11.26.2008

The MySpace Federal Prosecution Trial . . .

. . . of Lori Drew is coming to end. I've set up a Google alert to try and stay on top of it. This is where it left off yesterday: After deliberating the case of Lori Drew for six hours Tuesday, jurors asked U.S. District Judge George Wu if they could be hung on one count but unanimous on the others. Wu ordered them to continue deliberations for a second day, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Edit: Most recent update (12:45 p.m.) . . . .

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. attorney's office says a verdict is to be read in the MySpace cyber-bullying trial of a Missouri mother.

A statement issued by the prosecutors' office said the verdict would be read Wednesday morning.

Edit at 1:57 p.m.:

Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) -- A Missouri woman was found guilty of misdemeanor computer fraud for posing as a teenage boy on News Corp.’s MySpace social-networking Web site and acquitted of more serious charges she did so to harm a 13-year-old girl. A federal jury in Los Angeles today found Lori Drew, 49, not guilty of felony charges of unauthorized computer access to inflict emotional distress on the girl, who later killed herself. The jury was unable to reach a verdict on one count of conspiracy. Drew could be sentenced to as long as one year in prison for each of the three misdemeanor convictions.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, can they be hung on one but not the other. I am assuming they can.

Anonymous said...

The jury is hung on a case concerning DREW. The case is being heard by a Judge named WU. We can only hope they can keep it straight because I'm confused as of this time and date. Holy Crap!! I'm a poet and didn't know it!!
O.K., that was stupid but I couldn't resist. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Anonymous said...

If convicted, does this set a precedent that anyone who breaks someone's heart or hurts someone's feelings, whether on line, in person, by divorce, a rumor, cheating, etc. will now be held liable if affected person hurts themselves, goes into depression and loses their job, or worse commits suicide? Are there not hundreds maybe even thousands of suicides, overdoses, etc. that can be tracked back to emotional problems that are the result of similar circumstances? Does a computer have an off switch? Why would anyone allow themselves to be victimized by characters on a screen?

Anonymous said...

If you are right, 11:50AM, Jarhead must be shaking in his Army/Navy Marine boots right about now.

Anonymous said...

who cares? post more picts.! Hot chicks!!! yes yes

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable!

Anonymous said...

Don't know about the justice being served, but it does prove the old Biblical point that all behavior has consequences...........including remarks on blogs

This lady went way over the top in involving herself in her child's life.

Even shoud she spend some time in jail, she will recover faster than the corresponding mother.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you didn't post my Blazing Saddles quote. Was it the N word or the word hung?

What a wuss.

Anonymous said...

What is this world coming to when when a child known to have mental problems can't be stalked and tormented by an adult until driven to suiciding?

Anonymous said...

Uh, hint- she won't serve 5 minutes.