WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A judge has ruled that confessions made to police will be admissible at the trial for one of two Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please a fictional horror character called Slender Man.
Judge Michael Bohren on Monday also rejected a defense request to move 14-year-old Morgan Geyser’s trial out of Waukesha County.
Geyser and her 15-year-old friend Anissa Weier have pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease to attempted homicide charges in adult court. Both girls were 12 when prosecutors say they stabbed classmate Payton Leutner 19 times in a Waukesha park in 2014. Leutner survived.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Geyser’s trial is set for Oct. 2. A hearing on the same motions from Weier is scheduled next week.