The "Slender Man" case gained notoriety in 2014 when two young teen girls lured their classmate, Payton Leutner, into the Wisconsin woods and stabbed her nineteen times. After several years of court proceedings, the case's final defendant was sentenced on Thursday to spend the next forty years in a mental institution.
A creepy case is finally closed.
Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser believed they had to kill Payton Leutner, also 12, to win the approval of Slender Ma… https://t.co/f0Vqv9g57Q— Refinery29 UK (@Refinery29 UK)1513956601.0
The two teens claim they believed that they had no choice.The Slender Man case surrounded an eerie internet character, "Slender Man," who Weier and Geyser claim convinced them to stab their classmate in order to protect their families from meeting his ill-will. Geyser, now 15, is said to have stabbed Leutner a total of nineteen times, nearly ending her life. Leutner was able to escape the Milwaukee woods by crawling to safety and seeking the help of a bicyclist who was passing by.
Geyser's psychiatric state plays a role in her final fate.
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Geyser's defense claims she is no longer a threat to society.
A summary of what happened in the #Slenderman Morgan Geyser sentencing: - 40 years commitment - No medicine order -… https://t.co/QD4UB0j2GX— NowThis Newsroom (@NowThis Newsroom)1517525192.0
Weier will also spend decades institutionalized.
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The prosecutors were not so convinced.
Morgan Geyser cries quietly and puts her head on the table as judge places her under state mental health supervisio… https://t.co/pobdrxCWrZ— Nick Bohr (@Nick Bohr)1517521475.0
Geyser offers an apology to her victim in court.
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I want everybody involved to know I deeply regret everything that happened that day. I know that nothing I say is going to make this right and nothing I say is going to fix what I broke.
Payton Leutner may have survived but she is forever traumatized.
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Ultimately judge agrees with maximum sentence for Geyser.
Psychologist: #Slenderman stabber Morgan Geyser still hears voices from a character she calls “Maggie.” Geyser’s a… https://t.co/pFO1OzvI8Y— Nick Bohr (@Nick Bohr)1517501097.0
The gavel has swung, but Geyser will seek early release.
Morgan Geyser’s attorney says “She can petition to get out (of mental institution) every six months and I presume w… https://t.co/wOFuk884yh— Nick Bohr (@Nick Bohr)1517522119.0