Two 12-Year-Old Girls Stabbed Their Friend 19 Times, Saying Internet Meme “Slender Man” Told Them To

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According to prosecutors, on Saturday morning, Morgan E. Geyser and Anissa E. Weier, both 12, from southeastern Wisconsin stabbed their 12-year-old friend 19 times.

They were charged as adults with attempted first-degree intentional homicide.

One of the girls told detectives that they were trying to become “proxies” of Slender Man, a popular creepy internet meme regularly written about online.

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During the attack, the girls only missed a major artery near their friend’s heart by a millimeter, according to reports. The victim is currently in stable condition.

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The two girls invited their friend over for a sleepover on Friday night and then lured her into the woods the next day and began their attack.

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According to reports, the girls were planning the attack for months.

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The “Slender Man” myth was started in 2009 on the website Something Awful. It was originally a game to insert creepy monsters into the backgrounds of photos.

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It’s gone on to inspire thousands of videos on YouTube and several video games. The idea is that he’s a faceless man with tentacle arms who kidnaps children.

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A passing cyclist who found the victim lying on the sidewalk called in the attack. If convicted, the 12-year-olds face up to 64 years in prison.

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The girls were charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court as adults with attempted first-degree intentional homicide and are being held on $500,000 bail each.

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