WAUKESHA, WI (WTAQ) - A Waukesha judge ruled Friday that a 12-year-old girl is not mentally competent to stand trial for stabbing a classmate in order to please the horror character Slender Man.
Circuit Judge Michael Bohren ordered up to a year of mental health treatment for Morgan Geyser. She'll resume her case once it's determined that she has gained the mental ability to help with her defense.
Geyser and 12-year-old Anissa Weier are charged as adults with attempted homicide, for allegedly stabbing a 12-year-old classmate 19 times at a sleepover in May. The victim is recovering at home.
Lawyers for both Geyser and Weier eventually want the cases heard in juvenile court, where commitments are shorter than adult prison -- and more treatment options are available.
Also Friday, the judge refused to let Weier's attorney see Geyser's mental health records in order to help prepare Weier's defense.
The judge also rejected the prosecution's request for a third mental competency exam for Geyser -- this one to possibly determine the chances of getting an insanity ruling. The court normally does not allow that type of exam until after a preliminary hearing, which has not been scheduled for either defendant.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)