Attorney: Girl charged in stabbing is mentally ill

Larry Young

[KARE-TV, June 03, 2014] An attorney for a Wisconsin girl accused of plotting to kill a friend to curry favor with a fictional online character says he is concerned about her mental health. He also says he will repeat his request for the court to move her from juvenile detention to a mental health facility.

Dr. Larry Young, M.D., a child psychiatrist with Mental Health Services of Allina Health, talked about the psychological makeup of 12-year-old girls and what might have incented two of them to stab their 12-year-old friend.

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