Jury accepts Anissa Weier's insanity plea in 'Slender Man' stabbing


It was Slender Man that authorities say motivated the two sixth-grade classmates to stab Payton Leutner 19 times in a Waukesha park. A plea agreement called for her to spend at least three years in a mental hospital if judged mentally ill, and 10 years in prison if not.

Geyser has pleaded not guilty to one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide by reason of mental disease or defect. Geyser, who is accused of doing the stabbing, pleaded not guilty, and her trial is scheduled to begin October 9. The two young ladies ended up plainly fixated on Slender Man and Weier trusted the creature could read her brain and would execute her family or her on the off chance that she discussed him, McMahon guaranteed.

A teenager who allowed a girl to be viciously stabbed 19 times in a bid to please a horror character has avoided a jail term. But she claimed she was mentally ill during the attack and not responsible for her actions, in a bid to be sent to a mental institution rather than prison. All three of the children were 12 years old at the time of the crime.

The girls told investigators they stabbed her to impress Slenderman, a tall, creepy fictional bogeyman they insisted was real, the complaint said. While Weier was dealing with her parents' divorce, teachers began noticing symptoms of depression, he said.

Van Rybroek examined Weier a year ago.

"I'm very thankful for the jurors to take the time to look closely at what really was happening with my client", McMahon said.

"There's no walking away for Anissa, no loophole", McMahon said.

The Journal Sentinel reports Fisher testified Wednesday that Leutner told her Geyser had become obsessed with Slender Man and other scary characters on the Creepypasta website.

Geyser, who did the stabbing, will go on trial next month.

In his questioning of Trussoni, Assistant District Attorney Kevin Osborne focused on the fact Weier didn't clearly tell anyone she was afraid of Slender Man's wrath until after the stabbing, reinforcing his comments in opening statements Tuesday that Weier understood that what they were doing was wrong, but that she went along with the plot to preserve her friendship with Geyser. They lured Leutner into the woods where Weier urged Geyer to stab Leutner, Geyer mercilessly and repeatedly stabbed Leutner, she stabbed her total nineteen times, according to the investigation. She found guilty to attempted the second-degree intentional homicide.