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Judge won’t discuss Slender Man case with BBC producer


A Waukesha County Circuit Court judge won’t be discussing the case of two girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fictional character with a BBC producer and UK’s Channel 4 anytime soon.

According to a letter filed Friday by the county’s district court administrator, Judge Michael Bohren declined the request because, by law and ethics, he cannot engage in ex parte communications until the case reaches an end and all appeals have been exhausted.

The court administrator was responding to an April 2 letter from Chloe Fairweather, a producer with London, England-based Popkorn Media Ltd., requesting to “begin a conversation” about a documentary on Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser’s case. The two girls are accused of stabbing a classmate in order to please Slender Man, a fictional character.

Geyser’s attorney, Anthony Cotton, had filed a motion for a bail modification Wednesday, asking that the $500,000 bail be changed to a signature bond on the condition that she remain at Milwaukee Academy, so that Geyser can receive mental health treatment. A hearing on the motion is set for April 24.

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