12 Year-Olds Accused of Stabbing Friend to be Tried as Adults

The accused attempted murderers will be tried as adults. The victim's family speaks out.

Today the family of a 12 year old girl brutally stabbed 19 times by her so-called friends is speaking out.

They say their daughter is now in fair condition and is improving everyday. They also issued a statement thanking friends and community for support.

The 2 girls who aren't even teenagers yet are charged as adults in the attempted murder.

12 Year olds Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier are accused of attempted murder of their 12-year-old friend.

According to police one suspect held the victim down while the other suspect stabbed the victim 19 times in the arms, legs, and torso. Many of the stab wounds struck major organs, but incredibly and thankfully, the victim survived.

Police say the motive was to win the favor of a fictional internet horror character called Slender Man.

The plan was to stab their friend to death and then head to Slender Man's fictitious mansion in Wisconsin's Nicolet National Park.

The Slender Man character an often tall, faceless with long sharp tentacles, creature, was created in 2009 by writer Eric Knudsen.

Since then, it's taken on a life of its own. The character used and referenced in horror stories online and elsewhere.

The girls accused of murder found the character on the horror/fantasy website, creepypasta.wiki.com.

Police say Geyser and Weier plotted for months the best way to kill their friend.

According to authorities, they first plotted to duct-tape her mouth and stab her in the neck.

Then, they wanted to stab her in a park bathroom, because they said there was a drain on the floor for the blood to go down.

After arguing nervously in the bathroom about who would stab the victim, they decided to go into the woods and kill her while playing a game of hide and seek.

Police say that's when Geyser, holding the knife, was told by Weier, "go ballistic. go crazy."

Geyser responded, "don't worry. I'm just a little kitty cat," and then began stabbing her friend.

Her heart, liver, pancreas: all stabbed. One stab wound came within a millimeter of a major artery.

We're told the victim is hospitalized in fair condition.

If the suspects are tried as adults and convicted, they could face up to 65 years in prison.

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