MILWAUKEE, Wis. - The two 14 year-old girls accused of stabbing their classmate as a sacrifice to the fictional character Slender Man are a step closer to being tried as adults. On Wednesday the 2nd District Appeals court upheld a lower court's decision to try Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier as adults for attempted first-degree intentional homicide.
The girls, who were 12 at the time, are accused of stabbing their classmate 19 times. Fortunately the victim survived.
Both girls claim that a fictional internet character called slender man told them to murder the girl.
Evidence that the girls allegedly discussed carrying out the crime for months and their attempted escape played into the decision. Experts, however, have testified that one of the girls has schizophrenia while the other has been diagnosed with another delusional disorder.
The girls' lawyers can still appeal to the Wisconsin Supreme Court but at the time it isn't clear if there are plans to do so.