Morgan E. Geyser and Anissa E. Weier
Both 12-year-old girls charged as adults for the stabbing of another 12-year-old Waukesha girl have been found competent to stand trial.
By H. Nelson Goodson
November 13, 2014
Waukesha, WI - On Wednesday, a competency evaluation report indicated that Morgan E. Geyser, 12, is competent to stand trial for the stabbing of Payton Isabella Leutner, 12, on May 31. Geyser's next court hearing is on November 18. Earlier, Anissa E. Weier, 12, was found competent as well to stand trial. Weier's hearing is scheduled for December 18.
Each defendant is charged with one felony count for first-degree attempted homicide for Leutner's stabbing. A cash bond of $500,000 each remains in effect.
Both Geyser and Weier were charged as adults and are facing up to 65-years in prison each, if convicted.
The criminal complaint states, that the suspects had planned to kill Leutner for several months and might have been motivated by the fictitious character called "Slenderman."