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  • Denise Marhoefer
    She was convicted on the three minor offenses. Click to read the PDF : MySpace Hoax Mom Convicted of Lesser Misdemeanor Crimes in Missouri Cyber-Bullying
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 26, 2008
      She was convicted on the three minor offenses.

      Click to read the PDF : MySpace Hoax Mom Convicted of Lesser Misdemeanor
      Crimes in Missouri Cyber-Bullying Case *Wednesday, November 26, 2008*
      [image: AP]
      LOS ANGELES —
      A jury on Wednesday was unable to reach a verdict on the main conspiracy
      charge and instead convicted a Missouri woman of three minor offenses for
      her role in an Internet hoax that apparently drove a 13-year-old girl to
      suicide. The Los Angeles federal court jury rejected felony charges of
      accessing a computer without authorization to inflict emotional distress on
      young Megan Meier.
      However, the jury found defendant Lori Drew guilty of three counts of the
      lesser offense of accessing a computer without authorization. Each count is
      punishable by up to one year in prison and a $100,000 fine.
      The jurors could not reach a verdict on a conspiracy count, and U.S.
      District Court Judge George Wu declared a mistrial on the charge. It was not
      known if she would be retried.
      Click here for photos.<http://www.foxnews.com/photoessay/0,4644,4090,00.html>
      *Click here to read the indictment from FindLaw.com (RAW
      DATA).*<http://news.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/cyberlaw/usdrew51508ind.pdf>
      She could have been sentenced to a total of 20 years in prison if convicted
      of the four original counts.
      Prosecutors said Drew violated the MySpace terms of service by conspiring
      with her young daughter and a business assistant to create a fictitious
      profile of a teen boy on the MySpace social networking site to harass Megan.
      Megan, who had been treated for depression, hanged herself with a belt in
      her bedroom closet in 2006 after receiving a message saying the world would
      be better without her.



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