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Pre-teens stab 12-year-old 19 times: Girls attacked to please 'Slender Man'

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Two pre-teens stabbed a 12-year-old 19 times and they now say they did it to satisfy “Slender Man,” a character they discovered online. The Associated Press via ABC News shared the latest details on Monday.

The pre-teens who stabbed their 12-year-old friend have been charged as adults and they are facing first-degree attempted homicide. Apparently Slender Man is a demon-like character they discovered on the Creepypasta Wikia site. It seems they stabbed their friend, whom they lured into the woods, to become “proxies” of the mythological character. They planned to retreat to the Slender Man's forest mansion after killing the other young girl.

Shockingly the victim survived and managed to crawl out of the woods. One major artery was missed by merely a millimeter, but she is now in stable condition. The girls charged are being held in jail with bail set at $500,000 each.

The criminal complaint indicates that the two pre-teens who stabbed the 12-year-old 19 times actually began planning their attack last December. They invited their friend over to a sleepover last Friday, and intended to kill her as she slept. They put it off, but the next day pursued their plan during a game of hide-and-seek.

The victim fought the attack and screamed, and eventually the attackers left her in the woods. She crawled out and a bicyclist found her. She was able to tell the police who attacked her before she was taken into surgery. The two pre-teens who allegedly stabbed their 12-year-old friend 19 times will return to court on June 11.

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