The decision of juvenile court would spare teen decades in prison
Forensic psychological experts testified in court on May 26 over the mental state of Anissa Weier, one of the young teenage girls who was accused of stabbing her friend for the favor of an Internet-born creature called Slender Man, the Journal Sentinel Reported.
One of the experts who testified, forensic psychologist Anthony Jurek, said Weier did not display evidence of anti-social behavior that may influence future criminal activity; in fact, her intelligence and verbal acumen may help her respond well to therapy.
If tried in adult court, Weier may face up to 65 years in prison. Juvenile court, however, could allow her to receive individualized attention and supervision until she is 18 and a legal adult.
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