Jury finds teen in 'Slender Man' stabbing mentally ill

Jury finds teen in 'Slender Man' stabbing mentally ill

Kenneth Drake
September 17, 2017

Her lawyers have claimed Weier was suffering from a mental illness at the time and "lost touch with reality".

A Wisconsin teenager who confessed to partaking in the cutting of a cohort to please awfulness character Slender Man will maintain a strategic distance from jail time after a jury decided Friday that she was rationally sick at the season of the episode. "At 12 years old, she had no way to protect herself from this except to follow Morgan's advice, and they swirled down into madness together".

Anissa Weier, 15, confessed to endeavored second-degree purposeful crime in an arrangement with prosecutors yet guaranteed she was rationally sick at the season of the assault and was not in charge of her activities.

Maura McMahon says her client, Anissa Weier, cried after the jury delivered its verdict near midnight Friday. "I'm very thankful to the jurors for taking the time to look at what was really going on with her", McMahon said, according to the Associated Press.

The decision was made after almost a dozen hours of debate between members of the jury.

During his opening statements, Smith played portions of a police interrogation of Weier shortly after her arrest in which she described a plot to kill Leutner in order to become a proxy of Slender Man, whom she described as tall and faceless with numerous tentacles capable of killing her family in a matter of seconds.

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Jurors determined Anissa Weier was mentally ill during the stabbing in 2014.

But prosecutors said she knew what she was doing was wrong.

Geyser has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease to being a party to first-degree attempted intentional homicide. But she also pleaded not guilty due to mental illness or defect, setting up the trial on her mental status.

Anissa Weier, 15, was found not criminally responsible for her actions in the 2014 stabbing of classmate Payton Leutner, who was found by a passing cyclist on a bike path of a local park, fighting for her life and begging for help. Weier and Geyser were arrested later that day and said they were walking to meet Slender Man in a northern Wisconsin forest.

While Weier was dealing with her parents' divorce, teachers began noticing symptoms of depression, he said. She had faced up to 10 years in prison if she was found mentally fit.

Slender Man first appeared on the internet in 2009. The same number (though not same jurors) voted she was not criminally responsible for her actions.

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