We did it for Slender Man
30 May 2014, in the Milwaukee suburb, Wisconsin, two 12-year-old girls took a friend into the woods and shockingly stabbed her 19 times. The attacked, also 12, crawled to a road and lay on the sidewalk being brutally stabbed in her arms, torso and legs with blood all over her black jacket. She was discovered by a bicyclist who called 911, thereby helping the victim to survive.
According to police, the two accused girls plotted the crime for several months. The girls stated that they did it to prove themselves worthy of an evil character, Slender Man who lives on the Internet.
The Internet today, is flooded with information and great websites for education and entertainment. But, on the other hand, it is also full of wicked and dark stuff that can give mentally ill bad ideas. Wearing a black suit, Slender Man possesses black tentacles emerging from his back. He can extend his arms to shocking lengths and is pictured roaming in leafless forests or behind children.
The accused girls, Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser found the character on Creepypasta Wiki, a site full of horror stories. The girls believed Slender Man was real. Both the girls decided to become as they named “proxies” of Slender Man and exhibit their dedication to him. In order to do that, they needed o kill someone. Thus, in February 2014, they decided to kill someone and stabbed their friend following a sleepover on May 30.
Slender Man Stabbing – Court Hearings
In August 2014, one of the two girls was found incompetent to stand trial, but was ordered to take psychiatric treatment for the same. It was to be determined whether she could understand the attempted murder charges against her and if the trials should be conducted.
According to a psychologist, the girl showed strange behavior during a session in June. She believed in unicorns, Voldemort from “Harry Potter” and the Vulcan “mind meld” from “Star Trek” as well as laughed hysterically. The Waukesha County judge ruled that the Department of Health of the state will inspect the girl and decide whether she needs to be treated in outpatient care or admitted in a hospital.
The case of the second suspect, meanwhile, was set to move forward and the judge ruled in the hearings that the attorney of the second suspect is not allowed to access the medical reports of the first girl. If tried in adult court and found guilty, the accused may spend up to 60 years in prison.
In November 2014, it was testified by an expert that the 12-year-old is now competent to stand trial. The findings enabled a Waukesha County judge to state on whether the case should be allowed to continue.
In March 2015, Michael Bohren, Waukesha County Circuit judge ruled that the girls must stand trial as adults. After spending a month studying the evidence presented during the preliminary trial, the judge decided that the girls must be charged in adult court with attempted first-degree murder. Under Wisconsin law, in severe crimes, suspects over 10 years of age are charged as adults.
However, the defense team states that the girl still lacks the mental capacity to comprehend the charges against her and speak in her own defense. The lawyers of the accused want the case transferred to juvenile court.