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Slenderman: Online Obsession, Mental Illness, and the Violent Crime of Two Midwestern Girls


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The primary full account of the Slenderman stabbing, a true-crime narrative of psychological sickness, the American judicial system, the trials of adolescence, and the ability of the web.On Could 31, 2014, within the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha, Wisconsin, two 12-year-old women tried to stab their classmate to dying. Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier’s violence was excessive, however what appeared much more scary was that they dedicated their crime beneath the affect of a determine born by the web: the so-called “Slenderman”. But the much more pressing facet of the story, that the kids concerned suffered from undiagnosed psychological sicknesses, typically went ignored in protection of the case.Slenderman: On-line Obsession, Psychological Sickness, and the Violent Crime of Two Midwestern Women tells that full story for the primary time in deeply researched element, utilizing courtroom transcripts, police stories, particular person reporting, and unique interviews. Morgan and Anissa had been sure collectively by their shared love of geeky tv reveals and animals, and their discovery of the user-uploaded scary tales on the Creepypasta web site might have been nothing greater than a quick section. However Morgan was affected by early-onset childhood schizophrenia. She believed that she had seen Slenderman lengthy earlier than discovering him on-line and that the one approach to cease him from killing her household was to carry him a sacrifice: Morgan’s greatest buddy Payton “Bella” Leutner, whom Morgan and Anissa deliberate to stab to dying on the night time of Morgan’s twelfth birthday celebration. Bella survived the assault however was deeply traumatized, whereas Morgan and Anissa had been instantly despatched to jail, and the severity of their crime meant that they’d be prosecuted as adults. There, as Morgan continued to undergo from worsening psychological sickness after being denied antipsychotics, her life grew to become an increasing number of surreal.Slenderman is each an exhilarating true-crime story and a seek for justice.Recorded by association with Grove Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, Inc.