The infamous mother in the Megan Meier Myspace Suicide case, Lori Drew, has been indicted by a Los Angeles federal grand jury on one count of conspiracy and three counts of accessing protected computers without authorization to obtain private information.
Drew’s indictments come as a surprise to many as the local authorities where the case transpired, in O’Fallon, Missouri, and the FBI, declined to press charges after investigating the Megan Meiers Myspace case.
Back in December, St. Charles County prosecutor Jack Banas announced his office would not file charges against Drew because she hadn’t “broken any laws”.
Drew had admitted in a police report that she had “set up” a fake MySpace page to “monitor” what her daughter’s ex-friend, Megan Meier, was posting about her daughter on Megan’s MySpace page. Drew later recanted, claiming she wasn’t involved, that the police report was filled with errors.
Banas had said that the St. Charles County prosecutor’s office couldn’t “prove” that Drew or Grills had meant their messages to be a form of “harassment” even though Megan’s mother claims the messages from the fake 16-year-old “Josh” had grown increasingly mean, culminating in a final message posted the day Megan hanged herself in her bedroom closet, that the “world would be a better place without you”.