June 27, 2022 | 1 comment
The woman had tried to kill her classmate because she believed it would appease the fictional creepypasta character Slender Man.
The chilling incident, which occurred in 2014, saw Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser, who were both 12 at the time, lure one of their classmates out to a woodland park in Wisconsin before attempting to take her life.
The senseless attack was reportedly ‘dedicated’ to Slender Man – a fictitious entity invented on an Internet forum who typically appears as a very tall, thin individual with a black suit and no face.
Geyser, who pleaded guilty to first-degree intentional homicide in 2018, was sent to Winnebago Mental Health Institute where she was determined to be suffering from mental illness.
Weier, meanwhile, had also been sent to a mental health facility but was later released on the basis that she no longer represented a threat to the public.
Now Geyser is petitioning to be released on similar grounds.
She will be subject to a renewed medical evaluation with a decision expected later this year.