Eau Claire (WQOW) - After eight hours of testimony, Morgan Geyser, one of the girls who tried to kill a classmate to win favor for the fictional character Slender Man, received the maximum sentence.
Thursday, Judge Michael Bohren sentenced Geyser to a maximum 40 years in a mental hospital. He said the 15 year old remains a risk to hurt others, or herself.
Geyser and Anissa Weier lured a classmate to a suburban Milwaukee park in 2014 and carried out the attack, with Geyser doing the stabbing. All three girls were 12 at the time. Weier was sentenced to 25 years in a mental hospital in December.
Judge Bohren said in passing the sentence, that although the attack happened when the girls were young: "what we can't forget is this was an attempted murder."
Geyser spoke briefly before she was sentenced, breaking down in tears as she apologized to the girl she stabbed. That girl survived.