Stabbing Suspect Believed Slender Man Would ‘Kill My Whole Family in 3 Seconds’

TIME

Two girls accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times – as an homage to an online fictional character known as Slender Man – returned to Waukesha County Court on Monday where a judge will decide whether there’s enough evidence to go to trial.

Anissa Weier, 13, and Morgan Geyser, 12, were charged as adults for intentional homicide. In a pre-trial hearing, Geyser’s attorney argued that the girl’s obsession with Slender Man warrants a lesser charge, which would allow for her case to be tried in juvenile court.

On Monday the court was shown a police interrogation video in which Weier said she believed she had to kill someone or else Slender Man would “kill my whole family in three seconds,” reports ABC News.

At the hearing, a detective told the court that the victim said Geyser apologized before stabbing her, according to a Tweet from Bruce Vielmetti, a…

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