Morgan Geyser is a white woman from Wisconsin, United States. Here are 10 more things about her:
- She is a resident of Waukesha, Wisconsin.
- She is Angie Geyser‘s daughter.
- In fourth grade, her classmate Payton Leutner befriended her when she saw her sitting alone. Bella is a nickname she gave Leutner.
- In sixth grade, she befriended her classmate Anissa Weier. When she and Weier started talking about Slender Man, a fictional character that started with an online post in 2009, Leutner thought it was odd but she went along with it.
- She, Weier and Leutner were all 12 years old when the stabbing took place in David’s Park on May 31, 2014. Inspired by the stabbing, the movie “Terror in the Woods” aired on Lifetime on October 14, 2018 while the movie “Mercy Black” was released on Netflix on March 31, 2019.
- On May 30, 2014, she and Weier attended a slumber party at her home in Waukesha in celebration of her birthday.
- On May 31, 2014, she and Weier lured Leutner in David’s Park, a wooded area near Waukesha where she stabbed Leutner 19 times to appease Slender Man while Weier was urging her on. Leutner survived and underwent emergency surgery that day at ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital in Waukesha. On the same day, she and Weier were arrested.
- Psychiatrist Dr. Kenneth Robbins estimated that it was on either August 2017 or September 2017 when her psychotic symptoms were gone.
- In October 2017, she pleaded guilty to one count of attempted first-degree murder in a deal with prosecutors to avoid jail time. She was still hearing voices near the time of her evaluation that month, according to court-appointed psychologist Dr. Brooke Lundbohm. She was committed to the Winnebago Mental Health Institute in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
- On February 1, 2018, she was sentenced to 40 years in a psychiatric hospital. Judge Michael Bohren granted the maximum penalty that prosecutors had sought for her. Before she was sentenced, she said, “I just want to let Bella and her family know I’m sorry. I never meant this to happen and I hope that she’s doing well.”