Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2021-09-14 16:54:31 –
Madison, Wisconsin (AP) — Judge’s Decision Release a Wisconsin woman who helped stab her sixth grade classmate to please the online horror character Slender Man from a mental health facility The victim’s family was tense and frightened, a spokesman said Tuesday.
Walkisha County Judge Michael Boren ordered 19-year-old Anissaweire to be released from the Winnebago Mental Health Institute in Oshkosh on Friday. Wire spent nearly four years at this facility.
Bohren was planning to release her on Monday, but it is unclear if Wire left the facility. State Department officials who oversee Winevago have repeatedly refused to admit that Wire was a patient due to privacy concerns. Wire’s lawyer, Maura McMahon, said she was not granted access to Wire’s transportation plans. She didn’t immediately respond to the message on Tuesday.
Steve Lions, a spokesman for the victim Payton Leutner’s family, was disappointed with Boren’s decision on Tuesday and said Wire should have spent more time in Winnebago.
“I’m nervous about her going out,” Lions said. “We are nervous about the possibilities that can happen.”
Wire and his friend Morgan Geyser devoted themselves to Winevago after pleading guilty to attacking Reutner at the age of twelve.
The geyser stabbed Reutner many times in Walkisha Park as Wire urged her. Reutner suffered 19 wounds, some of which lost her heart slightly, and survived very little.
Wire and Geyser later told investigators They attacked Reutner to gain status as Slender Man’s servant and prevent him from killing his family. Boren sentenced Wire to 25 years in Winnebago in December 2017 and geyser to 40 years in the facility in February 2018.
Wire petitioned for release in March and said he had run out of treatment options. Boren ruled in July that she was no longer a threat. He approved a conditional release plan on Friday before ordering the facility to release her on Monday.
The plan requires Wire to live with his father, continue to receive psychiatric care, and have 24-hour GPS monitoring. She cannot contact Reutner’s family, own weapons, or use social media. The Correctional Bureau monitors her limited internet use.
Reutner’s family refused to talk about the plan at a court hearing on Friday. Lions said on Tuesday that the family was “moderately comfortable” in terms of conditions, but the safety of Reutner and the safety of the community must be a top priority.
He added that Reutner no longer lives in Walkisha County and is now a sophomore in college working part-time. He declined to appoint a college or her employer. He said she had just bought her first used car on Monday and had two cats, Salem and Lilith.