One of the two Wisconsin teens responsible for the “Slenderman” stabbing has been ordered to spend the next 25 years in a state mental hospital, a judge decided on Thursday.
CNN reported that Anissa Weier, 16, will have to spend at least three years inside Winnebago Mental Health Institute before there is any chance of her being discharged. Then, after that, it is possible for her to be released into outpatient care. Weier’s lawyer, Maura McMahon, is hoping for that future.
“If she is continuing on doing well, taking any medication that is required, meeting with her therapist […] I’m hoping going to college, getting a job, all the wonderful things that she wants to do, she’ll remain out of custody but being supervised by her agent,” she said.
The teenager took a plea deal earlier this year, pleading guilty attempted second-degree homicide due to mental illness.