'Slender Man' Girls, Accused of Stabbing Classmate, to Be Charged as Adults

Judge Michael Bohren decided the two girls should remain in adult court.
2:25 | 08/11/15

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in the bombshell ruling in that so-called slender man, the judge deciding two girls accused of stabbing their friend 19 times will be tried as adults, Mara schiavocampo is here with that story. Reporter: Defense attorneys argue the girls would have gotten better treatment from mental health in the center. If convicted she should not be released back into the community so soon. I'll order that the defend defendants be retained in the adult jurisdiction. Reporter: This morning, a Wisconsin judge now deciding that two teenaged girls who allegedly tried to kill their friend to pleased a fictional character slender man, will be tried as adults. This was a premeditated murder. Reporter: The suspects Morgan geyser and Anissa Weier were just 12 years old when prosecutors said they lured their friend, 12-year-old Payton leutner into the woods last may, stabbing her 19 times with the kitchen knife and leaving her to die. Is there any pleading going on? Her clothing has blood on it. Reporter: Miraculously Payton survived. The dfs, now 13 plotted the attack for months to please the fictional character slender man. He's this tall, faceless man who preys on children. He targets children most. And so, I was really scared knowing that slander man could easily kill my whole family in three seconds. Reporter: Now, the teens face up to 65 years in prison. The verdict's parents telling ABC news' David Muir exclusively last cement that their daughter Payton's safety is most important. She can move on with the rest of her life. Reporter: One of those defendants Morgan geyser has been diagnosed with early onset schizophrenia and she still believes that slender man is real. Robin, David. We're going to be following Payton's case. In the meantime, we'll move to the late nest that north Carolina case, the police officer there on trial for

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