The jury deadlocked on a fourth count of conspiracy against the woman, Lori Drew, 49, and the judge, George H. Wu of Federal District Court, declared a mistrial on that charge. Although it was unclear how severely Ms. Drew would be punished — the jury reduced the charges to misdemeanors from felonies, and no sentencing date was set — the conviction was highly significant, computer fraud experts said, because it was the first time that a federal statute designed to combat computer crimes was used to prosecute what were essentially abuses of a user agreement on a social networking site. Under federal sentencing guidelines, Ms. Her lawyer has asked for a new trial.
Verdict in MySpace Suicide Case
Verdict in MySpace Suicide Case - The New York Times
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Dead Teen's Mother Testifies about Daughter's Vulnerability in MySpace Suicide Case – Update
Megan Taylor Meier November 6, — October 17, was an American teenager who died by suicide by hanging herself three weeks before her 14th birthday. A year later, Meier's parents prompted an investigation into the matter and her suicide was attributed to cyberbullying through the social networking website MySpace. Lori Drew, the mother of a friend of Meier, was indicted on the matter in , but was acquitted in the case United States v.
A partial transcript of the interview with Ron and Tina Meier follows. As the names of those who created the fake "Josh" character which led to Megan's suicide become widely known Google the mother's name and you get almost 2 million references , the MySpace Suicide story will shift to whether they should be named at all. Another aspect will be the possible public backlash. Now, bullying has been around for a long time, and we've probably all seen some form of it: kids getting picked on for what they wear, something they say, sometimes for no reason at all.