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13-year-old girls charged with ‘Slender Man’ stabbing to be tried as adults

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Calling their actions “premeditated murder,” Waukesha County Circuit Judge Michael Bohren ruled on Monday that the trial of two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a friend and leaving her to die will continue to remain held in an adult court. Judge Bohren cited concern for the safety of the public in “a few years [once the girls reach age 18].” Both were 12 years old at the time of the 2014 attack in which they are accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times in hope of pleasing the online horror story figure known as “Slender Man.” The girls each face 65 years in Wisconsin state prison system if found guilty, as opposed to only five years if tried as children.

Read the full story at The Associated Press.

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