MySpace Bully Not Guilty on Key Felony Charge

Drew convicted on lesser charges of using computer without authorization
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Nov 26, 2008 2:13 PM CST
Tina Meier, mother of the 13-year-old harassed teen, was present to hear the verdict.   (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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(Newser) – A federal jury has rejected felony charges against cyberbully Lori Drew, convicting her instead of accessing a computer without authorization, a misdemeanor, the AP reports. The Missouri mom violated MySpace terms by creating a fake teen-boy profile to harass a neighborhood girl, but was found not guilty of using a computer to inflict emotional distress on 13-year-old Megan Meier, who committed suicide in 2006.