MySpace Trial: Jurors Wanted A Harsher Sentence For Lori Drew

25-year old Valentina Kunasz, thejJury forewoman in the recently-wrapped Lori Drew trial, says she can't stop thinking about Megan Meier. "I still have dreams about the testimony," Kunasz admits, according to Wired. Because of her emotional reaction, Kunasz says that she and the other jurors wanted to convict Drew of… » 12/02/08 9:30am 12/02/08 9:30am

MySpace Trial: Jury Is Close To A Verdict

Yesterday, at just before 5 p.m. Pacific time, the jury deciding Lori Drew's fate emerged to announce » 11/26/08 9:30am 11/26/08 9:30am that it had reached a decision on 3 of the 4 counts against the Missouri mom, but were split on the fourth. According to the , Drew "is charged with three counts of violating federal computer statutes and one count of…

MySpace Trial, Day 4: Sarah Drew Says Megan "Was My Best Friend"

Yesterday marked the final day of testimony in the trial of Lori Drew, which may set precedent in cases of cyberfraud and social networking. Today at 9 a.m. a jury of six men and six women » 11/25/08 9:30am 11/25/08 9:30am will convene to decide the fate of Ms. Drew, whose online bullying of Megan Meier allegedly violated the MySpace terms of use and…

MySpace Trial, Day 3: Lori Drew's Daughter Speaks

Day 3 of the trial against Lori Drew, accused perpetrator of cyberfraud » 11/24/08 9:30am 11/24/08 9:30am, continued on Friday with testimony from Drew's daughter and Megan Meier's former friend, Sarah. Sarah, now 16, that Megan said to her, "I don't know if I could live anymore." (Sarah burst into tears when Federal attorney Thomas O'Brien asked her…

MySpace Trial, Day 2: Lori Drew Says, "It's Not Like I Pulled The Trigger"

Yesterday was Day 2 of Lori Drew's federal trial for cyberfraud in the tormenting of 13-year-old suicide victim Megan Meier. Day 1 focused on the emotional testimony » 11/21/08 9:30am 11/21/08 9:30am of Megan's mom, Tina, who described her daughter's depression and last words. Day 2 involved Tina's cross examination by defense lawyer H. Dean Steward…

MySpace Trial, Day 1: Megan Meier's Last Words

It's been a year since we first wrote » 11/20/08 9:30am 11/20/08 9:30am about Megan Meier, the 13-year-old driven to suicide after being tormented on MySpace by a grown woman posing as a made-up boy named Josh Evans. The trial of that woman, 49-year-old Lori Drew, began yesterday. Drew is being prosecuted in federal court for cyberfraud under a The…

MySpace Trial Jury May Not Even Hear About Megan Meier's Suicide

The latest news on the Lori Drew trial is frustrating and confusing: Apparently the judge will prohibit prosecutors from presenting evidence of Megan Meier's suicide » 11/11/08 2:00pm 11/11/08 2:00pm as part of their case. "I don't necessarily think the suicide is relevant to the crime charged," Judge George H. Wu says. He thinks details of Meier's…

Lori Drew Pleads Not Guilty In MySpace Suicide Case

Lori Drew, the worst person on the internet and the evildoer behind the MySpace hoax that arguably drove 13-year-old Megan Meier to suicide, has plead not guilty to charges of "internet fraud and conspiracy to inflict emotional distress," reports the L.A. Times. (For those of you who missed our exhaustive Meier… » 6/17/08 4:00pm 6/17/08 4:00pm

Lori Drew Indicted For Inviting Megan Meier To Touch Her "Snake"

Lori Drew has been indicted! (We totally want to marry the California courts today.) The Los Angeles feds have indicted the Missouri mom who masterminded the MySpace hoax that led 13-year-old Megan Meier to hang herself on charges of fraud and conspiracy in a case that probably has some... interesting First Amendment… » 5/15/08 3:30pm 5/15/08 3:30pm

Megan Meier's MySpace Hoax Tormenter: "I Just Wanted It To End"

Remember back when MySpace tormenting mommy Lori Drew was the worst person in the world? Well, she still is, and here thanks to this morning's Good Morning America we have her 19-year-old co-conspirator Ashley Grills finally confirming it. If you never followed the story: it roughly goes: a thirteen-year-old hung… » 4/02/08 4:30pm 4/02/08 4:30pm

Megan Meier: Just Your Average, Small Dog-Loving, Depressed, Bipolar, A.D.D. Suburban Babi

The New Yorker becomes the latest media outlet to reexamine the Megan Meier suicide this week, and despite this topic not exactly being underexposed, it's a thoughtful, texture-rich story about a girl who sounds so insanely normal you sorta wonder how the fuck you would go about raising yourself as a teenager. (Ooooh,… » 1/14/08 12:00pm 1/14/08 12:00pm

Feds Take On Megan Meier Case, Hope To Charge Evil Mom With Crime

There may be a small hope for non-vigilante justice for Lori Drew, the Missouri mom who started a fake MySpace account under the disguise of a cute boy to befriend, then abruptly begin tormenting, 13-year-old Megan Meier — who responded by hanging herself. (Lori's daughter had had a falling-out with Megan.) The US… » 1/08/08 7:00pm 1/08/08 7:00pm