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September 13, 2021, 4:45 PM

'Slender Man' teen to be released, survivor's family wishes she served longer sentence

Anissa Weier, one of the girls who said they attacked a friend to please the fictional character Slender Man, is asking for conditional release.
September 13, 2021, 4:45 PM
'Slender Man' teen to be released Monday, survivor's family 'disappointed'
September 10, 2021, 9:31 PM

Woman who admitted to Slender Man attack to be freed Monday

A Wisconsin woman who admitted to helping stab a classmate to please online horror character Slender Man will be freed Monday from a mental health institution
September 10, 2021, 9:31 PM
3 months ago

Teen involved in 'Slender Man' stabbing to be released from mental health facility

Anissa Weier, one of two girls who said they attacked a friend to please the fictional character "Slender Man," will be released from her mental health facility.
3 months ago
Teen involved in 'Slender Man' stabbing to be released from mental health facility
6 months ago

'Slender Man' teen asks to be released from mental health facility

In 2017 Anissa Weier was sentenced to up to 25 years in a mental institution for first-degree attempted intentional homicide.
6 months ago
'Slender Man' teen asks to be released from mental health facility
6 months ago

1 of 2 teens in Slender Man stabbing to ask for release

One of the teens convicted of stabbing a classmate to please the fictional internet horror character Slender Man is expected to ask for release from a Wisconsin mental health facility
6 months ago
1 year ago

1 of 2 girls convicted in Slender Man stabbing loses appeal

One of two Wisconsin girls who repeatedly stabbed a classmate because she believed a fictional horror character named Slender Man would attack her family if she didn’t kill the girl has lost an appeal
1 year ago
2 years ago

Brother of 'Slender Man' stabbing survivor: 'I couldn't believe ... that kind of thing could' happen

Caden Leutner was just 10 and in the fourth grade when his sister, Payton Leutner, was stabbed by two friends trying to appease a fictional character named "Slender Man."
2 years ago
'Slender Man' survivor's brother: 'I couldn't believe... that kind of thing' happened
2 years ago

'Slender Man' attack survivor speaks out for 1st time

Payton Leutner, “Slender Man” stabbing survivor, speaking out five years after the attack.
2 years ago
'Slender Man' attack survivor speaks out for 1st time
2 years ago

‘Slender Man’ survivor Payton Leutner talks about regaining trust

When she was 12, two friends lured her into the woods and stabbed her 19 times; she shared with David Muir a lesson she’d learned about friends.
2 years ago
‘Slender Man’ survivor Payton Leutner talks about regaining trust
2 years ago

What Payton Leutner said in hospital one week after ‘Slender Man’ stabbing attack

Waukesha Detective Shelly Fisher interviewed Payton Leutner at the hospital a week after her friends attacked her in the woods with a knife.
2 years ago
What Payton Leutner said in hospital one week after ‘Slender Man’ stabbing attack
3 years ago

1 of 2 girls convicted in Slender Man stabbing files appeal

2 girls were convicted of stabbing a classmate to please fictional character.
3 years ago
1 of 2 girls convicted in Slender Man stabbing files appeal
4 years ago

Mothers of teens who pleaded guilty in 'Slender Man' stabbing case say there were no warning signs of violence

Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser's moms say their daughters were "typical girls."
4 years ago
Moms of guilty teens in 'Slender Man' case say there were no red flags of violence
4 years ago

'Slender Man' stabbing survivor's mother offers message of hope to other parents

Payton Leutner was stabbed 19 times in 2014, and her mother offers her support to other parents dealing with horrific tragedy.
4 years ago
'Slender Man' stabbing survivor's mother offers message of hope to other parents
4 years ago

Moms of guilty teens in 'Slender Man' case speak out

Angie Geyser and Kristi Weier told ABC News they saw no warning signs of violence before their daughters stabbed a classmate.
4 years ago
Moms of guilty teens in 'Slender Man' case speak out
4 years ago

2nd teen in Slender Man case to remain in institutional care for 40 years

Morgan Geyser pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree intentional homicide.
4 years ago
2nd teen in Slender Man case to remain in institutional care for 40 years
4 years ago

Who Is Slender Man? Fictional Horror Character Explained

Dr. Eric Newsom explains how this terrifying Internet-based character from fan fiction grew a massive cult-like following.
4 years ago
Who Is Slender Man? Fictional Horror Character Explained
4 years ago

Motions to Reduce Bail Denied for Both Slender Man Stabbing Teens

Morgan and Anissa were 12 years old at the time of the alleged crime.
4 years ago
Slender Man Stabbing Teens Will Stay in Jail
5 years ago

Parents of Accused Teen Stabber in 'Slenderman' Case Speak Out for the 1st Time

Bill and Kristi Weier discuss what happened with their daughter Anissa during her interrogation and explain what it has been like since she first was taken into custody in 2014.
5 years ago
Parents of Accused Teen Stabber in 'Slenderman' Case Speak Out for the 1st Time
5 years ago

Parents of Accused Teen Stabber in 'Slender Man' Case Speak Out for the 1st Time

Children as young as 10 can be tried as adults in Wisconsin.
5 years ago
Parents of Accused Teen Stabber in 'Slender Man' Case Speak Out for the 1st Time
5 years ago

Girl Accused in Slender Man Stabbing to Plead Insanity: Lawyer

Morgan Geyser, 14, will plead not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.
5 years ago
Girl Accused in Slender Man Stabbing to Plead Insanity: Lawyer
5 years ago

Mom of Teen Charged in 'Slender Man' Stabbing Claims Daughter Has Mental Illness

Mother of one of the accused girls in the "Slender Man" case, two 12-year-olds accused of stabbing a friend 19 times to please a fictional character, speaks out.
5 years ago
Mom of Teen Charged in 'Slender Man' Stabbing Speaks Out