‘Deeply regretful’: Anissa Weier submits letter to court as part of petition for conditional release
Updated: 12:44 p.m. on Mar. 10
WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) – One of the teens convicted in the Slender Man stabbing case appeared in Waukesha County Circuit Court on Wednesday, Mar. 10.
Anissa Weier, 19, is hoping to be granted conditional release from a mental health facility.
Weier was ordered to 25 years in a mental health facility for the stabbing of a 12-year-old classmate in 2014.
On Wednesday, Weier submitted a letter to the court asking for early release. In part, she said she is sorry and deeply regretful for the pain she caused. She also wrote that she takes full responsibility for her actions.
In a letter to the court today, 19-year-old Anissa Weier, one of the girls convicted in the 2014 #Slenderman stabbing, explains why she believes she should be granted conditional release from a mental health facility. Next hearing scheduled for June 11. @CBS58pic.twitter.com/Ej0ZOOcNPJ— Emily Thornton (@EmilyThorntonTV) March 10, 2021
Three doctors submitted reports on Weier, which are confidential, but one of her lawyers weighed in.
“They don’t find her to be someone that is a danger to society, a danger to herself or a danger to property,” Attorney Maura McMahon said. “She is engaged in significant treatment, that she’s done everything that has been asked of her, she has completed high school while in custody, she has done tons of therapy.”
The prosecution asked for more time to put together written arguments. They also said the victim’s family did not object to pushing the hearing back.
“I further discussed whether or not they wish to make any statements to the court and I think their positions will be incorporated into our argument in court,” Waukesha County Deputy District Attorney Ted Szczupakiewicz said.
The next court hearing is scheduled for June 11.
Posted: 6:49 a.m. on Mar. 10
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — One of two Wisconsin girls convicted of stabbing a classmate to please fictional internet horror character Slender Man is set to make her case before a judge that she should be released from a mental health facility.
Anissa Weier is now 19 and is scheduled to appear Wednesday before Waukesha County Circuit Judge Michael Bohren.
He sentenced her in December 2017 to 25 years at the Winnebago Mental Health Institute in Oshkosh. Weier and Morgan Geyser lured their friend, Payton Leutner, into a Waukesha park in 2014.
Geyser stabbed Leutner 19 times as Weier cheered Geyser on. Leutner barely survived. All three girls were 12 years old at the time.
Weier and Geyser told investigators they attacked Leutner to win favor with Slender Man.