Slender Man stabbing: Chilling issues that Morgan Geyser ‘still poses risk to others’ | EUROtoday

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A physician who has labored with the Slender Man stabber Morgan Geyser for a decade stated that the inmate’s claims that she “faked” psychotic signs imply she is much less eligible for launch than she might really feel.

On day two of a conditional launch listening to, Dr Brooke Lundbohm spoke of inconsistencies within the 21-year-old’s reporting of her psychological well being state, and that meant she nonetheless posed a threat to herself and the group.

Geyser is serving a 40-year sentence in a psychological establishment after she stabbed her pal when she was 12-years-old in Wisconsin in 2014, believing that she was doing it to please the fictional character “Slender Man”.

Ultimately, the decide dominated that Geyser was not prepared for launch and despatched her again to the Winnebago Mental Health Institute.

This is how day two of the listening to performed out:

Morgan Geyser was asking for early, conditional launch at a listening to in Waukesha County, however Dr Lundbohm advised the court docket on Wednesday that Geyser now claims she faked the psychotic signs noticed over a few years.

“If we go down the branch of ‘I malingered, I faked it all, I was involved in this long-term, complicated manipulation of everyone around me, including the legal professionals, the evaluators, treatment team, family’, that seriously raises risk,” the physician stated.

“That, frankly, would put her risk off the charts, in part because as she is saying now, ‘I had control of everything and I basically was doing it for my own gain’, that puts serious question as to how she came to that level of violence ten years ago.”

Dr Lundbohm stated she didn’t imagine this was the fact of Geyser’s state of affairs, nonetheless.

She referred to Geyser’s statements over time of a shadowy determine she usually noticed throughout her childhood – a determine which later turned the “Slender Man” character she found on-line.

The physician stated that these studies from early on within the case confirmed that Geyser had been struggling psychotic signs earlier than she had stabbed her pal, Payton Leutner, after they’d a sleepover with fellow sixth grader Anissa Weier.

Weier was additionally convicted in relation to the assault and was launched in 2021, with circumstances which had been later lifted in September 2023.

Geyser continues to ‘wrestle’ along with her historical past

Thursday’s listening to centered on whether or not Geyser can be a threat to herself and others, ought to she be allowed out on conditional launch.

“One of the things that is very important to me when considering her readiness for release is that we want her to be reliable, we want to be able to trust what she is saying, so we can put appropriate support around her and ensure she is doing well,” the physician stated.

Geyser’s legal professional Anthony Cotton requested Dr Lundbohm if she had any issues over Geyser’s means to precisely report how she is doing, which the physician stated was exhausting to reply.

Despite no less than a yr with out psychotic signs, Dr Lundbohm stated Geyser was nonetheless a number of months away from being prepared to go away the Winnebago Mental Health Institute.

Geyser has made a number of studies of un-specified ache in latest months, however has denied remedies and medical doctors have been unable to search out the supply of the ache, the court docket heard.

Dr Lundbohn additionally talked about PTSD episodes skilled by Geyser, which frequently occur in the midst of the night time and result in her being in misery, unable to speak what’s incorrect till a lot later in particular person remedy periods, which the physician stated Geyser was engaged with.

“Fair to say that there seems to be a concerted effort to really understand and characterise herself in ways that allow her to make sense of things that she did as a child for instance, that are abhorrent to think about now?” Mr Cotton requested.

The physician stated that, sure, she believes Geyser continues to “wrestle” along with her historical past and the problems which led her to hold out the stabbing a decade in the past.

Defence witness says Geyser is sorry for her actions

Dr Kenneth Robbins was the third psychological well being skilled referred to as to the stand, this time by the defence.

Mr Cotton requested him about claims Geyser had made in a remedy session final October that she had “never known how to care”, which the physician stated he didn’t imagine was true.

“I believe most of the time she is remorseful,” Dr. Robbins stated. “What people say in therapy is often challenging to put into context.

“Often when people are in therapy, especially someone like Morgan who gets very down on herself, at times appropriately for things she has done in the past, she will say things which are very critical of herself that don’t necessarily reflect how she feels most of the time.”

Dr Robbins went on to say that he believes Geyser has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, slightly than a major analysis of a type of schizophrenia. He believes her father’s sexual abuse induced this.

Geyser’s father handed away in 2023.

The physician stated that he didn’t imagine Geyser’s PTSD required ongoing therapy inside the establishment.

“As helpful as Winnebago has been and as skilled as their practitioners are, I think the downside of being there is significantly more worrisome than the advantages of being there at this point,” Dr Robbins stated.

The physician repeated different claims that Geyser had not proven any indicators of psychotic signs prior to now yr or so, but additionally discounted her claims that she had faked her signs.

“Could she do that 24 hours a day for eight years? I just don’t think that’s possible,” he stated.

Dr Robbins really helpful that Geyser be launched into a gaggle dwelling in order that she will be able to get used to being in the neighborhood as soon as extra, after spending most of her adolescence and early maturity within the establishment.

Judge Michael O Bohren then referred to as Dr Kayla Pope on the facility Geyser has been held.

She has recognized the affected person since July 2019 and stated that it was her opinion that Geyser was prepared for conditional launch.

“I do think at this point it is critical for her to make the transition into the community to help with her ongoing development,” Dr Pope stated.

‘Only one victim in this case’

In closing arguments, state legal professional Ted Szczupakiewicz stated that Dr Robbins’ report was too transient and didn’t give sufficient element to attract a assured conclusion on Geyser’s psychological state.

He referred to each Dr Deborah Collins and Dr Lundbohm’s statements in court docket Wednesday, saying that neither claimed Geyser won’t ever be launched.

“Both admit that this will happen, but she is just not there yet,” Mr Szczupakiewicz stated.

The legal professional then referred to as out Dr Robbins, who stated in his report that this was a case with many victims.

“There are not many victims here judge, there is one victim. There is one victim who almost died and that was the victim in this case, in 2014,” the legal professional stated.

“Morgan is not a victim in this case.”

The legal professional stated that Ms Leutner was the sufferer who would spend the remainder of her life a sufferer, bearing the scars of the assault.

Mr Szczupakiewicz additionally questioned Geyser’s claims that she was faking her signs, once more referring to her years of testimony that she was afraid of Slender Man and what he may do to her and her household.

Geyser’s legal professional stated that even when the decide granted her attraction as we speak, that didn’t imply she would merely stroll out the door.

“She does not go anywhere today other than Winnebago, where she will remain at the mental health hospital for 60, 90, 120, however many days it takes or extensions they need for the hospital to come up with a release plan and submit it to the court,” Mr Cotton added.

The legal professional defined that Geyser would nonetheless doubtless be subjected to many years of supervision as soon as residing in the neighborhood as soon as extra.