District judge george wu acquitted lori drew of all federal criminal charges for her involvement in the suicide of 13 year old megan meier. Finally lori drew speaks.
2009 is the final decision in a criminal case that charged lori drew of violations of the computer fraud and abuse act cfaa over the alleged cyberbullying of a 13 year old megan meier who committed suicide.
Lori drew cyberbully. The federal district court vacated the jury s verdict convicting drew of a misdemeanor violation of the cfaa. 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 acquitted of. Megan taylor meier november 6 1992 october 17 2006 was an american teenager who died by suicide by hanging herself three weeks before her 14th birthday.
Los angeles a federal judge on thursday overturned guilty verdicts against lori drew issuing a directed acquittal on three misdemeanor charges. This notorious cyber bullying incident that actually got to court took place in missouri in 2006 when lori drew and her then teenage daughter created a false account on myspace to discover if one of the daughter s ex friends megan meier was spreading false rumours about her. Judge acquits myspace cyberbully mum lori drew the mother accused of using myspace to taunt a teenage girl to her death has had her landmark cyberbullying conviction overturned.
Acquitted cyber bully lori drew finds herself a victim of online tormenters posted by keegan hamilton on mon aug 31 2009 at 12 23 pm. I checked wiki and this was all i could find. As you may recall back in november a jury initially found drew guilty of three misdemeanor charges of illegally accessing a protected computer.
Her conviction was reversed on appeal in 2009. Sarah drew s testimony marked yet another chapter in this small town rashomon that has produced numerous versions of the events that began september 20 2006 when lori drew is accused of. But only about her cell phone.
It sounds like this witch got away with it. Drew declined to discuss other aspects of her role surrounding the october 2006 suicide of megan meier a 13 year old girl who lived down. Drew 50 was accused of participating in a.
Lori drew is one of the most notorious cyber bullying cases. Lori drew was indicted and convicted of violations of the computer fraud and abuse act in 2008 over the matter.