WAUKESHA, Wis. -- (WITI) -- The Waukesha County judge overseeing the so-called "Slender Man" case issued 15 more warrants and fines on Friday, August 25 for potential jurors in the case.
A hearing was held Friday to talk with jurors assigned to the case who were in non-compliance — who had not filled out one or both of two questionnaires with the juror selection process. Several people were in court to be heard by the judge — 15 others were not. Arrest warrants were issued for those people. Judge Michael Bohren also imposed a forfeiture of $500 each for those people who were not in court.
This case stems from May 2014, when Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser, then-12-year-old girls, allegedly stabbed their friend 19 times to please the internet horror character "Slender Man." Both girls are 15 years old now.
Earlier this month, Weier pleaded guilty to an amended charge of attempted second degree intentional homicide, party to a crime with use of a deadly weapon in the case. The court accepted Weier’s guilty plea, and she was indeed found guilty of the amended charge.
A jury will now have to decide whether Weier is guilty, in which case the state recommends 10 years in prison, or if she’s not by reason of mental disease or defect. In that case, Weier would be committed until at least July 2020.
As for Morgan Geyser, she is still on track for an October trial. She has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease to attempted homicide charges in adult court.