Girl in Slender Man stabbing gets maximum mental commitment

  • Morgan Geyser, left, looks to her attorney Anthony Cotton as she appears in a in a Waukesha County Courtroom in Waukesha, Wis. Geyser one of two Wisconsin girls who tried to kill a classmate to win favor with fictional horror character Slender Man is being sentenced Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, for her role in the attack. (Michael Sears /Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

WAUKESHA, Wis. — A Wisconsin girl who stabbed a classmate to curry favor with the fictional horror character Slender Man will be committed to a mental hospital for 40 years, a judge ordered Thursday, explaining his decision as “an issue of community protection.”