- Posted June 3, 2014 by
Children Attempt Murder as Sacrifice to 'Slender Man'
Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weirer, both twelve-years-old - are being held on more than half a million dollars bail in adult prison as they await trial for the attempted murder of their friend, another twelve-year-old girl whom they stabbed at least nineteen times before leaving her to die.
Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel said he has never encountered allegations like this as a prosecutor. "Most of the time in a crime like this, with such violence like this, there's spur of the moment, there's the heat of passion," he said, but it was clear to police that Geyser and Weirer had been plotting the murder for months.
On Monday, the two Waukesha girls were charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court as adults with attempted first-degree intentional homicide, each facing up to 65 years in prison.
Geyser and Weirer both confessed to the attempted murder, telling police that they were paying homage to 'Slender Man', a fictional character in internet horror mythology.
"The family is very horrified at what has happened," attorney Donna Kuchler said.
According to police reports; the girls led their friend into the woods to play hide and seek where they then stabbed her at least nineteen times. Both girls admit to the crime and stated that the victim was screaming and begging them to stop. They told her to lay down so that she would not lose so much blood and then told her they were going to get help; but instead the suspects left her in the woods to die. The victim later managed to crawl from the woods and collapsed on a biking trail where she was soon discovered and rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
At one point, when talking with police, Geyser said she was sorry. She said she had put the knife back into her bag and wiped it off on her jacket. She then told a detective, "It was weird that I didn't feel remorse.
Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel stressed the girls were innocent until proven guilty, but admitted he was disturbed by the case.
"It's troubling when a person lashes out in anger," he said. "It's more troubling when they lash out in cold blood. Isn't that the worst kind of killer, the cold-blooded killer?"
Both suspects and the victim attend Horning Middle School in Waukesha.