Judge considers bail requests in Slender Man stabbing cases

A judge will consider whether to reduce bail for two Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill their friend as a sacrifice to the horror fiction character Slender Man.

The girls have been in custody for nearly two years. A hearing is set for Friday on their requests that bond be reduced from $500,000 to an amount their families can afford.

The girls were 12 years old when authorities say they lured their friend into the woods and stabbed her. Investigators say the girls hoped the 2014 attack would earn them a home in Slender Man’s mansion.

The Associated Press hasn’t identified the defendants because their cases could move to juvenile court, where proceedings are closed.

Prosecuting attorney Ted Szczupakiewicz (zz-PAK’-uh-witz) has declined to comment on the girls’ bond requests.

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