It is being reported on August 21, 2017 that one of the two girls who stabbed a friend 19 times plead guilty to murder. In 2014 two 12-year-old friends made a pact to slay a third girl as a sacrifice to fictional internet character Slender Man. The attack took place in a park near Milwaukee Wisconson. The victim, Payton Leutner, survived.
Anissa Weier, now 15, has plead guilty to “attempted second-degree homicide as a party to a crime, with use of a deadly weapon.” The trial is set to begin in September. Since she has made this plea, the trial will only have to determine whether she is mentally competent to be found responsible for her crime.
She explained why she took part in the violent assault against her friend:
“I believed that if I didn’t go through with it, Slender Man would come and attack and kill myself, my friends and my family. Those I cared about the most”
Weier and her accomplice, Morgan Geyser, are being tried as adults.