Trying to heal: Pastors, counselors available at church after 12-year-old girl stabbed
WAUKESHA (WITI) — Fox River Christian Church in Waukesha had pastors and counselors available on Tuesday night, June 3rd to discuss the weekend stabbing incident that nearly killed a 12-year-old girl.
Pastor Rodney Buck with Fox River Christian Church hosted a gathering beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the church — located on Highway 164 and Lawnsdale Road in Waukesha.
The 12-year-old victim in this case was stabbed 19 times by two 12-year-old girls that she considered friends.
Those girls have now been charged as adults.
12-year-old Morgan Geyser and 12-year-old Anissa Weier each face a felony count of attempted first degree intentional homicide.
Each could face 60 years in prison.
The girls are accused of plotting their friend’s murder for months — and attempting to kill her on Saturday, May 31st, inside a Waukesha park.
The victim in this case was discovered by a citizen in the area of Rivera Drive and Big Bend Road.
She was rushed into surgery — and remains hospitalized.
When officials spoke with the stabbing victim, the complaint says she told them she was stabbed in the woods by her best friend, Morgan Geyser.
“One suspect held the victim down while the other suspect stabbed her 19 times in the arms, legs and torso. Many of the stab wounds struck major organs. But, incredibly and thankfully, the victim survived this brutal assault,” Chief Jack said.
The complaint says police spoke with Weier — who spoke about a website called “CreepyPasta.”
The complaint says Weier explained this was a website that talked about horror stories — and people can create their own stories.
It is on this website that Weier told police she learned about “Slenderman” — the leader of CreepyPasta. Just below Slenderman is the killer. Just below the killer is the proxy. In order to be a proxy, Weier explained, you have to kill someone — to show your dedication to Slenderman, according to the complaint.
The complaint says Weier told police many people do not believe Slenderman is real — and she said she wanted to prove the skeptics wrong.
The complaint says Weier introduced Morgan Geyser to the CreepyPasta website — according to the complaint.
The complaint says in December of 2013 or January of 2014, Geyser told Weier — “We should become proxies of Slender.” Weier told police she said: “Okay, how do we do that?”
That’s when Weier told police Geyser said they needed to kill the victim in this case to prove themselves worthy to Slender, according to the complaint.
The complaint says the girls were able to learn that “Slender” lives in a mansion in the Nicolet National Park — and the girls planned to kill the victim — and then walk to Slender’s mansion and become one of his proxies.
The complaint indicates neither of the girls felt much remorse over what happened when speaking with police.
Geyser reportedly told police: “It was weird that I didn’t feel remorse” — and Weier said: “The bad part of me wanted her to die. The good part of me wanted her to live.” This, according to the criminal complaint.
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