WAUKESHA, WI – Saturday, May 31, 2014 turned out to be one of those days that any city would not want to be remembered for. In Waukesha this date is going to be remembered as the day that two 12-year-old teenage girls attempted to murder their 12-year-old “friend.” Apparently these three girls were friends, and two of the girls, Morgan E. Geyser and Anissa E. Weier stabbed their friend 19 times to pay homage to a fictional character who they believed was real.
Today the two girls were charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court as adults with first-degree attempted homicide. Bail was set at $500,000.00, and if convicted, the teens face up to 60 years in prison.
Had their plan gone through, their friend would not be alive right now. From details articulated in the criminal complaint, these two teens had been planning this for months and intended for their friend to die. Fortunately, the victim with stab wounds to her arms, legs, and torso, managed to crawl out of the woods where her friends had left her to die. A bicyclist who happened to be passing the isolated area near the end of Big Bend Road, found the victim lying on the sidewalk covered in blood and notified authorities.
The chilling details of these teen’s actions can be found in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
What are your thoughts on this incident?
Should these teenagers have been charged as adults?
If convicted, is 60 years a long enough sentence for their actions?
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