Mom Accused of Trying to Kill Kids to Protect Them From … Divorce?!

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Heidi Mann A Wisconsin mom stands accused of trying to kill four of her six kids so they could go to heaven together instead of dealing with the aftermath of her divorce. Cops say Heidi S. Mann thought her kids would have a hard time dealing with the split. For most parents, that means hiring a counselor or maybe some more one-on-one time.

But cops say Mann decided to load the kids into the car in an enclosed garage and let the engine run for about two hours! The alleged plan was to asphyxiate them with carbon monoxide.

Fortunately, it didn't work.

The kids are OK. Mom is facing four counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide that could put her in jail for a max of 240 years in prison if she's convicted.

Further proof that good intentions don't necessary mean you're doing the right thing?

We all want to think that if you do something for the right reasons, it makes it OK. Unfortunately, the cliches are wrong. The right reasons can lead you down a path of pain just as easily.

This sad case is proof positive.

Mann thought she was doing the right thing for her kids, but if the charges are right, it was anything but.

Divorce IS hard, especially when you have kids. But hundreds of thousands of kids have been through it, and they have survived. Trying to spare them as much pain as you can is understandable, even laudable. But killing them is not the answer.


Have you been through a divorce? How did you help your kids get through it?

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chell22 chell22

One of the things that annoys m about these articles there is hardly ever any mention on how these incidents were prevented.  Like here!!!!  How did it fail???!!!  How did it back fire????  How were the kids saved????

Choco... Chocodoxies

"Prosecutors say the alleged homicide attempt happened March 8 at Mann's home in the Village of Rib Lake. Authorities said they weren't told of the incident until this month.... She took her four younger children into the SUV.

As the engine continued running she didn't feel anything happening and the kids didn't say anything, the complaint says. The 3-year-old fell asleep but Mann saw he was still breathing. He woke up a short time later.

At some point she turned off the vehicle. She told investigators she couldn't say why she decided to do so."

This bit of information makes a HUGE difference to this story. She stopped of her own volition and this happened months before it was reported, meaning, she never did harm her children. She needs grief counceling, not life in prison.

momofcfk momofcfk

Fuck that Chocodoxies she needs prison time!!! Then she can seek she didn't kill them this time I am sure there would be a next. She is a crazy messed up BITCH! Anyone who would try and KILL a child (children) should burn in hell!! I have no sympathy for her at all!!! You say she never harmed her children?? Really I am sure they will be fucked up for life knowing their own mother tried to kill them...No wonder her husband left her she is fucking CRAZY!!! And people like you who defend people like her make me sick!!!

Choco... Chocodoxies

Well momofcfk, she did not harm her children. She put them in a car where only one of them fell asleep, then that child woke up and she took them out of the car. That is all those children know that happened. As far as those children are concerned, mommy had their baby brother/sister take a nap in the car. This is not detrimental to their mental health. (At least, that is all we are privy to as of the story at this time.) They are perfectly healthy and their mother suffered from deep depression that made her do something, and then stop it before it went anywhere. You shouldn't lock people up for "thinking" of doing harm, you should lock them up for doing harm. She should be sentenced to some intense psychotherapy sessions and put on some good antidepressants.  Divorce is very hard on people, and just because the thought enters your mind doesn't mean your life should be over, it just means you need some help. 

bleed... bleedingheart8D

DUMBASS! She deserve prison. Just because it didn't take this time doesn't mean she won't try it again. 

nonmember avatar Darlene humby

That woman is so damn dumb why would she want to harm gods children and if she was afraid of this ever happening then she shouldnt of had any children

Mattie Martin

Well !!! she just killed her self... she will NEVER EVER see them again.. I hope she doesn't .... WTH...

insei... inseineangel

What's that saying? The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

She may not have succeeded, but she DID intend to take the life of her children, and herself since she stayed in the vehicle with them. She does need counseling. And she DOES need to serve jail time. It's an extreme case of child endangerment, if nothing else, and there should be consquences.

Cathy Fuss

I got them counceling through there school and outside of school and talked with them to help them understand what was happening and most of all kept informing them that it was not there fault

Michelle Bowden

i still think she deserves to go to prison just because her plan didnt work doesnt mean she shouldn't be held accountable for her children who's to say she wouldn't try it again so i hope she gets life in prison!

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