JURY: GIRL MEN­TALLY ILL IN STAB­BING OF CLASS­MATE

The Arizona Republic - - USA TODAY -

A girl who ad­mit­ted to par­tic­i­pat­ing in the stab­bing of a class­mate to please the fic­tional hor­ror char­ac­ter Slen­der Man will avoid prison af­ter a jury de­ter­mined she was men­tally ill.

Anissa Weier trem­bled as the jury’s ver­dict was read late Fri­day in Waukesha, Wis., af­ter a week of tes­ti­mony and 11 hours of de­lib­er­a­tions. and cried fol­low­ing the ver­dict.

A plea agree­ment called for her to spend at least three years in a men­tal hospi­tal if judged men­tally ill.

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