Heather Jensen back in court

By: Amy Lipman Email
By: Amy Lipman Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) Heather Jensen and those closest to the case returned to court Friday morning for a motions hearing.

Attorneys presented seven motions to Judge Valerie Robison. One of those motions is calling for a change in venue.

Jensen's attorneys said she is not able to get a fair trial in Mesa County because of the case's high-profile nature, but the prosecution is objecting.

Some of the other motions discussed included the possible dismissal of interviews done the night Jensen's children fell ill and whether or not to consider an IQ test in the proceedings.

No decisions were made Friday on the motions.

"Typically there's no deadline set on judges to issue orders by a certain date," said Richard Tuttle, assistant district attorney. "As long as it happens by the trial date."

Jensen will be tried October 28 for leaving her two young boys in her car with the heater turned on last November. The children died of hyperthermia.

Jensen faces charges of criminally negligent homicide, child abuse resulting in death and false reporting.

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