Teen in 'slender man' case found mentally ill

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Teen in 'slender man' case found mentally ill. Gray Hall reports during Action News at 7 a.m. on September 16, 2017. (WPVI)

A jury in Wisconsin has determined that a teen who admitted to the stabbing of a classmate in the so-called "slender man" case is mentally ill.

The defense argued that 15-year-old Anissa Weier was mentally ill at the time of the attack.

The verdict allows her to serve time in a mental hospital.

In 2014, Weier and a friend stabbed a classmate 19 times in order to please a horror character named Slender Man.

The victim survived, and was found by a passerby.

All three girls were just 12-years-old at the time.

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