Appeals court refuses to delay trial in Slender Man stabbing

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Posted: Sep 15, 2015 6:35 PM

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin appeals court has declined to delay the trial of two 13-year-old suburban Milwaukee girls accused of stabbing their classmate in sacrifice to the fictional horror character Slender Man.

The teens are charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide. They face trial in adult court Oct. 15.

Their lawyers asked the Court of Appeals to put the prosecution on hold and send the case back to juvenile court.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1LwJA6Q ) reports that the appellate court refused the first part of that request Tuesday. The appeals court still could send the case back to juvenile court, but there has been no indication of whether that would happen.

The Associated Press has not identified the girls because the case could return to juvenile court, where proceedings are closed.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com