03/13/2015 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)
Wisconsin – A judge has ruled that there is sufficient probable cause to bring forth charges of first degree attempted homicide in the case of two girls charged in the stabbing of a friend. As reported by ABC News, Judge Michael Bohren also stated Friday that reverse-waiver hearing dates have been set in the case.
As noted in the report, in the absence of a lesser charge the cases cannot be moved to juvenile court without such hearings. The defense teams will be able to present their arguments at the hearings on whether the first-degree charge should be moved out of adult court.
The girls, Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier, who are both now 13 years old were arrested last year after stabbing their friend 19 times. The victim, who was 12 years old at the time was reportedly left by them to die in the woods thereafter. The case has been dubbed the “Slender Man” stabbing incident because the act was reportedly inspired by the fictional character.
According to authorities, one of the girls told detectives that the plan to kill their friend was carried out in an effort to become “proxies” of the Internet-inspired character.
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