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WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- 19-year-old Anissa Weier will be released from the Winnebago Mental Health Institute Monday.
She'll live with her father where she will continue her mental health care under state supervision.

"She looks forward to moving on into a productive life," said one of Weier's lawyers at the release hearing Friday.

The court approved Weier's release plan after a 30 minute hearing.Weier will spend the weekend at the Winnebago Mental Health Institute before being released to her father's care Monday.

She is one of the teens convicted of stabbing a 12-year-old in 2014 to please a fictional character known as Slenderman.

Weier was ordered to serve 25 years at the mental health institute but successfully petioned the court to be released with conditions.

The court agreed she did not pose a significant threat to herself or others at a hearing July 1st.

As part of the release plan Weier will wear a G.P.S. monitor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Her case manager can decide to remove the monitor, but at the request of prosecutors, the court ordered a 30 day advance notice before the case manager relaxes the monitor requirement.

"I'm satisfied with the additions we've made to it in particular addressing the G.P.S. system, that it's a fair report, it's reasonable, that of course it provides for the protection of the community," said Judge Michael Bohren.

As part of the plan neighbors and law enforcement have been notified of Weier's living arrangements

The state is giving her a cell phone with no internet access.

She is able to access the internet at home, with a monitoring software system in place.


Updated: 2:06 p.m. on Sept. 10, 2021

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin woman who admitted to helping stab a classmate to please the horror character Slender Man will be freed Monday from a mental health institution.

A judge ruled Friday that 19-year-old Anissa Weier will be released after spending almost four years at the Winnebago Mental Health Institute.  

Weier and friend Morgan Geyser lured classmate Payton Leutner into a park in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha following a sleepover in May 2014.

Geyser stabbed Leutner multiple times, while Weier urged her on. All three girls were 12 at the time.


Published: 1:35 p.m. on Sept. 10, 2021

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge is set to review a release plan for a Wisconsin woman who has spent four years in a mental health facility after she admitted to taking part in the 2014 stabbing of a Wisconsin classmate to please the horror character Slender Man.

Waukesha County Judge Michael Bohren ruled in July that Anissa Weier no longer poses a threat. He gave state officials 60 days to draw up a release plan. He has scheduled a hearing Friday afternoon.

Weier and friend Morgan Geyser lured classmate Payton Leutner into the woods in May 2014. Geyser stabbed Leutner multiple times as Weier encouraged her.

All three girls were 12 years old at the time.

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