Morgan Geyser in court last year. File photograph: Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images

A Wisconsin teenager was sentenced on Thursday to 40 years in a psychiatric hospital for trying to kill a friend to gain the favour of Slender Man, a (...)

Slender Man case: Anissa Weier in court this year. Photograph: Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via Getty

One of two US schoolgirls who tried to kill a classmate to win favour with a fictional horror character named Slender Man has been detained for 25 yea(...)