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Slenderman stabbing case: Anissa Weier enters insanity plea

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Anissa Weier

WAUKESHA — Anissa Weier, the second of two young Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please the horror character Slenderman has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect to an attempted homicide charge.

The 14-year-old girl changed her plea Friday in Waukesha County Circuit Court from a previous not-guilty plea. Judge Michael Bohren appointed two doctors to examine her and turn in a report on her mental status by Oct. 6.

The other girl, 14-year-old Morgan Geyser, pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect last month.

Prosecutors say the girls lured classmate Payton Leutner to some woods in a Waukesha park in May 2014, stabbed her and fled. Payton crawled out of the woods to get help. All the girls were 12 at the time.

Anissa Weier

Anissa Weier


  • Katie

    This case has been going on entirely too long now…if these girls did not have any mental disease before the attack then they don’t have it now…its all being fed to them to plead insanity for a less harsh sentence. What they did to Payton, their so called friend, was all pre meditated…They knew exactly what they were doing

  • chris

    Of course she does. Her defense team will say anything to keep her from going to prison where she belongs. Only flaw in that plea is insane people don’t premeditate and plan their crimes. They act on impulse and opportunities. Her and her friend planned their crime well in advance. Enjoy prison.

  • Natasha

    Of course she is crazy. No one who is normal would stab their friend to please a fictional demonic character. They both need to be locked up period!

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