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Mother pleads insanity to attempted murder


Taylor County (WQOW) - A western Wisconsin mother accused of trying to kill four of her children was back in court on Monday.

Heidi Mann is from Rib Lake, which is in Taylor County.  On Monday in court, she entered a plea of not guilty by mental disease.  Investigators say she tried to kill herself and her children by carbon monoxide poisoning.

Police say she told them she put the kids in a car in the garage, got in, and left the engine running for two hours.  Mann was going through a divorce and allegedly said she did it because the children would not be able to handle it.

In light of Mann's insanity plea, two psychiatrists will now be appointed to examine her.


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