A woman suspected in the Slender Man stabbing is planning to request her release from a mental facility.
Nineteen-year-old Anissa Weier has spent the last three-and-a-half years at a Wisconsin psychiatric hospital after she and another friend allegedly stabbed a classmate 19 times. The two girls told police at the time they did it to placate a fictional horror character known as Slender Man.
Weier was sentenced to the maximum penalty of 25 years in the mental facility after three years of evaluations and her eventual guilty plea to attempted second-degree murder. She would be assigned a case manager if granted conditional release and monitored until she’s 37.