Girl in Slender Man stabbing gets maximum mental commitment

From Associated Press:

A Wisconsin girl who stabbed a classmate in an attack inspired by the fictional horror character Slender Man was sentenced to 40 years in a mental hospital Thursday.

Judge Michael Bohren granted the maximum penalty that prosecutors had sought, and discounted Morgan Geyser’s youth — she was just 12 — at the time of the attack in 2014.

“What we can’t forget is this was an attempted murder,” Bohren said. He said he believed Geyser remained a risk to hurt herself and others, and called it “an issue of community protection.”