12-year-olds stabbing case: a ‘Slender Man’ horror story run amok?

A photo taken on June 3, 2014, shows a Waukesha, Wis. park where two 12-year-old girls are accused of planning to kill another 12-year-old girl before deciding to go to some nearby woods, where the girl was severely injured with 19 stab wounds. Prosecutors say the two 12-year-olds stabbed their acquaintance to please a fictional creature they learned about online.
A photo taken on June 3, 2014, shows a Waukesha, Wis. park where two 12-year-old girls are accused of planning to kill another 12-year-old girl before deciding to go to some nearby woods, where the girl was severely injured with 19 stab wounds. Prosecutors say the two 12-year-olds stabbed their acquaintance to please a fictional creature they learned about online.

A grisly attack in Waukesha, Wis., in which two 12-year-old girls are alleged to have stabbed a friend 19 times, has shaken the local community and much of America, as have revelations that the girls’ actions may have been inspired by their belief in a fictitious online character.
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