'Slenderman' Halloween costumes sold in county where girl was stabbed

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'Slenderman' Halloween Costumes Sold in Town Where Girl Was Stabbed

WAUKESHA COUNTY (WITI) -- Is it bad taste, or just an oversight? A "Slenderman" Halloween costume is being sold in Waukesha County, and some parents aren't happy.

12-year-old Morgan Geyser, and 12-year-old Anissa Weier are charged as adults -- each facing a felony charge of first degree intentional homicide. They're accused of stabbing their friend 19 times in the woods in Waukesha - leaving her to die. Authorities say they did it to please the fictional character, Slenderman.

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Circuit Judge Michael Bohren presides over the second day of a preliminary hearing in Waukesha, Wis., for two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing their classmate to please horror character Slender Man. An attorney for one of two girls to convince a judge Tuesday to move her case into juvenile court, arguing that his client is mentally disturbed and believed she had to kill to protect herself and her family from the creature. Bohren declined to rule on anything Tuesday, asking all sides to submit briefs. All three girls were 12 years old at the time of the incident. (AP Photo/Journal Sentinel, Rick Wood, POOL)
One of two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing their classmate to please horror character Slender Man appears in court during the second day of a preliminary hearing in Waukesha, Wis., An attorney for one of two girls to convince a judge Tuesday to move her case into juvenile court, arguing that his client is mentally disturbed and believed she had to kill to protect herself and her family from the creature. Bohren declined to rule on anything Tuesday, asking all sides to submit briefs. All three girls were 12 years old at the time of the incident. (AP Photo/Journal Sentinel, Rick Wood, POOL)
One of two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please the fictional character Slender Man is led into a courtroom at the Waukesha County Courthouse in Waukesha, Wis. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Her attorney challenged a doctor's report that said she was competent to stand trial. A competency hearing was scheduled for Dec. 18, the same day as a competency hearing for the other girl accused in the case. (AP Photo/Waukesha Freeman, Charles Auer, Pool)
FILE - In this Saturday, May 31, 2014, file photo, rescue workers take a 12-year-old stabbing victim to an ambulance in Waukesha, Wis. Neighbors of two U.S. girls accused of stabbing another girl nearly to death say they're struggling to reconcile the allegations with what they know about the 12-year-olds and their upbringings. (AP Photo/Abe Van Dyke, File)
One of two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man is led into a courtroom for a hearing Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, in Waukesha, Wis. A state doctor believes the girl's mental condition has improved and that she is fit to stand trial. (AP Photo/Waukesha Freeman, Charles Auer, Pool)
Judge Michael Bohren rules one of two 12-year-old defendants mentally competent after hearing the testimony from doctors in a courtroom in Waukesha, Wis. on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 during the trial for the stabbing of a third girl in May 2014. The two girls told detectives the attack was an attempt to please Slenderman, a fictional character they found on a horror website. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Michael Sears, Pool)
Defense attorney Anthony Cotton, left, speaks with Waukesha Asst. District Attorney Ted Szczupakiewicz after a hearing at the county court in Waukesha, Wis. on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 during the trial for two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing another girl in May 2014. The two girls told detectives the attack was an attempt to please Slenderman, a fictional character they found on a horror website. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Michael Sears)
Joseph Smith, attorney for one of two 12-year-old defendants, sits in a courtroom at the county court in Waukesha, Wis. on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 during the trial for two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing another girl in May 2014. The two girls told detectives the attack was an attempt to please Slenderman, a fictional character they found on a horror website. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Michael Sears)
Dr. Anthony Jurek testifies testifies to the mental competency of one of two 12-year-old defendants in a courtroom in Waukesha, Wis. on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 during the trial for the stabbing of a third girl in May 2014. The two girls told detectives the attack was an attempt to please Slenderman, a fictional character they found on a horror website. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Michael Sears, Pool)
Waukesha, Wisc., USA. 2nd July, 2014. A judge ordered a competency hearing for one of two Wisconsin 12 year-old girls accused of stabbing their friend to please the fictional Internet character "Slenderman" after experts deemed her mentally incompetent to proceed with her defense, July 2, 2014 in Waukesha, Wisc. © Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/MCT/Alamy Live News
Waukesha, Wisc., USA. 2nd July, 2014. A judge ordered a competency hearing for one of two Wisconsin 12 year-old girls accused of stabbing their friend to please the fictional Internet character "Slenderman" after experts deemed her mentally incompetent to proceed with her defense, July 2, 2014 in Waukesha, Wisc. © Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/MCT/Alamy Live News
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A photo taken on June 3, 2014, shows a Waukesha, Wis. park where two 12-year-old girls are accused of planning to kill another 12-year-old girl before deciding to go to some nearby woods, where the girl was severely injured with 19 stab wounds. Prosecutors say the two 12-year-olds stabbed their acquaintance to please a fictional creature they learned about online. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
FILE - The site in Waukesha, Wis., where a bicyclist found a 12-year-old girl who had 19 stab wounds is seen in this Tuesday June 3, 2014, file photo. Two 12-year-old girls are accused of stabbing the girl in the woods to please a fictional character they learned about online. Neighbors of the two accused say they're struggling to reconcile the allegations with what they know about the 12-year-olds and their upbringings. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger, File)
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Now, a Slenderman Halloween costume is being sold in the very county where this horrific crime occurred -- and you can buy one for about $40.

The stabbing incident from back in May is still fresh on the minds of many parents in Waukesha County. That's why some are surprised to learn a Slenderman Halloween costume is being sold in Waukesha County.

"It's horrible. I can't imagine how many people would wear that," Paulette Thompson said.

"I don't think they should be sold in the stores," Jodi Didenko said.

Slenderman is a fictional online horror character. Police say Geyser and Weier wanted to please Slenderman -- and that's why they lured their friend into the woods -- stabbing her 19 times.

FOX6 News has now found Slenderman costumes in Brookfield at a Party City store, and Spirit Halloween.

"I think the stores could do a better job choosing their costumes for kids to not promote violence," Chris Sobczak said.

"I think they should pull it, especially in lieu of what's happened," Tim Tubbs said.

Just this week in court, a Waukesha County judge ordered Weier be examined by a doctor to determine whether she's fit to stand trial. Geyser has already been found not competent to stand trial, and committed for treatment.

The victim is recovering, and has returned to school.

Some parents worry this Halloween costume could be a step backwards.

"Hopefully parents will take control of their kids and prevent them from doing this," Sobczak said.

"Just the reaction with the neighborhood and the girl's finally back in school and feeling good and I just think this would set her back," Didenko said.

FOX6 News hasn't heard back from the corporate offices for either store selling the costume.

The court-ordered report on Weier's competency will be completed within the next month.

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