Attempted Murder Trial Of Slenderman Teen To Begin In October

The two accused were 12 at the time they claim they were possessed to stab their friend.

By Eric Shorey

Morgan Geyser is either mentally ill or was charmed by a mysterious internet entity named Slender Man, depending on who you ask. Either way, she'll be facing a trial in the town where she stabbed a classmate as a tribute to the fictional demon, according to Fox 6 Now.

Geyser's lawyers had asked that the trial not be held in the location where the crime occurred due to the publicity garnered from the bizarre and spooky incident. Just yesterday, a judge decided that despite protests from her team, the trial would happen in Waukesha County, Wisconsin after all.

Furthermore, the judge denied requests made on Geyser's behalf to have her confession thrown out. The judge explained that Geyser had been read her rights and offered her statements voluntarily, making the disclosure admissible in court.

"It's disappointing. At least with the change of venue motion, we thought we'd prevail. We thought the court would bring in jurors from out of county. I mean, the coverage has been certainly extensive and it seems like everybody in Waukesha is intimately familiar with that, so we were expecting the court would grant that motion," said Anthony Cotton, Geyser's representative.

Notably: Cotton has hired the same expert to consult on jury selection as was used Casey Anthony trial, another high-profile crime involving both murder and children.

It was decided back in December that Geyser's accomplice, Anissa Weier, would be tried separately. Weier's hearing on the same issues will occur next week. Both girls were 12 at the time their crime was committed.

[Photo: Wikimedia Commons]

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