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Waukesha stabbing victim upgraded to fair condition

Police car emergency lighting fixtures switched on. By Scott Davidson from United States (Police Car Lights) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Police car emergency lighting fixtures switched on. By Scott Davidson from United States (Police Car Lights) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

WAUKESHA, WI (WTAQ) - A 12-year-old Waukesha girl is getting better, after she was stabbed 19 times in an apparent fictional horror ritual.  

Officials at Waukesha Memorial Hospital said the girl improved to fair condition Wednesday. She was previously listed as critical but stable.  

Authorities said she was stabbed throughout her body last Friday night in a wooded area during a sleepover.  

Two of her 12-year-old classmates at a Waukesha middle school told authorities they planned the killing for months, to be allegiant to the fictional Slender Man in the CreepyPasta Web site of horror stories.  

One of the girls told officers that a person must kill to show dedication to Slender Man, and to prove themselves worthy of him.  

According to prosecutors, the suspects believed that Slender lived in a mansion in northern Wisconsin's Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest -- and their plan was to kill the victim and walk to the mansion.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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