MySpace Hoaxer Drew Bragged About Deadly Prank

Woman said she was 'playing a joke' on teen who would commit suicide
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Sep 24, 2008 3:33 PM CDT
In this artist rendering Lori Drew, a Missouri woman, appears in Los Angeles federal court in June.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Missouri mother Lori Drew proudly boasted to her hairdresser and others about her MySpace prank before it led to Megan Meier's suicide, reports the Smoking Gun. Drew “denied any untoward purpose and dismissed concerns over her ‘prank,’” court filings say. But after Meier died, Drew tried covering her tracks, denying to the FBI and Meier’s mother that she helped create the fake “Josh” account used to fool the teenager.