The Taylor County Courtroom was near capacity for the initial appearance of Heidi Mann of Rib Lake. Mann is charged with 4 counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide in the alleged attempted killing of 4 of her children. Former district attorney Shawn Paul represented Mann. Attorney Paul waived their right to a preliminary examination. She requested having the bail reduced from $200,000 to $5,000. She told Judge Anne Knox-Bauer that Mann would live with a retired aunt and uncle in Phillips who could provide 24 hour monitoring if she was released on bond. Further, Mann is preparing papers to attend a Residential Treatment Center with the first 30 days consisting of intensive treatment. D.A. Kristi Tlusty indicated that in her opinion Mann is a flight risk due to the severity of the charges. Mann’s attorney Shawn Paul told the court that Mann’s case was “Self Reported”. Paul pleaded that you don’t warehouse persons in jail who need treatment. Judge Knox-Bauer kept bond at $200,000 but requested further information regarding the Residential Treatment Center once it is available. A settlement conference was set for July 19th at 9:45 A.M.