LORI DREW – Will Jury Find Her Guilty in MySpace Suicide Trial of Megan Meier?
First off, I personally think Lori Drew should fry in hell. What in the world was she thinking creating a fake profile on MySpace? She posed as a teen boy on MySpace, to lure a 13 year old teen Megan Meier, into a “virtual” relationship. Lori Drew was the mother of Sarah, a former friend of Megan Meier. Lori Drew hatched a plan to “punish” Megan for her “falling out” with her daughter Sarah.
In her sick and twisted mind, Lori Drew created a fake profile of a 16 year old boy named Josh Evans. The goal was to convince the poor young girl Megan, that she was having a romantic relationship online with this teen.
On Oct. 16, 2006, Megan’s relationship with “Josh” dissolved into electronic combat — actually between Megan and an 18-year-old former Drew employee, Ashley Grills, and others. On her MySpace page, Josh told Megan she would be better off dead. In the end, Megan hung herself in her bedroom.
Prosecutors say Drew knew that MySpace’s terms of service bar harassment, lying and using false information, among other things. She knew those terms based on the often-flip statements she made to others who questioned the plan, both before and after Megan’s death, he said. And she should have known she would be violating them when both Grills and her daughter warned her against the plan, O’Brien said.
Lori Drew also knew that Megan was depressed and had threatened or tried suicide in the past, and was particularly vulnerable to the harassment, prosecutors said. Bottom line, LORI DREW YOU DESERVE TO GO TO PRISON!!!
Prosecutors said the jury only had to determine that Drew, 49, knew she was breaking the rules of MySpace when she and two others improperly accessed MySpace’s computers to set up a fake account.
Using the persona of a 16-year-old boy named Josh Evans, prosecutors said, the trio wooed the Dardenne Prairie teen for weeks to gain her trust and find out what Megan had been saying about Drew’s daughter, her former friend.
But the plan changed, U.S. Attorney Thomas P. O’Brien said. They later planned to humiliate her with a printout of the conversations.
They planned to “build her up to tear her down,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Krause told jurors, and inflict “maximum humiliation on a teenage girl.”
If convicted, Lori Drew faces 20 years in prison. I think she deserves every year of it, she is a horrible and appalling person. Intentionally violating a 13 year old girl, tormenting her online, and pushing her over the edge is unforgivable. Also, I think her daughter Sarah Drew, and Ashley Grills deserve to be punished as well.
I feel so sorry for Megan’s parents Tina Meier, you can see in her photo, how much pain she’s in. The jury are in their second day of deliberation. They expect to reach a verdict this week.