A suspect in the Slenderman case has reached a plea deal that will allow her to avoid prison.
As the Associated Post shares, 15-year-old Morgan Geyser (pictured right above) will remain in a state mental hospital as part of the agreement, which was announced at a court hearing just two weeks before her trial was slated to begin.
The deal states that Geyser will be evaluated by doctors who will report to a judge to determine how long she should continue treatment.
“It’s been a tragic experience for everyone” Geyser’s lawyer, Donna Kuchler, said after the court hearing. “Our hearts go out to the victim and her family. And we’re very grateful that the district attorney’s office gave this case the considering it deserves,” she said.
The Slenderman case has been a highly-publicized crime involving the brutal attack of a teen girl in Wisconsin. In May 2014, Geyser and Anissa Weier attacked their classmate Payton Leutner after a sleepover, in what was meant to be an offering to the mythical Slenderman creature. Authorities allege the two girls, both 12 at the time, stabbed Leutner 19 times in a wooded area and then left her. The girls apparently planned to walk hundreds of miles to meet Slenderman. Leutner miraculously survived.
Both girls were charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide.
Last month, Weier pled guilty to a reduced charge last month. “I believed that if I didn’t go through with it, Slenderman would come and attack and kill myself, my friends and my family,” she said in court at the time, according to the Associated Press. “Those I cared about the most.”
A jury concluded that she was mentally ill at the time of the crime and she now faces at least three years in a mental hospital.
[Photo: Waukesha Police Department]