The disturbing case of the two 12-year-old girls who stabbed their friend 19 times over an obsession with a fictional character seems to get stranger every day. One of the girl’s siblings is now speaking out, providing more insight into the mind of the disturbed girls.
In an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail, William Weier, brother of 12-year-old Anissa Weier, explained why his sister and friend Morgan Geyser were so obsessed with the Internet meme character Slender Man and how it eventually lead to them almost murdering a friend.
“She loved CreepyPasta (an online ghost story site), she loved the Slender Man stories, just anything a bit creepy,” said Weier. “But I don't see why it changed from dream to reality. She was very quiet, she kept to herself, but she was happy-go-lucky, so this is completely out of the blue. I know she understood what she was doing because she is very intelligent, to the point where by she lacks common sense. But she is only a little girl so I don't think she understood the ramifications of what she was doing.”
Weier says that he was shocked to discover that after the two girls first became obsessed with the Slender Man meme on the website CreepyPasta Wiki, they planned to kill their friend to prove their love for the fictional character. Reports say that the girls started making plans for the killing months ago and decided that they would kill their friend first before walking to the location they believed Slender Man lived, not far from where they both resided.
“I'm shocked like anybody would be if it was their little sister. It does happen, but when it does it's a surprise to everybody. This was out of character for my sister. She was relatively quiet, she didn't talk about anything she did at school. As far as I knew she just liked being scared. She has dug herself a hell of a hole with this. If she gets out, she will be on lockdown.
“As far as I can tell, her and her friend have been planning this for months and they decided to go through with it,” said Weier. “It seems it was just random.”
The two 12-year-old girls have now been charged as adults with attempted first-degree intentional homicide and could each face up to 65 years in jail. The 12-year-old victim is said to be in critical condition after narrowly escaping her attackers and just barely surviving the brutal stabbing.