WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wis. -- (WITI) -- A Waukesha County judge ruled on Monday, February 13th that accused Slenderman stabbing defendant Morgan Geyser can have a fair trial in that county. That means she will not have a change of venue as requested by her attorney. The judge also ruled that Geyser's confession in this case will stand.
Geyser's lawyer asked that the jury not be chosen from Waukesha County due to all the publicity surrounding this case -- and he asked that her statements and confession be tossed out.
Judge Michael Bohren on Monday ruled that the statement Geyser made in 2014 confessing to the Slenderman stabbing can be used in the trial. He also said Geyser's statements at age 12 were voluntary and she was read her rights -- so her confession stands.