Lawyers in so-called Slenderman stabbing case ask that jury be sequestered

Anissa Weier, Morgan Geyser

WAUKESHA — A Waukesha County judge heard arguments in a hearing on Monday, July 10th to get the jury in the Morgan Geyser trial to be sequestered.

The Geyser hearing was held Monday morning — and her attorneys presented their arguments. They say the publicity surrounding the case makes it difficult for jurors not to hear about it. The judge then indicated he would take those arguments under advisement and issue his decision in about a week or two. Geyser’s trial is set for October.

Meanwhile, Geyser’s alleged accomplice, Anissa Weier, is set for trial in September. She will also be in court Monday for a status conference.

Each of the two girls faces one count of attempted first degree intentional homicide, as party to a crime, use of a dangerous weapon. Both have pleaded not guilty in adult court, by reason mental disease. Prosecutors say they stabbed a classmate 19 times in May of 2014 to please the fictional character Slenderman.

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