Girl, 12, not competent for trial in stabbing, claims to have mind control abilities

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Morgan Geyser (left) and Anissa Weier (right) are charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide.

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — One of two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls charged as an adult with stabbing a classmate to please a fictional online horror character has been found mentally unable to stand trial.

A judge declared Morgan Geyser, 12, incompetent Friday and ordered her committed for treatment. Two doctors who examined the girl had submitted reports saying they didn’t think she was competent.

FOX 4’s sister station, WGN-TV, reported that medical experts told the court Geyser believes she can talk to Lord Voldemort, a character from the famous fictional Harry Potter series, and also believes she can use Vulcan mind control.

Court documents say the two 12-year-olds plotted for months to kill their former friend to win favor with Slender Man, a character in online horror stories. Documents say they lured the victim into a wooded park following a sleepover and stabbed her 19 times.

RELATED: Two girls sit in jail, charged as adults while victim recovers from 19 stab wounds

Attorneys for both girls have said they hope to have the cases moved from adult to juvenile court, where more mental health and other services might be available.

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5 comments

  • mmhm

    Seems like an other kid using their imagination. If she could plan it and follow through then she’s mentally fit enough to stand trial. In my opinion she talks to fictional characters like most kids with imaginary friends. And while I didn’t think I had mind control I did think the floor was lava.

    • rmgw

      Okay, the floor is lava, many islands are 100% ancient lava, but I doubt that you went around knifing people because Pele the Hawaiian volcano goddess told you to. I agree, they planned and followed through, she is competent and should stand trial in an adult court for an adult crime. I suspect that after a few months in an asylum hospital wing, she will make a “”miraculous”” recovery, because she will find that being committed is probably not as nice as she imagines. She likely thinks it is easier than prison, when both are likely equally unpleasant. No doubt she expected that she would be allowed to go home until she improved, and would spend only shrink visits having to be a lunatic.