Woman pleads insanity for trying to kill her kids Submitted: 07/23/2013
MEDFORD - A central Wisconsin woman accused of trying to kill four of her children uses the insanity plea. Thirty-seven-year-old Heidi Mann of Rib Lake reportedly wanted to spare the kids the pain of a divorce. She's being held on 200-thousand dollars bond. Online court records say she entered two pleas Monday: not guilty and not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.

She'll now be evaluated by a mental-health professional. She's accused of putting her four youngest kids in an SUV and letting the engine run in a closed garage for two hours. Prosecutors say she was worried they couldn't handle her divorce. The children survived without any apparent effects. They're 3, 6 and 9 and 12. (Copyright 2013 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)

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