Slender Man attorney gives up on juvenile court

WAUKESHA, Wis. - An attorney for one of two Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please horror character Slender Man says she's given up trying to move the girl's case to juvenile court.

During a court hearing Friday, 14-year-old Anissa Weier pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect for the May 2014 attack.

Her attorney, Maura McMahon, said after the hearing that she was no longer trying to get the case moved to juvenile court, a fight that had been ongoing since Weier and her friend, Morgan Geyser, were taken into custody.

Geyser's attorney said last month he'd given up on moving her case.

The Associated Press had chosen not to name the girls in the event their cases shifted to juvenile court, where proceedings are secret.

Both girls are facing one count of attempted homicide as adults for allegedly luring classmate Payton Leutner into a wooded area and repeatedly stabbing her. All three girls were 12 at the time.


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