Thursday, November 27, 2008

Lori Drew Found Guilty In MySpace Suicide Trial

Jury convicts mom of lesser charges:

A federal jury has convicted 49-year-old Lori Drew, of O'Fallon, Missouri on three misdemeanor offenses of accessing computers without authorization in the now infamous MySpace suicide case.

Drew become the center of media attention when she created a fake MySpace profile in attempt to befriend 13-year-old Megan Meier, who ultimately committed suicide after receiving a message by her saying that the world would be better off without her.

The jury, officially rejected three felony charges and convicted her of three misdemeanor counts of computer fraud instead.

I didn't really cover this case all that much, because it seemed everyone else in the world pretty much already had.

1 comment:

  1. I'd differ on one point - as I know TDKM has been covering this story similarly to my blog.

    Lori Drew never did become the center of the media's attention following her acts. It was the blogging community who went around the media's efforts to conceal and bury the story.

    The media was then forced to cover it, because blogs reported what they would NOT.

    Good blogs like this one, uncover the damage adults are doing to our kids - in ways the media won't.

    No longer do editors dictate what is news and what isn't. What is important to the community and what isn't.

    Congratulations to all those who hung with this story through all it's ups and downs until justice was finally found for Megan.

    Although it may not be the justice we might have hoped for. It's justice none-the-less


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