August 1, 2014 12:56 pm
Updated: August 1, 2014 1:02 pm

Judge rules ‘Slender Man’ stabbing suspect ‘unfit to stand trial’

In this Saturday, May 31, 2014 photo, rescue workers take a stabbing victim to the ambulance in Waukesha, Wis.

AP Photo/Abe Van Dyke

WAUKESHA, Wis. – One of two 12-year-old girls charged as an adult with stabbing a classmate to please a fictional online horror character has been found mentally unable to stand trial.

A judge declared the girl incompetent Friday and ordered her committed for treatment. Two doctors who examined the girl had submitted reports saying they didn’t think she was competent.

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Court documents say the two 12-year-olds plotted for months to kill their former friend to win favour with Slender Man, a character in online horror stories. Documents say they lured the victim into a wooded park following a sleepover and stabbed her 19 times. She survived.

Attorneys for both girls have said they hope to have the cases moved to juvenile court, where more mental health and other services might be available.

© 2014 The Canadian Press

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