But the little girls believed so much in it they planned their friends murder for months. Fortunately the girl didn't die but Morgan and Anissa are being tried as adults and face 65 years in prison. Read the full story after the cut...
From UK Daily Mail
|Mythical figure 'Slender Man' picturedove ab|
Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier face attempted murder charges after attacking their friend, saying that they did so because they wanted to join the cult of the 'Slender Man' after reading about him online.
The girls told investigators they believed the Slender Man was real and they wanted to prove it by slaughtering their friend after inviting her for a sleepover in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha, Wisconsin.
The two suspects the knife back and forth between them before one girl held the victim down and the other stabbed her 19 times. It is not clear which one held the victim down and which had the knife.
One girl told detectives she regretted it and the other said she was sorry.
|Morgan with her lawyer|
When the victim escaped in the midst of the assault, her assailants grabbed her and pulled her into the woods and told her to lay down and be quiet, hoping she would bleed out and die, according to court documents.
|This is the first known appearance of the 'Slender Man' online -
Photoshopped into a picture 2009 - it has been a viral internet
phenomenon ever since|
The girls were found walking near an interstate highway shortly after their victim was rescued. They had a backpack full of snacks and a five-inch knife.
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