Lori Drew, the infamous Mom and alleged villain next door in the Megan Meier MySpace Suicide story, plead not guilty in a Los Angeles Federal Court June 17th to charges of conspiracy and accessing computers without authorization.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Drew plead not guilty in a proceeding that lasted only a “few minutes”.
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Over 40 DBKP stories and videos on the Megan Meier MySpace Suicide case–from DBKP: the place who coined “MySpace Suicide” and had the story first on the Net!
Drew was indicted on May 15th by a Los Angeles Federal Grand Jury. DBKP’s Megan Meier MySpace Suicide: Lori Drew Indicted details Drew’s involvement in a case that not only stunned a bedroom community of St. Louis, Missouri, but an entire nation.
Megan was about to turn 14 when she took her life. Megan’s parents, Ron and Tina Meier, allege that Megan’s suicide was acerbated by the alleged antics of Drew, a long time neighbor and Mom of a former childhood friend of Megan’s.
Megan had opened a MySpace account shortly before her 14th birthday with the permission of her parents. She then met a “boy” named Josh who claimed he was 16, new to her area, and wanted to be friends. The two spent several weeks communicating online before Josh turned hostile, commenting on Megan’s appearance and other friends. Megan committed suicide shortly after receiving a comment from “Josh”, that the “world would be a better place” without her.
Weeks later Megan’s parents learned the awful truth: Josh wasn’t a 16-yr-old boy but a 46-yr-old neighbor named Lori Drew. Drew denies her involvment and blamed a 17-yr-old employee, Ashley Grills. Yet Drew admitted the fake Josh personna was to be used to monitor any “comments” made about Drew’s daughter, a former childhood friend of Megan’s. Grills attempted suicide shortly after the story of Megan’s death and the circumstances that surrounded it surfaced in the news and on the web.
Drew’s trial is scheduled to begin July 29 in Los Angeles.
Image – Megan Meier