NEW INFORMATION: Girl stabbed 19 times recovering

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WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- A court document says the 12-year-old girl stabbed 19 times in some woods in Waukesha narrowly escaped death.

Doctors at Waukesha Memorial Hospital told police the girl was "one millimeter away from certain death" because one of her stab wounds missed a major artery near her heart by a millimeter.

The document says a surgical team performing laparoscopic surgery on the girl found injuries to her liver, pancreas and stomach.

The hospital declined to update the girl's condition Tuesday. Police said Monday the girl's condition was stable.

Two of the victim's friends, both 12, are charged in adult court with first-degree attempted homicide. They are each being held on $500,000 cash.
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WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) --Two 12-year-old southeastern Wisconsin girls charged with trying to stab their friend to death to please a mythological creature had struggled to decide who should do the deed.

According to a criminal complaint, the girls said they had been planning to kill their 12-year-old friend for months to please Slenderman, a fictional online character.

The complaint said they invited the girl to a sleepover Friday. They planned to tape her mouth shut, stab her in the neck and run away to Slenderman's mansion.

Instead, they attacked the girl in Waukesha on Saturday, handing the knife back and forth between them before one girl held the victim down and the other stabbed her 19 times.

One girl told detectives she regretted it. The other said she was sorry.
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) --Prosecutors say two 12-year-old southeastern Wisconsin girls stabbed their 12-year-old friend nearly to death to please a fictional character they learned about online.

Both girls were charged with first-degree attempted homicide Monday in Waukesha County Circuit Court. A court commissioner set bail at $500,000 cash per girl.

The criminal complaint says that one of the girls told a detective they had to kill someone to become proxies of a character called Slender Man they learned about on a horror-story website. The complaint says the girls started planning to kill their friend as early as December.

The three girls had a slumber party Friday. The two stabbed their friend 19 times in a wooded park Saturday.

The girl managed to crawl away and was found by a bicyclist. She is hospitalized.

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) --Waukesha police say two 12-year-old girls lured a friend into a wooded area where one girl held her down and the other stabbed the victim 19 times.

The victim, also 12, survived the attack and police say her condition is stable.

Authorities say the two suspects had planned to kill the victim for several months before attacking her Saturday. Police say both suspects had an interest in a website containing stories of death and horror.

The victim was stabbed in the torso, legs and arms, but was able to crawl out of the woods to a road where she was discovered by a passing bicyclist. Authorities say the suspects were arrested several hours later. A knife believed to have been used in the stabbing has been recovered. The two suspects are expected in court Monday afternoon.