Mom indicted in deadly MySpace hoax

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    I don't know about this one. Justifiable prosecution, but is the woman really legally culpable? This one will come down to litgation.

     
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    This woman needs to do some time. This is bullshit.
     
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    hmmmm two threads with exactly the same titles!!

    That aside, dunno if she should do time, but she definitely needs to do some sort of penance..
     
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    No problemo. Now it's one thread.;)
     
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    why do you think she wouldn't be culpable? her entire effort was directed at destroying this girl.
     
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    I'm a little troubled that an act committed in MO with consequences in MO gets her indicted in CA because the myspace server is located there. Where is the server for this Board, gunny?

    It also seems like the indictment could apply to a harmless prank with no consequences. I'll need to reflect on it some more.

    I am all for punishing this woman, but the real crime appears to be some form of child abuse.
     
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    You are just reading the article. How would you pursue? How do you build a case on anythng but harassment? She is culpable, but for the girls death. Remeber what they taught you your first year. Justice and the law are not mutually inclusive.
     
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    The finally message basicly told her to kill herself. In my opinion that is enough. This woman made a conscious choice to harm a teenage girl. She knew there would be damage of some sort to the girl and if a jury believes she should have reasonably known it could lead to her death she is guilty.
     
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    Gee... thanks for the reminder of what I *learned* :rolleyes:

    You build a case by showing the woman's motivation; how she gained the girls information; then trust; then made the kid reliant on her; then told her the world would be better off if she killed herself.

    I figure she told the kid to die.... knew the kid would or at least *could* do it, so I'd say that proved her intent.
     
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    "The indictment does not allege that Drew sent the final message telling Meier the world would be a better place without her. Instead, it blames her unnamed co-conspirators, who authorities have previously said include a teenage girl."

    I have read elsewhere, in a New Yorker article that most of the IMs, including the last IM was sent by the teenage girl, an employee of Lori Drew who had a nervous breakdown soon after Megan Meier's suicide. Also. Megan had previously set up hoax MySpace accounts herself. There is more to this story.
     

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