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Gov. Scott Walker honors Slender Man stabbing victim

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Governor Scott Walker is honoring the 12-year-old victim of the Slender Man stabbings in Waukesha.

The Republican Walker has proclaimed Wednesday as "Purple Hearts for Healing Day." He has asked Wisconsinites to wear something purple, the girl's favorite color.

Thousands of people from throughout the world have sent purple hearts to the youngster. She continues to recover at home, and Walker wishes her the best for that.

The governor said he chose the 13th of the month for his proclamation because most members of her family were born on the 13th day of different months.

The unnamed victim was stabbed 19 times in late May, allegedly by two of her middle school classmates in apparent allegiance to the fictional online horror character Slender Man.

12-year-old Morgan Geyser has been found mentally incompetent to stand trial, and she's getting psychological treatment for at least the next year. 12-year-old Anissa Weier faces a preliminary hearing next month on an adult felony charge of attempted homicide.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)