One of the two girls charged with stabbing a classmate 19 times in an attempt to appease a fictional monstrosity known as "Slender Man" has been found unfit to stand trial, her attorney told the Los Angeles Times.
Morgan Geyser, 12, will now be placed in a psychiatric care facility, but prosecutors may revisit the issue within 90 days, her attorney, Anthony Cotton, said.
Geyser and 12-year-old Anissa Weier allegedly lured a 12-year-old classmate into a patch of woods in Waukesha, Wis., on May 31, holding her down and stabbing her repeatedly in a bid to gain favor from "Slender Man," a wiry, Internet bogeyman with long tendrils.
"She continues to have a very strong belief in fantasy creatures, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Slender Man, unicorns, believing that those things are real and that she can communicate with some of them," Cotton said.
Weier's attorneys have not asked for a competency hearing, and she will appear in court in October, Cotton said.
While he called Friday's ruling "vindication," Cotton warned his client is still at risk to face trial as an adult. If a doctor sees evidence that Geyser might be able to assist in her own defense, another competency hearing could be called, he said.