A Colorado woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the deaths of her two young sons who overheated when they were left alone in an SUV with the motor running and the heater on.
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports Heather Jensen was sentenced Friday in Mesa County District Court.
She was convicted Jan. 31 on two counts of fatal child abuse. She was acquitted on two counts of criminally negligent homicide.
Her attorneys have said they'll appeal the conviction.
Authorities said Jensen's 2- and 4-year-old boys died of hyperthermia in late November 2012. Prosecutors said she was having sex and smoking marijuana in another vehicle nearby.
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