One girl charged with stabbing her young friend multiple times is mentally incompetent to stand trial.
Two doctors have found that the 12-year-old is not competent enough to proceed in the so-called Slenderman murder case. An evaluation from a Madison psychiatrist at the request of the girl’s attorney shows the same conclusion as one ordered by the court.
At a court proceeding today, Waukesha County Circuit Judge Michael Bohren scheduled a hearing for August first, where both the prosecution and defense can address the competency question before a final ruling is issued.
The girl and her friend, also 12, are both charged with attempted homicide, after they allegedly stabbed a 12-year-old female classmate 19 times on May 30th while claiming allegiance to the fictional online horror character Slenderman.
The family of the unnamed victim issued a statement that supports the prosecution, but vows to keep focusing on the girl’s treatment and recovery.