US girl, 12, not competent for trial in stabbing

One of two 12-year-old girls charged as an adult with stabbing a classmate to please a fictional online horror character is mentally incompetent and cannot stand trial, a judge said.

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 02, 2014, 00:44 AM IST

Waukesha: One of two 12-year-old girls charged as an adult with stabbing a classmate to please a fictional online horror character is mentally incompetent and cannot stand trial, a judge said on Friday.

The judge also ordered that she be committed for treatment. She will be evaluated and treated either in a hospital or in a juvenile detention centre, where she is currently being held.
Doctors have a year to restore her to competency in order to proceed with a trial. If it cannot be restored, she could be held in a treatment centre.

Judge Michael Bohren acted after receiving reports from two doctors and hearing from attorneys. He set a hearing for November 12 to get an update on her condition.

The girl`s attorney previously said he believed she was mentally ill and a primary goal would be to have her case moved from adult to juvenile court, where more mental health and other services might be available.
Wisconsin law requires anyone age 10 or older to be charged as adults in severe crimes.