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WI mom due in court on attempted-killing charges


MEDFORD (WKOW) – A central Wisconsin woman accused of trying to kill four of her six children is scheduled in Taylor County court on Tuesday.

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 12.

Defense attorney Shawn Paul declined to comment.

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