Doctor: Teen is competent for trial in stabbing

2014-11-12 21:25

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Waukesha - 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 summarised the doctor's report during a brief hearing on Wednesday. But he didn't act on the report after defence 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 30 May sleepover, stabbing her 19 times during a walk in a park. The victim survived.

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