Two girls, Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier, will stand trial for stabbing a friend. Their reason for doing so was to “impress the fictional Internet bogeyman Slenderman“; a horror story meme the girls had encountered on a website known as Creepypasta Wiki.
Waukesha County Circuit Court in Wisconsin stated that after much evaluation, they decided the girls are competent to stand trial.
The girls were charged with attempted murder after authorities say they stabbed their classmate 19 times in May. All three were 12 years old at the time. The girl was found by a bicyclist. She was hospitalized.
One of the suspects told the authorities that Slenderman is the website’s leader, and in order to enter “his realm”, a user must kill someone. Geyser and Weier are being charged as adults. A preliminary hearing is set for February 18.