One of the two Wisconsin girls convicted of stabbing their sixth-grade classmate in the notorious 2014 “Slender Man Stabbings” will be released from a mental health facility with certain conditions, a judge ruled Friday.
Anissa Weier, now 19, is set to be freed on Monday after nearly four years at the Winnebago Mental Health Institute in Oshkosh Wisconsin, where she had been serving a 25-year sentence.
A conditional release plan states that Weier, who pleaded guilty to the grisly attempted murder, will live with her father and submit to GPS monitoring, according to WISN.
“I’m satisfied it’s reasonable. It provides good protections as far as the community is concerned. It also provides a good plan for rehabilitation for Miss Weier, so I will approve the plan,” Waukesha County Judge Michael Bohren said Friday, the outlet reported.
Weier filed a petition for conditional release in March, arguing that she’d exhausted all of her treatment options at the hospital and claimed she’s no longer a threat to anyone, vowing that she would never “become a weapon again.”
Prosecutors had countered that Weier was still immature and susceptible to dangerous influences, writing in court filings that there was no guarantee she wouldn’t attack someone again.
In July, a judge ruled that Weier was no longer a threat to society, but waited 60 days to have attorneys draft a plan for her conditional release, which he approved at Friday’s hearing.
In May 2014, Weier and friend Morgan Geyser lured classmate Payton Leutner into the woods in a park of the Milwaukee suburb following a sleepover.
Weier and Geyser stabbed Leutner 19 times in order to impress fictional online and video game character Slender Man.
The girls said they thought killing Leutner would make them Slender Man’s servants and keep him from killing their families. They had planned the vicious attack for five months.
All of the girls were 12 years old at the time.
Though she was left for dead, Leutner survived and managed to crawl out of the woods to a path where a passing bicyclist found her and helped her.
Geyser was sentenced in 2018 to 40 years in a mental health facility