Two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a friend 19 times and leaving her to die in a park in southeastern Wisconsin are due back in adult court.
The girls are scheduled for a status conference in Waukesha County Circuit Court Wednesday. They are charged as adults with first-degree attempted homicide and are being held on $500,000 cash bond.
The 12-year-old victim survived the May 31 attack by crawling out of some woods to a road where a passing bicyclist found her.
A criminal complaint says the girls had been planning to kill their friend for months and were trying to become "proxies" of Slender Man, a mythological character they learned about on a website about horror stories and legends.
The victim is out of the hospital and is recovering at home.
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