Last Thursday, Morgan Geyser was committed to a Wisconsin-based mental hospital after she pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree homicide in trying to kill her sixth-grade classmate in 2014. It was supposed to be a sacrifice to Slender Man, an online fictional horror character. Geyser’s trial was scheduled for later in October. But a deal with the Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office prompted her to change an original plea to guilty and Judge Michael Bohren to find her not responsible for her actions due to mental disease or defect, before committing her to continue treatment in a mental hospital, according to CNN. Prosecutors asked Judge Bohren to commit her to 40 years. Doctors at the state Department of Health Service are set to evaluate Geyser by November 13th and recommend to the court how long she should remain committed to a hospital. (Geyser’s attorney did not respond to request for comment.) In August, her co-defendant, Anissa Weier, pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree homicide. A jury sided with her arguments and found her not responsible for her actions because she was mentally ill, and she was sentenced to three years in a state mental hospital. Last week, after Geyser’s plea hearing, the Leutner… Read full this story
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