MEDFORD (WKOW) – A central Wisconsin woman accused of trying
to kill four of her six children is scheduled in Taylor County court on
Thirty-seven-year-old Heidi S. Mann of Rib Lake is charged
with four counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide.
According to the criminal complaint, Mann told investigators
she didn't think her four youngest kids would understand her divorce and she
wanted to spare them the pain. She said
she wanted the five of them to "be in heaven" together, so she allegedly put
them in an SUV and let the engine run in a closed garage for two hours.
All of the children survived without any noticeable
effects. The children are 3, 6, 9 and
Defense attorney Shawn Paul declined to comment.
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