Court tosses part of Missouri cyberbully law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., May 30 (UPI) -- The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled part of a law passed after a notorious case of cyberbullying ended in a teen's suicide is too broad and vague.

Judge acquits mother in cyberbully case

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A federal judge has officially acquitted a Missouri mother in a cyberbullying case linked to the 2006 suicide of 13-year-old Megan Meier, authorities said.

Accused cyber bully wants Internet back

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- A woman accused of cyber-bullying linked to a teen suicide and banned from the Internet has asked permission to go back online for a new job, legal papers say.

Judge dismisses case against cyber bully

LOS ANGELES, July 2 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Los Angeles Thursday dismissed charges against Lori Drew, the Missouri woman whose online deception had been blamed for a teenager's suicide.

'Cyber-bullying' sentencing delayed

LOS ANGELES, May 19 (UPI) -- A federal judge, questioning the actions of prosecutors, delayed sentencing for a woman convicted of "cyber-bullying" a 13-year-old girl who committed suicide.

Woman to be sentenced in cyber-bully case

LOS ANGELES, May 18 (UPI) -- A Dardenne Prairie, Mo., woman faced sentencing Monday for the cyber-bullying of a teenager who killed herself, federal prosecutors said.

Cyberbully mom will appeal conviction

ST. LOUIS, May 13 (UPI) -- Lori Drew's attorney says he will appeal her conviction in California on charges she used the Internet to bully a neighbor girl into committing suicide.

Prison time sought in cyber-bullying case

ST. LOUIS, May 7 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors said Lori Drew should spend three years in prison for acts of cyber-bullying blamed for the suicide of a teenager in Dardenne Prairie, Mo.

Felony charge against cyber-bully dropped

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- A Missouri woman convicted of cyber-bullying a teenage girl will not face a felony conspiracy charge, court records show.

Holdouts blocked 'cyberbully' convictions

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Jurors were leaning toward felony convictions in the Los Angeles "cyberbully" trial of Lori Drew, according to the forewoman.

Mom cleared on MySpace suicide felonies

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles jury convicted a Missouri woman on misdemeanor charges stemming from a MySpace hoax that allegedly drove a teenage girl to suicide.

Mom acquitted on MySpace suicide felonies

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles jury convicted a Missouri woman on misdemeanor charges stemming from a MySpace hoax that allegedly drove a teenage girl to suicide.

Cyberbullying case goes to jury

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The fate of a 49-year-old Missouri woman accused of "cyberbullying" a 13-year-old girl into killing herself was set to go to a California jury, officials say.

Witness admits deadly online prank

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- A young woman testified about posing as a teenage boy in a series of e-mail messages that ended in a 13-year-old girl's suicide, officials said.

Lawyer alleges Drew not a cyberbully

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The lawyer for Lori Drew alleged in a Los Angeles federal court the woman did not bully Megan Meier online until the 13-year-old committed suicide.
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Megan Taylor Meier (November 6, 1992 – October 17, 2006) was an American teenager from Dardenne Prairie, Missouri who committed suicide by hanging three weeks before her 14th birthday. A year later, Meier's parents prompted an investigation into the matter and her suicide was attributed to cyber-bullying through the social networking website MySpace. The mother of a friend of Meier, Lori Drew, was later indicted on the matter in 2008, but in 2009, Drew was acquitted.

Megan Meier was born in O'Fallon, Missouri to Christina Laherty and Ronald Meier. She had lived in nearby Dardenne Prairie her childhood, with her parents and sister Allison.

From the third grade Megan had been under the care of a psychiatrist. She had been prescribed citalopram, methylphenidate and ziprasidone. She had been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder and depression and considered herself overweight. She was described by her parents as a "bubbly, goofy" girl who enjoyed spending time with her friends and family.

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