A mother who admitted putting blankets over her baby's face because its crying interfered with her television viewing was ordered Thursday to stand trial on charges of murder and child abuse in the deaths of her two young children.

Cassandra Siebert, 27, a former Grand Junction resident, is accused of killing one of her children in 1979 and another in 1981.

District attorney's investigator Gil Stone testified at Thursday's hearing that Siebert originally claimed both deaths were accidental.