MEDFORD, Wis. (WEAU) -- A mother will be committed to a mental institution for a quarter-century after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors.
Court records show that a judge sentenced Heidi Mann, 37, of Rib Lake on Monday. Mann entered no contest pleas to four charges of Attempted Murder. The court then found her not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. Prosecutors say Mann loaded the children, ages 3, 5, 8 and 11, into an SUV that was in an enclosed garage in March. They go on to say that she let the engine run for about two hours. She told investigators that she didn't think the kids were old enough to handle her pending divorce.
Earlier this month, WSAW-TV in Wausau reported that deputies say the children are physically okay.