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Doctor: Slenderman stabbing suspect, 12, competent for trial

Rescue workers take a 12-year-old stabbing victim to an ambulance in Waukesha, Wis., May 31, 2014.

AP Photo/Abe Van Dyke

WAUKESHA, Wis. - A state doctor says the mental condition of one of two Wisconsin girls accused of repeatedly stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slenderman has improved, and that the 12-year-old is fit to stand trial.

Judge Michael Bohren summarized the doctor's report during a brief hearing Wednesday. But he didn't act on the report after defense attorney Anthony Cotton said he hadn't had a chance to discuss it with his client.

Bohren had ordered the girl to undergo mental health treatment in August, after a psychologist testified the child claimed to see and hear things others could not, including Slenderman.

Court documents say the two girls attacked the victim following a May sleepover, stabbing her 19 times during a walk in a park. The victim survived.