No bond reduction for Heather Jensen

By: KKCO 11 News Email
By: KKCO 11 News Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) -- A judge has denied a bond reduction request from the mother of two boys who died in an incident at Powderhorn Mountain.

In Mesa County court Wednesday afternoon, Heather Jensen's attorney argued her current bond of $150,000 restricts Jensen from properly grieving the loss of her two sons.

She asked the bond be reduced to between $100 and $500 cash.

The prosecutor said that lowering her bond would increase the chances of Jensen fleeing, and that she is not trustworthy enough to grant her the freedom of being released.

The children's paternal grandfather Robert Mathena also testified against reducing Jensen's bond, saying he fears for his life if Jensen gets out of jail.

Thursday morning, Judge Valerie Robison denied the request to lower the bond because of the charges Jensen is facing, because she has no ties here and because she had already left the jurisdiction without permission during the investigation in December 2012.

Jensen faces multiple felony child abuse charges in the deaths of her two sons, William and Tyler, on Nov. 27, 2012. The boys died from hyperthermia after being left in an overheated vehicle.

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