Judge orders separate trials for girls in Slender Man case

Both girls have entered pleas of not guilty by reason of mental disease

A judge has ordered separate trails for two Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please horror character, Slender Man.

Waukesha County Circuit Judge, Michael Bohren announced his ruling Monday. Sources report Bohren ordered separate trails for 14-year-old Morgan Geyser and 15-year-old Anissa Weier after learning both defense teams and prosecutors agreed that a joint trial could pose legal risks.

Both girls were 12 when prosecutors say they stabbed classmate Payton Leutner 19 times in a Waukesha park following a sleep over in 2014. Payton survived after she crawled to a path where  bicyclist found her.

Geyser and Weier have pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease to attempted homicide charges in adult court.

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