Hosp, not jail, for Slender Man stab
A WISCONSIN girl who admitted to participating in the stabbing of a classmate to please horror character Slender Man will avoid prison after a jury determined she was mentally ill at the time of the attack.
Anissa Weier trembled as the jury’s verdict late Friday was read after a week of testimony and some 11 hours of deliberations.
Weier and Morgan Geyser lured classmate Payton Leutner into the woods at a park in a Milwaukee suburb in 2014. Geyser stabbed Leutner 19 times while Weier urged her on, according to investigators. Leutner barely survived her wounds. All three girls were 12 at the time.
Both Weier and Geyser told detectives they felt they had to kill Leutner to become Slender Man’s “proxies” and protect their families from the demon’s wrath.