Criminal Justice

Lawyers for girls, 12, charged in murder-attempt case seek transfer to juvenile court

Lawyers representing two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls who are charged as adults with attempted first-degree murder in the stabbing of a friend after a sleepover are seeking to have their cases transferred to juvenile court.

One of the two girls will also undergo a competency test in the Waukesha County Circuit Court case, at the request of defense counsel, Reuters reports.

The stabbing victim survived, despite 19 wounds, and was released from the hospital after six days.

See also: “2 girls, 12, face first-degree murder-attempt case; police say they hoped to please horror character”

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