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.
Mo. woman faces 'cyberbullying' charge

Mo. woman faces 'cyberbullying' charge

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A Missouri judge says a woman accused of cyberharassment against a teenager will be tried, denying a motion to dismiss the felony charge.

School board cracks down on cyberbullies

CHICAGO, July 29 (UPI) -- Cyberbullying is now considered as serious an offense as burglary, gang activity and more traditional forms of bullying, the Chicago Board of Education said.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Trial starts in 'cyberbully' suicide

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The trial of a Missouri woman who allegedly "cyberbullied" her teenage neighbor into suicide began Tuesday in Los Angeles.

Charges stand in Web harassment case

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Lawyers in the case of a Missouri woman who allegedly engaged in online bullying that caused a teenager's suicide were told Thursday to prepare for trial.

Bill aimed at online harassment

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- A member of Congress planned to introduce legislation to criminalize online harassment, like the impersonation that allegedly caused a Missouri teen's suicide.

Missouri mother accused of cyberbullying

LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) -- A Missouri woman allegedly used a fraudulent online account to "cyberbully" a 13-year-old girl until the girl committed suicide, U.S. prosecutors say.
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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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