MESA COUNTY, CO (KKCO/CNN) – A Colorado woman is on trial for the deaths of her two young sons, who died in an overheated car in November, while she had sex in a nearby vehicle.
Jurors in Heather Jensen's trial heard openings statements Thursday.
Jensen faces a number of charges, including criminally negligent homicide and child abuse resulting in death.
Prosecutors say Jensen caused the deaths of 2-year-old William and 4-year-old Tyler by locking them in the car while she went to meet a male friend.
Defense attorneys argue Jensen was emotionally distraught after losing her husband in a car crash two months earlier.
They also characterized Jensen as borderline developmentally disabled with an IQ of 76.
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