Slender Man Verdict: Teen Girl Avoids Prison Time for Stabbing

Detective shares victim's account in Slender Man stabbing case

A shared delusion played a major role in leading two girls to stab another 12-year-old girl 19 times in a Wisconsin park as a tribute to the horror character Slender Man, a psychologist testified Wednesday.

"She will have an uphill road", McMahon said.

Weier pled guilty as part of a plea agreement in August to attempted second-degree homicide as a party to a crime with use of a deadly weapon, court records show.

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

On Thursday, the defense and prosecutors rested in the trial of Anissa Weier.

Van Rybroek's testimony matched that of another psychologist who testified Weier and Geyser had a shared delusion about Slender Man.

After nearly three more hours the jury emerged with the verdict which, per Weier's plea agreement means she will be placed in a mental institution until at least 2020, WDJT reported. They lured Leutner into the woods where Weier urged Geyer to stab Leutner, Geyer mercilessly and repeatedly stabbed Leutner, she stabbed her total nineteen times, according to the investigation.

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In closing arguments, McMahon told the jury that Weier was lonely, depressed and descended into "madness" that warranted a mental hospital rather than prison. While Weier was dealing with her parents' divorce, teachers began noticing symptoms of depression, he said.

In spite of the fact that that first decision wasn't perused in court, safeguard lawyer McMahon said 10 of 12 hearers - the base required by law - voted Weier was rationally sick.

Both girls have pleaded not guilty on grounds of mental illness. She believed he would hurt her and her family if she didn't help commit murder.

Slender Man, a fictional creature of the internet, is a paranormal being who lurks near forests and absorbs, kills or carries off his victims. They were both charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide and initially pleaded not guilty by reason of mental illness or defect. "It was a choice and she needs to be held criminally responsible", the Fox News reported.

At least 10 of the 12 jurors must agree on a verdict.

"She knew the difference between right and wrong, but even so, she could not stop herself at the moment that mattered most because she was convinced that this character who was a fantasy in our minds today was not a fantasy but was real in her mind and that he would kill her and kill her family", said Dr. Gregory Van Rybroek.

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