ELKHART, Ind. -- (WGN) -- A 12-year-old girl in Indiana is blaming an online clown for the murder she committed.
Prosecutors say the girl set her family's apartment, in Elkhart, on fire in July.
She then stabbed her stepmother to death.
A recent court order says she did it, “at the direction of a fictional character found on the creepypasta website known as “laughing jack” and the girl, “heard voices and had an 'alter ego' months before the stabbing and begged her father for help.”