Attorney: Girls accused of trying to kill friend to appease Slenderman will ask judge for release

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Slenderman Stabbing Suspects to Ask Judge for Release

WAUKESHA COUNTY (WITI) -- The two girls accused of trying to kill their friend to appease the fictional character Slenderman will ask a judge for their release on Friday, April 15th. One of those girls wants to live with her grandfather, a former police chief.

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Both Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser have asked a judge to release them from juvenile detention. It's not the first time they have done this. But one attorney says they now have a very strong case and a detailed plan.

The two girls were 12 when authorities say they stabbed their friend 19 times, leaving her for dead in the woods in May of 2014 to appease the fictional character Slenderman.

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Attorney: Girls accused of trying to kill friend to appease Slenderman will ask judge for release
One of the two 12-year-old defendants is led into the 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)
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)
One of the two 12-year-old defendants is led into the 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)
One of the two 12-year-old defendants' hands are unshackled to allow her to make notes 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)
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. Robert Rawski 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)
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)
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 - 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)
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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An attorney for Morgan Geyser says she is well enough to be released from custody as she awaits trial in adult court. He filed a letter with the court his week.

Geyser's psychiatrist is expected to testify in court on Friday that the girl is at a "critical juncture" in her mental health treatment -- and should be released for social and psychological reasons.

Geyser's attorney says she "runs the risk of becoming institutionalized" and would "benefit from being placed in a nurturing environment."

The attorneys are requesting Geyser be sent to live with her grandfather in Manitowoc County. Her grandfather is a retired New Holstein police chief with nearly 40 years of experience on the force.

Geyser's attorney said in the letter: "By fostering, rather than hindering Morgan`s placement in the family support system, Morgan`s psychiatric stability will almost surely continue to improve."

Morgan Geyser was moved out of a mental health facility and into a juvenile detention center in March.

Weier's attorney has filed a separate plan to get her out of custody. We have not yet seen that plan -- but Friday is expected to be a big day in court for these young girls.

READ IT: Letter from Morgan Geyser's attorney Anthony Cotton to Judge Michael Bohren

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