WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin girl who repeatedly stabbed a classmate to impress the fictional horror character Slender Man has written a "very powerful letter" of apology to the victim and hopes it can be delivered to her one day.
Anthony Cotton, an attorney for 15-year-old Morgan Geyser, says she is remorseful for the 2014 attack and wrote the letter without prompting from anyone.
Geyser pleaded guilty to the stabbing Thursday in an agreement with prosecutors to avoid prison time. She and another girl, Anissa Weier, admitted to carrying out the attack in a Milwaukee-area park. The classmate survived.
Geyser sobbed in court during the plea hearing as she recalled the stabbing under questioning from the judge.
Doctors will evaluate Geyser's mental health by Nov. 13 and the judge will later determine how long she should be committed.
Wisconsin prosecutors want a 15-year-old girl to be confined in a mental hospital for 40 years after she pleaded guilty to stabbing a classmate in an attack aimed at impressing the fictional horror character Slender Man.
Fifteen-year-old Morgan Geyser will be evaluated by a doctor by Nov. 13 before a judge schedules sentencing.
Geyser and another girl, Anissa Weier, admitted carrying out the 2014 attack on a classmate in a Milwaukee-area park. Their classmate survived her wounds. All three girls were 12 at the time.
Geyser sobbed in court Thursday as she told a judge she "had to" carry out the stabbing. When the judge asked where she had stabbed her classmate, she said: "Everywhere."