MILWAUKEE: ‘ JUDGE DECIDES MENTAL STATE OF YOUNG GIRL OF 12 IS UNFIT TO STAND TRIAL IN SLENDER FIT CASE ‘

#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

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.

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WASHINGTON: ‘ SUPREME COURT ALLOWS TEXAS TO ENFORCE NEW PHOTO ID LAW AT POLLS ‘

#AceBreakingNews – UNITED STATES (Washington) – October 19 – The Supreme Court allowed Texas on Saturday to enforce its photo identification law at the polls in the upcoming elections, reaching the opposite conclusion from a similar Wisconsin case a week earlier, following last weeks refusal.  

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court allowed Texas on Saturday to enforce its photo identification law at the polls in the upcoming elections.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court allowed Texas on Saturday to enforce its photo identification law at the polls in the upcoming elections.

The order, coming two days before early voting is set to begin, completes a series of voting rights challenges that had come before the court on an emergency basis. The justices also upheld new restrictions on voting in North Carolina and Ohio that did not include photo ID requirements.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court allowed Texas on Saturday to enforce its photo identification law at the polls in the upcoming elections.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court allowed Texas on Saturday to enforce its photo identification law at the polls in the upcoming elections.

The order was not signed, but Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg filed a six-page dissent, joined by Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

“The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax and risks denying the right to vote to hundreds of thousands of eligible voters,” Ginsburg said.

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WASHINGTON: ‘ Supreme Court Blocks Wisconsin ID Voter Law ‘

#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON – October 10 – The Supreme Court on Thursday night blocked Wisconsin from implementing its new voter identification law on the eve of next month’s elections.

In a related action, a district court judge in Texas ruled that state’s voter ID law is racially discriminatory and violates the Voting Rights Act.

The state attorney general’s office said it would appeal.

Both Wisconsin and Texas had claimed the new rules were intended to crack down on instances in which voters impersonate others at the polls.

Such incidents are extremely rare, courts have found.

The Supreme Court’s order reverses a trend established by the justices in two other cases from Ohio and North Carolina, in which they allowed voting restrictions imposed by Republican legislatures to take effect. 

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