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Attorney seeks bail modification in Slender Man stabbing

Defense attorney Anthony Cotton, left, speaks with Waukesha Asst. District Attorney Ted Szczupakiewicz after a hearing at the county court in Waukesha, Wis. on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 during the trial for two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing another girl in May 2014. The two girls told detectives the attack was an attempt to please Slenderman, a fictional character they found on a horror website.

Defense attorney Anthony Cotton (left) speaks with Waukesha Assistant District Attorney Ted Szczupakiewicz after a hearing at the courthouse in Waukesha on Dec. 18. Cotton has asked for his client’s bail to be reduced in the Slender Man stabbing case. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Michael Sears)

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — The attorney for a 12-year-old Wisconsin girl accused of stabbing a classmate to please the horror character Slender Man has asked that her bail be reduced and she be allowed to move to a residential treatment center.

Anthony Cotton wants his client’s $500,000 bail reduced to a signature bond. He also wants her to receive treatment for schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders at a Milwaukee facility.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports a judge is expected to consider the bail modification request next Friday.

Cotton’s client and a 13-year-old Waukesha girl are charged as adults with attempted first-degree intentional homicide in the stabbing of Payton Leutner.

The Associated Press isn’t naming either of the girls charged in case they end up in juvenile court, where proceedings are closed to the public.

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