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Lawyers in the "Slenderman" stabbing want case moved to juvenile court

The judge's gavel is seen in court room 422 of the New York Supreme Court at 60 Centre Street February 3, 2012. Picture taken February 3, 20
The judge's gavel is seen in court room 422 of the New York Supreme Court at 60 Centre Street February 3, 2012. Picture taken February 3, 20

WAUKESHA, Wis (WSAU-Wheeler News)  Two 12-year-old Waukesha girls are due back in adult court today, for allegedly stabbing another girl 19 times in allegiance to a fictional horror character. Circuit Judge Michael Bohren is scheduled to meet with attorneys on both sides at 1:15, to review the status of the case against Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser. Both are currently charged with attempted homicide in the May 31st incident.

Their attorneys have said they'll try to get the youngsters into juvenile court, with a chance for more treatment and earlier releases. If they're found delinquent, they could be held until they turn 25 -- but if they're convicted as adults, each could get up to 65 years in prison.

Previous reports indicated that the stabbing victim was near death before starting to recover.

All three students go to Horning Middle School in Waukesha.

Yesterday Judge Bohren told the news media covering today's proceeding not to photograph the defendants' faces. Attorneys for the Wisconsin Broadcasters and Newspaper associations filed a challenge to the judge's order, saying there's no need for it because the suspects' photos have been published worldwide online. They were photographed at their initial adult court appearance, where bonds of a half-million dollars each were set.

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