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UPDATE: Doctors differ on preteen suspect's mental state

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Doctors disagree over whether the second of two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fictional horror character is fit to stand trial.

A Wisconsin judge said Wednesday that he received a report from a state doctor who believes the girl could help with her defense. But her public defender says another doctor believes she's not mentally able to do so.

Waukesha County Judge Michael Bohren scheduled another hearing for Dec. 18 because the state's doctor was not in court to testify Wednesday.

Prosecutors say the two girls plotted for months to kill their classmate before luring the child to a wooded park after a sleepover and stabbing her 19 times.

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WAUKESHA (WKOW) -- A Waukesha County judge could decide Wednesday whether one of two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing their friend is mentally fit to stand trial.

The girl's public defender claims she isn't, in a case where she and another girl are accused of attacking the classmate to please a fictional online character known as Slender Man. The attorney notes a psychologist who examined the girl questioned whether she'd be able to help with her own defense in the case.

The victim was stabbed 19 times in the park the morning after a sleepover. She survived after crawling through the woods, where a bicyclist found her.

The judge ordered the other defendant to receive mental health treatment after a psychologist testified the girl believes she can see things others can't including Slender Man.
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