5.17.2008

The long arm of the law

This story made news last Fall. A St. Louis woman allegedly created a fake MySpace account and used it to bully a 13-year-old neighbor until the girl committed suicide. Last Fall, local prosecutors couldn't find anything to charge the woman with. Wednesday, a Los Angeles federal grand jury found something:
Lori Drew, 49, of suburban St. Louis, who allegedly helped create a MySpace account in the name of someone who didn't exist to convince Megan Meier she was chatting with a 16-year-old boy named Josh Evans, was charged with conspiracy and fraudulently gaining access to someone else's computer.

Megan hanged herself at home in October 2006, allegedly after receiving a dozen or more cruel messages, including one stating the world would be better off without her.

She faces 20 years.

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