UPDATE 11:36 AM EST
The victim has been released from the hospital this week, with her parents revealing in a statement of how she was able to crawl out of the woods and escape death.
According to NBC News, after recovering from being stabbed 19 times by the girls, who are being tried as adults, she told them:
‘I wanted to live.’
Prosecutors in Wisconsin say two 12-year-old girls lured their 12-year-old friend to one of their houses with the promise of a sleepover and stabbed her 19 times because of the internet meme, Slender Man.
They also say the girls, Morgan E. Geyser and Anissa E. Weier, had been planning the attack for months. On Monday, the two girls were charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court as adults with attempted first-degree intentional homicide. They are being held on $500,000 bail each.
The pre-teens told police they were trying to pay homage to the fictional meme character who is popular among websites devoted to horror stories.
Weier told police that Slender Man is the “leader” of Creepypasta, and in the hierarchy of that world, one must kill to show dedication. Weier said that Geyser told her they should become “proxies” of Slender Man — a paranormal figure known for his ability to create tendrils from his fingers and back — and kill their friend to prove themselves worthy of him. Weier said she was surprised by Geyser’s suggestion, but also excited to prove skeptics wrong and show that Slender Man really did exist.
The suspects believed that “Slender,” as Weier called him, lived in a mansion in the Nicolet National Forest in northern Wisconsin. The plan was to kill the victim and walk to Slender’s mansion.
The girls planned to stab the victim while she slept, but soon changed plans and lured her into the woods the next day.
Weier said Geyser then tackled the victim and started stabbing her. The victim was screaming. Weier said when Geyser got off the victim, the victim screamed, “I hate you. I trusted you.”
Weier said the victim tried to walk toward the street but was stumbling. They didn’t want anyone to see her, so Weier grabbed her arm and pulled her away from the street. The victim fell. Weier said the victim couldn’t breathe, see or walk. Weier told the victim to lie down and be quiet — she would lose blood more slowly. Weier told police she gave the victim those instructions so she wouldn’t draw attention to herself, and so she would die. Weier told the victim they were going to get her help; but they never planned on actually doing so. They hoped she would die, and they would see Slender and know he existed. With the victim lying on the ground, they began to back away.
When police asked Weier if she knew what it meant to kill someone, Weier said, “I believe it’s ending a life and I regret it.” Weier also said, “The bad part of me wanted her to die, the good part of me wanted her to live.”
On Saturday, a passing bicyclist found the victim, covered in blood, on the sidewalk. She had managed to crawl out of the woods where the suspects left her. The two girls only missed a major artery near the victim’s heart by a millimeter.
She was rushed to a hospital, where she was in stable condition Monday evening, but fighting for her life. The girls face up to 64 years in prison if convicted.
SOURCE: JsOnline | VIDEO SOURCE: News Inc.