Today in the News: 12-year-old accused stabber likely has mental illness, attorney says

“From what I know, we’ve got a young girl here who has no previous criminal record at all, and if the record is accurate, probably suffers from very serious mental health issues.” – Defense attorney Anthony Cotton, who is representing one of the 12-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing and nearly killing their friend. Cotton said he tried to get the girl moved to a mental health facility, but the motion was denied by a judge.

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