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14-Year-old girl tries to kill family for Slenderman

FLORIDA (CBS) -- Police say a 14-year-old Florida girl inspired by fictional characters set her family's home on fire. Law enforcement says the girl referenced the fictional character Slenderman in her journal.


The Pasco County Sheriff's Office says she used an alcohol and bleach concoction to start the blaze in hopes of sacrificing her mother and younger brother to Slenderman. The 14-year-old went to a nearby park and slept in a bathroom just after setting her family's house on fire.


Investigtors say the teen texted her mother, \"Mom I'm so sorry I don't know why I did it. Did any of you get hurt?\" Firefighters were able to get everyone out of the house safely.


Investigators say the teen had also been reading a japanese comic book called Soul Eater on the internet. They say the teen also said a fight between the characters inspired her actions.


The 14-year-old has been charged with one count of arson, and two counts of attempted murder.

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