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 9:30am12/02/08 9:30am

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 9:30am11/25/08 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 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 9:30am11/21/08 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 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 2:00pm11/11/08 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 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 3:30pm5/15/08 3:30pm

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 12:00pm1/14/08 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 7:00pm1/08/08 7:00pm