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Wisconsin girl pleads 'mental defect' in Slender Man attack


One of two girls accused of trying to kill a 12-year-old classmate to please horror character Slender Man two years ago is pleading not guilty by reason of mental defect or disease.

Morgan Geyser, 14, entered her plea Friday in Waukesha County.

Judge Michael Bohren ordered doctors to examine her.

The other girl in the case pleaded not guilty last year.

Both girls have been charged with attempted homicide as adults.

The Associated Press had not named either of them before Friday because their attorneys sought to move them back to juvenile court.

A state appeals court in July ruled they should remain in adult court.

Geyser's attorney, Tony Cotton, said Friday he dropped efforts to move the case to juvenile court.

The other girl's attorney didn't return a message.

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