Recently obtained video shows one of the convicted Slenderman attackers nonchalantly admitting to the attempted murder of Payton Leutner.
In that video, filmed hours after the fiction-inspired stabbing, a detective asks Morgan Geyser, “What were you trying to do with her when you stabbed her?” To which Geyser calmly replies:
Kill her. I might as well just say it. We were trying to kill her.
A seemingly remorse-free Geyser continued her discussion with the interrogating officer, asking, “Do you know what happened to Bella?” The officer says, “What happened to Bella? Is Bella your friend?” Geyser then replies, “Mmhmm. She’s not Anissa. She’s the one whom I stabbed.”
Leutner was stabbed 19 times by Geyser as Anissa Weier egged her on, according to authorities. The two girls claimed to have planned and carried out the attack on Leutner in order to satisfy the whims of the Slenderman character, a native internet phenomenon popularized by the web series “Marble Hornets“.
Angie Geyser told ABC News in an interview after being showed the footage of her daughter confessing to attempted murder, “The interrogation is very difficult to watch because that’s not my daughter saying those things. That’s not the way that she speaks, that’s not the way that she acts.”
Geyser was committed to a mental hospital for an indeterminate amount of time after entering a guilty plea late last year. Weier was similarly sentenced to 25 years in a state mental institution for her role in the stabbing.
[image via screengrab/ABC News]
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