Transcript for Slender Man Stabbing Suspects Ruled Competent to Stand Trial
the so-called slender man case. Two young girls charged with stabbing their friend. Allegedly inspired by the fictional online character. A judge on Thursday ruling if the middle schooler are fit to stand trial. Alex Perez has the latest. Reporter: Good morning, robin. This is the legal step the victim's family had been waiting for. After months of a legal back and forth, the judge says this case will move forward. This morning 12-year-old Morgan geyser and 13-year-old Anissa Weier are closer to standing trial for allegedly stabbing their friend to please a fictional online character named slender man. Weier's attorney argued she didn't understand the proceedings. Cameras did not show her face, but we heard her voice. I consider myself incompetent, sir. She's competent to be able to make the decisions that have to be made. To be competent, you have to be able to understand the proceedings against you and assist in your defense. It's a very low standard. Reporter: The judge later ruling geyser could also stand trial. We are hopefully seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, put this incident behind this family. Reporter: The girls, charged as adults, allegedly lured their 12-year-old friend into the ho woods with a game of hide and seek and stabbed her 19 times in may. Is there any bleeding going on? Her clothing has blood on it. Reporter: Her parents telling David Muir what they told her after the stabbing. I told her I thought I lost you. But she said, but you didn't. From the get-go, she was stronger than we were. That's our girl. Reporter: Since then, Payton has returned to school and the entire family plans to come together to celebrate Christmas with her. All as her friends, turned alleged attackers, spend the holidays awaiting a possible trial. And those two suspects are due back in court for a pre-trial hearing in February.
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