Two Wisconsin girls were charged with brutally stabbing a classmate in an attempt to “impress” a horror character named Slender Man.
The fictitious character is described as tall and thin and has many arms.
— horror (@HorrorBible) June 11, 2017
One of the girls who were charged has pleaded guilty and faces a possible 10 years in prison. She has another trial coming next month to determine her mental health.
Obviously if you believe in a fake, horrific being who requires you to kill for his approval, there is something wrong with your brain.
15-year-old Anissa Weier pleaded guilty to an amended charge of attempted of second-degree homicide as a party to a crime, with use of a deadly weapon. She initially faced a charge of attempted first-degree intentional homicide in the 2014 attack on classmate Payton Leutner, who narrowly survived the assault.
The plea means Weier’s trial next month will examine only whether she is legally responsible for the crime or not guilty because of mental illness. If she’s found guilty, she could face at least 10 years in prison. If not, she’ll spend three years in a mental hospital.
Prosecutors allege Weier and her co-defendant, Morgan Geyser, brutally stabbed Leutner 19 times in a park in Waukesha, Wi., a city west of Milwaukee. The girls, both 12 at the time, executed the attack during a sleepover. The duo then planned to walk hundreds of miles north to meet Slender Man in a forest. Leutner was able to crawl out of the woods to a path where she was found by a bicyclist.
Geyser pleaded not guilty to the attempted homicide, claiming mental disease.
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