connection with the 2012 deaths of 2-year-old William and 4-year-old Tyler Jensen. According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, she has waived extradition in Florida and is being held without bond pending her return to Mesa, Colorado.

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office would not release details on the status of the extradition and transportation process Friday, citing security concerns.

At approximately 6:29 p.m. on November 27, 2012, Jensen called 911 to report that William was not breathing and had no pulse, according to court documents. She was off Highway 65 near the Powderhorn Ski Resort in Mesa at the time. She later told a dispatcher that Tyler was also unconscious, but he was breathing and making a “gurgling” sound.  

Paramedics who responded to the scene said Jensen was “very vague” about what had happened, according to an arrest affidavit, but she told them she left the children in her Toyota 4-Runner with the heat on. The affidavit states Jensen told a Mesa County Sheriff’s Office deputy she had left them alone in the vehicle for about ten minutes while she smoked a cigarette and talked to a friend.

William Jensen was pronounced dead at the scene, but Tyler was transported to a hospital in critical condition. He died at Children’s Hospital in Denver on December 3.

In subsequent interviews with investigators, Jensen’s story allegedly changed. According to the affidavit, Jensen said she had arranged to meet a male friend who she was having “an affair” with near the ski resort that afternoon. At that point, she allegedly admitted she left the boys alone in the car for 90 minutes.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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