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Wisconsin Slenderman stabber, 12, not fit to stand trial


WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) - One of two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls charged as an adult with stabbing a classmate to please a fictional online horror character is mentally incompetent and can't stand trial, a judge said Friday.

The judge also ordered that she be committed for treatment, and said attorneys have a year to restore her to competency. He acted after receiving reports from two doctors and hearing from attorneys.

The girl's attorney previously said he believed she was mentally ill and a primary goal would be to have her case moved from adult to juvenile court, where more mental health and other services might be available. Wisconsin law requires anyone age 10 or older to be charged as adults in severe crimes. The Associated Press is not naming the girls because both of their attorneys had said they will try to get the cases moved.

Dr. Brooke Lundbohm of the Wisconsin Forensic Unit testified Friday that she interviewed the girl in June. The girl claims to see and hear things that others cannot - including unicorns, Slender Man and Voldemort, an antagonist in the Harry Potter series. Lundbohm also testified the girl laughed "almost hysterically" during their session.

According to court documents, the girls plotted for months to kill their friend to curry favor with Slender Man, a character in horror stories they read online. They told investigators they believed Slender Man had a mansion in a Wisconsin forest and they planned to go live with him after the slaying.

The girl who was found mentally incompetent hosted the other two at a May 30 slumber party to celebrate her birthday. The next morning, the two girls attacked the victim in a wooded Waukesha park. The other girl told investigators that she told the victim to lie down and be quiet after the stabbing so that she would lose blood more slowly. The girl said she hoped to convince the victim to be quiet so the victim would not draw attention to them and would die.

Once the attackers left, the 12-year-old victim crawled from the woods to a road where a passing bicyclist found her. Doctors later told police the girl had narrowly escaped death because the knife just missed a major artery near her heart.

The child has since been released from the hospital and is recovering at home. Police have not identified her, and her parents asked friends to keep her name secret.

Slender Man, The Horror Story Behind An Attempted Murder

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chasesea August 01 2014 at 1:55 PM

Sounds like B.S. to me. Anyone can say they "hear' things and laugh. So, now, suddenly, she's incompetent. Her parents never saw anything "off" with their kid? Teachers never noticed anything?

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creativeminds916 August 01 2014 at 2:04 PM

I don't quite understand......how can you be incompetent to stand trial, yet competent enough to plan for months how to carry out a murder?

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michelle August 01 2014 at 2:05 PM

It is amazing that a 12 yr old girl can fool to health professionals. She knows what she did now she is trying to scam her way out of the deserved justice. Mental/emotional problems like the ones described would have been documented throughout her life. I am throwing in the BS flag on this one.

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tygrrrress August 01 2014 at 2:04 PM

And yet, these two girls were sane enough to plan out in detail the attack on the other girl. I think the intended killer is more smart than insane and was either coached as to how to respond or simply played the doctors.

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buddwhyzr August 01 2014 at 2:05 PM

The sick little ***** isn't fit to remain above ground either.

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David August 01 2014 at 2:02 PM

I wonder how much the parents had to pay the doctors for that statement????

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Mykittygoesmeow August 01 2014 at 2:03 PM

Sounds like she was well coached by her attorneys!

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rohrscheibcroh Mykittygoesmeow August 01 2014 at 2:19 PM

were thy on oj side

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John Mykittygoesmeow August 01 2014 at 4:19 PM


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sun1045 August 01 2014 at 2:01 PM

They'll walk, no justice for the victim, as usual...

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baldbiker2 August 01 2014 at 2:04 PM

BS, both girls should be shot. Useless in todays society, they are a burden and a liability as living humans.

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rlmcanoe August 01 2014 at 2:05 PM

hey guess what, we are all crazy, I don't think anyone in the world should have to go to jail, wait, who said that, I have a split personality and I can't control them, did you hear that.
on the other hand, these girls knew exactly what they were doing, and should pay the price for it

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buddwhyzr rlmcanoe August 01 2014 at 3:36 PM

So is that you I keep hearing in my head?

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