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WATCH LIVESTREAM: ‘Slenderman’ Suspects, 12, To Appear Before Wisconsin Judge In Stabbing Case

Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier, the two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a peer 19 times as a macabre tribute to a fictional monster called “Slenderman,” were slated to appear at a key status conference Wednesday, where a judge might forward the controversial case to juvenile court, as both girls are currently charged as adults with attempted first-degree intentional homicide.

Legal professionals such as Wendy Murphy were conflicted regarding the appropriate placement of the high-profile case, in which the suspects lured their victim into the woods to play “hide-and-seek” prior to the horrific attack.

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“The girls are in adult court because this is such a serious crime, and they should be facing serious consequences,” Murphy told Good Morning America on Wednesday. “On the other hand, they’re 12. And most crimes committed by 12-year-olds, even if they’re serious, are handled in juvenile court.”

As we previously reported, Geyser and Weier told authorities they stabbed the girl — who is currently “healing more quickly than anticipated,” according to her parents — 19 times on May 31 after becoming big fans of the Slenderman character on the horror-themed website creepypasta.wikia.com.

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Currently charged as adults, the pre-teens faces up to 65 years in custody in connection with the incident.

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As we previously reported, the character’s creator, writer Eric Knudsen, said he was “deeply saddened” in learning of the stabbing.

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