WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- A state doctor says the mental condition of one of two girls accused of repeatedly stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man has improved, and that the 12-year-old is fit to stand trial.
Judge Michael Bohren summarized the doctor’s report during a brief hearing Wednesday. But he didn’t act on the report after defense attorney Anthony Cotton said he hadn’t had a chance to discuss it with his client.
Bohren had ordered the girl to undergo mental health treatment in August, after a psychologist testified the child claimed to see and hear things others could not, including Slender Man.
Court documents say the two girls attacked the victim following a May 30 sleepover, stabbing her 19 times during a walk in a park. The victim survived.