Is this justice? Lori Drew, the woman accused in a MySpace hoax that resulted in a girl’s suicide was convicted Wednesday of three misdemeanor charges by an L.A. jury that rejected more serious felonies. Drew will be sentenced on Dec. 29 and faces up to three years in prison. The jury declined to convict her on three felony charges and couldn’t decide on a fourth. The felony counts had carried a maximum 20-year term.
Drew posed as a 16-year-old boy named Josh Evans on MySpace as part of a plan she concocted in 2006 because of a feud between Drew’s daughter and friend Megan Meier.
“Josh” concluded the online flirting by sending a message saying the world would be better off without Meier.
Meier, who had a history of depression, then hung herself in a closet and died the next day.
As a parent, I was mortified by this case – I think this woman got off way too easy. What do you think?