WAUKESHA, Wis. — Attorneys for one of two teens accused of stabbing a girl 19 times to impress a fictional online character called “Slender Man” want jurors sequestered during trial.
The lawyers for 14-year-old Morgan Geyser argue a sequestered jury is needed because publicity surrounding the case makes it difficult for jurors not to hear about the case.
WISN-TV reports the lawyers filed the request this week. A hearing on the matter is scheduled for Monday.
Geyser and 15-year-old Anissa Weier are charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide in the 2014 attack on Payton Leutner in Waukesha. Investigators say the attack was an attempted sacrifice to the online character.