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Wisconsin jury finds girl in Slenderman case not responsible

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 00:58

A Wisconsin jury has found that a girl accused of stabbing a classmate and friend to please a fictional character named Slenderman was not responsible for her actions due to her mental condition. Nathan Frandino reports.

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A Wisconsin jury clearing 15-year-old Anissa Weier of any jail time for stabbing a classmate and friend in 2014 to please a fictional character named Slenderman. A 12-person jury determining on Friday that Weier was mentally ill at the time of the crime, and thus not responsible for her actions. Now instead of prison time, she'll be sent to a state mental hospital. Local media reports she will not be able to seek a conditional release until July 2020. Weier and her friend Morgan Geyser had been charged with attempted first degree homicide for the stabbing. The girls told investigators they stabbed her to impress Slenderman, a tall, creepy fictional bogeyman they insisted was real.

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Wisconsin jury finds girl in Slenderman case not responsible

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 00:58