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Girl in 'Slender Man' Case Reaches Plea Deal

Morgan Geyser will go to a state mental hospital

(Newser) - One of two Wisconsin girls charged with stabbing a classmate to impress horror character Slender Man will plead guilty in a deal that calls for her to avoid prison time and instead receive treatment for mental illness, attorneys announced Friday. The deal calls for doctors to evaluate 15-year-old Morgan Geyser... More »

Verdict in Slender Man Case Rejected

Jury continues deliberating after judge's order

(Newser) - A Wisconsin girl who admitted helping her friend stab their classmate nearly to death to please online horror character Slender Man was lonely, depressed and descended into "madness," her attorney said Friday as she pleaded with a jury to send the girl to a mental hospital rather than... More »

After 3 Years, 'Slender Man' Trial Begins

Jury to decide if Anissa Weier suffered from mental illness at time of attack

(Newser) - It's been more than three years since Payton Leutner was stabbed 19 times by two friends in a Wisconsin park in the "Slender Man" stabbing, and this week a jury hears testimony to decide if one of her attackers was mentally competent at the time. Opening statements began... More »

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