Friday, May 16, 2008

Woman Indicted In Missouri MySpace Suicide Case

Lori Drew, 49, from St. Louis, Missouri was indicted Thursday for her alleged role in perpetrating a hoax on MySpace against her 13 year-old neighbor, Megan Meier, who committed suicide.

Lori Drew allegedly helped create a bogus MySpace account to convince Megan Meier she was chatting with a 16 year old boy named Josh Evans. She was charged with conspiracy and fraudulently gaining access to someone else's computer.

The 13 year-old Megan Meier hanged herself in her home in October 2006, after allegedly receiving cruel messages, including one saying that the world would be better off without her.

A federal grand jury found Lori Drew guilty on one count of conspiracy and three counts of accessing protected computers without the authorization to obtain information used to inflict emotional stress on the girl.

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