Recently the 12-year-old Wisconsin girl, accused of organizing the “slender man” stabbing was found fit to stand trial. She is accused on carrying out a stabbing of a friend based on directions from a fictional urban myth character, “Slender Man.”
The idea of a 12-year-old girl standing trial as an adult seems unorthodox at best. This case highlights many competency issues and how complicated competency can be when dealing with minors. Attorney Benjamin Van Severen highlights some of the major questions surrounds the “slender man” stabbing case:
“There are a number of competing issues here. First, you have to wonder if the girl is mentally stable without even considering the criminal proceedings. She talks of unicorns and imaginary creatures so that is one major concern. The second issue is the fact that she’s 12 years old. Can she really assist her attorneys in her defense or even understand the gravity of the crime she is charged with? Third, even if she’s fit to stand trial, is there going to be some form of insanity defense? Ultimately, just because this doctor declared her fit to stand trial, I don’t think this will be the last time competency becomes an issue in this case.”
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