A US teenager convicted of trying to kill her friend in order to please the fictional online character Slender Man has asked for her sentence to be reduced.

Morgan Geyser is serving 40 years in a psychiatric hospital after the near fatal attack in Wisconsin in May 2014.

According to the BBC, along with her classmate Anissa Weier, she lured Payton Leutner into woods and stabbed her 19 times.

Payton managed to crawl free on to a path and survived. All three girls were 12 at the time.

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