Slender Man stabbing victim says defendant obsessed

Detective shares victim's account in Slender Man stabbing case

Jurors will determine whether Weier was mentally ill and therefore not criminally responsible at the time.

After a full day of deliberations, which lasted until late Friday night, a jury in Waukesha County found that Anissa Weier was mentally ill when she and a friend attacked another girl, leaving her to die in the woods.

It came after a week's testimony over Weier's mental state at the time she and a friend, Morgan Geyser, stabbed a classmate in what they said was an effort to please the fictional horror character known as Slender Man.

Because of the plea, jurors on Friday were examining only whether she was legally responsible because of mental illness. If the jury had found Weier not to be mentally ill, she would have faced prison time.

Geyser pleaded not guilty because of mental disease to being a party to first-degree attempted intentional homicide.

She will now receive treatment in hospital for three years rather than serve a prison sentence. Most cases involve spouses, a parent and child, or siblings, she said. "There've been consequences for three years, and it will continue one way or the other".

Deputy District Attorney Ted Szczupakiewicz argued "it was never a kill-or-be-killed" scenario and that Weier followed through with the murder plot to avoid losing her friendship with Geyser.

She added: 'This sounds insane, because it is.

Forensic psychologist Gregory Van Rybroek, giving evidence at the trial in Wisconsin of one of the defendants, Anissa Weier, said the delusion was so strong about the fictional creature that she "couldn't stop herself".

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Both of the defendants told detectives they felt they needed to kill their classmate in order to become the mythical character's servants and save their families from him.

Weier had already pled guilty for her role in the stabbing.

Prosecutors say a Wisconsin girl accused of helping stab a classmate to appease online horror character Slender Man participated in a cold and calculated attack.

Leutner became so concerned about the stories Geyser was telling her that she asked her mother if they were real, Waukesha Police Detective Shelly Fisher said.

Geyser, who did the stabbing, will go on trial next month.

Weier told investigators she and Geyser believed they had to kill Leutner or else Slender Man would kill them and their families.

"At the moment of this bad tragic event, that she was confused and convinced that something real was going on with this very unusual character called Slender Man", he said.

Instead, Weier told Geyser to do it. "Go berserk", was the command, Mr Osborne said.

Weier, now 15, pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree intentional homicide in a deal with prosecutors in August.

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