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GRAND JUNCTION - The mother accused of leaving her children in an overheated car while she was in another car with a man appeared in court Monday in Grand Junction.

Her two young boys, 2-year-old William Jensen and his 4-year-old brother Tyler, died. William died that day of hyperthermia, Tyler died nearly a week later.

Heather Jensen is charged with child abuse resulting in death and criminally negligent homicide. Since the boys' father is dead, a judge ruled Monday to give custody of the bodies of Jensen's children to their paternal grandparents.

They have wanted to bury the boys since their deaths two months ago. Funeral plans are expected to be announced later this week.