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Gag order sought in infant death case

10:14 AM, Feb 6, 2013   |    comments
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - An attorney for a Palisade mother accused of negligent homicide in the deaths of her young sons is asking a judge for a gag order. 

According to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, attorney Ed Nugent said Tuesday emotions are running high for the upcoming trial of 24-year-old Heather Jensen. 

Authorities say 4-year-old Tyler Jensen and 2-year-old William Jensen were found unconscious after their mother left them alone in her SUV last November and they later died. 

Heather Jensen made her first appearance in court on Monday to be advised she faces two charges of child abuse resulting in death and criminally negligent homicide and one count of false reporting to authorities. 

The district attorney has not responded to the gag order request.

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