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One girl in 'Slender Man' stabbing ruled incompetent for trial

One of the 12-year-old girls charged in the 'Slender Man' case in Waukesha, Wis., has been ruled incompetent to stand trial.
By Frances Burns   |   Aug. 1, 2014 at 2:52 PM   |   Comments

WAUKESHA, Wis., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A judge in Wisconsin ordered one of the two 12-year-old suspects in the "Slender Man" stabbing committed for psychiatric treatment Friday.

The girl was found incompetent for trial. The ruling by a judge in Waukesha was based on psychiatric reports.

Both girls currently face adult charges. They allegedly stabbed a friend, also 12, to appease and please "Slender Man," an online horror character.

All three were classmates in Waukesha, a city 18 miles west of Milwaukee.

Investigators said the stabbing occurred after a sleepover to celebrate the birthday of one of the suspects. The suspects allegedly lured their friend into a wooded area and then launched a deadly attack, stabbing her 19 times.

The victim was able to crawl out of the woods where she was found by a cyclist.

Lawyers for the two defendants are believed to be planning to try to have the case returned to juvenile court.

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