|12 year old girls were charged as adults in the stabbing of their former friend.|
There was a story about two teenagers who are now charged as adults for stabbing a fellow teen with 19 stabbing wounds.
Their pictures are in the press and the charges could carry them life in the iron college. These two girls are barely of competence and yet their charges are very serious.
They stabbed their fellow classmate over a fictional character known as the Slender Man.
In Wisconsin, Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier stabbed the victim because of a perception of the girl being associated with Slender Man.
CNN reports that the two girls lured a third girl into a wooded area in Waukesha, Wisconsin, over the weekend and stabbed her 19 times, according to authorities.
The suspects allegedly left the victim to crawl to her own rescue. The three girls, all 12 years old, were friends.
A bicyclist found the wounded girl alive Saturday, lying on a sidewalk in Waukesha, Police Chief Russell Jack said. She was in stable condition at a hospital Monday.
|Never heard of the Slender Man.|
The girls were trying to impress a certain "Slenderman," according to a criminal complaint. One of the girls encountered the name on a website known as Creepypasta Wiki.
Slenderman is a fictional character and Internet meme that often appears in horror stories, videos and images. One of the suspects told police that Slenderman is the site's supposed leader, and to climb into his realm, a user must kill someone.
On Tuesday morning, a lengthy statement was posted on www.creepypasta.com.
The statement expressed condolences for everyone involved and stressed that the site does not condone or encourage violence in any way. But it also noted that "it's hard to justify pinning blame on an entire genre of writing."
Creepypasta is a play on the term "copypasta," which is derived from the keyboard action "copy-paste."
Creepypasta is horror fiction written with the Web in mind and, often, comes in a style that makes it look like a news or true crime story.
According to the criminal complaint, the suspects had been planning the attack since February.
They first thought to kill the victim by placing duct tape over her mouth while she was sleeping and stabbing her in the neck, the complaint says.
Next, the plan was to kill her in a park bathroom where there was a floor drain that could make cleanup easier, it continued.
But, finally, the girls decided to carry out the attack in the park while playing a game of hide-and-seek, the complaint says.
It states: "As they left for the park ... (the victim) was walking in front of them and Geyser lifted up the left side of her white jacket and displayed the knife tucked in her waistband. Weier stated she gave Geyser a look with wide eyes and, when asked what that meant Weier stated, 'I thought, dear god, this was really happening.' "
The Slender Man (also known as Slender Man or Slenderman) is a fictional character that originated as an Internet meme created by Something Awful forums user Eric Knudsen (a.k.a. "Victor Surge") in 2009.
It is depicted as resembling a thin, unnaturally tall man with a blank and usually featureless face, wearing a black suit. Stories of the Slender Man commonly feature him stalking, abducting, or traumatizing people, particularly children.
The Slender Man is not confined to a single narrative, but appears in many disparate works of fiction, mostly composed online.
We here at Journal de la Reyna send our prayers to victim of this senseless tragedy. Hope the best for the young girl who was stabbed by these "friends".
With friends like this, it's no wonder why I keep to myself a majority of the time.