Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
WAUKESHA, Wis. — Anissa Weier, one of the two Waukesha, Wis., girls charged in the 2014 Slender Man stabbing, pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge and will proceed to trial only on whether her mental condition should make her legally responsible. Weier's attorney and prosecutors announced the resolution Monday morning at a status conference ahead of her trial, which is scheduled to begin next month. Assistant District Attorney Ted Szcaupakiewicz said the family of the victim, Payton Leutner, support the plea arrangement.
MILWAUKEE — Just hours after police say Morgan Geyser tried to kill her friend and flee to a northern Wisconsin forest — on foot — the 12-year-old Waukesha girl gave a startling videotaped confession that she’d committed the crime to please Slender Man, an internet bogeyman.
The Slender Man stabbing in Waukesha made international news when it broke 2 1/2 years ago, but the interest in recent months has concentrated — to a surprising degree — in the immediate area. That's according to a defense request that the jury for the upcoming trial in the case be chosen from people who live outside of Waukesha County.
Two Waukesha girls who were 12 when prosecutors say they tried to kill their sixth grade classmate are properly charged as adults, the Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday.
MILWAUKEE — A teacher's aide who was fired, then criminally charged, after a viral cell phone video showed him grab a Milwaukee high school student by the throat and force him to the floor, may have been the victim of a set up, his attorneys say.
Was Steven Avery wrongly convicted a second time? A new Netflix series about his infamous Wisconsin cases has apparently convinced thousands of viewers that he was, based on social media reaction to the show and a backlash hitting Manitowoc County law enforcement. Manitowoc County Sheriff Robert Hermann said his office has gotten hundreds of voice-mails and dozens of emails from around the world. “It’s basically hate mail,” Hermann said.
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice N. Patrick Crooks died Monday at the court in Madison. Crooks, 77, had announced last week he would not seek re-election at the end of his term next year.
The judge in the Slender Man stabbing case Monday agreed to suspend the proceedings after learning the state Attorney General's office agrees that the decision to keep two 13-year-old girls in adult court should be reviewed by the Court of Appeals. Circuit Judge Michael Bohren also removed an October trial date from his calendar amid discussion that the case, if it remains in adult court, likely wouldn't be ready for trial until next year.
Morgan Geyser spends her days in near isolation at the Washington County Juvenile Detention Center in West Bend, eating under a table, feeding ants and watching The Weather Channel for...
MILWAUKEE — In what has become an increasingly common phenomenon, a Milwaukee woman had to face having nude and seminude photos of her posted on the Internet in April as collateral damage of a messy breakup. Her ex, Keslin Jean Jacques, told her there was nothing she could do to stop him, according to a criminal complaint, because Gov.