Suspect's brother talks to British newspaper about Waukesha stabbings

CREATED Jun 4, 2014

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WAUKESHA -- If we are having a hard time processing this crime, imagine those closest to the accused.

As two 12-year-old girls sit in juvenile jail, their families have for the most part remained silent.

The Waukesha community reacts

Court documents show Anissa Weier and her friend Morgan Geyser conspired to kill another friend. Prosecutors accuse them of stabbing that friend up to 19 times and leaving her to die in the forest.
Weier's brother, William, spoke to the British newspaper, The Daily Mail. He called Anissa "intelligent" - and he admitted to knowing full well of her obsession with the mythic world of horror online.
"I knew she understood what she was doing because she was very intelligent," William explained to the Mail. "But she is only a little girl so I don't think she understood the ramifications of what she was doing."
Even though Weier and Geysey are both being held in juvenile jail, they have been charged as adults.