Please let this not be a new trend in violence. We really don't need another.
A woman from Hamilton, Ohio, was recently stabbed multiple times by her 13-year-old daughter wielding a knife. The woman, who sustained minor injuries to her face, neck, and back, stated her daughter was obsessed with the fictional internet character Slender Man, the inspiration behind the brutal stabbing at the hands of two 12-year-old girls last week.
The unnamed woman was attacked by her daughter upon returning home. Via Raw Story:
"I came home one night from work and she was in the kitchen waiting for me and she was wearing a mask — a white mask," the woman said. "She had her hood up and had her hands covered with her sleeves and the mask."
"She was someone else during that attack," the mother added.
According to the mother the teenager has been dealing with "mental issues" and her writing was becoming darker and darker, mentioning demons, killing, and of course Slender Man.
A few days ago, the creator of Slender Man, Eric Knudsen released a statement lamenting the Wisconsin stabbing, and a Creepypasta admin tried to clear some of the misconceptions behind Slender Man. Via Huffington Post:
Creepypasta administrator David Morales said the site clearly states the stories there are fiction and its rules bar use by anyone under 13.
"We are not teaching children to believe in a fictional monster, nor are we teaching them to be violent," Morales wrote in an email.
"Overall, the community has deep condolences to the family of the victim and all those who were involved," Morales wrote.
Authorities say that the teenage girl, who is currently in a juvenile detention center, does not recall what happened the evening she attacked her mother.
Image via WLWT.