A southeast Wisconsin crime will again be in the national spotlight this year when HBO airs a documentary about a Wauwatosa stabbing involving a group of 12-year-old girls.
An HBO official confirms to TMJ4.com that " Beware the Slenderman will air on the premium cable channel in Fall 2016.
The documentary will premiere at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas in March.
Two 12-year-old Waukesha girls, Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier, are accused of luring Payton Leutner into the woods in May 2014 and stabbing her 19 times.
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The girls allegedly told investigators they hoped killing Leutner would please Slender Man, a character they had read about in online horror stories.
Shot over 18 months with heartbreaking access to the families of the would-be murderers, the film plunges deep down the rabbit hole of their crime, a Boogeyman and our society’s most impressionable consumers of media. The entrance to the internet can quickly lead us to its dark basement, within just a matter of clicks. How much do we hold children responsible for what they find there? -- Documentary Synopsis
Geyser and Weier allegedly held Leutner down and stabbed her multiple times before leaving her to die.
Leutner crawled out of the woods and was found by a bicyclist.
Each girl faces charges of attempted first-degree intentional homicide. The pair could face up to 65 years in prison if convicted.