The mother of Morgan Geyser, the teen girl who allegedly stabbed a classmate to make the fictional character “Slender Man” proud, worries for her daughter’s conscience as medical treatment continues helps the teen understand her actions. She feels that Morgan won’t be able to handle what she did to her peer as her mental clarity becomes more aware.
The Journal Sentinel reports that Angie Geyser, 36, Morgan’s mother, is satisfied with the treatment her daughter has received so far; medical intervention for the early onset of schizophrenia. She indicated that as soon as Morgan’s medication began to kick in, “a light switch went on” for the 14-year-old, who was only 12 when she stabbed a classmate in 2014.
“When the medication finally worked, it was like a switch went on, like ‘There you are! Where have you been?’ [But] with lucidity comes awareness of the gravity of the situation.”
Due to Morgan’s mental state when the crime occurred, her defense attorney plans to use an insanity defense to help keep her out of prison.
In Waukesha, Wisconsin, on May 31, 2014, Morgan and her friend, Anissa Weier, lured classmate Payton Leutner into the woods during a sleepover, where the two girls reportedly stabbed the other child at least 19 times, in an attempt to impress a fictional character called Slender Man.
The victim survived the stabbing after crawling out of woods and onto a sidewalk before falling unconscious. A cyclist in the area discovered the girl and called 911.