Twelve-Year-Old Stabbing Suspects Expressionless During Court Hearing
(WAUKESHA, Wis.) -- The two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing their friend 19 times in an Internet-inspired attack appeared in a Waukesha, Wisconsin, courtroom Wednesday for a preliminary hearing. Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier were brought in separately and each was expressionless as attorneys discussed the case. As of now, Geyser and Weier are being charged as adults with first-degree attempted homicide.
There is no indication of what kind of plea will be entered and at this point, it remains uncertain whether the lawyer for either girl will ask the judge to send the case to juvenile court. According to court documents, the girls say they carried out the attack in hopes of meeting a fictional online character named “Slender Man.” Their alleged victim managed to survive, crawling out to a nearby road, gasping for air and catching the attention of a bicyclist who called 911. She’s now recovering at home.
The attorney for Geyser requested that she get a competency evaluation while Weier's lawyer requested the state turn over all material needed for a future preliminary hearing.
Both suspects are due back in court July 2. Bond for each is set at $500,000.
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