Defense Pushing For Dismissal In MySpace Suicide Case

July 24, 2008

The defense lawyers for Lori Drew, the Missouri mother who used a MySpace account to bully 13-year old teenage girl Megan Meier, resulting in her suicide, is trying to have the case dismissed..Washington (ChattahBox) – The defense lawyers for Lori Drew, the Missouri mother who used a MySpace account to bully 13-year old teenage girl Megan Meier, resulting in her suicide, is trying to have the case dismissed.

Defense lawyers want the case dismissed, as they have filed electronic court documents on Wednesday, stating that the law used to prosecute Lori Drew has many flaws in it, which could result in millions being prosecuted.

According to defense lawyers, the law, known as the Computer Fraud, could criminalize behavior of millions of people online, going after anyone who violated the “terms of service” of a web site.

The defense lawyers, according to The Washington Post, call the law “ripe for discriminatory enforcement.”

The teen girl, Megan Meier, committed suicide after being bullied by Lori Drew, who was the mother of her former friend.

Lori Drew pretended to start a relationship with Meier, posing as a teenage boy on MySpace.

Lori Drew was indicted a few months back on a felony conspiracy charge, as well as 3 counts of intentionally accessing a protected computer without authorization.

She pleaded not guilty in June, facing up to 20 years in jail. From here, a September hearing is scheduled.


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