Jury finds teen in 'Slender Man' stabbing mentally ill

Casey Dawson
September 17, 2017

A jury in the U.S. state of Wisconsin has determined that a girl who admitted to participating in a stabbing in 2014 to please the horror character Slender Man was mentally ill during the attack.

McMahon urged the jury to send her to a mental hospital rather than convict her as a criminal which would have seen her serve over 10 years in prison. Her trial is scheduled for October.

For the first time, a detective Wednesday shared the victim's account of what happened the day two Waukesha girls stabbed their friend almost to death.

Instead, Weier told Geyser to do it. "Go berserk", was the command, Mr Osborne said.

Jurors are still trying to decide whether a Wisconsin girl accused of helping stab a classmate to please horror character Slender Man was mentally competent during the attack. She has also pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease.

He's convinced she legitimately believed that she and her family were in danger from Slender Man. Leutner managed to crawl out of the park and was found by a passing bicyclist.

Melissa Westendorf was appointed by a judge to evaluate one of the girls, Anissa Weier, now 15, after her insanity plea.

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Circuit Judge Michael Bohren rejected an initial verdict presented at 8 p.m. because the jurors who agreed Weier had a mental condition weren't the same 10 who believed the condition prevented her from knowing her actions were wrong and conforming to the law.

The Slender Man is a fictional supernatural character.

Waukesha Police Detective Shelly Fisher's testimony Wednesday came in the trial of Anissa Weier. She believed he would hurt her and her family if she didn't help commit murder. She added that Geyser is schizophrenic and Weier clung to her because she was lonely and depressed.

Weier said she had second thoughts when she and Geyser began their 300-mile walk to Slender Man's supposed mansion in Nicolet National Forest, but Geyser encouraged her to continue by saying she'd made a deal with Slender Man that would result in the deaths of their families if the girls didn't join him.

Geyser, who did the stabbing, will go on trial next month. Jurors saw clips Wednesday of investigators questioning Weier after the attack, during which Weier moved from apparent complete belief in Slender Man, to some doubt, to a realization by the end of her interrogation that she had been duped.

Both Weier and Geyser were originally charged with being a party to attempted first-degree intentional homicide.

Anissa Weier, now 15, had pleaded guilty in August to being a party to attempted second-degree homicide.

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