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Trial starts for US teen who stabbed a friend to appease a fictitious internet character

CHICAGO: Jury selection began Monday in the trial of one of two US teens accused of stabbing a friend to appease a fictitious internet character, in a case that sparked a TV documentary "Beware the Slender man." Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser -- now 15, but 12 years old at the time of the 2014 crime -- were charged with attempted first-degree murder for the brutal attack blamed on their belief in Slender Man -- an online horror villain. Weier pleaded guilty in August to a reduced attempted second-degree homicide charge…