Slender Man stabbing: Wisconsin girls to be tried as adults, appeals court rules

  • Girls were 12 years old at time of attack on classmate in 2014
  • Attempt to kill aimed to please fictional horror character Slender Man

A Wisconsin state appeals court ruled on Wednesday that two girls accused of trying to kill their classmate in an attempt to please the fictional horror character Slender Man should be tried as adults.

The girls were 12 years old in 2014 when, investigators say, they lured 12-year-old Payton Leutner to a park in Waukesha, about 20 miles west of Milwaukee, and stabbed her 19 times.

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