necessary violence | Kristy Bowen & Becky Webster
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text by Kristy Bowen
art by Becky Webster
In May 2014, two 12-year old girls in Waukesha, Wisconsin led another girl into the woods where they stabbed her multiple times and left her for dead. When questioned by the police, the girls claimed they had attempted to murder their friend in an effort to appease the internet urban legend figure Slender Man, whose popularity as an internet sensation had grown on creepypasta.com and other similar sites devoted to horror in recent years.