Two 12-year-old girls from Waukesha, Wisconsin are facing attempted murder charges following a brutal attack on one of their classmates. An attack they say was inspired by their devotion to internet horror myth Slender Man.P
The accused, Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier, are alleged to have invited a friend over for a sleepover, during which they had planned to murder her in order to appeal to Slender Man, who they say lived in a mansion in nearby countryside.
While out at a park the next day, Geyser is accused of stabbing their “friend” 19 times before leaving her for dead. The friend survived, however, having staggered towards a road where she was discovered and rushed to hospital.