Parents of 'Slenderman' stabber speak out for first time

The parents of one of two teenaged girls who allegedly attempted to murder their best friend in 2014 have spoken out for the first time since the incident.

Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser were just 12 years old when they were arrested after police say they stabbed their friend, Peyton Leutner, in the woods in Wisconsin. Leutner survived the attack, but suffered 19 stab wounds.

Weier and Geyser said they were forced to stab Leutner by "The Slender Man," a mysterious online figure. Now, just a week before HBO plans to air a documentary about the case, Weier's parents made their first public appearance in an exclusive interview with ABC's Good Morning America.

Bill Weier described the incident as "surreal."

His wife, Kristi Weier, insists neither of them had any clue their daughter believed Slenderman was real, describing her as "typical." The Weiers also told Good Morning America they haven't had a chance to speak to the Leutner family since the incident, but they are glad Peyton Leutner survived her injuries. They say they are still trying to process what happened. Anissa Weier and Geyser are being charged as adults, and could face up to 40 years in prison if they are convicted.

Written by Amanda Kabbabe

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