WAUKESHA, Wis. – Lawyers for one of two Wisconsin girls charged in adult court with trying to kill a friend to please a fictional horror character are presenting testimony to try to show that her case belongs in juvenile court.
The 13-year-old girl and a 12-year-old friend are accused of stabbing Payton Leutner in a Waukesha park last May to please Slender Man, a character they believed could kill them or their families. The 12-year-old victim survived 19 stab wounds.
Nicole Sakac, manager of the juvenile detention center where the girls are being held, testified Tuesday the 13-year-old has been a model resident.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1dvLpaW ) Sakac testified that the 13-year-old, unlike the 12-year-old who's been diagnosed with schizophrenia, shows no continuing belief in Slender Man or other fictional characters.