- 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.
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