#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES (Milwaukee) – A Wisconsin judge has decided Wednesday that the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man is unfit to stand trial.
The second girl is scheduled for a two-day probable cause hearing next week. Bohren will decide after that whether she should stand trial on charges of attempted first-degree intentional homicide
Dr. Kenneth Robbins, a psychiatrist hired by Geyser’s defense attorney, testified in August that the girl believes she can communicate telepathically with Slender Man and was more worried about offending the specter than going to prison.
“If she says the wrong thing, if she somehow upsets Slender Man, not only hers, but her family’s lives, could be in danger,” Robbins explained.
Dr. Brooke Lundbohm, a court-appointed psychologist, said Geyser described Slender Man as “a person she has a strong bond with, she idolizes and believes to be real.”
Prosecutors say the two girls plotted for months to kill their classmate before luring the child to a wooded park after a sleepover in Waukesha, west of Milwaukee, and stabbing her 19 times.
Payton Leutner survived by crawling from the woods to a sidewalk where a bicyclist found her and called 911.