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.
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 July 27, 2016 that the two 12-year-old girls who stabbed their classmate 19 times will stand trial as adults. An appeals court in Madison, Wisconsin decided that they should be tried as adults, facing up to 65 years in prison. If they were tried as juveniles, they would only be incarcerated up to the age of 18.