No Criminal Charges Against Lori Drew in Megan Meier MySpace Suicide

The prosecutors have made public that they will not charge Lori Drew in the infamous Megan Meier case in which a teenager committed suicide after Drew allegedly created a false and ultimately abusive personality on MySpace.

For a prior column on the case and Drew’s role, click here

The decision is not unexpected nor unreasonable. Megan Meier’s mother agrees that the Drews did not intend to cause Megan’s death. There is not a clear state crime to charge and the current law on the federal books was terribly written and would be challenged if ever used in a court of law. For an earlier entry click here.

The real question is why the Meiers have not sued the Drew in tort for civil liability.

For the full story, click here

2 thoughts on “No Criminal Charges Against Lori Drew in Megan Meier MySpace Suicide”

  1. I am disappointed…

    I can only imagine how worn out and, literally, torn apart the Meier’s family is.

    They do have another daughter who needs their care and attention
    – that much they can control.

  2. What do you say with respect to the overzealous, sometimes maniacal persecution of people charged with other internet related crimes?

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