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Woman committed over Slender Man stabbing seeks her release

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Morgan Geyser

Mugshot of Morgan Geyser at the time of her arrest 

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — The second of two women who were sent to a state mental health facility after a 2014 stabbing attack on a sixth-grade classmate in Wisconsin which they claimed was to appease the horror character Slender Man is petitioning for her release.

Twenty-year-old Morgan Geyser has asked Waukesha County Judge Michael Bohren to order her release as he did last year for her co-defendant, Anissa Weier.

Bohren scheduled a Thursday afternoon hearing about the request. According to prosecutors, Geyser and Weier lured Payton Leutner to a Waukesha park following a sleepover in May 2014, and Geyser repeatedly stabbed Leutner while Weier urged her on.

Leutner survived the attack after managing to crawl out of the woods.

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