The probe continues on the disturbing suicide case of the 13-year-old Megan Meier in 2006 triggered by a really nasty hoax on social networking site MySpace.
According to a news article, The LA grand jury already issued subpoenas to MySpace and other parties deemed connected to this incident. You might remember this tragedy started with a fake MySpace account created by a mother named Lori Drew living in the same neighborhood of Meier.
Posing as a 16-year old boy, she befriended Meier through MySpace and later sent cruel messages. Unable to handle those remarks, the poor little girl hanged herself.
Prosecutors are still studying the applicable laws to use in this case. Unfortunately, they cannot find a decent one. Fraud is an angle they are considering, wherein MySpace is the victim and Drew is the perpetrator because she created that false account.
Originally posted on January 9, 2008 @ 10:47 am