Title

Geyser V. United States

Faculty Sponsor

Amanda Zelechoski

College

Arts and Sciences

Department/Program

Psychology

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Symposium Date

Spring 5-3-2018

Abstract

Morgan Geyser was sentenced to 40 years in a psychiatric hospital after her and her friend both 12 years old at the time attempted to murder their friend in the woods by stabbing her. Geyser pleaded guilty to attempted first degree intentional homicide in a deal for the prosecution to not seek a prison sentence. It has been stated that Ms. Geyser is delusional as a result of schizophrenia and psychotic spectrum disorder which was also argued in the case for whether the facility in which she would be admitted be less restrictive or more restrictive depending on the prevalence of her disorders and her likelihood to do harm. Her release can be petitioned as soon as six months. As in Wisconsin the law allows for an individual in a psychiatric facility to be released early with continued compliance.

Biographical Information about Author(s)

Allison Abayay is a Psychology major with a criminology minor. These two topics really work well with this case as we look and mental health and the criminal justice system. With Slenderman being such a large social media topic as well as an entertaining game the case caught the eye of many.

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