WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A judge in Waukesha County has ordered jurors be sequestered during the trials of two teens accused of stabbing a classmate to impress a fictitious character called Slender Man. Fifteen-year-olds Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier are charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide in the 2014 attack on Payton Leutner in Waukesha. Weier’s trial is in September and Geyser’s is in October. Defense attorneys had requested the trials be moved to another county or have juries drawn from another county. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Judge Michael Bohren denied those requests Thursday but ordered the local juries sequestered – a rare and costly move designed to prevent any exposure to coverage of the case, or to people who might try to influence jurors.

Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com