Judge Rules Jensen's Statements Were Voluntary
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. A Mesa County judge has ruled that statements made by Heather Jensen the night her two sons were found unresponsive on the Grand Mesa were voluntary and not coerced.
According to Mesa County Court documents, Jensen's defense team filed a motion to suppress statements made by Jensen on the Grand Mesa, at the hospital and at the Mesa County Sheriff's Office the night of the incident.
The defense argued Jensen was in custody during the conversations and was never read her Miranda Rights. They also argued that her statements were not voluntary because of her emotional state.
Judge Valerie Robison denied the defense's motion, ruling Jensen was never in custody throughout the night and was free to leave. Judge Robison also ruled that Jensen voluntarily provided the information.
Authorities say Jensen's sons, two-year-old William and four-year-old Tyler were discovered unconscious and unresponsive in their mother's vehicle in November. William died on the scene and Tyler died in early December, both from hyperthermia.