The family of the 'Slender Man' stabbing victim say they're nervous that one of the attackers is going free
In this September 13, 2017 file photo, Anissa Weier listens as former teachers testify during their trial in Waukesha County Court in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Rick Wood / Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool
A Wisconsin family is "nervous" about the release of a 19-year-old who encouraged her daughter to be stabbed, the AP reported.
Anissa Weier was ordered to be released from a psychiatric facility by a judge on Friday.
When she was 12 years old, Weier watched as a friend repeatedly stabbed her peers. The two claimed they wanted to please the online horror meme Slender Man.
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A Wisconsin family said they were "nervous" about the release of a 19-year-old woman who encouraged stabbing her child to please fake online horror character Slender Man when she was 12, the Associated Press reported .
A judge ruled Friday that Anissa Weier could be released from the Winnebago Mental Health Institute in Oshkosh.
Weier spent four years in the mental health facility after she and her friend Morgan Geyser pleaded guilty to assaulting and stabbing Payton Leutner when they were all 12 years old, the AP reported.
As Insider previously reported, the two lured people into the forest, where Geys stabbed them 19 times and almost killed them, while Weier encouraged them. At the time, the two tweens told the police they were trying to appease Slender Man - a popular character in online horror stories - because they feared he would kill their families.
They said they wanted to prove to Slender Man that they were worthy by killing Leutner, their friend. They planned to live with him in a mansion and to become his "proxy", as Michelle Mark from Insider previously reported.
"We're just nervous about it being canceled," Steve Lyons, a spokesman for Leutner's family, told the Associated Press in an article published Monday. "We're nervous about the potential of what could happen."
Weier was sentenced to 25 years in prison and Geyser to 40 years in prison there.
Weier applied for release in March this year, claiming that she had used all treatment options available to her in the mental health facility. The judge ruled in July that she was no longer a threat to society and approved her release on Friday.
Her release date has been set for Monday, although it is unclear whether she was released, according to the AP.
"I am NOT saying that I have finished my treatment. I am saying that I have exhausted all resources available to myself at the Winnebago Mental Health Institute," Weier said, according to court documents. "If I want to be a productive member of society, I have to be part of society."
As part of her release, Weier is obliged to live with her father, to be subject to GPS monitoring, to prohibit the use of social media, to prohibit the possession or use of weapons and is not allowed to communicate with Leutner's family, the AP reported.
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