12-year-old girls accused of plotting to kill friend

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Waukesha, WI — Waukesha police say two 12-year-old girls are being held on charges of attempted first degree intentional homicide for their alleged role in the stabbing of another 12-year-old girl.

The victim remains in stable condition with multiple stab wounds.

Officials say the two suspects had an interest in a website with a collection of small stories about death and horror.

Both suspects were friends with the victim. Based on the police investigation, it is believed that the two girls had planned to kill the victim for several months prior to this incident.

On Saturday morning, police say the suspects lured the victim into a wooded area near Rivera Drive and Big Bend Road where one suspect held the victim down while the other stabbed her 19 times.

There were stab wounds to her arm, legs and torso.

Officials say the victim was able to crawl out of the woods and make it to the road where she was later discovered by a bicyclist. She was rushed into surgery for her injuries.

The suspects were located on foot several hours later by a Waukesha County Sheriff’s deputy, and both suspects were taken into custody without incident.

The knife believed to be used in the stabbing has been recovered. The Waukesha Police Department does not suspect any others to be involved in this crime.

The two suspects are expected to make a court appearance Monday at 1:30 p.m. The names of the girls will not be released at this time.

They are being charged as adults due to the severity of the crime.

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