Judge approves release of woman convicted in Waukesha Slender Man stabbing

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WAUKESHA, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – A judge says a woman convicted of stabbing her classmate to please the Slender Man character in 2014 can be released from a mental health facility.  

19-year-old Anissa Weier asked a Waukesha County Judge to release her from the Winnebago Mental Health Institute, arguing she is no longer a threat to anyone.

The judge agreed during a hearing Thursday afternoon and ordered her release, pending preparation of a release plan.

The judge gave state officials 60 days to draw up the plan.

Weier will be held at the facility at least until a September 10 hearing.

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