Teenagers Accused In Slender Man Stabbing Will Be Tried Separately

Slender Man teens to be tried separately

The teenagers accused in the Slender Man stabbing will be tried separately. According to Crime Watch Daily, a judge in Waukesha County, Wisconsin has separated the trials of Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier on Monday.

In 2014, the then-12-year-olds allegedly stabbed their friend, Payton Leutner, 19 times as part of a horrific narrative around the internet character "Slender Man." Law enforcement say that the girls committed the crime to please the fictional demon. After the stabbing, they planned to take their classmate's body to Nicolet National Forest where Slender Man allegedly lives. 

The victim was able to get away.

Geyser (left) and Weier (right) are 15 years old now. They have been charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide. Earlier this year, Weier attempted to enter an insanity plea while Geyser pled not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. Currently, a psychiatrist is interviewing the latter and a judge is still yet to rule on her confession. Weier is slated to be in court next week fon evidentiary hearing. 

Each girl is expected to go on trial in Spring 2017.

[Photo: Waukesha Police]

 

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