Deliberations continue in Slender Man case
WAUKESHA, Wis. — Jurors are still trying to decide whether a Wisconsin girl accused of helping stab a classmate to please horror character Slender Man was mentally competent during the attack.
According to investigators, Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser stabbed Payton Leutner in a suburban Milwaukee park in 2014, nearly killing her. All three were 12 at the time.
Weier and Geyser told detectives they believed they had to kill Leutner to become Slender Man’s servants and protect their families from him. Weier’s attorneys are trying to convince jurors she was mentally ill during the attack and should be committed to an institution rather than prison.
Jurors began deliberations a little after 10 a.m. and have worked throughout the day. Wisconsin law requires that only 10 of the 12 jurors agree on a verdict in a mental competency case but there were no indications the panel was close to a decision as the clock ticked toward 7 p.m.
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