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Prosecutors requested a choose Wednesday for time to file written arguments on whether or not a Wisconsin lady convicted of stabbing a middle-school classmate seven years in the past to please web horror character Slender Man deserves to be launched from a psychological well being facility.
Anissa Weier, now 19, has requested Waukesha County Circuit Decide Michael Bohren for conditional launch from the Winnebago Psychological Well being Institute in Oshkosh. Bohren sentenced her in December 2017 to 25 years within the establishment.
Bohren held a listening to on the request Wednesday and prosecutors mentioned they want a number of weeks to arrange briefs on whether or not Weier needs to be launched. Bohren gave them till March 26 to submit them and Weier's attorneys till April 9 to reply in writing. He scheduled one other listening to for June 11.
Anissa Weier listens as former academics testify throughout her trial in Waukesha County Court docket, in Waukesha, Wis, in September 2017. (AP/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
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In court docket, Weier spoke solely to inform Bohren that she had sufficient time to speak along with her attorneys and was glad with them.
Weier and her good friend, Morgan Geyser, lured classmate Payton Leutner right into a Waukesha park in 2014 following a sleepover. Geyser stabbed Leutner a number of instances as Weier cheered Geyser on. Leutner barely survived. All three ladies have been 12 years outdated on the time.
Weier and Geyser informed detectives they thought in the event that they killed Leutner they'd grow to be Slender Man's servants. Weier's attorneys spent three years unsuccessfully attempting to get her case moved to juvenile court docket.
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If Bohren orders her launch, Weier can be assigned state Division of Well being Companies case managers to trace her progress till she's 37 years outdated, the size of her dedication.
Geyser is serving a most 40-year sentence at a psychological well being facility.