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Testimony continues in Slender Man stabbing trial

Posted September 13

— The trial of Slender Man stabbing suspect Anissa Weier continues in Waukesha after jurors heard opening statements and first witnesses.

The 15-year-old defendant has pleaded guilty to stabbing a former classmate more than three years ago, but the jury must decide on her mental state at the time.

After the opening statements, the first witness called by the defense was Weier's father who said "no" when he was asked if he ever though his daughter might need help for mental health issues. He did talk about an incident when she was a 10-year-old and she told him she saw someone looking at her from a closet.

Waukesha Detective Thomas Casey spent most of yesterday afternoon on the witness stand. He had questioned the other suspect in the case, Morgan Geyser and he testified about the evidence collected by the Sheriff's Office.

The trial is expected to last several days.

CBS 58 is live streaming the trial on Facebook and CBS58.com. For more updates from court, follow @lindseybranwall on Twitter.

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