The creepy clown "Laughing Jack" from an online horror story. The character draws children in by pretending to be their imaginary friend and then kills them.

A 12-year-old Indiana girl who fatally stabbed her stepmother said an online horror story clown named “Laughing Jack” told her to do it, according to reports.

The Elkhart girl set her family’s apartment on fire and stabbed Maria Torres “at the direction of a fictional character found on the CreepyPasta website known as ‘Laughing Jack,’” according to court documents filed Tuesday and cited by WSBT-TV.

The admission by the girl, who has been declared incompetent to stand trial in the July killing, comes after two Wisconsin girls said they tried to kill their friend in May 2014 to please a different character from the fan-created horror story collections named “Slender Man.”

Laughing Jack is a clown who befriends children as their imaginary friend before slicing them open and replacing their organs with candy, according to Urban Dictionary. The unidentified Elkhart girl “heard voices and had an ‘alter ego’ months before the stabbing and begged her father for help,” the court documents said.

One website that posts readers’ own fictional horror stories, creepypasta.com, blocked the Daily News from accessing its site after an inquiry about the stabbings allegedly inspired by CreepyPasta characters. Another one, creepypasta.org, didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Doctors have diagnosed the Indiana girl as suffering from post-traumatic stress and dissociative identity disorder, formerly known as multiple personality disorder, WSBT reported. She’s been living for months in a Goshen juvenile detention center, where she’s seeing a counselor and taking medication but still pleading staff for help. She won’t stand trial unless she’s deemed fit to understand the charges against her.

Her family’s main concern is getting her transferred to a state mental hospital after 16 psychiatric facilities have refused her, the girl’s lawyer, Elkhart public defender Holly Curtis, told the TV station.

The unidentified 12-year-old girl has been living in a juvenile detention facility for months after the fatal stabbing in July of her stepmother. Her lawyer has won court orders to have her transferred to a state mental facility, but state officials still haven't found a place for her to be in custody, the lawyer told a local TV station.
The girl is accused of setting her family's Elkhart apartment on fire before fatally stabbing her stepmother, Maria Torres.

The unidentified 12-year-old girl has been living in a juvenile detention facility for months after the fatal stabbing of her stepmother.

“This little girl has been failed by everyone,” Curtis said. “The risk level for her is beyond anything I think anybody can imagine. For her not to be able to get the help she’s crying out for is probably one of the biggest travesties I’ve seen so far with the system and with a state agency not willing to step up and do their job.”

State officials have promised to comply with a juvenile court order to move the girl into a mental institution.

“There is work being done to find the appropriate place for this young woman,” state Family and Social Services Administration spokeswoman Marni Lemons said, noting privacy concerns prohibited her from sharing more information about the case.

Yet the girl’s reference to the CreepyPasta clown will raise more questions in light of the other case. A judge ruled in August that the two Wisconsin girls must stand trial as adults. They were 12 years old at the time they said Slender Man threatened them and their families if they didn’t kill their classmate.

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THE CLOWN MADE HER DO IT: Ind. Girl Says She Killed Stepmom Under Orders From Fictional Character ‘Laughing Jack’

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