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Wisconsin Slender Man Defendants Plead Not Guilty

Two 13-year-old girls have pleaded not guilty to attempted homicide charges after being accused of repeatedly stabbing a classmate as a sacrifice to an online horror character. The suburban Milwaukee girls are being tried as adults and face decades in prison if convicted in the 2014 attack. A judge entered their pleas Friday.

08/21/2015

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Girls To Stay In Adult Court In Slender Man Stabbing Case

A Wisconsin judge ruled Monday that two girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please the online horror character Slender Man will stay in adult court, where they could face decades in prison.

08/10/2015

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Juvenile Court Decision Due In Slender Man Stabbing Case

A pivotal decision is due this week in the case of two 13-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please online horror character Slender Man — keep them in adult court or move them into the juvenile system.

08/09/2015

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Psychiatrist: Girl Accused In Stabbing Needs Intervention

One of two Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please a fictitious horror character has schizophrenia that is getting worse and intervention is the best way to mitigate the symptoms, a psychiatrist testified Thursday.

06/18/2015

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Girl Accused Of Stabbing Classmate Due In Court

The attorney for one of the two Wisconsin girls charged with trying to kill a classmate to please a fictitious horror character will try to convince a judge that the child’s case belongs in juvenile court.

06/17/2015

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Defense In Slender Man Case Say Adult Charges Unwarranted

Attorneys for one of two Wisconsin girls charged in adult court with trying to kill a friend to please a fictional horror character will argue her case belongs in juvenile court.

05/26/2015

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Attorney Seeks Bail Modification In Slender Man Stabbing

The attorney for a 12-year-old Wisconsin girl accused of stabbing a classmate to please the horror character Slender Man has asked that her bail be reduced and she be allowed to move to a residential treatment center.

04/16/2015

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Adult Trial For Wis. Girls In Slender Man Stabbing

Two young Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing their classmate to please the horror character Slender Man must stand trial as adults for attempted homicide, a judge ruled Friday.

03/14/2015

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Attorney Argues For Dismissal Of Charge In Wis. Stabbing Plot

An attorney for one of the two girls accused of repeatedly stabbing a classmate and leaving her for dead in a wooded park in southeastern Wisconsin argues the charges against her should be dismissed because the girls were coerced by a fictional Slender Man character that they perceived was real.

02/27/2015

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Slender Man Stabbing Prosecutors: Keep Case In Adult Court

Prosecutors say the case should move forward in adult court against two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please the horror character Slender Man.

02/25/2015

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Slender Man Attorney: Girl Can’t Face Trial In Adult Court

An attorney for one of two young girls accused of stabbing their classmate to please the horror character Slender Man is arguing his client doesn’t belong in adult court.

02/24/2015

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Girls Describe Stabbing Classmate In Interrogation Video

Police interrogation video of two Wisconsin girls accused of nearly killing a classmate to please a fictional character shows them describing their calculated plan to kill their friend, telling her they planned to go bird watching.

02/20/2015

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Attorney: Girl Accused In Stabbing Belongs In Juvenile Court

A southeastern Wisconsin judge will decide whether there’s enough evidence to send to trial two girls accused of nearly killing a classmate to please a fantasy character called Slender Man.

02/16/2015

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Preliminary Hearing Set For Girls In Slender Man Stabbing

Two girls accused of stabbing a classmate in a southeastern Wisconsin park to please a fantasy character called Slender Man will find out this week whether they will be tried on attempted homicide charges.

02/15/2015

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Year In Review: Top Stories From Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s top story in 2014 was a historic one, as the state joined the ranks of those that allow gay marriage. But plenty of other headlines are worth remembering from the year that was, including Gov. Scott Walker demonstrating his resilience by winning his third election in four years, the theft of a 300-year-old violin and the disturbing case of the Slender Man stabbing.

12/21/2014

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Judge: Slender Man Stabbing Defendants Competent

Two Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please the fictional character Slender Man will go before a judge considering their competency to stand trial.

12/18/2014

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Competency Hearings Set In Slender Man Stabbings

A judge plans to hold competency hearings this week for two girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please the fictional character Slender Man.

12/15/2014

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Girl Accused In ‘Slender Man’ Stabbing Due In Court

The attorney for a Wisconsin girl accused of repeatedly stabbing a classmate to please a fictional horror character is expected to tell a judge whether the defense will challenge a doctor’s claim that the 12-year-old is mentally fit to stand trial. A Waukesha County judge is scheduled to hear from the defense Tuesday afternoon.

11/18/2014

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Slender Man Stabbing Suspect, 12, Returns To Court

One of two preteen girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man is due back in court.

11/12/2014

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Doctors Differ On Preteen ‘Slenderman’ Suspect’s Mental State

Doctors disagree over whether the second of two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fictional horror character is fit to stand trial. A Wisconsin judge said Wednesday that he received a report from a state doctor who believes the girl could help with her defense.

10/22/2014

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Mother Of Stabbing Victim, 12, Talks About Ordeal

The mother of a 12-year-old Wisconsin girl stabbed 19 times says her daughter’s will to live is the reason she found the strength to crawl out of the woods to get help following the attack. Stacie Leutner and her husband have been talking with ABC’s David Muir about their daughter and her ordeal last May following a sleepover with two classmates.

09/26/2014

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Judge Halts Proceedings In Child Stabbing Case

A judge halted court proceedings Monday for one of two 12-year-old girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please a fictional character called Slender Man while the girl undergoes a competency evaluation.

09/16/2014

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Attorney: 2nd ‘Slenderman’ Stabbing Suspect Not Fit For Trial

An attorney for one of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate in an attempt to please a fictional character says he doubts she is mentally fit to stand trial. One of the girls charged in the case was ordered to receive treatment in August after a judge decided she wouldn’t be able to help with her defense if her case went to trial.

09/10/2014

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Girl, 12, Not Competent For Trial In ‘Slender Man’ Stabbing

One of two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls charged as an adult with stabbing a classmate to please a fictional online horror character has been found mentally unable to stand trial. A judge declared the girl incompetent Friday and ordered her committed for treatment.

08/01/2014

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Donor Gives Purple Heart To ‘Slender Man’ Stabbing Victim

The Waukesha girl who was stabbed 19 times, allegedly by two classmates who thought her death would please a fictional online character, has received a special gift. The 12-year-old girl is out of the hospital and has been recovering at home.

07/22/2014

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