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don, thanks very much. this is called the ugliest primary in the. >> anderson, thanks very much. a close race shaping up in mississippi right now. we are not a yet able to project a winner. take a look at this. tea party favorite chris mcdaniel slightly ahead of thad cochran. establishment republican senator from mississippi up by about just under 4,000 votes with 88% of the vote in very, very close. we'll see what happens. but take a look at iowa right now. cnn does project a winner in the primary. we predict joni ernst will be the winner.
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>> there will be a race between jerry brown and one of these two republicans. we will see what happens in coming hours as results come in. let's go to mississippi right now. dana barber is on the scene in jackson. as fully expected, this is a real nail-biter. >> this is more after nail-biter than many expected. as you said, too close to call. i spoke to some cochran sources close to the 36-year senate veteran. and they think at this point, wolf, the best they can do is a run-off. the law states unless someone gets 50% of the vote there will
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be a run-off in three weeks. that's the best they think right now. this man, who, for lack of a better way to say it, brought home the bacon to this state for so long, would have the coastline where katrina came, that was hit hard, he tried to help get federal dollars, did so, did not perform as well there as other places. so this is very, very tight and it is entirely possible that in three weeks, we will once again be talking about whether or not thad cochran can keep his seat. that's the best that cochran supporters at this point think that he can do. but it is again at this point, possible that chris mcdaniel, his 42-year-old challenger, might get to that 50% mark. we just don't know yet. >> been described as the
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nastiest race out there. some of chris mcdaniel's supporters, went into a nursing home to take pictures of thad cochran's ailing wife who is suffering from dementia. under arrest right now, he claims he had nothing to do with this at all. former democratic representative, travis childers will face either thad cochran or chris mcdaniel. in the meantime, let's go back it anderson. anderson? >> wolf, thanks very much. the bowe bergdahl story which began as a rose garden story with his parents is now a fire storm. fuelling the flames, including the breaking news tonight, suggesting that sergeant bergdahl did walk away from his post willingly. as he is in a hospital in germany, the president is in poland feeling the heat. there are allegations that bergdahl may have been seeking contact with the enemy. >> regardless of the circumstances, whatever those circumstances may turn out to be, we still get an american soldier back if he is in captivity.
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period. full stop. >> meantime, back if washington, the president's deputy of national security adviser calling dianne feinstein who could co-chairs the senate intelligence committee apologizing for not giving 30-day notice as required by law. clearly she was not happy as the way it unfolded. >> it is comes with surprise and dismay that transfers went ahead, totally not following the law. and in an issue of this kind of concern to a committee that bears the oversight responsibility, i think you can see that we're very dismayed about it. >> dismay republican committee members even more so will get a sense of it shortly with former pow john mccain. jay carney joins us as well. in addition to or compounding the political acrimony. a tweet deleted that sergeant bergdahl's father, bob, sent it a taliban spokesman.
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it reads, quote, i'm still working to free all guantanamo prisoners. god will repay for the death of every afghan child, ameen, which is amen in arabic. we are also learning about what kind of intelligence the military had about whether sergeant bergdahl would have been held. and the circumstance of his disappearance. they are it is a fascinating. barbara starr with the pentagon and ed lavandera in bergdahl's hometown. >> let's start with a comprehensive review of bergdahl's disappearance. what have you learned? >> good evening, anderson. they are going to conduct another fact-finding investigation. now that bergdahl is back, they will talk to him when he is ready and psychologically able. but there was a preliminary investigation conducted in 2009
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timeframe when he first disappeared. and the u.s. military official tells me that that initial investigation concluded in deed he did leave that post of his own free will. the evidence, left behind his weapon, his bulletproof vest, and his night vision goggles. very key sensitive items. they did not classify him as deserter at that time. what they have to do is talk to him, get the facts and get what his intent was. did he intend to desert the u.s. military. >> is it hard to know how he left the base. it is hard to just walk off the base. there are reports he might have left in a contractor's vehicle. >> we don't exactly know. this may not have been a full-up military base as most people think of in afghanistan. rather instead a small outpost. vehicles, concertina wire, couple structures, guard tower. not clear. so far, as far as we know, there is no soldier there that night
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that saw him leave. >> you're traveling with the white house, and they are getting blow back with the way they handled this with both sides from the aisle. i understand an apology from the president to the high ranking intelligence committee. what do you know he? >> this is confusing. when we heard what was an apology from dianne feinstein that sounded strange. today they put out a statement spelling out why they feel this operation was completely within the law. basically because they say that bergdahl's life was in danger. they had this window of time. that they had to act within. and that to delay that by involving congress at that point, would have put his life if danger. so legal, they say. but when we asked the national security team about this apology, they said no, they were just calling senators to express regret they weren't able to be reached personally on saturday
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when other lawmakers were reachable and they were briefed on the situation, basically as it was happening. they are denying this was an apology. i think more is going to come out on this as we've heard more and more from lawmakers. on both sides of the aisle, unhappy, not necessarily with the fact that bergdahl was obtained back from the taliban but now it went down and understand the number and type of prisoners that were released from gitmo. they are all saying the same thing at this point. yes, there were discussions with congress. some say that was as long ago as two years. but all these details they are angry about now are not within what they thought the scope of this would turn out to be. >> senator john mccain calling this wrong, unacceptable to the american people, he's saying. >> and i will talk to senator mccain later in the broadcast. he earlier months ago said he would support some sort of exchange under conditions an
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depending on the details. i will talk to him about that. and jay carney as well. now to hailey, idaho. the tweet that i mentioned earlier, apparently, reportedly sent by sergeant bergdahl's father, reading, as i said, i'm still working to free all guantanamo prisoners. god will pay for the death of every afghan child. what do you know about it? did that in fact come from the father? >> we tried to double-check with the bergdahl family today, whether or not that indeed came from bob bergdahl. they were told by the military spokesman who works with the family that they would have no comment on it. but bob bergdahl has been tweeting for some time and he used it as an avenue to gather intelligence. gather information. at times communicate with people. send messages. friends of the family say he has done this always with the hope of creating sympathy with his son and to save his son. obviously that tweet quickly deleted apparently after sent
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out it is causing a great deal of criticism about bergdahl tonight. >> all right. we will have more from all of you late are on in the broadcast. michelle it, michelle kazinski, barbara starr, ed lavandera. it is safe it say that picture changed considerably from the one on saturday in the rose garden. president hailing release as part of his commitment to winding down the war. echoing themes he hit days before. today, that picture of a white house prize becomes something of a defensive crowd. press secretary jay carney doing a lot of defending. i spoke to him before the broadcast tonight. jay, sergeant bergdahl was held by a group your group considered a terrorist organization. as far as 2012. in reality, can it be said you were negotiating with terrorists? >> anderson, sergeant bergdahl was held as prisoner in an armed conflict. one doing on for more than dozen
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years. as a general principal going back to our founding. the united states military does not leave its men in uniform behind when they are held by the enemy. in captivity. as the administration in the last five years, we were doing everything we could and look at everything possible. as you know, he was the lone captive in the iraq or afghanistan war. we had been engaged in direct talks with the taliban on broader issues including sergeant bergdahl but also exploring the possibility of afghan-led reconciliation talks. those broke down in 2012. in this case through a third party, we were able to negotiate his release and transfer of these guantanamo bay detainees.
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>> i mean, i understand the imperative of not leaving anyone behind. but at the same time, can it still be said the united states doesn't negotiate with terrorists? >> it can be. because when you put on the uniform for the united states and you go and fight on behalf of your country, in a foreign land, at war, and you're taken captive by the enemy, the principle that we don't leave our men and women behind, doesn't have an asterisk attached to it depending on who is holding you. the principle is in violet and that's what we pursue here. >> so a group like al qaeda, there would be negotiations with them. >> but that's not the case here. what i'm saying is he was a prisoner in armed conflict and we were engaged for five years to try to recover him. as admiral said on tv today, i noticed when he said, when one
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of your shipmates goes overboard, you go get hum. you don't ask if he was jumped or he was pushed or he fell, you go get him and then find out. >> you said the end of the war to make this deal, secretary hagel said his health -- >> he said his health and safety. we had to move quickly in order to ensure his life was not jeopardized. i think as you pointed out in your questioning, he wasn't held by a bunch of nice guys here. and he had been in captivity for five years. and we had reason it believe that it was absolutely necessary to move quickly and not to notify congress 30 days in advance and forgo the opportunity of recovering him. and i would note, anderson, that the conversations about the
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exchange of prisoners here, having been engage had for quite sometime, including with members of congress, during the previous episode when there was the potential for direct discussions with he the taliban and recovery of sergeant bergdahl through that in 2011 and 2012. i think senator mccain himself on your air said he would support such a deal and that was not that many months ago. >> you have to note the details, but yes, he would support the deal. >> the details are, you have the secretary of defense in consultation with the entire national security team. affirm there is sufficient mitigation of the threat posed by the transfer detainees to merit the exchange and the recovery of sergeant bergdahl. and that's what we did. >> senator feinstein talked about your previous briefings on a potential prisoner swap. there were strong views and virtually unanimous against the trade. even suggesting that might have been motivation behind not
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consulting congress. to that you say what? >> i think that the notification is a notification. it is not request for permission. there are diverse views on a matter like this, which is be can see very complex where there are competing imperatives. what was a fact is that in this case, an issue worked on for a long time, reached a point where there is an opportunity to secure sergeant bergdahl's release. >> was there any concern about having a ceremony in the rose garden? why go to that level of public attention on there? you could have easily brought this guy home and kept it relatively quiet. >> i guess i'm perplexed by that kind of analysis which suggests that maybe some of the reporters were surprised by the story that evolved the last several days.
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the right thing do because of what we were doing to make it clear to the public that president thought this was the right thing to do. and to join with his parents who have been suffering for five years in his absence. to make that statement. >> jay carney, appreciate your time. thank you. >> thank you, anderson. >> we today edit that interview for time. if you want to see the whole conversation go to our website. up next, john mccain spent five and a half years with brutal captors during the vietnam war. why in february did he support the idea to free bergdahl. set your dvrs to watch 360 any time. what if anything made him, if the allegations are true, leave his post. desert. possible clues, next. (mother vo) when i was pregnant
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covering the bowe bergdahl story. the full circumstances of his disappearance and the motivations if he walked away or left from his unit remain murky. we have yet to receive a final determination from the pentagon let alone hear from bergdahl himself. some of his fellow troops have been speaking out including sergeant evan, his team leader the night he disappeared and the soldier was seeking out the enemy.
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>> i was standing next to the radio when they heard that there was an american in a village about two miles from where we were at. it's a village that has a very large presence of taliban. the american is in the village, looking for someone who speaks english so he can speak to the taliban. i heard it straight from the interpreter's lips as he heard it over the radio. at that point, it was like, this is kind of snowballing out of control. there's a lot more to this story than just a soldier walking away. >> that may understate the case. more from pamela brown now. >> reporter: soldiers who served with bowe bergdahl tell cnn he joined the military as a quiet, well-behaved soldier. a portrait in rolling stone magazine two years ago, those who knew him said in the days
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before his deployment he seemed more interested in learning, reading military manuals and studying maps of afghanistan than socializing over barbecue and beer. but once he got to afghanistan, he started to change. >> as soon as had gone to afghanistan and things started to turn a little bit harder for all of us, he immediately started separating himself away from us and everyone in the platoon and started gravitating more toward the afghan soldiers. >> reporter: bergdahl's father told "rolling stone" his son was lured to the army with the false promise he would be helping afghan villagers rebuild their lives. and learn to defend themselves. e-mails to his family show bergdahl's growing disillusionment and one e-mail calling command stupid after an ambush on his unit. >> he did talk about how he did not agree with the war effort in afghanistan. or the way we were handling our
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war in afghanistan. >> in his final e-mail before being captured, he wrote, i'm ashamed to even be american. the u.s. army is the biggest joke the world has to laugh at. it's an army of back stabbers, fools and bullies. it ends with some are seeing as a clear sign of what was to come. i'm sorry for everything, he wrote. there are a few more boxes coming to you guys, referring to his uniform and books. feel free to open them and use them. >> i think it was premeditated with the e-mails he sent to his father, mailing his stuff home before the mission. it definitely shows intent. premeditated. >> reporter: just days after the last e-mail, bergdahl disappeared pr camp and a frantic search ensued. one of his fellow soldiers remembers him asking a strange question about his sensitive equipment. his gun, bullet-proof vest and night vision goggles. >> he came to me and asked me,
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he said, what would happen to my sensitive items go missing? it's odd, but he still asked me. i told him. and it was just one of those other things. once he walked away and we had the items left behind, it just kind of made perfect sense. >> reporter: why he slipped away five years ago, remains a mystery. pamela brown, cnn, washington. >> it appears clear the experience of war changed him and war does unexpected things to different people. so does captivity. john mccain endured more than five years of nonstop mental and physical torture. he still has the scars to show for it. he brings a unique perspective to the debate of how far to go to bring prisoners home. i spoke to senator mccain just before the broadcast. >> when you and i spoke in february, you said you would support a prisoner exchange. you were opposed to releasing the five taliban leaders as a confidence boosting measure, but you did signal you were open for
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exchanging bergdahl that a lot would depend on the details. what has changed between then and now? >> first of all, i said it twice. depending on the details, in other words, do not trade one person for five hard core -- the hardest of the hard core murdering war criminals who will clearly reenter the fight and send them to qatar, of all places, where they will be free to roam including to the taliban headquarters there in qatar and then after a year will be allowed to go back into the fight in afghanistan. this is the hard core that we're judged time after time as unworthy of -- needed to be kept in detention because they posed a risk and a threat to the united states of america.
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these are the hard core. they are the cabinet that will go back to the fight and try to kill americans. that is a lousy deal. and let me say, again, i said to you twice it depends on the details. these details are terrible. and by the way, could i just say if a sailor falls overboard, a captain picks hum up no matter what. i'm an old navy person. but also captain doesn't steer his ship into waters where the ship could be sunk. which is exactly what is happening in this case. so i'm sometimes entertained by mr. carney quoting me, but i wish he would quote me in full context. >> there has been a lot of criticism of the deal from members of congress. everyone agrees your voice carries an extraordinary amount of weight because of your experiences. at the very least as a pow in vietnam. how do you reconcile the fact that you think this was a bad
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move with the reality that unless the deal was mad bowe bergdahl would likely still be in captivity. was there a better option? >> because we have a much larger obligation. that obligation is the lives of the men and women who are on the battlefield who are laying their lives on the line when we know full well that these five hard core, top level, which the taliban designated are going to go back into the fight and try to kill americans. unfortunately, and tragically, they have succeeded. and by the way, when we sign up in the military, we know that we go into harm's way and we know sometimes circumstances may not work in our favor. so to somehow say under any circumstances we would bring this wonderful -- i'm sure he's a fine man and his family is happy, to bring him home no matter the cost to america and american blood and treasure is
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not acceptable. and again, when we sign up, when we volunteer, when we raise our right hand, i didn't complain about having been shot down. i knew what i was doing when i flew into combat. and so we all do take a risk unfortunately. and that's the nature of war and the nature of service in the armed services. this is the first time i have discussed it in this fashion, but i'm appalled to think that everything that the united states is submerged and lower priority than the release of one soldier. that's not how war works. and not how national security is addressed and my heart goes out to sergeant bergdahl. whether he is innocent or guilty. i'm glad he's home, but in exchange for that, you can't put americans' lives in danger. >> senator mccain, i appreciate your time.
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up next, a hostage survivor share what is bergdahl faces. keith stanza was held captive for five years. he went to the same hospital in texas where bergdahl is expected to go. also severe weather pounding the midwest. a look at that video with millions of people potentially in harm's way. there are tornado watches and warnings. we have the latest ahead. ♪ ♪fame, makes a man take things over♪ ♪fame, lets him loose, hard to swallow♪ ♪fame, puts you there where things are hollow♪
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john mccain is one. keith stanza is another. he was reunited with his family after being held for five years in columbia. he went to the same facility where sergeant bergdahl is expected to go. in 2003 he was taking part in a counter narcotics mission for the pentagon when his plane wept down. the colombian military rescued him. he was rescued with 15 other hostages. he joins me now live. along with his mother. appreciate you being with us. you were held for five years and you went to the same reintegration process that sergeant bergdahl is going through. what's the biggest challenge you face suddenly being free after having everything controlled for so long? >> gosh, i think the biggest challenge initially is the overwhelming emotional shock. you go from having nothing to decide nothing to do but sit. we were chained to trees for days on end. you go from somebody telling you
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when to brush your teeth to the modern world as we see today where we're surrounded by the internet. the media. how many flat screen tvs do you have in your house. so just that ingest of information, it's overwhelming and tough to deal with at first. it's tough to process it. >> and lynn, it's a pleasure to have you on the program. we're hearing that sergeant bergdahl's time with reintroduction to his family is going to be carefully orchestrated. you experienced kind of the same thing with keith. what was that like? how did it work to be reintroduced to him. >> hi, anderson, thank you. you were kind enough to cover this while he was in captivity and we appreciate it. well, the army and the staff at bamc have it all well planned out. not only for the hostages who were released, but for all the family. and they couldn't have been more
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wonderful in terms of pacing everything very carefully so that keith and mark and tom would not have been overwhelmed. we only had half an hour on our first visit with him. after the tears and the hugs, they took him away and let him rest and then the next day we were able to have lunch. everything is carefully planned out for their health. >> was that hard as a mom to be told, well, this first time you're only going to have half an hour after being separated for five years. >> after five years, we were grateful for the half hour and we knew he was in good hands and everyone was extremely respectful and helpful and advised us that this was the best way to do it. >> keith, can you explain that idea of half an hour? some people who haven't been through this would think it would be great to spend hours with family. is it just so overwhelming? >> that's the exact word for it.
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i remember when i was told i would only have 30 minutes. i said this is crazy. i want days with them, not 30 minutes. each one of us had a doctor assigned to us. the doctor said i promise you when you get in there, it's going to be tough. and we had a little signal worked out if i couldn't make the 30 minutes that they would pull me out. i have to be honest. about 10 or 15 minutes into it, it was -- my breath was very rapid, i was breathing deeply. i had a cold sweat because it was an emotional overload. i was beyond happy but trying to keep it under control was tough for me. believe me, the half an hour i was sad when i walked out of the room and left my family in there, but i also walked out in the hallway and could settle down and breathe and i had to sit quietly to put myself together. >> that's fascinating. how long did that experience last for?
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was it kind of a little bit more every day? >> it was a little bit more every day. i think really the first reunion for us was the initial shock was the big one. after that it became normalized fairly rapidly. the next day we had lunch and spent the afternoon together. there was quarters on base where the families were kept. it was on the third day we were taken over there. so it's all programmed out. no matter what the outcome on this court of public opinion on bergdahl is for the family and for him, i hope that they trust in the folks in san antonio because they know what they are doing and they have their best interest in mind. it helped us tremendously. there was a wall put up around us and we were protected for ten days to get our feet on the ground. it was definitely necessary. >> what would be your advice to the family going through this? i've talked to some people who say take your cues from the
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person who has been through this and the experts. what would you counsel them? >> well, i think that would be good advice if they could enlist the help of someone like keith, mark and tom and others who have been held hostage so long and are trying to reintegrate into normal life. the family is going to have to be the rudder and the rock and the anchor and the guide and take care of so many details that are not even anticipating yet. just minor things giving driver's license and just getting back into a normal life and setting up a home, that type of thing. it's a long process, and the parents are going to have to really be the strong anchor for their son. >> keith, i don't want to ask anything too personal, so don't answer if it is. but are you a different person
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than the person who was first taken? has this experience forever changed you in some way? >> absolutely it has. i hope, and i would hope the people around me would say i'm a better person for it. anything that i can take from it and turn into a positive is a small win for me. i think that my life is by far better since my captivity than before, but that being said, better in many ways, but there's also scars i will carry forever. we all face our own challenges. we speak about these all the time, but there's some things you're never going to get over. some things for me i would say four to five nights out of seven, i dream about myself being in captivity still. i'm much better able to cope with that and the details and facts about my captivity don't bother me now. i don't know if you can tell on television now, but in
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summertime, we spend a lot of time outside. i have scars on my body from the chains. scars on my neck and on my shoulders. as i get a tan, the scars don't tan. sometimes i look at those in the mirror and i think, gosh, how fortunate am i to be home, to be here because two of my crew members didn't make it out. so in one way it's a badge that i carry and look at, and it's a mix of pride and sadness. there's a lot of emotion tied up into it. but at the end of the day, i made it out alive and there's a couple companions that didn't. so all in all, you have to stack it up as a win just to be here. >> you both look great. it's good to have you here and to see how well you seem to be. i appreciate you talking to us. >> thank you, anderson. >> thank you, sir. we have severe weather pounding the midwest. nebraska is in the thick of it. the latest on that ahead. plus police say a
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crime and punishment with a sleepover with a 12-year-old girl ending up dead. two suspects are 12 years old. hard to believe they are charged as adults. all three girls attend the same middle school. the victim is in stable condition after being stabbed more than a dozen times. a bicyclist found her. tonight the 911 call has been released. >> what's your emergency? >> a 12-year-old female appears to be stabbed. >> appears to be what? >> stabbed. >> according to police the attack was not triggered by a fight or jealousy or disagreement. they say the suspects tried to kill their friend to impress a made-up character. called slenderman. >> reporter: for three months these 12-year-old girls plotted to kill one of their best friends and finally put their plan into action on friday night.
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that's when they lured her out into the woods and stabbed her 19 times. according to the criminal complaint, morgan geyser came up with the idea and enlisted her friend,, anissa weier to help her. both girls were fans of horror websites where they were introduced to a fictional characters called slenderman. they thought he was real and could only meet him if they physically killed someone. >> both suspect hs a fascination with a fictitious character that posted to a website that's a collection of small stories about death and horror. based on our investigation, it is believed that the suspects had planned to kill the victim for several months. >> reporter: they invited their friend identified in the complaint only as a 12-year-old for a sleepover on friday night. they planned on duct taping the victim's mouth and stabbing her in the neck while she was sleeping. geyser told police that was so they wouldn't have to look into her eyes.
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by the next morning, the plan had changed. they plotted to kill her in a park bathroom because she noticed a drain in the floor for the blood to go down and the three girls left for the park. on the way there, they lifted up the side of the jacket and showed the knife tucked into her waist band. weier said, i thought, dear god, this was really happening. this is the park bathroom where they initially wanted to kill their friend, but they got nervous and started arguing. they decided to do it by playing hide and seek in the woods right down this way. they lured her down there. weier said geyser did all of the stabbing. geyser says they both did all the stabbing. once it started, they left their friend for dead hoping to then see slenderman. >> many of the stab wounds struck major organs, but thankfully the victim survived this brutal assault.
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>> reporter: the victim managed to crawl to the road and was found by a bicyclist who called police. one of the knife wounds missed a major artery near her heart by just a millimeter. the two girls were found walking near the interstate. they later told police they plan to walk to slenderman's mansion after the crime, which they believed was in the national park. they are charged with attempted murder and have been cooperating with police. >> that victim is doing better and better. she's able to sit up today for the first time and is talking to investigators. they say the investigation continues into looking into the hard drives of the individuals involved. they do not believe that anybody else is involved in this. >> thank you. the ridiculist is next. what i expected.: this y man: definitely more murdery than the reviews said. captain obvious: this is a creepy room. man: oh hey, captain obvious. captain obvious: you should have used
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their genuine guest reviews are written by guests who have genuinely stayed there. instead of people who lie on the internet. son: look, a finger. captain: that's unsettling. man: you think? captain: all the time. except when i sleep. which i would not do here. would have mentioned the finger.
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now time for the ridiculist. the age-old question, does a bear sit a hammock? well, we are going to see. >> a very influential, very charismatic and very extremely attractive person born on this day in history. i'm speaking of course about the singer, denise williams.
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who you will remember, from her 1984 hit, "let's hear it for the boys." on the "footloose" sounds track. also on this day in history, one anderson hays cooper was on board. your staff at 360 wanted to wish you a very happy birthday and tell you how proud they are to work with you every single day. >> i would just like to point out, my birthday was two weeks ago. did i get an on-air tribute from wolf blitzer? i mean, i don't think so. >> happy birthday, anderson. all of us here at cnn have so much respect for you here and your dedication is an inspiration it all of us. even before you came it cnn, really you were the picture of professionalism. >> thank you. >> with your posing with dogs or on your own selling big boy spring jackets. you know, you put the model in
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role model. happy birthday, fella. >> what is the big deal? does s this kindergarten? everybody has a birthday. >> hey, anderson, happy birthday. i was trying to think of what to get you and really racking my brain about it. what could i get anderson. then finally, it dawned on me. i heard about these really cool limo tours in denver. in colorado. really cool, if you know what i mean. i thought, hey, you might want to try one of those. >> how much longer are you going to be there for, randi? you moving there. >> i think i need to come home. i'm coming home tomorrow. >> have you ever walked down the street with this guy? oh, they go crazy. the men, the women. i tell the women, don't get your hopes up. but really. it's impossible. like you know, he's some blue-eyed gazelle albino with a crew cut. >> i'm wearing my ac 360 snuggie.
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when you fill in for anderson, they give you one of these ac 3 60 snuggies. and my understanding is, is that he's worn every one of them. so before you get it, anderson has it wear it. i think fairly extensively, because i can smell him in it. which is the best way to celebrate anderson's birthday. to smell him. happy birthday, anderson. >> hey, anderson, your 47th birthday. congratulations. what is that, some sort of milestone? 47? this is bull [ bleep ]. >> happy birthday, anderson. such a rare gift to have a colleague like you. to work with someone i not only respect but genuinely respect and admire. i know you feel the same about me and i appreciate that. >> i had someone else yell at me on the street the other day, hey, dr. drew. i was like, hey, [ bleep ] you. sorry. >> happy birthday from your doppelganger. please don celebrate with the glass of wine and ambien that
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you normally put together when you travel. >> happy birthday, anderson. is that sincere enough? >> anderson, on behalf of all of us in "the situation room" and all of us on cnn, our viewers in the united states and around the world, happy birthday. ♪ every time he pulse me near, i just want to hear, let's hear it for the boy, let's give the by a hand ♪ >> thank you very much. yes, i'm 47 years old. and i don't know, three years i'll be 50. kind of painful. anyway, thanks for watching. stay tuned for another live edition of 360 coming up right
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