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Slender Man Stabbing: Suspect's Competency in Question

One of two 12-year-old suspects in the Slender Man stabbings returns to a Wisconsin courtroom Monday to determine whether she is competent to stand trial.
Slender Man
Still from video game "Slender: The Eight Pages," featuring "Slender Man"Parsec Productions

One of two 12-year-old suspects in the "Slender Man" stabbings returned to a Wisconsin courtroom Monday to determine whether she was competent enough to stand trial. A psychologist appointed by the girl's attorney concluded there was reason to doubt her competency. The judge ordered a 30-day deadline for an independent psychological evaluation of the girl, according to public court case files.

The other suspect in the case has already been ruled incompetent after the judge in the case decided she wouldn't be able to help with her defense.

The two girls have been charged as adults with attempted first-degree homicide for plotting to kill their friend, a middle-school classmate, in an attempt to please the fiction character, Slender Man. The suspects allegedly lured the victim into a wooded area in Waukesha on May 31 and stabbed her 19 times and left her for dead, according to a criminal complaint. The girl managed to crawl out of the woods before being found by a passing bicyclist. The victim was treated for injuries to some of her major organs and continues to recover. She returned to school earlier this month.

The next hearing in the case is set for Oct. 22, 2014. Judge Michael Bohren also cancelled the probable cause hearing scheduled for Sept. 17, 2014.



— Mel H. Bailey