Maybe there will be a form of justice after all in the case of the internet suicide of 13 year old Megan Meier. A federal grand jury has issued a subpoena to MySpace.com in a probe stemming from the suicide of Megan Meier. The 13 year old had received threatening messages from who she perceived to be a 16 year old boy, Josh Evans.
Federal prosecutors are considering charging a mother in the girl’s neighborhood with defrauding MySpace by creating a false account that she, her daughter and a teenage employee used to fool 13-year-old Megan Meier into believing she was communicating with a 16-year-old boy, the Los Angeles Times said on its Web site, citing unidentified sources.
It said its sources insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the case.
Prosecutors are trying to seek fraud charges in the case against Lori Drew for impersonating a 16 year old boy on MySpace.com. Prosecutors initially stated that no charges would be filed as they stated, “no charges could be applied under current law”. However, that may not necessarily be the case when one thinks outside the box.
Megan, of suburban St. Louis, hanged herself in October 2006 after receiving cruel messages from the fictional boy she had befriended online, including one saying the world would be better off without her.
The neighborhood woman, Lori Drew, has denied creating the account but acknowledged being aware of it. She also has denied sending any messages to Megan or being aware of the unkind messages.
Prosecutors in Missouri declined to charge anyone because no laws appeared to apply to the case. (Yahoo News)