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Jury being selected in Slender Man stabbing case

Jury being selected in Slender Man stabbing case”

The first pool of jurors for the first Slender Man trial were selected Monday afternoon.

A jury of 12 and four alternates was empaneled yesterday for Weier's trial, and were to be sequestered in a hotel for the duration, which could last as late as September 21.

Waukesha County Circuit Judge Michael Bohren yesterday dismissed at least two dozen potential jurors, including several who expressed skepticism of an insanity defence, USA media reported. At 12 years old, I knew what was right and wrong.

Jury being selected in Slender Man stabbing case

"I think Anissa stabbed her first, and then I continued".

Weier has pleaded not guilty due to mental illness in a stabbing that almost took the life of classmate Payton Leutner (LYT'-nur) at a Waukesha park when the girls were 12. The girls have said it was an effort to please Slender Man and become his servants, or to keep the character from attacking their families. If she's found to have been mentally ill, she would be committed to a mental hospital for at least three years. If the jury rules against a mental disease or defect, the plea bargain calls for a 10-year sentence although the judge could deviate from that recommendation.

Prosecutors charged both girls with being a party to attempted first-degree intentional homicide. Her trial is scheduled to begin next month. Her attorney, Anthony Cotton, told our Milwaukee affiliate WISN that he and prosecutors are still negotiating a plea agreement, much like the one that was reached with Weier, in hopes of avoiding a trial.



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