Wisconsin girl, 12, stabbed 19 times by friends


spaminator
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Wisconsin girl, 12, stabbed 19 times by friends
Brendan O'Brien, Reuters
First posted: Tuesday, June 03, 2014 08:59 AM EDT | Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014 09:24 AM EDT
MILWAUKEE - Two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls were charged as adults with attempted murder on Monday after authorities said they lured a middle school classmate into the woods in a Milwaukee suburb and stabbed her 19 times in an attack inspired by a horror website.
The victim, also 12, was stabbed in the legs, arms and torso in Saturday's attack but survived despite having major organs injured, crawling out of the woods before being found by a bicyclist, authorities said. She underwent surgery in a local hospital and is in stable condition, police said.
The two alleged attackers were charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide in a criminal complaint filed in Waukesha County Circuit Court, being accused of attacking their classmate in a park in Waukesha, 32 km west of Milwaukee.
A 13 cm knife was found in a backpack of one of the girls after they were taken into custody on the day of the attack, authorities said.
According to the criminal complaint, one of the girls was fascinated by a character on a website about horror and nightmares and was inspired to kill someone, convincing the other girl to take part in the crime, the complaint said.
After a sleep-over on Friday night, all three girls went to play on Saturday in the park and the two girls attacked their classmate, the complaint said. One girl held the victim down and stabbed her 19 times, according to the complaint and police.
"Incredibly and thankfully, the victim survived this brutal assault," Waukesha Police Chief Russell Jack told a news conference.
Bond was set at $500,000 for each of the girls, according to court records.
Attorneys for the two accused girls could not be reached for comment.
Wisconsin girl, 12, stabbed 19 times by friends | World | News | Toronto Sun (external - login to view)

with friends like that who needs enemies?
 
Twila
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#2
wow, that's horrific.
 
lone wolf
#3
I'm not sure there are any right questions to ask....
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

I'm not sure there are any right questions to ask....

Pretty sure there aren't. Every now and then you see something like this come up, a very young girl or boy who commits a horrific and brutal act. Chills me to the bone.
 
Twila
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Pretty sure there aren't. Every now and then you see something like this come up, a very young girl or boy who commits a horrific and brutal act. Chills me to the bone.

Both of these girls should be watched. The instigator sounds like she may have psychopathic leanings. Or maybe some confusion about what is and what isn't real.

The girl who was talked into...whoa. I'd be interested in what their psychological evaluation will reveal.
 
SLM
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

Both of these girls should be watched. The instigator sounds like she may have psychopathic leanings. Or maybe some confusion about what is and what isn't real.

The girl who was talked into...whoa. I'd be interested in what their psychological evaluation will reveal.

Small comfort though it may be, at least it's fairly safe to say this is why outside the norm for adolescent criminal behaviour. But I don't know if it's so much not knowing what's real and what isn't as much as it is probably not caring, not being capable.
 
Twila
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Slenderman made them do it...

UPDATED: Girls stab friend 19 times, claim 'Slender Man' internet horror meme made them do it - WPEC-TV CBS12 News :: News - Top Stories (external - login to view)
 
eh1eh
#8
Where's Mengele when you need him?
 
Sal
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#9
good thing my generation didn't attempt to act out the cartoons we saw on a daily basis
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

good thing my generation didn't attempt to act out the cartoons we saw on a daily basis

Remember when all the "grown ups" were freaking out that we would emulate Bugs Bunny?

Suddenly old Wile.E. Coyote isn't looking so bad anymore, is he?
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Remember when all the "grown ups" were freaking out that we would emulate Bugs Bunny?

Suddenly old Wile.E. Coyote isn't looking so bad anymore, is he?

beep, beep

I can't believe the stuff I watched as a kid, horror movies etc, basically whatever my parents were watching and our cartoons were violent...

this kid is messed beyond words
 
Praxius
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

I'm not sure there are any right questions to ask....

Sure there is....

What horror web site or movie did they watch that the public will place the blame on?

Because it won't end up being the kid's fault, or the parents or school or whatever.... it's easier just to blame the medium they exposed themselves to as it's faceless.
Last edited by Praxius; Jun 3rd, 2014 at 07:31 PM..
 
Tecumsehsbones
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#13
Kinda makes you wonder what her enemies would do to her.
 
damngrumpy
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What I think is so horrific is the matter of fact attitude displayed. A minority of
our youth does not seem to understand that life is real and not just a staged
event. Society is slowly slipping away with shooting and a range of other
strange behavior.
 
tay
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Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

Slenderman made them do it...

UPDATED: Girls stab friend 19 times, claim 'Slender Man' internet horror meme made them do it - WPEC-TV CBS12 News :: News - Top Stories (external - login to view)









Good you posted a link with better details than the SUN ever provides.


I had read it on this a few days ago which went into detail about Slenderman.........






Two girls accused of plotting to kill friend, victim stabbed 19 times | FOX6Now.com (external - login to view)
 
Tecumsehsbones
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpyView Post

What I think is so horrific is the matter of fact attitude displayed. A minority of
our youth does not seem to understand that life is real and not just a staged
event. Society is slowly slipping away with shooting and a range of other
strange behavior.

To be fair, it ain't just the yoots.
 
Sal
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpyView Post

What I think is so horrific is the matter of fact attitude displayed. A minority of
our youth does not seem to understand that life is real and not just a staged
event. Society is slowly slipping away with shooting and a range of other
strange behavior.

why would they, their parents stage everything for them...protect them from the real world, solve their fights for them, do not allow them any free time that isn't massively adult coordinated, never allow them to get bored and are their kids besties...

then, they reach that age where they rebel and don't want to hang out with their parents so they don't, except they have zero idea about how to interact with each other in a human way without adults stepping in, they have no social skills...people blame technology, it is not a technological problem it is a skills issue

we have messed these kids up massively
 
spaminator
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Girl found incompetent in 'Slenderman' case, hearing set
Brendan O'Brien, Reuters
First posted: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 11:09 AM EDT | Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 12:37 PM EDT
WAUKESHA, Wis. -- A judge on Wednesday ordered a competency hearing for one of two Wisconsin pre-teen girls accused of stabbing a friend to please the fictional Internet character "Slenderman" after experts deemed her mentally incompetent to proceed with her defense.
Two doctors concluded that 12-year-old Morgan Geyser was incompetent, according to the results of mental evaluations disclosed in Waukesha County Circuit Court on Wednesday.
Geyser and Anissa Weier, also 12, have been charged as adults with first-degree attempted homicide. They are accused of luring a classmate into a park and stabbing her 19 times in late May in Waukesha, a western suburb of Milwaukee. She survived.
Geyser's family and prosecutors had both commissioned mental competency exams. Full details of the evaluations are sealed.
Judge Michael Bohren ordered a competency hearing for Geyser on Aug. 1 at the request of prosecutors. He also sought another examination of Geyser that focuses on her mental state at the time of the alleged stabbing, her attorney Anthony Cotton said.
Cotton said he believes it would be appropriate for the case to be moved to juvenile court, away from the media and public.
"This is all part of the process, looking at the mental health, looking at her functioning competency and issues like that," Cotton told reporters afterward.
Wisconsin law requires attempted homicide cases involving suspects at least 10 years old to begin in adult court before attorneys can ask a judge to move the case to juvenile court.
The girls face up to 60 years in prison if convicted as adults of attempted homicide. They could be incarcerated to age 25 if they are convicted as juveniles under Wisconsin law.
Weier and Geyser told investigators they stabbed the girl, also 12, to impress Slenderman, a tall, fictional bogeyman popular on the Internet that they insisted was real, according to a criminal complaint.
The girl they stabbed spent six days in the hospital before being released and is now recovering at home, according to her family. Her identity has not been made public.
Weier's attorney, Joseph Smith, has not sought a competency exam, but told reporters on Wednesday he believes it is a key issue and part of the focus in getting the case moved to juvenile court.
A status hearing for Weier, who also appeared in court on Wednesday, was set for her case on Aug. 1.
Girl found incompetent in 'Slenderman' case, hearing set | World | News | Toront (external - login to view)
 
Twila
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Not really a surprise. How could she be competent and stab a 'friend' 19 times.
 
spaminator
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Girl accused in 'Slenderman' case still believes in him, says lawyer
Brendan O'Brien, Reuters
First posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 07:04 AM EST | Updated: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 07:15 AM EST
WAUKESHA, Wis. - A lawyer for a Wisconsin girl accused of luring a classmate into the woods and repeatedly stabbing her to please Slenderman said on Tuesday his client still believes in the fictional Internet character and is unfit to stand trial.
Morgan Geyser and her friend Anissa Weier were both 12 when they were charged as adults with first-degree attempted homicide in the attack on a friend the morning after a sleepover in late May in Waukesha, a suburb west of Milwaukee.
The girls told investigators they attacked their friend to impress Slenderman, a tall, online bogeyman that they insisted was real, according to a criminal complaint.
Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Michael Bohren on Tuesday scheduled a Dec. 18 competency hearing for Geyser so that her attorney Anthony Cotton can challenge an expert report that found her mentally competent to stand trial.
Cotton said on Tuesday his client still believes that Slenderman is real and he believes that she is unfit to stand trial based on interactions with her and discussions with doctors.
"She still believes in fictional characters," he said. "When a person believes in fictional characters, makes it difficult for them to assist in their defence."
Bohren ruled Geyser incompetent to stand trial on Aug. 1, when two mental health professionals told the court she lacked the capacity to assist in her own defence. At that time, Bohren ordered Geyser to be committed to a state department of health services facility, where she is being held and treated.
The victim was stabbed 19 times, but survived. She spent six days in the hospital before returning home for further recovery and returned to school in September, a family spokesman said.
Weier, who is now 13, was found competent to stand trial under mental evaluations released publicly in court on Oct. 22. Weier's attorneys have objected to the findings and Bohren has scheduled a competency hearing for her also on Dec. 18.
Wisconsin law requires attempted homicide cases involving suspects at least 10 years old to begin in adult court before attorneys can ask a judge to move the case to juvenile court.
The girls could be sentenced to up to 60 years in prison if convicted as adults of attempted homicide. They could be held until age 25 if convicted as juveniles.
Girl accused in 'Slenderman' case still believes in him, says lawyer | World | N
 
taxslave
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Better hope they get convicted as adults. 60 years will make sure they don't reoffend,
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Better hope they get convicted as adults. 60 years will make sure they don't reoffend,

Well, that's harsh.
 
WLDB
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Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpyView Post

What I think is so horrific is the matter of fact attitude displayed. A minority of
our youth does not seem to understand that life is real and not just a staged
event. Society is slowly slipping away with shooting and a range of other
strange behavior.

Thats not exactly new. Teens have always been more prone to doing stupid and risky things. As for the shootings and such, that also is not new. If you look at the historical record there are many instances of that happening in every decade of the 20th century. A 24 hour news cycle, the internet and a much higher population just leads to us hearing about it more.
 
shadowshiv
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Pretty sure there aren't. Every now and then you see something like this come up, a very young girl or boy who commits a horrific and brutal act. Chills me to the bone.



I just hope they get some time away in a facility ( since jail obviously isn't an option). There is definitely something wrong with them to do something so horrific at such a young age. It makes me wonder what they'll be like when they get older. If they get help will they get better or will they slowly get darker and darker as they get older regardless of any intervention?
 
SLM
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshivView Post

I just hope they get some time away in a facility ( since jail obviously isn't an option). There is definitely something wrong with them to do something so horrific at such a young age. It makes me wonder what they'll be like when they get older. If they get help will they get better or will they slowly get darker and darker as they get older regardless of any intervention?

I don't know, some things though I just don't know if you can come back from them.
 
spaminator
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Wisconsin girls in Slenderman case ruled competent to stand trial
Brendan O'Brien, REUTERS
First posted: Thursday, December 18, 2014 02:49 PM EST | Updated: Thursday, December 18, 2014 05:42 PM EST
WAUKESHA, WISC. - Two Wisconsin girls accused of luring a classmate into the woods and repeatedly stabbing her to please a fictional Internet character named Slenderman are competent to stand trial, a judge ruled on Thursday.
Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser, both 12 at the time, were charged as adults with first-degree attempted homicide in the attack on their classmate the morning after a sleepover in May in Waukesha, a suburb west of Milwaukee.
The girls told investigators they attacked their classmate to impress Slenderman, a tall, online bogeyman that they insisted was real, according to a criminal complaint.
The victim was stabbed 19 times but survived. She returned to school in September, a family spokesman said.
Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Michael Bohren ruled Weier competent to stand trial after hearing testimony from a psychiatrist called by the state.
Psychiatrist Robert Rawski told the court that Weier is capable of understanding and rationally taking part in her defense.
"I find it hard to believe that a person with her intelligence and her cognitive capacities ... would be considered incompetent," Rawski said.
Two psychologists, who testified for the defense, said that Weier is incompetent because she would be unable to make decisions in a complex setting such as a criminal trial.
Weier, now 13, was found competent to stand trial under mental evaluations released publicly in court on Oct. 22. Weier's attorneys objected to the findings, leading to Thursday's competency hearing.
The judge later ruled Geyser competent after the defense waived its right to dispute a mental evaluation, made public in court on Nov. 18, that found Geyser competent to stand trial.
"I didn't see a particularly compelling reason to challenge the conclusions of this doctor," said Geyser's attorney Anthony Cotton after the court proceedings.
Bohren also granted a request by Cotton to keep his client at a mental health facility, where she has been receiving treatment for schizophrenia since an earlier mental evaluation found her incompetent.
Wisconsin law requires attempted homicide cases involving suspects at least 10 years old to begin in adult court before attorneys can ask a judge to move the case to juvenile court.
The girls could be sentenced to up to 60 years in prison if convicted of attempted homicide as adults. They could be held until age 25 if convicted as juveniles.
Wisconsin girls in Slenderman case ruled competent to stand trial | World | News
 
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