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Woman who stabbed classmate to please ‘Slender Man’ won’t be released from psychiatric hospital

A Wisconsin woman who at age 12 said she stabbed a sixth-grade classmate nearly to death to please the online horror character Slender Man remains a risk to the public and won’t be released yet from a psychiatric hospital, a judge said Thursday.
Judge Michael Bohren ruled against Morgan Geyser, now 21, despite the testimony of two psychiatrists, including the medical director of Winnebago Mental Health Institute, who said she was ready to depart that hospital and return to the community under certain conditions.

“The scales tip in favor of the public, and it tips that way by clear and convincing evidence,” Bohren said, citing the standard und …

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