WAUKESHA, Wis. – Two 12-year-old girls were charged as adults on Monday after allegedly stabbing another 12-year-old girl over the weekend.
According to WITI Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier are accused of plotting and attempting to kill their friend.
Waukesha Police Chief Russell Jack believes the attack had been planned for months.
Jack said, “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.”
Geyser and Weier both face one count of attempted first degree intentional homicide as party to a crime.
They both face 60 years in prison.
Waukesha County Court Commissioner said, “Very adult consequences of the actions alleged in this case.”
Reports show a citizen called police after finding the 12-year-old victim on the sidewalk.
The complaint says the girl told the man: “Help me, I’ve been stabbed.”
Officials say the victim 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 say the victim is lucky to be alive.
Chief Jack said, “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.”
Police say when they spoke with Weier, she told them she got the idea from a website called “CreepyPasta.”
According to WITI, 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.
Weier told police many people do not believe “Slenderman” is real, and she wanted to prove the skeptics wrong.
The complaint says Weier, Geyser and the victim were playing hide-and-seek in the woods, and that game led to the stabbing.
Chief Jack said, “Both suspects had a fascination with a fictitious character that often posted to a website that is a collection of small stories about death and horror. Parents should not be allowing their children to have unrestricted or unmonitored internet usage –whether it be on their computer on their smart phone on their PlayStation. All of those accesses to the outside world.”
The victim remains in stable condition with multiple stab wounds.