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'Slender Man' stabbing suspect to appear in court

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The two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a friend 19 times are scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.  (Source: CNN) The two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a friend 19 times are scheduled to appear in court Wednesday. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) - Two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of nearly stabbing a classmate to death are scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

Investigators say Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier stabbed their 12-year-old friend 19 times, after luring her into some woods.

The girls told authorities they were trying to impress a fictional character and internet meme called "Slender Man" they read about on a horror website.

The victim's family says she's recovering faster than expected and was recently released from the hospital.

The suspects are charged as adults with attempted first-degree intentional homicide.

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