"Now she's a young lady with a really bright future ... [She has] great grades, great friends. Powered by. Sitemap “It was a little shocking to me to see that they had this big, huge plan that they had been working on for months,” Leutner said. She said she put the knife back into her bag and wiped it off on her jacket and told the detective, “it was weird that I didn’t feel remorse.”, Asked why they did this, Geyser stated that Weier said they had to or he would kill our family.
The complaint further alleged that Payton almost died from the stab wounds. Leutner said she is aware of the longstanding public debate about whether the two girls were old enough to be charged in adult court, but doesn't herself question whether their cases should have been handled in juvenile court.
They had been at a sleepover together the night before the stabbing. But I’m not blaming myself at all. “She was sitting all by herself and I didn’t think anyone should have to sit by themselves,” Leutner recounted about the time she befriended the girl in fourth grade.
It's just a walk. The high school senior plans to attend college next year and pursue a career in the medical field — a goal she believes was inspired by what happened to her.
In 2014, Leutner was a sixth-grader in Waukesha, Wisconsin, when Geyser and Weier attacked her after a slumber party at Geyser's home.
Despite their young ages, both Morgan E. Geyer and Anissa E. Weier were charged in 2014 in an adult criminal complaint. ", "Once I look back on it, I was like, that is really weird," she told Muir.
Geyser and co-defendant Anissa Weier lured Payton Leutner from a sleepover to a nearby wooded park in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha. That's an adult crime.". As for Slenderman, Geyser said she had never met him but he watches her and he can read your mind and can teleport.
Now 17, Leutner has worked hard over the last five years to heal and rebuild a normal life. I didn’t have a plan when I was 12, and now I do because of everything that I went through.” That’s why she plans to go to college to study a medical field (she’s a senior in high school). It kind of frightened me a little bit," Leutner told ABC of her friends' fascination with the character.
Geyser found them both.
Leutner — who sleeps with a pair of broken scissors under her pillow “just in case” — said she has advice for parents whose children might not understand the difference between what is real and fake online.
I was supportive because I thought that’s what she liked.”.
Geyser pleaded guilty to the first-degree charges against her. One had cut through her diaphragm, damaging her liver and stomach. Morgan Geyser is led into the courtroom, Dec.12, 2016, for a hearing on motions in the so called Slenderman stabbing case at Waukesha County Courthouse in Waukesha, Wis. Anissa Weier listens during jury selection in her trial at Waukesha County Courthouse, Sept 11, 2017, in Waukesha, Wis. Morgan Geyser is led into the courtroom at Waukesha County Court, Aug. 19, 2016 in Waukesha, Wis. Anissa Weier is escorted into the courtroom for a hearing at Waukesha County Circuit Court, Dec. 22, 2016, in Waukesha, Wis. Payton Leutner, 17, hopes to move forward with life five years after friends tried killing her to prove the fictional character "Slender Man" is real. Today, Leutner is 17 years old. "That's when I was really wanting to get out of that friendship.". The stab wounds she'd suffered to her arms and legs had only damaged soft tissue, but the two to her torso had hit major organs. "But she really liked it and thought it was real.". According to Wisconsin court records, Geyser was found “Guilty but Not Guilty Due to Mental Disease/Defect.” Weier was too. More than five years after she was nearly stabbed to …
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She was the young girl, stabbed 19 times by her best friends. She’s got so much to live for and I can’t wait to see what the next chapter of her life is.”, In a victim impact statement filed with the court, Leutner’s mother, Stacie Leutner, wrote, “The 19 stab wounds that Payton endured that day left 19 very visible scars on her arms, her legs,her hip,her torso, and her chest. Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. Payton then fell down and said she couldn’t breath, see or walk.
She was in extreme pain and could only answer yes or no questions, but at this time, the officer indicated Payton was given a CAT scan. "I would probably, initially thank her," Leutner said to Muir. Weier’s father William Weier did indicate he was missing a two and a half inch knife from his residence.
Privacy Notice Copyright © 2020 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. Geyser then gave Weier the knife and Weier told Geyser that Weier was too squeamish and gave the knife back to Geyser.” Stacie Leutner acknowledged her own reservations about Geyser potentially petitioning for release soon. "I feel like it's time for people to see my side rather than everyone else's," she said. She survived the attack and managed to crawl out of the woods where she was found by a cyclist with stab wounds to her chest, abdomen and arms. "I had the intubation tube in my lungs because I couldn't breathe on my own for a while.". https://t.co/G58PZj5Idk, Geyser was sentenced in February 2018. But she was always cruel to me.
It has been five years since Payton Leutner was nearly stabbed to death, but now she is prepared to show everyone she’s a survivor. Fictional Horror Character Explained), (MORE: Moms of guilty teens in 'Slender Man' case say there were no red flags of violence), (MORE: Family of Slender Man stabbing victim speaks out after teen's plea deal), (MORE: 'Slender Man' stabbing survivor's mother offers message of hope to other parents), (MORE: Moms of guilty teens in 'Slender Man' case speak out), eligible to petition the court for release, (MORE: 2nd teen in Slender Man case to remain in institutional care for 40 years). In the ambulance, she struggled to focus “because my body was working so hard to keep itself alive. "I was angry for a long time, especially [at] Morgan's parents, knowing that Morgan's dad had schizophrenia.
Geyser told Weier, “We should be proxies of Slender.” Weier stated okay, how do we do that? And then just walked until I hit a patch of grass where I could lay down,” she said, adding that a passing bicyclist spotted her and called 911. This was an internet site that talked about horror stories and nightmare stories. This plan changed when they decided to go to Skateland that Friday night. RELATED: 12-Year-Old’s Chilling Interrogation After Stabbing Classmate 19 Times: ‘We Were Trying to Kill Her’. "I couldn't focus much because my body was working so hard to keep itself alive," she said.
Watch Slender Man Stabbing: The Untold Story Saturday, Jan. 26 at 8ET/7PT on REELZ. She described Geyser as “a little lonely.”, The told ABC she was frightened when Leutner began talking about Slender Man, saying, “I thought it was odd. Court records say that the state requested “the maximum amount of institutional care of 25 years and that Ms. Weier take all prescribe mediation.” The defense requested “institutional care (until) Ms. Weier(‘s) 25th birthday.” In October 2019, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections confirmed to Heavy, “Neither Ms. Weier nor Ms. Geyser are in the custody of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.” The state Department of Health Services wrote, “Under patient privacy laws we cannot confirm or deny whether a specific individual was at one of our facilities or offer any other information.” It was revealed in court that Geyser has schizophrenia. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
When Leutner learned why Geyser had stabbed her, she said, she wasn't surprised by the motive: The girls had intended to kill her to appease the fictional character "Slender Man" and prove that he was real. As far as "Slender Man" goes, Leutner said she had advice for parents whose children might not understand the difference between what is real and fake online. Do Not Sell My Personal Information, Your California Privacy Rights
Two of the 19 stab wounds hit major organs. The complaint provides these further details: On May 30, 2014, after school, Weier told police, according to the complaint, that she and Geyser went to Weier’s house where she packed a backpack full of clothes, granola bars, water bottles and a picture of her mother and her father and her siblings. It was Weier who had "really convinced" Geyser that "Slender Man" was real, Leutner thought. — 20/20 (@ABC2020) October 24, 2019.
The Wisconsin girl stabbed 19 times by her best friend and another sixth-grade classmate to please fictional bogeyman “Slender Man” has spoken publicly for the first time since the shocking 2014 crime, saying she has “come to accept” all of her scars. Geyser seemed like a happy girl, albeit “a little lonely,” while they were friends and they enjoyed sleepovers together, playing outside and drawing — “all the things that kids do,” Leutner said about her best friend. Payton Leutner Now: Where Is the Slender Man Survivor Today?
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