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Judge: Slender Man stabbing defendants competent

2 years 9 months 4 weeks ago Thursday, December 18 2014 Dec 18, 2014 December 18, 2014 2:42 PM December 18, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Todd Richmond

WAUKESHA, WI - A judge says two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please the fantasy character Slender Man are both competent to stand trial.

Prosecutors charged both girls with attempted first-degree intentional homicide in the attack in May in Waukesha. According to court documents, the girls plotted for months before attacking their friend in a park. All three girls were 12 at the time.

State experts found both girls fit to stand trial but their attorneys contested those conclusions.

Judge Michael Bohren ruled in back-to-back hearings Thursday that both girls are competent. The rulings mean both cases will proceed to preliminary hearings.

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