Lori Drew Not Guilty Of Felonies, But Guilty Of Misdemeanors

from the twisty-laws dept

In the landmark cyberbullying case, Lori Drew was found not guilty of three felonies, but guilty of three misdemeanors. The jury is deadlocked on the fourth count of felony conspiracy. The three counts of "accessing a computer without authorization" relate to the creation of a fictitious account on MySpace that was used to engage in an online relationship with Megan Meier. This verdict is not surprising considering the emotionally charged nature of this case. Prosecutors were desperate to convict Lori Drew of something, despite the fact that she may not have technically done anything illegal. If what Lori Drew did was truly criminal, then laws need to be passed to make it that way. To twist around computer fraud laws to simply get a conviction not only sets a dangerous precedent, but it is not the appropriate way to serve justice.

Filed Under: computer fraud, lori drew, megan meier
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    Tamara, 29 Nov 2008 @ 9:38pm

    Anonymous Coward Post #23 - Well tell me why I'm an idiot. You totally ignored the question. If Lori Drew didn't do anything wrong, then why when she saw the ambulance outside the house, immediately delete the profile, contact the others involved telling them to remain quiet, mourned with Megan's family, not saying a word. If it wasn't for one of Sarah's 13-year old friends that was in on the scheme breaking down and telling Megan's family, no one would have known what Lori did. Lori did everything possible to make sure that her actions were covered up. People who do that do them for a reason. Lori knew she did something wrong, even though she refuses to admit so publicly. But all of you Lori fans are a disgrace. According you she didn't do anything wrong at all.

    If when she saw the ambulance, Lori went to Megans house, made a full account for everything she did and apologise she wouldn't be widely despised. That would tell the world it was an accident and she deeply regrets it. Covering it up makes her look so bad.

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