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UPDATE: Doctor to evaluate 12-year-old stabbing suspect

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   WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- A court commissioner has ordered a competency evaluation for one of two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times in a quest to please a spooky fictional character they read about online.
   Attorney Anthony Cotton requested the competency hearing for his client in court Wednesday. Cotton says he can't give details about why he questions the girl's competency but has an obligation to raise the issue if he sees signs that spur a question.
   A state-appointed doctor will evaluate his client.
   The other girl's attorney says he is not raising competency as an issue right now but could later. Attorney Joseph Smith Jr. says now he is seeking information from prosecutors to help prepare for a preliminary hearing.
   The girls are due back in court July 2.


WAUKESHA (WKOW) -- The 12-year-old girls who stabbed their 12-year-old friend 19 times and leaving her for dead will be at a court hearing Wednesday.

Both suspects are being charged as adults, though one of the girl's lawyer says he will push to get her case transferred to juvenile court.  That's where more social services and mental health treatment would be available.

Police say the girls invited a friend to a sleepover.  Then, they lured her into the woods and stabbed her repeatedly.

The two suspects will be in Waukesha County court this afternoon.
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