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'Slender Man' attacker seeks release from mental health institute

By T.K. Randall
February 2, 2024 · Comment icon 4 comments
Slender Man.
Slender Man became a 'creepy pasta' sensation in the 2010s. Image Credit: Bing AI / Dall-E 3
Around 10 years ago, two schoolgirls critically wounded their classmate in an effort to appease the fictional entity.
The incident, which made headline news back in 2014, saw Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser, who were both 12 at the time, lure one of their sixth-grade classmates out to a woodland park in Wisconsin before stabbing her repeatedly with a knife.

The senseless attack was reportedly 'dedicated' to Slender Man - a fictitious entity invented on an Internet forum who typically appears as a very tall, thin individual with a black suit and no face.

Geyser, who pleaded guilty to first-degree intentional homicide in 2018, was sent to Winnebago Mental Health Institute where she was determined to be suffering from mental illness.

Weier, meanwhile, had also been sent to a mental health facility but was later released on the basis that she no longer represented a threat to the public.
Now according to reports, a new hearing is set to take place in April after Geyser, who is now 21, requested that Waukesha County Circuit Judge Michael Bohren grant her conditional release.

This is the second time she has made such a request, having done the same in 2022 before withdrawing the petition a mere two months later.

Whether the judge will deem her fit to be released, however, remains to be seen.

The hearing will take place on April 10th-11th.

Source: Washington Post | Comments (4)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Bavarian Raven 3 months ago
Should keep both of them locked up forever.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Myles 3 months ago
I'm good with that as long as they go to prison next.
Comment icon #3 Posted by pallidin 3 months ago
Ummmm... NO!
Comment icon #4 Posted by Cho Jinn 3 months ago
Don’t go to Wisconsin.

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