Woman Indicted in MySpace Suicide Case

Under fake persona, she teased girl who then killed herself
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2008 3:39 PM CDT
Tina Meier, 37, holds two pictures of her daughter Megan who committed suicide last October after receiving cruel messages on MySpace.   (AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File)
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(Newser) – A Missouri woman has been indicted in the case of a teenage girl who killed herself after receiving cruel messages on MySpace, the AP reports. The woman, Lori Drew, is charged with pretending to be a teenage boy on the site and having a helper taunt the 13-year-old victim. Drew faces up to 20 years in prison on counts of conspiracy and accessing protected computers.