Feds want 3 years in MySpace case

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Feds want 3 years in MySpace case

Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles want to put a Missouri mother in prison for three years for her role in the online harassment that has been blamed for the 2006 suicide of a Dardenne Prairie teen, documents filed Wednesday show.

In those filings, Prosecutors say that Lori Drew hatched a scheme to create a fake online profile of a teenage boy and use that profile to harass a neighbor, 13-year-old Megan Meier, despite knowing that Megan was depressed, suicidal and vulnerable. After Megan’s death, Drew tried to cover the scheme up, they say. Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles want to put a Missouri mother in prison for three years for her role in the online harassment that has been blamed for the 2006 suicide of a Dardenne Prairie teen, documents filed Wednesday show.

In those filings, Prosecutors say that Lori Drew hatched a scheme to create a fake online profile of a teenage boy and use that profile to harass a neighbor, 13-year-old Megan Meier, despite knowing that Megan was depressed, suicidal and vulnerable. After Megan’s death, Drew tried to cover the scheme up, they say.

Drew’s lawyer has said that Drew was aware of the scheme but didn’t hatch it or participate and didnot know about Megan’s depression, and didn’t send a chilling final message that said the world would be better off without Megan.

Jurors in Drew’s November trial were unable to reach a decision on a felony charge of conspiracy, but did convict her Nov. 26 of three misdemeanor charges of illegally accessing a protected computer for violations of the terms of service of the MySpace social networking site. Under federal sentencing guidelines faces a recommended sentence of probation and a $5,000 fine.

In his sentencing memo filed Sunday, Drew’s lawyer, H. Dean Steward, asked U.S. District George H. Wu for probation but a lower fine, saying that Drew had to abandon her business after repeated harassment. That harassment also triggered the family’s move from O’Fallon, Mo., he said.

But prosecutors say that the “callousness” of her conduct “and the extraordinary harm that it caused merited the maximum sentence - three years in prison.

She deserves every minute.

Yes, she does, if she is indeed guilty of a felony.

That pig Ashley Grills, who was in on the conspiracy, also needs to do some prison time.

I read of some concerned citizens, who got hold of a list of Lori Drew’s clients, and contacted each and every one of them and told them what Drew had done. The clients told Drew they no longer wanted to do business with her, Drew lost every one of them and had to shut down her home business.

Don’t let the cell door hit you in the ***,honey.

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