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Girl thought Slender Man would hurt her family

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WAUKESHA (WKOW) -- An attorney for one of the two young girls accused of repeatedly stabbing a classmate to please a fictional horror character is trying to convince a judge the child acted in self-defense.

During the second day of the girls' preliminary hearing, psychologist Deborah Collins testified the one defendant has an unyielding belief in Slender Man and feared the character would hurt her and her family if she didn't kill her friend.  The defense had hired a private investigator who testified he discovered more than 60 drawings of the character in the girl's bedroom.

The girls, ages 12 and 13, are being charged in adult court with attempted first-degree intentional homicide.  The young victim did survive.  Next month, Judge Michael Bohren will decide whether to order a trial.

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