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Psychiatrist testifies that girl accused of stabbing classmate needs mental intervention


WAUKESHA, Wisconsin — A psychiatrist has testified that a Wisconsin girl accused of trying to kill a classmate to please a fictitious horror character has schizophrenia that is getting worse and that intervention is the best way to mitigate the symptoms.

The 13-year-old girl's attorney wants her case moved to the juvenile system where, he argues, she can get more appropriate care.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Kenneth Robbins has evaluated the girl twice. The psychiatrist testified Thursday that her delusions seem to be worsening. She has told professionals she doesn't want medication because it might make her "friends" — fictional characters from Harry Potter and Slender Man — disappear.

The girl and her 13-year-old friend are charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide in the stabbing of Payton Leutner, who survived.

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