WAUKESHA (WITI) — A Waukesha County judge ordered on Tuesday, November 18th that a new competency hearing be scheduled for stabbing suspect Morgan Geyser. That hearing has been set for December 18th.
12-year-old Geyser is one of two girls accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times back in May. It was an attempt to please the fictional character known as Slenderman.
In August, Geyser was found incompetent to proceed in the case against her, and put into treatment at the Winnebago Mental Health Complex. On Wednesday, November 12th, a doctor’s report indicated her mental state had improved — and suggested she is fit to stand trial.
Anthony Cotton, Geyser's attorney, reviewed the report with his client -- and in court on Tuesday objected to its conclusions. Therefore, the competency hearing for December was requested. Cotton tells FOX6's Myra Sanchick that Geyser still believes in Slenderman and other fictional characters.
"I think Morgan understands she's in a courtroom. There is a judge. That seems clear to her, but I think there's a whole other dimension to this that is compromising our ability to work with her," Cotton said.
Geyser had been receiving treatment at the Winnebago Mental Health Institute in Oshkosh — and will continue to stay there for now.
Morgan Geyser's family left the courtroom Tuesday with no comment.
Geyser's attorney tells FOX6 News he can't comment as to whether Geyser feels remorse for what she's accused of doing.
The young girl who was stabbed has recovered, and has returned to school.
The other girl charged in this case, Anissa Weier also has a competency hearing scheduled for December 18th.