One Of The Suspects In The Slender Man Trial Pleads Not Guilty Due To Mental Illness

08.21.16 2 years ago 7 Comments

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If you’re unfamiliar with the Slender Man attempted murder case, here’s a quick recap: Slender Man is a web meme that depicts a shadowy, faceless figure who might have tentacles. Two preteen girls obsessed with Slender Man reportedly stab a classmate 19 times in a park as a pledge of allegiance to him. The victim was found alive, a knife was discovered on one of the girls, and the now-14-year-olds are being tried for first-degree attempted murder as adults.

It’s now being reported that Morgan Geyser, one of the alleged attackers, has officially filed a plea of not guilty due to mental illness. A Wisconsin judge has now ordered two doctors to evaluate Geyser’s mental state. According to Fox News, Geyser’s lawyers have issue with the evaluations:

Her lawyer is concerned that more than two years after the crime, with medication, she is completely different.

“They’re not getting the same picture of Morgan that they would have gotten shortly after the event,” said Anthony Cotton, Geyser’s attorney.

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