Girl in 'Slender Man' Attack Out of Hospital
'I wanted to live,' says 12-year-old stabbed 19 times
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 7, 2014 7:00 AM CDT
The site in Waukesha, Wis., where a bicyclist found the 12-year-old girl.   (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger, File)

(Newser) – A 12-year-old girl who got stabbed 19 times, allegedly by two friends said to be obsessed with the fictional "Slender Man" monster, is back home again, reports NBC News. The girl got released from a hospital in Waukesha, Wisconsin, about a week after the attack, and her parents issued a statement that includes this line:

  • "While we have kept discussions about the events of May 31, 2014 with her short, we did ask how she found the strength to crawl out of the woods. Her response was simple: ‘I wanted to live.’"

The criminal complaint against the two 12-year-old girls accused in the attack says their victim got stabbed near the heart and was "one millimeter away from certain death." The girl, whose identity isn't being revealed, made it out of the woods and was found by a bicyclist on the road. "Who did that to you," he can be heard asking her on the 911 call, reports CNN. The alleged assailants have been charged as adults with attempted murder. (Click to read why one columnist thinks that's a bad idea, or to read about the online origins of the Slender Man meme.)

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Jun 7, 2014 1:27 PM CDT
Eric Knudsen is sitting back somewhere laughing, knowing the intrigue is about to make him rich!
Jun 7, 2014 1:18 PM CDT
I bet the attackers parents are the type that says.... we just can do anything with her..... I will always be in the mind set that if a parent is involved in their child's life they are less likely to do things like this.
Jun 7, 2014 11:24 AM CDT
Kind of doubt that they can be rehabbed . Those that do not want them charged and put away, fine keep them at your house with your family under lock and key. Feed them, clothe them, all from the goodness of your heart. I don't want to find out 20 years from now that they committed an even more heinous crime and this was the handwriting on the wall.