He called 911 and tried to apply pressure to her wounded and stayed there until the Fire Department arrived. ", 24/7 coverage of breaking news and live events. All three girls were 12 years old at the time. Anissa Weier said she helped stab Peyton Leutner because she was convinced the crime would protect her and her family from a character called Slender Man. She said that Weier was very prepared to go with it but Geyser found many flaws in that plan. Morgan Geyser, 14, is accused of trying to kill a 12-year-old classmate to please the horror fiction character Slender Man. Stacie Leutner also said she has thought about the mother and father on the other side of the shattered friendship. She also faced a penalty enhancer for using a knife. She told ABC News that she was ready to reclaim her story. I was supportive because I thought that's what she liked.". Click here to get breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases in the True Crime Newsletter. Payton had a total of nineteen stab wounds. We've received your submission. Payton was screaming. At one point, Geyser stated she was sorry. Leutner's focus, she said, faded in and out while in the ambulance. "I would probably, initially thank her," Leutner said to Muir. (Waukesha Police Department) The photos from … He is a tall, slender creature with white skin and no facial features. I don’t think much of them. Leutner even considered ending her friendship with Geyser, she said. But she was always cruel to me. The Wisconsin girl stabbed 19 times by her best friend and another sixth-grade classmate to please fictional bogeyman “Slender Man” has spoken publicly for the first time since the shocking 2014 crime, saying she has “come to accept” all of her scars. When Geyser was asked if there was another way, she stated, “same way except probably duct tape her mouth shut.” When asked why they didn’t do it that way, she stated, I wanted to give Bella one more day. When asked if she knew what she did was wrong she said “probably wrong.” She asked if it was illegal to stab someone in self defense. 432 Followers, 428 Following, 56 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Payton Leutner (@pirleutner) “I just hung out with her because I knew that Morgan really loved her as a friend. This is fake,'” she said. Of the controversy over the girls being charged in adult court, Leutner said, “Adult crime is adult court. “But that’s truly how I feel. "I feel like it's time for people to see my side rather than everyone else's," she said. Leutner, Geyser and Weier were all 12 years old at the time. Morgan Geyser is led into the courtroom, Dec.12, 2016, for a hearing on motions in the so called Slenderman stabbing case at Waukesha County Courthouse in Waukesha, Wis. Anissa Weier listens during jury selection in her trial at Waukesha County Courthouse, Sept 11, 2017, in Waukesha, Wis. Morgan Geyser is led into the courtroom at Waukesha County Court, Aug. 19, 2016 in Waukesha, Wis. Anissa Weier is escorted into the courtroom for a hearing at Waukesha County Circuit Court, Dec. 22, 2016, in Waukesha, Wis. Payton Leutner, 17, hopes to move forward with life five years after friends tried killing her to prove the fictional character "Slender Man" is real. It kind of frightened me a little bit,” Payton says. The plan was to put duct tape over her mouth, stab her in the neck, put the covers over her to make it look like she was sleeping and run. He was only 10 when his 12-year-old sister, Payton Leutner, was stabbed. Weier and Morgan Geyser lured Payton Leutner into a wooded park in Waukesha, a Milwaukee suburb, in 2014. During that surgery, injuries were located to Payton’s liver, pancreas and stomach, all of which had been stabbed. Both Weier and Geyser told investigators they felt compelled to kill Payton in an effort to become Slenderman’s servants. One had cut through her diaphragm, damaging her liver and stomach. Around the time Geyser became friends with Weier in sixth grade is when Geyser also started talking to Leutner about "Slender Man," she said. On May 31, 2014, in Waukesha, Wisconsin, two 12-year-old girls lured their best friend Payton Leutner into the woods and stabbed her 19 times in an attempt to prove the fictional character Slender Man was real.. Geyser even "guilted" Leutner into staying friends, Leutner said. Pete Buttigieg admits to smoking pot 'a handful of times', This story has been shared 108,242 times. "Something was strange because at all of our past sleepovers, [Geyser] always wanted to stay up all night because she could never do that at home," Leutner said of Geyser. He asked Geyser if this is what happened and Geyser said no. “It was a little shocking to me to see that they had this big, huge plan that they had been working on for months,” Leutner said. She was going to try and do it when Payton was sleeping so they didn’t have to look into her eyes. Shopping for homecoming dresses leaves only a few options because far too many dresses will show off her scars. Weier lived in the same apartment complex as Geyser and rode the bus with her to school. Eventually, though, Geyser’s fanciful stories about the tall, faceless creature who could use tendrils growing from his back began to creep her out, so she asked her mom, Stacie Leutner, whether “Slender Man” was real. Payton Leutner (pictured) was 12 when two of her friends allegedly stabbed her in woods in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on May 31, 2014, apparently in fear of fictional internet character Slender Man. Because who could ever see something like this coming? I don’t think much of them. She said she put the knife back into her bag and wiped it off on her jacket and told the detective, “it was weird that I didn’t feel remorse.”, Asked why they did this, Geyser stated that Weier said they had to or he would kill our family. Without the whole situation, I wouldn’t be who I am.”. From now through Nov. 7, we're providing FREE access to election coverage, made possible by our subscribers. They were told by Slender that they had to kill someone to be worthy of living alongside him, and if they failed their family would be killed. According to Wisconsin court records, Geyser was found “Guilty but Not Guilty Due to Mental Disease/Defect.” Weier was too. “It’s just a part of me. But I’m not blaming myself at all. "She was funny, I will give you that," Leutner said. “People can create and write their own stories and in these stories Weier learned about a man named Slenderman. On October 25, 2019, Leutner spoke out for the first time ever about what happened to her on ABC’s 20/20. When asked who did this to her, she stated her best friend, Morgan Geyser. Geyser was charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide, part to the crime. Despite their young ages, both Morgan E. Geyer and Anissa E. Weier were charged in 2014 in an adult criminal complaint. Leutner was 12 when deranged schoolmates Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier lured her into woods in Waukesh on May 31, 2014, after hatching a twisted plan to kill their friend to appease the online fictional character — a shadowy figure who stalks children. “She will struggle with the events of that day and physical and emotional scars it left for the rest of her life,” her mother wrote. When she awoke from surgery, she immediately wondered whether her attackers had been caught. "I've come to accept all of the scars that I have," Leutner said in an exclusive interview with ABC's David Muir. Now 17, Leutner has worked hard over the last five years to heal and rebuild a normal life. Until now, Payton Leutner had never spoken publicly about what happened to her in the woods at the hands of her best friend and another classmate. It kind of frightened me a little bit,” Leutner said. But if Payton wasn't her friend, she wouldn't have any other friends. Geyser seemed like a happy girl, albeit “a little lonely,” while they were friends and they enjoyed sleepovers together, playing outside and drawing — “all the things that kids do,” Leutner said about her best friend.