Girl reaches plea deal in Slen­der Man case

Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend - - Nation&world -

WAUKE­SHA, Wis. — The sec­ond of two Wis­con­sin girls charged with re­peat­edly stab­bing a class­mate to im­press hor­ror char­ac­ter Slen­der Man will plead guilty in a deal that will send her to a state men­tal hos­pi­tal and bring an end a case that shocked peo­ple in part be­cause the at­tack­ers were only 12.

The deal, an­nounced in court Fri­day, means both girls will avoid prison time for the at­tack on Pay­ton Leut­ner, who was also 12. Mor­gan Geyser, now 15, had been sched­uled to go on trial Oct. 16. In­stead, she will be treated in­def­i­nitely at a men­tal hos­pi­tal. Her co-de­fen­dant, Anissa Weier, faces at least three years in a men­tal hos­pi­tal.

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