It seems like psychological issues were involved in the recent child drama, as one of the stabbing suspects believes Slender Man is real and intended to hurt her and her family unless she killed her classmate, Peyton Leutner.
The girl’s lawyer, Anthony Cotton is now trying to transfer her case to juvenile court on the account of her being mentally disturbed. If this were to happen, she would only be held in confinement until the age of 25.
On the day that followed the first preliminary hearing, Deborah Collins the psychologist who talked to the girl on numerous occasions testified that the girl truly believes that Slender Man exists. She stated that her conviction hadn’t changed even after the counselor presented her countless rational arguments.
Collins also described how the girl thinks she has Vulcan mind control abilities that she uses in order to prevent negative emotions. The child also believed that Lord Voldemort, the villain in the popular Harry Potter series would visit her in his free time.
A private detective hired by the defense also testified in regards to the 60 drawings of Slender Man that were found in the girl’s bedroom. Some sketches contained messages such as “not safe even in your house” and “he is here always”. There was also a drawing that portrayed a girl flat on the ground with someone standing over her and the note “I love killing people”.
The detective also talked about the 6 Barbie dolls he found in her room, all of them having with the Slender Man symbol drawn on. Some the dolls were lacking hands and feet.
Under police custody, the suspects told agents that they had been intending to kill their classmate, Peyton Leutner for months. The girls are accused of attracting Peyton to a park in Waukesha, a suburb in Milwaukee on 31 May and stabbing her 19 times. The victim saw death with her own eyes, but luckily she was not stabbed only close to the heart.
Police found the two suspects heading for Nicolet national forest where they believed they would meet Slender Man. They are now both facing attempted first-degree intentional homicide charges in adult court and risk spending 65 years in jail if found guilty.
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