There are just some stories that make you scratch your head and say, “what the heck?” This is one of those stories.
Two 12-year old girls have been arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder after luring a “friend” into the woods and stabbing her 19 times. This was done to prove the existence of the popular Internet myth known as Slender Man.
The girls, Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier, are being charged as adults for the crime. According to Time, the victim, also a 12-year old girl, was invited to a false sleepover to celebrate a birthday. The two offenders had allegedly been planning the girl’s murder for months as a form of tribute to the fictional character.
She was found on a sidewalk collapsed after managing to crawl out of the woods. She was then rushed to the hospital to treat the wounds.
According to the police, one of the girls stated that they believed they were doing the bidding of the Internet myth. They were apparently planning on running off to a nearby mansion where they believe Slender Man lived.
“It was weird that I didn’t feel remorse,” one of the girls allegedly told the police.
If the girls are moved to a juvenile court, the maximum punishment for the two would be incarceration until they reach 25 years of age (13 years). If tried as adults, they could each face up to 65 years in prison.