Slender Man stabbing suspects back in court

Posted at 4:54 PM, Nov 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-11 19:41:47-05

WAUKESHA -- A judge gave a clearer idea Friday of when the two girls accused of stabbing a classmate in 2014 might go to trial.

Morgan Geyser appeared in court, while Anissa Weier was there through video. The judge heard from attorneys on several motions they've filed and chose a date to hear reports from doctors about the girls' mental capacity. 

"They've grown, time has passed," explained Maura McMahon, Weier's Attorney.

She said she feels people will understand the girls may be teens now, but they were 12-years-old then. Weier just turned 15 Thursday. Three years after the stabbing the girls are accused in, they now know when they might stand in front of a jury in the case.

Weier and Geyser are accused of stabbing their friend to please the fictional online character Slender Man in May 2014.

"I think we're probably looking at June or July," said Judge Michael Bohren.

The girls' attorneys hope for juries outside of Waukesha. Weier's attorneys want jurors brought to Waukesha from other areas of the state. Geyser's attorneys want her case moved to another county, possibly Dane County.

Both girls' attorneys want their clients' confessions to police after the stabbing left out of their trials.

The attorneys for both sides will come together again in February to discuss the motions, which is when the judge will make decisions on those. After that trial dates will be set.