Bad Decisions: Judge Allows Evidence Of Suicide In Lori Drew Computer Fraud Case

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While the entire lawsuit against Lori Drew is a joke, the one good thing was that it appeared the judge was going to exclude any evidence related to Megan Meier's suicide -- as the fact that the girl committed suicide has no bearing on whether or not Drew violated computer fraud laws. Unfortunately, though, the judge has now reversed himself and will allow such evidence to be presented at the trial. This makes the case officially ridiculous. There is simply no way that Drew can get a fair trial.

She is being charged with computer fraud. The fact that a girl eventually committed suicide should have absolutely no bearing on whether or not computer fraud happened. But, because of the emotional connection to the fact that a girl committed suicide, some folks want to string up someone out of revenge. Unfortunately, the emotions surrounding the case will lead way too many people to conclude that it's okay to find a woman guilty on an entirely separate issue that will set a horrible precedent. At this point, it's quite clear that the lawsuit has nothing to do with the actual law, but it's an attempt to punish someone because a young girl killed herself. It's understandable that people are angry over Megan Meier's suicide, but that's simply no excuse for twisting laws for lynch-mob justice.

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    Anonymous Coward, 17 Nov 2008 @ 12:40pm

    Go to Hell Lori Drew. They should have charged you with involuntary manslaughter! What you did to this girl was intentional and it lead to her death regardless that the girl was already troubled. You placed the last straw upon her back. Even if it were to happen anyway, she didn't need you to accelerate it.

    Die in a fire for eternity!

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