A mother tearfully recalled in a Los Angeles court yesterday how her 13-year-old daughter hanged herself shortly after receiving a hateful online message from a neighbor woman posing as a teenage boy, AP reports. Lori Drew allegedly created a MySpace persona named Josh to first woo then harass Megan Meier, prosecutors argued as the nation's first-ever cyber bullying case got underway.
Megan was distraught over the message from "Josh," which said the world would be a better place without her, her mom testified. Megan replied: "You are the kind of boy a girl would kill herself over." Her mother later found Megan hanging by a belt in her closet.