Father says girl in Slender Man case ‘normal child’
MADISON, Wis — The father of a Wisconsin girl accused of helping stab a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man says he never saw anything to suggest she needed mental health care.
William Weier was the first defense witness in Anissa Weier’s mental competency trial Tuesday. Weier has admitted a role in the stabbing. What’s at stake at trial is whether she will go to a mental hospital for at least three years or to prison for longer.
William Weier says his daughter went through trying times in grade school as her parents divorced, but he described her as “a normal child.”
A former classmate of Anissa’s testified that she told her one day that she had discovered how to become a Slender Man servant — kill a friend. The girl, who was identified in court only by her initials, testified that Weier told her, “Don’t worry, it isn’t you.”
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