NEW INFORMATION: Doctors say stabbing suspect is mentally incompetent

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- Doctors say one of two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fictional online horror character is not competent to stand trial.

The doctors' reports have not been made public, but attorneys said Wednesday that a doctor for the state of Wisconsin and a doctor hired by the girl's defense agree that she is not mentally competent.

Prosecutors have asked for further evaluation and a hearing on the matter, and the judge has agreed.

Authorities have said the two girls plotted for months to kill their friend to curry favor with the specter known as Slender Man. A criminal complaint says they lured her to a wooded park west of Milwaukee on May 31 and stabbed her 19 times.

The victim is now recovering at home.
------------------------------------------------
WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) -- Two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing and nearly killing a classmate to curry favor with a fictional online character are due back in court Wednesday.

Attorneys are expected to discuss the results of a mental health evaluation done on one of the girls. Defense attorney Anthony Cotton has said he believes his client is mentally ill, and a court commissioner previously agreed to have a state doctor examine her.

Cotton says he also has hired a second doctor to do an evaluation.

A motion for prosecutors to turn over evidence to the other girl's public defender also is on the agenda.

Court documents say the girls plotted for months to kill their friend to please the specter known as Slender Man. The 12-year-old victim has been recovering at home.


WEAU 13 NEWS 1907 S. Hastings Way Eau Claire, WI 54701 By Phone: Main Number (715) 835-1313 and (715) 832-3474. Tip Line (715) 839-WEAU - (715) 839-9328 Sports Line (715) 852-1537
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 265519521 - weau.com/a?a=265519521