US: Second girl in Slender Man stabbing enters insanity plea

The 14-year-old girl changed her plea Friday in Waukesha County Circuit Court from a previous not-guilty plea.

By: AP | Waukesha | Updated: September 9, 2016 8:23 pm
Slender Man, Slender Man girl, Slender man stabbing, news, latest news, world news, international news, Morgan Geyser, US news Prosecutors say the girls lured classmate Payton Leutner to some woods in a Waukesha park in May 2014, stabbed her and fled. (representative image)

The second of two young Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please the horror character Slender Man 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 October 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.