Girl Convicted in Slender Man Stabbing Sentenced to 25 Years in Mental Hospital

December 21, 2017 03:06 PM

One of two Wisconsin girls who tried to kill a classmate to win favor with a fictional horror character named Slender Man has been sentenced to 25 years in a mental hospital.

Anissa Weier pleaded guilty in August to being a party to attempted second-degree intentional homicide, but she claimed she wasn't responsible for her actions because she was mentally ill. In September, a jury agreed.

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Waukesha County Circuit Judge Michael Bohren on Thursday sentenced the 16-year-old Weier to be hospitalized for 25 years from the date of the crime, which would keep her institutionalized until age 37.

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Weier apologized in brief comments in court and said she accepted responsibility.

She and Morgan Geyser lured Payton Leutner into a wooded park near Milwaukee in 2014. Geyser stabbed Leutner 19 times while Weier urged her on. Leutner survived.

RELATED: Defense: Girl Accused of Stabbing Classmate was Delusional

All three girls were 12 years old at the time.

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