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The family of the 12-year-old Wisconsin girl who was stabbed 19 times — in what police said was an attack by two 12-year-old friends looking to please a demonic character known as Slender Man — said in a statement Tuesday that they support the prosecution of the case, but are concentrating on their daughter's recovery.

Our family fully supports the District Attorney’s Office in their prosecution of this case. However, our daughter and our entire family continue to focus on both her physical and emotional healing. She continues to amaze us in her ability to persevere and move forward – taking one day at a time. Much of our strength comes from knowing that there is so much “good” coming from so many people, and we continue to witness this firsthand from the compassion given to our little girl from around the world.

The family also encouraged supporters to visit their fundraising sites to help ease the financial burden of the tragedy.


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