Girls’ competency comes into question during hearing for ‘Slenderman’ stabbing
WAUKESHA, Wis. – The pre-teen girls accused of stabbing their classmate 19 times were in court Wednesday morning.
Anthony Cotton, an attorney for one of the girls, submitted a doctor’s report that says the girl is not mentally competent to proceed.
The judge approved the state’s request for their own examination of the girl and set a new hearing date.
The attorney for the other defendant asked for another hearing in 30 days to determine when a preliminary hearing should be held.
He also reserved the ability to raise competency issues with his client at a later date.
Both hearings will be held on August 1.
A Wisconsin law requires attempted homicide cases begin in adult court if the suspect is at least 10-years-old.
The girls’ attorneys hope to see charges moved to juvenile court.
The 12-year-olds are charged with trying to kill a classmate in an attempt to please a mythological created called “Slenderman.”