12-year-old girls stab best friend to please fictional character

Jun 3, 2014 3:08 PM

Two 12-year-old southeastern Wisconsin girls will be charged as adults for attempted murder after trying to stab their friend to death to please a mythological creature. The 12-year-old victim remains in the hospital.

According to a criminal complaint, the girls said they had been planning to kill their friend for months to please Slenderman, a fictional online character.

"We had to kill (her) to prove ourselves worthy," one of the girls said to an investigator.

The complaint said they invited the girl to a sleepover Friday. They planned to tape her mouth shut, stab her in the neck and run away to Slenderman's mansion.

Instead, they attacked the girl in Waukesha on Saturday, handing the knife back and forth between them before one girl held the victim down and the other stabbed her 19 times in the arms, legs, and torso.

Police say the girls distracted the victim with a game of hide-and-seek, then "...tackled her and started stabbing."

Despite stab wounds to major organs, the 12-year-old victim was able to get away. A bicyclist found her on the sidewalk covered in blood and begging for help. When asked who attacked her, she said "my best friend."

One girl told detectives she regretted it. The other said she was sorry.

But according to a CBS report, one of the girls told police, "...it was weird that I didn't feel remorse."

The Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinal reports the two suspects, Morgan E. Geyser and Anissa E. Weier, are being charged with first-degree intentional homicide.


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