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Attorney: Girl charged in stabbing is mentally ill

10 months ago June 02, 2014 Jun 2, 2014 Monday, June 02 2014 Monday, June 02, 2014 5:37:46 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

MILWAUKEE - An attorney for a Wisconsin girl accused of plotting to kill a friend to curry favor with a fictional online character says he is concerned about her mental health. He also says he will repeat his request for the court to move her from juvenile detention to a mental health facility.

Anthony Cotton represents one of two 12-year-old girls charged in a stabbing that nearly killed another child.

Cotton said Tuesday that he would meet with his client later in the day, but based on what he knows thus far, he believes she has serious mental health problems and should be in a hospital.

He says a judge rejected his request to move the girl Monday, but he will ask again when she returns to court next week.

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