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Mom accused of trying to kill children said she was trying to keep them from pain of divorce

Mom accused of trying to kill children said she was trying to keep them from pain of divorce

By Jaclyn Brandt. CREATED Jun 21, 2013

MILWAUKEE - A mother accused of trying to kill four of her six children has said she did it to prevent them from going through the pain of a divorce.

Heidi Mann reportedly told police that she had put the four children in her SUV, and let it run in a closed garage for two hours, according to the Sheboygan Press. The 37-year-old mother said she didn't think they could handle the pain of the divorce she and her husband were going through.

The attempt failed, and everyone survived.

The children are 3, 6, 9 and 11 years old. If convicted, Mann could face up to 240 years in prison.