Slender Man stabbing victim says defendant obsessed

Jury Wisconsin girl mentally ill in stabbing of classmate

Two girls accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times believed they had to or a fantasy horror character called Slender Man could kill their families, a United States court has heard.

Ten out of 12 jurors ruled Friday that Anissa Weier, 15, was mentally ill when she and Morgan Geyser, 15, stabbed their classmate, Payton Leutner, 19 times.

Her lawyers have claimed Weier was suffering from a mental illness at the time and "lost touch with reality". Her trial is set to begin October 9. She believed he would hurt her and her family if she didn't help commit murder.

A Waukesha County jury in Anissa Weier's trial has found she was mentally ill in 2014, and she could not conform her behavior to the requirements of law. At the time of the incident, all three girls were 12-year-old.

This came after a Waukesha County jury reached a verdict in the first Slender Man trial.

Three psychologists testified that she suffered a shared delusion that she and Geyser had to kill Leutner to become Slenderman's servants and prevent the character from killing their families. He could sentence her more seriously than the supplication understanding calls for, including up to a 25-year responsibility, the same as the most extreme jail time she could have gotten.

The two girls allegedly tried to killed Payton Leutner on Memorial Day, 2014, apparently in order to to please the internet horror character Slender Man.

Both girls have pleaded not guilty on grounds of mental illness. She will be sent to a mental hospital for at least three years. Van Rybroek is the second court-appointed expert to evaluate Weier's insanity plea.

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"There's no walking away for Anissa, no loophole", McMahon said.

He also pointed out that Weier told a detective she wasn't frightened of Slender Man until after the attack, when Geyser told her she had made a deal with the monster that he would spare their families if they killed Leutner.

Van Rybroek, a forensic psychologist, told jurors Weier "couldn't stop herself" and helped stab Leutner even though she knew it was wrong.

Geyser's trial is due to start next month.

The Journal Sentinel reports Fisher testified Wednesday that Leutner told her Geyser had become obsessed with Slender Man and other scary characters on the Creepypasta website.

Both Weier and Geyser were charged with being a party to attempted first-degree intentional homicide.

Weier, now 15, pleaded guilty in August to being a party to attempted second-degree intentional homicide.

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