In 2014, three 12-year-old girls went out to the woods to play hide and seek. There, two of the girls proceeded to stab the third 19 times before leaving her for dead. Their reason? Because Slenderman told them to. The whole thing sounds like something out of a horror movie, but the Slenderman stabbing actually happened - and captivated all who heard about it.
The legal proceedings that followed the Slenderman crimes are fraught with claims of mental illness and debate - can a child really be charged as an adult? They've also started a dialogue about whether the stabbing inspired by Slenderman is a call to arms for parents, most of whom have never even heard the Internet horror legend's name. As this tale begins to wrap up in 2017, we are still left with so many questions. Why did these girls want to stab someone for Slenderman? How do we handle a case like this? And what will become of these three girls wrapped up in this bizarre and horrific nightmare?
The Girls Were Only 12 When They Tried To Murder Their Friend
They Stabbed Her 19 Times To Appease Slenderman
This Was The Second Attempt To Harm Payton
Their Friend Lived By Crawling For Her Life
Morgan Thought Killing Was Wrong But Necessary
Who Is Slenderman?