Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier are 12-year-old girls.
They've been charged as adults, accused of stabbing another 12-year-old girl, 19 times! Geyser and Weier are accused of plotting to kill her, a plot that was several months in the making.
Geyser and Weier are being held on charges of attemped first degree intentional homicide.
Thankfully, amazingly, the victim is currently in stable condition.
From FOX6 News:
12-year-old Morgan Geyser, and 12-year-old Anissa Weier were charged as adults on Monday, June 2nd — accused of stabbing another 12-year-old girl over the weekend. Apparently, all three of the girls in this case were friends.Here's video, from FOX6:
The two 12-year-old girls are accused of plotting their friend’s murder for months — and attempting to kill her this weekend.
“Based on our investigation, it is believed that the suspects had planned to
kill the victim for several months. The Waukesha Police Department is deeply saddened that this 12-year-old girl had to suffer through this horrific crime,” said Waukesha Police Chief Russell Jack.
Each of the girls faces one count of attempted first degree intentional homicide as party to a crime — and each faces 60 years in prison.
...The criminal complaint in the case says on Saturday, May 31st, a citizen called Waukesha police to report a stabbing — after locating a girl on the sidewalk in the area of Rivera Drive and Big Bend Road.
The complaint says the girl told the man: “Help me, I’ve been stabbed.”
The man called 911 and tried to apply pressure to her wounds — and stayed until the Fire Department arrived.
When officials spoke with the stabbing victim, the complaint says she told them she was stabbed in the woods by her best friend, Morgan Geyser.
The complaint says the victim suffered 19 stab wounds — and was rushed into surgery at the hospital.
Doctors at the hospital reported she was “lucky to be alive” — according to the complaint.
“One suspect held the victim down while the other suspect stabbed her 19 times in the arms, legs and torso. Many of the stab wounds struck major organs. But, incredibly and thankfully, the victim survived this brutal assault,” Chief Jack said.
The complaint says police spoke with Weier — who spoke about a website called “CreepyPasta.”
The complaint says Weier explained this was a website that talked about horror stories — and people can create their own stories.
It is on this website that Weier told police she learned about “Slenderman” — the leader of CreepyPasta. Just below Slenderman is the killer. Just below the killer is the proxy. In order to be a proxy, Weier explained, you have to kill someone — to show your dedication to Slenderman, according to the complaint.
The complaint says Weier told police many people do not believe Slenderman is real — and she said she wanted to prove the skeptics wrong.
This is so sick.
What I dread is the drivel from all the apologists that is sure to surface in defense of these "innocent" little girls.
Poor Morgan and Anissa! They're victims, too! They're victims of bad stuff on the Internet. Blame the Internet!
Sorry. I'm not buying that.
These girls had to know that attempting to kill another girl was wrong. If not wrong, then they had to know the act was illegal. They had to know that they were committing a heinous crime.
Are both girls so mentally ill that they both completely lost touch with reality?
That's not impossible, but it's highly, highly unlikely.
Weren't Geyser and Weier taught that plotting to kill another girl was an immoral act? Did they ever hear of "Thou shalt not kill"?
I think believing in God would have worked out much better than believing in "Slenderman."
As a 12-year-old, no matter how much weird Internet stuff I read, I would not have been convinced to murder. A 12-year-old knows right from wrong. No website could alter her morals.
I wonder how the parents of Geyser and Weier missed the truth about their daughters. There had to be signs that they were planning to murder someone. This was no little prank. This wasn't bullying a peer. This was attempted murder.
They stabbed their victim 19 times!
Geyser and Weier need to be held accountable for their actions, not coddled.