Police: Wisconsin Stabbing Victim is Walking, Talking

Created: 06/05/2014 6:33 AM

Waukesha police have good news about the 12-year-old whose friends stabbed her 19 times and nearly killed her over the weekend.          

Police Capt. Ron Oremus said Wednesday the girl is on the road to recovery, at least physically. He says she's walking and talking again, and that she's "a fighter" to be recovering so well from such trauma.          

Doctors say she was "1 millimeter away from certain death" because one of her stab wounds just missed a major artery near her heart.          

Two of her classmates are charged with trying to kill her Saturday. The girls told detectives they conspired for months to kill her in hopes of pleasing Slenderman, a fictional online character.          

Oremus says the victim's family is still overwhelmed and asks that their privacy be respected.

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In this Saturday, May 31, 2014, file photo, rescue workers take a 12-year-old stabbing victim to an ambulance in Waukesha, Wis.
Photo: AP/Abe Van Dyke, File

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