Girl mentally ill in stabbing case
A 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 11 hours of deliberations.
Weier and Morgan Geyser lured Payton Leutner into the woods in 2014. Geyser stabbed Leutner 19 times while Weier urged her on, investigators said. Leutner barely survived. All three girls were 12 at the time. Geyser is scheduled for trial next month.