A jury in the Slender Man stabbing case found Anissa Weier not able to appreciate the wrongfulness of her actions due to mental disease or defect. Weier will be committed to a mental hospital for three to 25 years.
In the third day of Anissa Weier’s trial to ascertain her mental status, three people took the stand. First was teacher Jeffrey Taege, then two psychiatrists who evaluated Anissa.
On the second day of the Anissa Weier trial in the Slenderman stabbing case, a detective, a teacher, and a forensic psychologist took the stand. First detective Shelly Fisher described her interview with the victim, Peyton and evidence that she retrieved from the perpetrators school lockers. Then Dr. Melisaa Westendorf testified about her expert opinion of Anissa’s mental state.
On September 12, 2017 the trial for Anna Weier began in Wisconsin. Weier and her friend Morgan Geyser are being tried as adults for stabbing their friend Peyton Leutner in 2014. The girls were all 12 years old at the time of the attack. Leutner was struck 19 times but survived.
It is being reported on August 21, 2017 that Michelle Carter was in court on two separate issues. One was to clarify the probation requirements of Ms. Carter who was found guilty of manslaughter earlier this month. The other was to admonish the defense’s expert witness, Dr. Peter Breggin, who testified on Carter’s behalf.
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.
It is being reported on August 3, 2017 that Michelle Carter was sentenced to fifteen months in prison and the same amount of a suspended sentence. Judge Moniz handed Carter a total of two and a half years in court with half of the sentence suspended. Carter was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter last month in the death of her friend Conrad Roy III.
“The killer walks free and does whatever he wants.” These were the words spoken by Ronald Goldman’s father on TV just hours before O.J. Simpson went before a parole board. Mr. Goldman spoke about the problems with the justice system- giving violent offenders a second chance. Victims and their families don’t get a second chance.