iStock/Thinkstock(WAUKESHA, Wis.) — A Wisconsin judge found 13-year-old Slender Man stabbing suspect Anissa Weier competent to stand trial on Thursday.
Testimony from three doctors who evaluated Weier — one hired by the prosecution, the other two by her defense — were heard in court.
The prosecution’s doctor found her competent, while the defense’s doctors found her incompetent.
When Weier herself was asked by Judge Michael Bohren if she considered herself competent, Weier said, “I consider myself incompetent, sir.”
By stating such, under Wisconsin law, Weier set a very high burden of proof for the prosecution to clear and the judge ruled that they had met the burden.
A second hearing to determine the competency of the other suspect, Morgan Geyser, is set Thursday for 2:30 p.m. ET.
According to investigators, Geyser and Weier from Waukesha, Wisconsin, decided they wanted to be with Slender Man, a fictional horror character born from a dark corner of the Internet. In stories they read about him online, Slender Man kidnaps and kills children.
Not only did the girls believe he was real, police said, they were convinced the only way to get in his good graces was to kill someone.
But Slender Man isn’t real. And their friend, a girl named Payton Leutner, survived being stabbed last May with a large kitchen knife 19 times.
All three girls were 12 at the time.
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