Morgan Geyser, one of the two 12-year-old girls from southeastern Wisconsin who lured a third girl into the woods last May, pinned her down and stabbed her 19 times to please the fictional horror character Slender Man, was found mentally incompetent to stand trial for those vicious and macabre stabbings. Judge Michael Bohren made his ruling on August 1 in a Waukesha County courtroom after hearing testimony from two mental health experts regarding Geyser’s mental state, according to USA Today.
The 12-year-old stabbing suspect isn’t out of the legal woods yet though. She’ll be undergoing psychiatric care for her condition for now and then most likely still stand trial for the attempted murder of her 12-year-old classmate. After receiving psychiatric support in either a juvenile detention facility or hospital, the judge will revisit her case and review her progress at a hearing scheduled for early November. “If doctors can't ready her for trial in a year, she could be sent to a treatment center.”
Geyser was seen fidgeting in her seat and playing with her hair during the hearing, even pulling a blond strand directly in front of her face at one point. She smiled while watching Weier being led out of the room. ~ ABC News
Both Geyser and her alleged accomplice, Anissa Weier, planned their attack for months according to prosecutors in the case. The girls told investigators that the attempted stabbing death was meant to “please a mythological creature they learned about online,” according to a separate report from ABC News. Geyser and Weier have both been charged as adults with their victim’s first-degree attempted homicide.
The 12-year-old victim lived, but came very close to death. After being stabbed relentlessly in her legs, arms and torso, the young girl somehow managed to crawl out of the woods to a nearby road where she was discovered by a bicyclist.
One of the girls told a detective they were trying to become "proxies" of Slender Man, a mythological demon-like character they learned about on creepypasta.wikia.com, a website about horror stories and legends. They planned to run away to the demon's forest mansion after the slaying, the complaint said.
Weier will be back in court in September for her probable cause hearing. The still unidentified stabbing victim is out of the hospital and recovering from her injuries at home. The young girl’s parents have asked family and friends to help keep the victim’s identity a secret, according to The Huffington Post.