Slender Man Suspects to Be Tried in Adult Court

Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier, 13, are accused of stabbing their friend 19 times and leaving her for dead in the woods of Waukesha, Wisconsin, to please the fictional character Slender Man.
1:28 | 08/10/15

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They've committed an offense that is seriousness of this frankly missions. It was premeditated attempted kills. There has to be assurances that doesn't happen again assurance of the public. But that doesn't happen. An assurance of the public and to. And did these defendants as well. Serious offense is dealt with serious basis that offers protections everyone. That short term controls and oversight simply are not necessary. I inside satisfied at longer term control is necessary for the reasons and that state. Satisfied as to each of the defendants that. And the issue of deterrence. To re turn to the juvenile system. Does not offer deterrence satisfy them defendants have failed to meet their burden. Of deterrence by preponderance of the evidence I'm also satisfied at least on the nature of the offense as I've described it. That the transferred to the drew little system be for this type of an offense under these circumstances. Does it unduly depreciate the seriousness of the offense and that's. Defendants field meet that we're on evidence by preponderance of the evidence in that regard. I met basis and I'll order that we defendants. Whose actions would be retained in the adult jurisdiction. So werder.

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