Teen charged in Slender Man case ordered to spend 25 years in mental commitment
A Wisconsin teenager who said she had participated in the stabbing of a friend to please the fictional Slender Man character has been ordered to spend 25 years in mental commitment.
The girl had pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree intentional homicide for the May 2014 stabbing that was carried out when she was 12 years old. She was prosecuted as an adult. She asserted an insanity defense in a penalty phase of the trial and was found not criminally responsible, according to the Journal Sentinel.
The teen’s co-defendant was also 12 at the time of the stabbing. She pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree intentional homicide in a deal in which prosecutors agreed she wasn’t criminally responsible. She was committed to a state mental hospital in a civil proceeding. Her sentencing hearing in the criminal case is scheduled for Feb. 1.
Corrected last paragraph on Dec. 22 to show second defendant pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree intentional homicide.